Today I’m sharing something a little different on Laura Wears and opening the doors of my house to take you inside the chic Halloween dinner party I hosted last week. While I love traditional spooky decor and putting together a costume worthy of Instagram, remember last year’s costume? This year I wanted to put a chic spin on the celebration and host my girlfriends to a chic dinner party worthy of Pinterest. To keep the fun of dressing up, I asked my guest to wear their witchest black outfit and join me for #LWwitchesandbrew. I greeted each one of my fellow witches personally alongside an adorable witch wreath hung from the house door. I then showed them to the dinning room where the table was set up along side a bar cart and food table.
To keep traditional to the holiday I decided to go with pumpkin center pieces with a chic spin. I found the three larger orange pumpkins at Kirkland’s and the two smaller black glitter pumpkins at target. Keeping to the orange and black color scheme, I placed black glitter birds atop orange napkins and plates. Believe it or not I picked up the birds and orange plates at the dollar store for a total of $12.00 for everything!
As the party went on the ladies laughed, chit chatted and munched on meatballs, mac & cheese, fresh fruit and a few other bites. I had the music blasting some of our favorite hits and there may or may not have been a karaoke battle! FYI I’m the worst at signing!!!
In the spirit of halloween guest took home candy filled goody bags. I found the halloween themed paper bags at the dollar store in a pack of 12 for a dollar! Guest also took home witch headbands in purple, green and orange that we enjoyed taking a million selfies with.
No party of mine would be complete without a fabulous cake! I was originally going to go with a witch themed cake, but then I found this Frankenstein cake at Publix and I was sold. I ordered the cake just 24 hours before the party in the bakery section of Publix and got to pick the flavor. I paid a little under $20 for Frankenstein.
The bar cart was fully stocked with my favorite champagne, Veuve Clicquot Rich, as well as an array of spirits. I kept the decor simple with a small glitter pumpkin and owl and a holiday sign that read “drink up witches.” I also added these “I’m here for the boos” napkins which are both chic and clever (love these too!)
For drinks the guest sipped on Witchy vodka cocktails which I prepared before hand. The “witches brew” consisted of vodka, orange soda and condensed milk garnished with whipped cream and candy corn. I served the cocktail in mason jars personalized with a broom stick and their name.
Hope you enjoyed my first party blog post, I’m hoping to be able to incorporate more fun party ideas into Laura Wears. For more pictures of the event search #LWwitchesandbrew on social media!
love always, Laura B.