I can hardly contain my excitement anymore, Halloween is TOMORROW! Woo hoo! My friend Carly and I were born a week apart (me on October 24th, and Carly on Halloween itself, lucky girl!), so we often celebrate our birthdays together with a night on the town or a joint shin dig. This year, we are going all out for the party, celebrating a year of big accomplishments and good times. Just to gush for my friend for a moment- this year, Carly got admitted into a masters program in Molecular Medicine. If that's not something to celebrate on your b-day, I don't know what is!
So, on to the party details! I am a huge fan of True Blood. In case you're not familiar, True Blood is a vampire show on HBO. Some may say it's Twilight for grown-ups. I was determined to have a True Blood party and I have incorporated some vampire related elements into the party decor in addition to creepy skull and crown motifs. I gathered a lot of inspiration from Hostess Blog's Twilight themed party posts, and I even plan on making these vampire martini's and vampire bottle labels.
Last night, I set out a lot of the party materials so I can be ready set to celebrate, and not have any last minute stress. Some of my favorite details are featured above from left to right:
The invitation! My friends have high expectations of my party invitations because of my job here at IC. I try to never disappoint, so this year I sought out the perfect Halloween party invitation. I chose the one above because it had 2 girls and 2 guys on it. Perfect because one could represent me, one Carly, then my husband and her boyfriend. The lollipop on top just represents the color scheme of the party: red, black, and white. I plan on making a dessert table and using these whirly pops as decorations.
Vampire wine and skull stopper: If you look closely, there is a wine bottle with a skull stopper in it on the invitation! This wine is the perfect for a True Blood themed party because of its appropriate name and red and black label. The skull stopper is creepy as well as useful, and his red rhinestone eyes are great embellishments!
Schmoopy: This next picture is just a bonus of my dog, Schmoopy, in her Halloween scarf. She's not part of the theme, but I figured she deserves a shout out.
Other decor will include: glittery skull candle holders and mini rhinestone decorated tombstones in the entry way (Michaels), crowned skull plates and napkins (Target), red and black roses on a silver glittered charger (Michaels), and a bowl of Martha Stewart spooky skulls (Michaels).
Skeleton bone serving set (Target): At the bottom, there is a set of skeleton bones that I will use to serve salad. They may be my favorite detail. They are heavy, shiny, and very eery.
I hope I got you in a haunting Halloween mood! Have fun and be safe this weekend!@genreilly