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Posh Halloween Party Ideas!

How to host a classy Halloween party with subtle details…

Halloween parties are so much fun with costumes and candy, spooky decor, and scary elements.  But what if you aren’t into all the scary ghosts and goblins and just want to host a pretty party during Halloween?  Pretty Halloween parties CAN be done and I love the idea of incorporating just a little bit of that Halloween spirit with subtle details…

Start with the Stationery.
All of my Halloween stationery dreams came true with these black envelopes and cards printed with gold foil.  Feminine calligraphy softens the skull theme of this design suite.  The skeleton wax seal and black silk ribbon are totally over the top!

 Greet your guests with champagne and blackberries!  Add tiny tasting spoons to each glass so guests can spoon out the champagne soaked blackberries at the bottom; DELICIOUS. Keeping with the main stationery theme, place cards were printed with gold foil on vellum and then tucked into each dinner fork.  You can find this fab flatware set here! A marble top table keeps the overall look light and bright.  Our Halloween dinner party table was topped with black dinner plates, black linen napkins, marble salad plates, and black pumpkins.  Adding the gold trim flatware and glasses for that finished touch.  And finally, a black naked drip cake for dessert!  Our favorite things in which to decorate naked cakes in the fall are figs, blackberries, and macarons!!We hope you are inspired to host your own super classy Halloween dinner party too!

Happy Halloween!

Fall Soup Dinner Party!

Our favorite theme for fall dinner parties??  Soup!!  Cozy up with a hearty feast of your best friends and favorite soups with these super cute dinner styling ideas… Mini individual bread loaves tied together with sprigs of rosemary and golf foil name tags are the place setting magic for this table setting for four!  Copper moscow mules for the perfect fall cocktail and plenty of pretty greenery and flowers for a finished table.We are currently obsessed with merlot envelopes and pretty foiling!!  Merlot and green are the perfect color combo for fall!  You can find the whole stationery set including the name tags in our DIY printables shop on etsy!

How to Host a Rainbow Dinner Party!

Rainbow Dinner Party Ideas!

There are many different reasons to host a rainbow party.  Maybe you are celebrating a rainbow baby, pride, or maybe you just really love rainbows!!!  Regardless of your celebration, we are sure to have some picture perfect gathering ideas for your next rainbow party!  This particular party was the finale to our summer dinner date night series, “party by color” in which we cooked and styled with a different color each week.  It was so much fun and everyone enjoyed the challenge!  See more ~party by color~ ideas on the blog here!

When I designed the table arrangement, I pondered two design challenges:  how to make a cluttered 6 color palette look modern and how to stage the colors for visual appeal.  I chose to cluster the seating arrangement on one side of the table for a linear design and chose a clean wall with minimal decor to simplify the design.

Tips:  You can buy individual linen napkins at Pier One!  Splurge on the single stem vases instead of the flowers for this minimalist tablescape approach.

 Colorful fruits were the inspiration for this watercolor design suite!  We asked our guests to bring a specific color inspired food for a very colorful pot luck style dinner spread… And finally, a rainbow naked cake for dessert!  Delish!! And so so pretty.

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