Maxwell and Ursula planned a series of activities for their recent Halloween party, and both kids and adults joined in on the fun. They included a visit from a real fortune teller (at least the kids thought so), a simple craft, and a twist on a classic Halloween game.
Now, don't get me wrong. I can cut a rug to "The Monster Mash" with the best of them, but there are so many creepy, dark, and spooky songs out there that it seems a shame not to bring some new tunes into the fold.
Even if you keep party food simple, it's nice to have one special item and signature cocktail for guests. For this Halloween gathering, Maxwell and Ursula made fortune telling cupcakes with charm pulls, and a yummy fizzy "mocktail" for all the kids. The cupcakes are not only delicious, but an activity unto themselves.
For all those in-charge, always-organized holiday pros already far into holiday planning, this post isn't for you. For the rest of us who just recently noticed it's already the middle of October, you might find these four get-ahead-holiday things to tackle right now helpful!
Let face it. Some of us — perhaps those without wee ones running around influencing our every holiday decorating move — just aren't into traditional jack-o'-lantern pumpkin carving. I'm even having a hard time embracing orange these days, what with all the chic white and robins egg blue pumpkins gracing the blogosphere. If you are ready to step up the wow factor, try your hand at one of these glam pumpkin decorating ideas.
Blogger and DIY crafter Jennifer Perkins is no stranger to styling her home with a collection of unique tchotchkes and vintage finds; her first house tour showed off her love of mid-century modern kitsch and DIY style. She's back with a new house, this time showing off a home full of fun Halloween decor ideas.
One of my favorite parts of hosting a dinner party is setting the table, so I'm always looking for a little tabletop inspiration. Jessica Graves, the Atlanta-based writer whose living room we featured Friday, also sent us these photos of her dining room, staged for an intimate dinner party.
Before all those ghost and goblins come knocking on your door, could your front entry use a little sprucing up for fall? Whether you like to decorate with the natural elements of a fall harvest or add a little spook factor with a Halloween display, here are 10 stylish front entries to inspire your own.