Halloween is This Friday!

The month of October flew by and we can’t believe Halloween is already here! From candy corn vases to the Black Widow cocktail, we’ve got the perfect ideas for your Halloween celebration. Whether you are planning a small get together or throwing a big bash, these unique party ideas will be sure to spook your guests! Keep reading… if you dare!

Decorations

No knife? No problem! You don’t need to be a master carver to make these pumpkin decorations. All you need is some glitter, paint or markers – anything will do the trick…or treat.  Use them as centerpieces for your dinner or coffee table, place them on your mantel, or along your stairs.  Decorated pumpkins will also last a few weeks longer than carved pumpkins so feel free to create these early!

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Photo Credits: DIY & Crafts, Grand in Road, How Does She?

If you aren’t into spooky Halloween decorations but still want to incorporate small accents around the house, these candy corn centerpieces are simple to do and adorable!

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Photo Credits: Better Homes & Gardens, DIY & Crafts

On the other hand if you are REALLY into Halloween, use these awesome table displays as inspiration for your themed party! Bring Halloween alive with candle sticks, pumpkins, skulls and witch hats.  Doing a themed table display for appetizers, desserts, and drinks will tie everything together for your party!

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Photo Credits: PSXO, Frog Prince Paperie

If you are going for a vintage look for your Halloween table, these printable Apothecary style candy jar labels are sure to give your guests goose bumps when picking out their treats. For a twist on your candy display, stick these aged medicine style labels on different sized glass jars and fill with candy.  Lizard legs anyone?

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Photo Credit: The Project Girl

Treats & Cocktails

Adding festive treats and cocktails to your bash is easy, thanks to these great recipes! The parfait below contains only three ingredients so you can whip it up in a flash. It fits the theme perfectly and is sure to please the goblins at your party!  The brownies are an easy Betty Crocker recipe with just marshmallow and white frosting added on top for the ghost.  And who doesn’t love Chex Puppy Chow?  Just add some candy corn to the mix and you got yourself Halloween Puppy Chow!  How easy and delicious is that?

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Photo Credits: Frog Prince PaperieBetty CrockerLil Luna

These Halloween cocktails are easy to make and use ingredients you may even already have in your cabinet. They are also sinfully delicious! The Black Widow Cocktail is a fruity martini garnished with a string of black licorice to look like spider legs…how cleaver!  The Hocus Pocus Fizz is a refreshing bubbly drink and can be made non-alcoholic (for the kids) by subbing the sparkling white wine for sparkling white grape juice.  Our favorite drink is the Zombie Slime Shooter.  It’s an alcohol packed concoction sweet enough to please your darkest guest.  We love the added blood slime around the rim of the glass! Click the links below for the recipes.

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Photo Credits: Pink Recipe Box, The Little Kitchen, Country Living

Party Favors

Hosting a Halloween dinner party? Create these spooky, candy filled headstones, which can then be sent home with your guests as party favors. Customize each headstone with your guest’s name and favorite candy.  Looking for another simple party favor idea?  Fill a latex glove with some yummy treats, tie with ribbon and add a spider ring to finish it off.

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Photo Credits: Martha Stewart, The Kitchn

Contact us today for more ideas on how to make your Halloween party unique, creative and extraordinary!

Cheers,

The Swank Team

 

 

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