Thursday, October 18, 2012

Halloween Designer Party on a budget

 Oh Halloween.....what a great reason you are to throw a party. 
I am loving these simple ideas to create a beautiful party. Read on to discover the how & how much for these inspiring party ideas. 
Bake a chocolate cake, frost with white icing and crumble Oreo cookies on top. Cut out black bats from card stock in various sizes and glue to silver wire (found in the floral departments or at Home Depot). Create a cake stand by hot gluing a painted candlestick to a painted pie tin or a plate. Thrift stores are the best place to find these things.  

Serve drinks in mason jars - purchase at a big box store and reuse during the holidays for dried cookie mixes for the neighbors. Using a white fine tip marker and black card stock paper, create these adorable flags. Striped straws can be purchased on Etsy for $4.50 for 25.
Make these cheesecake shot size desserts with crumbled Oreo cookies and witch hats made from black card stock. Adhere the hats to extra paper straws cut in half. 

These sugar cookies can be semi home made. Buy store bought sugar cookies from a bakery and pipe in the details with colored frosting. Always pipe the outer part first to keep a barrier for the white icing. Flood the cookie with the white icing using a plastic condiment bottle from the local dollar store. 
Make sure each color is dry before adding another one. 

Capture great photos by creating this simple photo booth. Use metal tub (that can always be converted to a drink tub for later parties). Cut out paper flags from orange and black card stock and adhere all around the base of the tub. Using a white sheet or cloth create a backdrop accented with orange and black crepe paper. Have trick or treater's pose on the tub for a great photo op. Email or mail printed versions of each guest as a thank you card. 

Create this fun paper garland using a large paper puncher from Michael's. They can be a little pricey so be sure to print out the 40% off coupon from their website that is always available. Use card stock paper or swing by Home Depot or Lowe's and stock up on some paint chips. Cut out several black and orange circles and glue them to black string or clear fishing line. 
Create this simple centerpiece by spray painting small pumpkins in white and adhering lettered labels from an office supply or craft store. You can use use stencils and paint them on. 
Make mummy juice box's using white masking tape and hot gluing googly eyes. 
Freeze plastic spiders in ice trays - super cheap & fun way to make your party ever so detailed. 
Stay tuned all month for creative party ideas, DIY costumes & all things Halloween party.

1 comment:

  1. Quite informative post on your Halloween party. Few months ago, I arranged a Halloween themed party with my friends at an amazing venue New York. Hired an experienced party caterer and he prepared delicious food for this event.