Bobbin’ for apples was so your mother’s
Halloween party. Shake things up by incorporating all the latest trends into
your bash and watch it go from freaky to fabulous. But you’ll need to do more
than trade “Monster Mash” for mash-ups at your big bash to keep your guests
talking till Christmas. We’re here with plenty of Pinspiration to show you how.
Step 1: Décor
It wouldn’t be a Halloween Party without
pumpkins, but we’re not talking plain ol’ Jack-O-Lanterns here! Quit the
carving and head to your local craft store for glitter, pushpins, and lacy
fabrics to create these totally trendy decorations.
Finally, a glitzy and girlie take! Glam
up your pumpkins by brushing on craft glue then covering them in glitter. Don’t
forget to put newspaper down first, so the glitter doesn’t end up everywhere!
Elegance with an edge! All you need to do
is paint your pumpkin white and push in pushpins following a swirling pattern
like this, or create your own. Try outlining your pattern in pencil first so
your design turns out more even more fab.
Who doesn’t love lace? Cut the feet off a
pair of patterned or lacy tights, wrap your pumpkin in em and they’ll be just
as trendy as you are. Plus, this time of year Marshalls and TJ Maxx always have
Betsey Johnson 3-packs in the sock aisle. Score!
Step 2: Food
Think beyond fun-size candy and caramel
apples and try these terrifyingly tasty treats instead.
Cupcakes are the fashionable favorite for dessert, so they’re def a
must for your party.
Use red icing to create red
zigzags on top of a white-frosted red velvet cupcake. Place a circular gummy
candy on top of the cupcake using white frosting to secure, then dip a small
doughnut hole in melted white chocolate or icing. Place it on top of the gummy
candy for the eye and use icing to attach a small chocolate candy to the top of
a doughnut hole for the pupil.
This treat is almost too cute to
eat! Get together one box of instant chocolate
pudding, one box of French vanilla
pudding, Cocoa Puffs, whipped
cream, candy corn, yellow gel color, orange
gel color and Halloween-themed sprinkles.
Divide the French vanilla pudding into two batches and dye one half yellow and one
half orange. Layer it up parfait-style and top with candy corn plus sprinkles.
Step 3: Favors
Forget buying party favors and make your
own instead. Try these fun goodie bags to give out to your ghoulish guests.
Use festively colored sprinkles and food
dye to make your own chocolate covered pretzels. Wrap ’em up and tie with a
creepily cute bow, like this skull print grosgrain.
Break up pieces of this festive “bark”
into mini party buckets you can find at any craft or party store for an
original take-home goodie. To make the bark, place crushed Oreos and pretzels
and candy corn on a tray. Pour melted white chocolate all over and finish with
sprinkles. Then, all you have to do is let it chill in the fridge.
BY JENNIFER SHELTON ON 10/20/2012 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN fashion, trend, fall, halloween, recipes, parties, weekend fun, party ideas, autumn parties