Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Last Minute Halloween Cocktail Party

Halloween is next Thursday, which means most (adult) celebrations will take place this weekend. Don't fret; it's not too late to put together a fun Halloween party. The trick to a last minute theme party is to stick to one color scheme and concentrate your decorations in one area. Don't try to turn your entire space into a haunted house; the results will likely be sparse and sloppy. Instead, focus on a single element that people will remember, such as the bar or place settings. I've rounded up some suggestions for a last minute Halloween cocktail party. These can all be found in common stores and don't require any special ordering. (Bonus: most items are on sale!) A black & white color palette is the easiest option for a last minute Halloween party, as you probably already have items in your home that you can incorporate.

1. Striped paper straws 2. Skull decanter (on sale!) 3. Cocktail napkins - can be used year round 4. Black rimming sugar (on sale!) 5. Paperless post invitations - more festive than an email but just as quick 6. Skull candles (on sale!) 7. Raven taper holders 8. Striped treat bags - invoke some nostalgia and send your guests off with favorite candies from trick or treating past - Mini Reese's Cups anyone? 9. Platter (on sale!) 10. The Book of Halloween Decorations - this kit comes with easy treat decorations - even if you don't have time to bake, you can disguise a store bought pastry, and the book doubles as decor on your bar 11. Spider garland

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