A Not So Spooky Halloween

October 18, 2018

A Not So Spooky Halloween

With Halloween less than two weeks away, we wanted to share some fun ideas for your very own not-so-spooky Monster Mash! We wanted to create a look that captured the halloween spirit but wasn't going to frighten your little trick-or-treaters! We went with our tried and true Black Geo and for a pop of color we added accents of Powder Blue for a creepy but cute aesthetic!

For our treats we went with a classic staple, cookies and milk but added a paranormal twist! We decorated mini glass milk bottles with black contact paper to add the ghostly faces. For our cookies we took standard sugar cookies and added black food coloring and affixed edible monster eyes with white royal icing. Using a small corer we made a hole through the center and placed  one of our Straws to keep the cookie in place.
For additional treats we baked chocolate cupcakes. One batch was covered in black icing and sprinkled with edible black glitter to create the perfect eternal resting place for these cute graveyard ghosts! The other batch we lightly frosted  in the same black icing and covered in white candy floss which served as a home to some creepy crawling toy spiders.
For the main event, we placed a black-icing chocolate cake with white chocolate drizzle on our switchable, stackable, storable Cake Stand and decorated with glittery paper bats attached to black food skewers!
In order to draw attention to our tablescape we decorated the wall with black cut-out bats. Below we've detailed the instructions on how to make some of your own! And finally, to complete the look we added some candles to match with our color scheme and added a few simple decorations for a clean, minimal and effortless look! 

DIY Paper Bats

1.) We started off with a standard size piece of black construction paper and folded it in half horizontally.
2.) Once your sheet is folded turn the folded edge so that it is vertical. Proceed to draw out your half-bat shape and cut it out.
3.) Now that you have your first bat, once again cut your folded sheet in half horizontally. Using your first cut out as a stencil trace the shape on the remaining bit of paper. 
4.) Each sheet should yield two bats! It's that easy, now all you have to do is repeat this process until you have the desired amount of bats and with some double-sided tape you are ready to place on your wall!

We love planning a party and know that it can be a lot of work, which is why we do what we can to make entertaining easy! We hope our DIY party ideas serve a springboard to inspiration! As always, we thank you for partying with us!

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