How many of you are planning a Halloween party~be it for children or for adults? I do not need a ready to plan a party-I love the process of party planning and it can be exhausting especially if you are detail oriented like I am. The day before Halloween I will be planning a small Pre-Halloween Play date with my daughters two closest school friends and her cousin (who is just a few months younger than her). With my children and the other I will have seven altogether. I would love to invite more but seven in manageable-more just creates chaos and insanity especially when you are throwing the party in your home.
Since I will have children ranging from 2 to 5 years old I am thinking of either having a pumpkin theme or a monster (the cute kind) theme. I asked my husband to bring down my Halloween supply bins from the attic (yes I have bins hehe) to see what I have to work with and what I would need to get. They are little so I want it to be nice and special but not to go too overboard, again because of their age.
But for those of you who may be throwing a party for older children or for adults, I found gorgeous vintage inspired Halloween party supplies that I thought you would all love to check out. Its called Halloween Silhouette and you can purchase them from Oriental Trading. It comes in the traditional and classic colors of black and orange. It has such a 30's/40's feel to it that at the end of Halloween I may check out to see if they are on sale to stock up for next year. I just adore this theme-its simple, classic, and well....vintage.
Paper Goods~Invitations (they set the mood for the party), banner, and place cards.
Wall decor~door decor, banner, lanterns, and bug stickers
More Decor~balloons, cutout, or planter
Tableware~tablecover, plates, napkins, placemats, and utensils (missing from photo)
However you choose to plan your party and whatever the age group might be, have fun with it. No point stressing over a party because then it becomes more of a chore. For those throwing a party for younger children; do some arts and crafts, watch "Monster House", or play games. And for those who would use this theme for an adult part; make Halloween theme flavored drinks, have a sit down dinner using place cards, set the mood with candles, and perhaps hire someone to read tarot cards.
I look forward to planning my little Halloween play date and cannot wait to see the kids faces when they see all the decorations up hehe Are any of you planning a Halloween party this year? If so, have you decided on a theme?