Sunday, October 19, 2014

Our Not too Spooky Halloween Party.

There were no witches and skeletons at this party! Truth be known, I am from a very superstitious culture, and so in an effort not to anger my forefathers, I only snuck in a few witches' hats in the decor. We had so a wickedly sweet time nonetheless. Are you ready for diy overload. I might have gone a bit overboard...

Getting Creative with Your Pumpkins
I am not much of a carver, so I tend to get creative with my pumpkins in other ways:
Put some spray paint on it. Spray paint was applied to a number of pumpkins. For this party, some of the pumpkins were painted in gold and black.

Polka dot it. Polka dot decals were applied to one of the bigger pumpkins to create wow and also to pick up on the polka dot motif of the banner.

Pom pom it. I love using pom poms! They add such fun and colorful whimsy to everything. Tiny pom poms were adhered to one of the pumpkins using a glue gun. Pumpkin was spray painted a brighter white first so the colorful pom poms would pop.

Put some chalkboard paint on it. I spray painted a few pumpkins with chalkboard paint which provided a lovely surface to draw those spooky characters.

Dip dye it. I had neon food coloring left over from Easter, so I used the pink color to create a dip dye effect on a couple of the white pumpkins. Pumpkins were spray painted a brighter white first, left to dry then dipped in neon pink food coloring. The stems were spray painted gold to tie in with the other golden pumpkins.

Dress it Up. A pair of craft glasses and a carrot attached as a nose is a fun way to get your pumpkin all dressed up for the party!

The hubby was nice enough to draw a fun Halloween inspired mural on our chalkboard wall; the perfect back drop for the party.


these clementines turned pumpkins were a hit

 The Candy Bar
Little fingers were just itching to get into those jars of delectable goodness! Oreos, cheese balls, jelly creme pumpkins, candy corn were some of the treats that filled the apothecary jars. Chalkboard tags were used to label the jars.

Bewitching Plates
I love using plates on walls as a focal point. I already had the black plates and used candy corn to spell the words Spooky Treats. Pieces of candy corn were adhered to a plate using a glue gun to form each letter. This is such an inexpensive way to add a focal point above your candy bar/table.

 A Monster Surprise
Little googly eyed monster toys were placed in a brain like container and served as party favors. They also lit up when shook; a fun feature the children would be sure to love.

 pom pom and food color dip dyed pumpkins that were mentioned above

my superheroes


so sweet...

Spider Man was all smiles after having some yummy treats.


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Our pirate fairy was so beautiful and the most charming pirate I've ever met!

All images captured by the talented Lea Hartman of Lea Hartman Photography.  We had such a fun time! Happy Sunday everyone. xx

Miniature spiders on Candy table: Our local Halloween Alley 
Brain container: Our local Halloween Alley 
Captain America costume: Our local Halloween Alley
Batman costume: Our local Halloween Alley
Cat lady costume: Our local Halloween Alley
Tinkerbell costume: Provided by our beautiful pirate
Spooky drink cups and straws: Dollar bin at Target
Punch bowl: Crate and Barrel
Apothecary Jars: TJMaxx
Treat bags(not pictured): Halloween Alley


  1. So fun and creative, darling! This looks like a magazine spread!


  2. WOWSERS! This is phenomenal, Stacey....the costumes, the party favors in all flavors of colors and spots and dots...and YOU! Meow....teeeeheee

    OK, your husband is one talented man and what a joy it must be for the kids to see dad magically whip out just about ANYTHING. That man is dynamite! I loved the orange disguised as a pumpkin! The boys looks great and so grown!

    Lovely friend, thank you for coming to visit today! You should see the colors here...the prettiest we've seen them in years. HAPPY DAY!

  3. Stacey, I'm am totally blown away! That mural your hubby drew is incredible and I like all of your {uncarved}pumpkins. I'm seeing more and more creativity with Halloween ideas and love it. Your Super Hero's are Super CUTE;) and I so miss my kids being this age.

    Thanks for popping over today!


  4. So so good! I'm a sucker for polka dots and gold spray so ya had me with that alone. Cannot believe how talented ur hubby is? That mural is amaze balls. Looks like everyone had a blast including u miss hotness! Loved the outfit as well.

  5. I have to steal some of your ideas Stacey since I have to do a Halloween birthday party for my son this Halloween! Love, love it all and you look fab as always and the boys? ADORABLE!!!!!

  6. That looks like so much fun.
    Love the effort you put into it
    and it pays off because everything looks so perfect. Love your costumes and your table is very impressive.

  7. I`m really impressed of your Halloween decoration! Great job! Everything is just perfect
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  8. This is an amzing Halloween party! I am like you, I'm from the islands and we are a bit surpersticious so witches and stuff like that are not our thing. But this is so darling.

  9. You should be a party planner, Stacey. It is amazing!! Love all of the decorations and the food is unbelievable, but love your husbands artwork! Know a great time was had by all.

  10. I LOVE all of your pumpkins - the spray painted and chalkboard ones are brilliant. I recognized your husband's art immediately as well; he is so talented! I wish I had a Halloween Alley nearby now!

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  11. You are simply amazing!!
    Everything looks so wonderful.
    I just love those pumpkins. Much nicer than carved, in my opinion. The gold one is my favorite.

    You have a wonderful week ahead, sweet friend! xo.

  12. This is one awesome Halloween party!! Love the previews on Instagram. And you are one hot mama!! xo

  13. PS - Those, so good!!!

  14. Wow, Stacey! This is THE best Halloween party I've ever seen in my entire life! You're so very talented and creative. Are you a professional party planner? If not, you should definitely consider pursuing the path :) I love the polka dot pumpkins and clementine pumpkins. I might use a white pumpkins I have at hand and decorate them with gold polka dots. Thanks for the inspiration! xx

  15. this is so cute! love the orange / carrot idea!

  16. Awe, so fun! You really made Halloween special for your sweet boys. You're the best, Stacey!


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