Maxwell & Ursula's Mystical Magical Halloween Party

Maxwell & Ursula's Mystical Magical Halloween Party

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Dabney Frake
Oct 20, 2014
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Last week, Maxwell and his daughter, Ursula, threw a Halloween party for friends and family.

If you have a group of trick-or-treaters headed out on the 31st, beforehand is a great time to host a get-together that’s fun and gets everyone in the mood for the evening to come.

→ The Kitchn threw a Halloween Party, too. Check it out: A Spooky Colorful Halloween Party
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THEME

Instead of the standard spookiness, Maxwell opted for an atmospheric theme centered around magic, fortune telling and counting your lucky stars. It’s still fantastical and festive, but not too scary for any wee ones.

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DECORATIONS

To pull it off, we brought together a mix of store-bought goods, vintage items, and DIY projects.

Learn all about about the party setup:

(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)
(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)

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(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)

(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)
(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)

FOOD & DRINK

Party food was deliberately kept simple. Maxwell served wine and cheese to the adults. For kids, there were special fortune telling cupcakes with charm pulls, fortune cookies, and a tasty, bubbly non-alcoholic drink.

Learn more about the yummy things guests ate and drank that night:

(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)
(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)
(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)
(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)
(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)
(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)

GAMES & ACTIVITIES

Fun crafts and activities kept the party moving along nicely, and prevented kids from getting bored. A friendly fortune teller entertained everybody — young and old alike — with palm readings and glimpses into the future. A psychic-themed version of 'Pin the Tail on the Donkey', and origami paper fortune tellers, rounded out the evening.

Get the full lowdown on all the party fun:

PHOTOBOOTH & COSTUMES

There's no better way to capture the evening than with a photobooth, complete with colorful backdrop and fun costumes for all. Even if your guests already come in character, have costumes and/or props on hand to get them into the spirit of the evening and give them something to do while having their photo taken.

See the full gallery of photos and costumes:

(Image credit: Pablo Enriquez)

Take a look around at all of Maxwell and Ursula's different party elements, and find inspiration, advice, and resources for throwing your own festive get-together this holiday:

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