Monday, October 26, 2009

Let's Pretend Halloween Party

For those of you that don't know, Halloween is Randall's birthday. Needless to say, it is his favorite holiday. He loves to think up fun costumes and try to carve the best pumpkin and play with dry ice and all that. So for the past two years we have hosted a Halloween party to celebrate his birth and favorite day. But this year we aren't going to be in town... we will be in Cabo Mexico! So he's not too sad that we aren't celebrating in the usual way ;)
The trip was actually given to us by my generous company and we are beyond thrilled to be going! The resort we are staying at is top notch and much nicer than any place we would normally get to stay at! We can't wait! But more about that later.

Since I'm not actually planning a party this year I thought I'd share some good party ideas I came across online that I would use if I were throwing one. 

Of course you would be invited with some handmade invites like these:
(I especially like the owl one!)


And I thought these pumpkin votives would be a quick and festive. I would get lots of them since the little pumpkins are pretty inexpensive and spread them all over the house on tables, mantle, and shelves to fill the house with soft spooky candlelight!


The mice silhouettes might be a little time consuming to cut out but worth the effort- aren't they cute!? I'd just sit down with some black construction paper and scissors while watching an classic Halloween movie like Hocus Pocus and cut away. 


A few crows and cobwebs would do the trick to make a creepy scene:


And of course there would be plenty of yummy treats like these frosted sugar cookies:


So what do you think? Would you come to my imaginary party? Maybe I'll save a few of these ideas for next year!

(all pictures from marthastewart.com)

1 comment:

The Boyers said...

i would be so excited to go to that party...so festive ;) maybe next year! I hope you guys have a great trip and we can't wait to hear all about it when you get back! Happy Birthday to Randall