Thursday, October 29, 2009

Pumpkins and Candy, Oh My!

I love candy buffets. They are so fun and colorful. What better time to create one then for Halloween of course. Here are a few photos from of inspiring Halloween candy displays. One of my favorite parts about candy buffets are the clean symmetrical lines you can create. It's great "eye candy".
And depending on the theme of your Halloween candy buffet add decorated pumpkins like these. Paint them silver, glitter them up, create candle holders or lanterns out of them or if you want to go for a more country style create yarn and twine pumpkins....very cute!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Black and White Halloween

I love this Ichabod pumpkin found on One of my favorite parts of Halloween has always been the Legend of Sleepy Hollow story. We watched the cartoon movie every year when I was in grade school.

This pumpkin would go great with a black and white themed Halloween party. Have people come dressed in Victorian era clothing just like the story. Create a gloomy look by layering things with spider webs and putting creepy things like black spiders and eyeballs in apothecary jars. And don't forget about the Headless Horseman costume!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Whimsical Ranch Wedding

Earlier this month my brother got married on a ranch about an hour north of Dallas in a town called Whitesboro. The bride wanted the decor to have a very whimsical feeling. The wedding was held outdoors under a tent (because it rained). The original plan was to have the ceremony in front of one of several ponds on the property. Everything still turned out beautiful.

The colors were purple and green. The flower arrangements and table linens were gorgeous. Even the flower girls dresses had little wings attached for a whimsical cute. Check out photos above. It was a night to remember. I wish I had more photos to share but I didn't take a lot of pictures. It was a busy weekend, especially being part of the wedding party. Oh and I love the mossy accents here and there.

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Oktoberfest Celebration!

Last night was the long awaited Oktoberfest party. I had so much fun making and putting out all of the decorations. See photos above. The Bavarian flag was the inspiration. I purchased the flag pattern and the illustrations I used for the Welcome sign and Toilette sign from a stock photography website.
I bought the branches used for the centerpiece from the Home Goods store and spray painted them white. Then hot glued the pinwheels I made to them. Very simple to make and it turned out so cute! Even the mini kegs matched the decor'.
Everyone had a great time eating traditional German food, drinking German Oktoberfest beer and listening to German music. The party was a huge success!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Lederhosen Time!

So, this is the weekend of my friend's Oktoberfest Party! Very exciting. I'm putting the final touches on all of the blue and white decorations. It's going to be fabulous. We're going to have bratwursts, sauerkraut and spatzle to eat and German beer to drink. We had originally discussed purchasing a regular sized beer keg. We figured out a way to cut down on costs and left over beer. We're going to purchase a couple of mini kegs of German beer. These will also go great with the decor'!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Halloween Wine and Gift Tags

These Halloween gift tags from Bunco Betty's on Etsy look great on wine bottles. They would be great to put on wine or liquor bottles to give to a hostess of a Halloween party. Very cute!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Football Coasters

These cute football coasters from Martha Stewart will be perfect for my Football Gumbo Party in January. Can't wait! They're really easy to make.