10.03.2012

10 Essentials for a Classic Black & White Halloween Party


Frankenstein & Dracula Appetizer Plates, World Market, $3.98 for a set of 2

Let's be honest. We don't always have the time to sit around at home and get crafty. However, we still want to have/be fun and host a party every now and again AND still impress our guests. If you're contemplating hosting a Halloween party but are afraid you don't have the time, don't fret! There are some great inexpensive purchases to be made at places like World Market and Target to get your party in the festive spirit. I love the idea of having a classic black and white Halloween Party... play an old B&W horror movie and pick up a few of these fabulous items at the store and you are good to go! Happy party planning everyone!

Drippy Wax Taper Candles, Pottery Barn, $19.50 for a set of 3
I just noticed that these are sold out online but don't let that stop you. If you can't find any in your nearby PB, pick up some standard black tapers and get the same look. 


Midnight Black Glassware, Target $30.99-34.99 for a set of 6 glasses
These black glasses are classy and slightly spooky. They come in every variety so pick up the ones that best suit the specialty cocktail of the night.

Tombstone Chalkboard Labels, World Market, $3.99 for a set of 6
Use these tombstone labels on bottles of wine/beer/cider/etc. and think of a frightening alternative names for your beverages. The mystery of not really knowing what the drink is will be all the more exciting to your guests.
Spider Web Place Card Holders, Williams-Sonoma, $19.95 for a set of 4
These little webs are great as place holders at a sit down dinner or as food label holders at a buffet/snack table.

Phantom Candelabra, Z Gallerie, $39.95
Dim the lights and let this black candelabra set the mood for your haunted night of fun. If you can't afford this one, look for old candle-like fixtures you have around the house and spray paint them black.
Black Cauldron, Target, $24.99
Fill this cauldron with practical food items like chips, pretzels, or punch. If you really want to spook up the party, fill it with dry ice.  

Appetizer Cones, World Market, $3.99 for a set of 6
Fill these little bags with bite-size hors d'oeuvres or desserts.

 
Halloween Candies, Williams-Sonoma, $11.95
Set out these jars of Halloween themed candy and everyone will be excited. Use the treat bags from above for your guests to fill up. 

Spider Web Table Runner, Crate and Barrel, $29.95
Use this runner for your sit down dinner or let it sit under the food/beverage display.  

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