Halloween is one of my very favorite holidays to celebrate. I love everything about it from dressing up, transforming my home into a spooky Dead & Breakfast Inn and of course celebrating with spooktacular parties! A night in with the “ghoulfriends” is always good for the soul, so I’m planning a Pink-o-Ween Halloween Ghoul’s Night Party to eat, drink and be scary!
While I love Halloween, I don’t necessarily love the traditional black and orange color scheme. I typically use black and white in most of my home decor, but this year I’m mixing things up with some subtle pops of color and creating a fun Halloween party just for the girls. An evening with my girl friends is always good for the soul, and I especially need that time to laugh, relax and rejuvenate during this busy time of year.
I always say that hosting a party doesn’t have to be complicated. For this girl’s night in I started by setting up a Halloween themed bar cart where guest could “pick your poison.” I used my DIY Metallic Bar Cart and rounded up a few of my Halloween decorations to give this everyday bar cart a new look. I painted a few faux pumpkins with a subtle neon pink and green color to give it the perfect pop of color.
I also made an easy and inexpensive Pastel Halloween Skeleton Wreath that was perfect for this celebration. You can find all the details and supplies for this super easy wreath over on the DecoArt blog.
Once I had a festive focal point for the party I decided to create a spooky and fun Pink-O-Ween table setting. I repurposed the ombre painted chargers I created for my Merry and Bright Holiday Table Setting last year for this party. I decided to keep the turquoise blue chargers, because that’s my favorite color, and repainted the darker pink chargers with the same neon pink I used on the pumpkins. Layered with these amazing skeleton plates from Oriental Trading this place setting is colorful, spooky and fun all at the same time!
I used a simple black and white striped fabric for the table cloth and then layered it with black, white and pink pumpkins. I added more pops of pink with a simple pink and black floral arrangement in my skull vase, and surrounded with the a few touches of gold to create a pretty centerpiece.
I can’t wait to have my “ghoulfriends” over to celebrate one of my favorite holidays! While everything about this celebration is simple I know that my friends will appreciate the break from the mundane and the chance to catch up, laugh and to create special memories.
I’d love to hear how you celebrate and connect with your girlfriends. Are you planning any fun parties for Halloween?