Last year we put on one epic Halloween dinner party, if I do say so myself, as part of a collaboration with photographer Alpha Smoot, floral designer Sarah Winward, illustrator Danielle Kroll, caterers Ramblin Rose Cafe, hair stylist Aubrey Nelson, make up artist Rubie Hubler, and prop stylist Mary Lee. I learned that every Halloween dinner party needs 11 things. And here they are in no particular order!
1. Every Halloween dinner party needs an invitation, of course. Danielle Kroll designed and illustrated this gorgeous black and white skull invitation. You can download it and print it off yourself here. See the original post here.
2. A party is not complete without a cake! And Halloween is no exception. ME Hammond created this vanilla bean skull cake, which I have dreamt about to this day. Get the recipe here and buy the skull form here.
5. In addition to gorgeously macabre flowers, we made some subtle ghosts that scream out of the table runner. Learn how to make them here.
6. For the menu, we turned to our friends Ramblin Rose Cafe who can serve up a mean harvesty spread. They created these autumnal Roasted Root vegetables with orange vinaigrette.
8. Top off the menu with this delicious roasted garlic and cauliflower soup.
9. The flower centerpieces must be equally macabre. Sarah Winward filled skeleton heads with gorgeous combinations of flowers.
10. And spread some decor around the room with ideas like fruit and vegetables atop skeleton heads. Candles is plus, of course! The more the better!
11. Hang creepy artwork throughout your space with free printable artwork like these. Free downloads here.
Now, once your guests have arrived, just sit back and let the ghoulish times take over!
And check out the behind the scenes from the event from Trisha Zemp
(See our Tortured artist costumes here!)