I’m sure you guys know Maddy Hague of Confetti Pop, but if by chance you don’t, today is your lucky day! Maddy is a blogger and designer with an incredible eye for those little details that make a celebration one of a kind. She and her partner-in-crafting-crime Shauna are always dreaming up with the best DIY projects for parties and weddings. And today, Maddy is sharing her picks for Halloween entertaining essentials! Specifically, a graphic and ghoulish Halloween party in elegant yet spooky shades of black and white.
The key to creating this tabletop is loads of black and white with touches of silver and the occasional spooky details that make the most of the Halloween vibe. Like the skull appetizer plates or the slightly-creepy skull salt and pepper shakers. Then dim the lights, light a bunch of candles and you’re ready for a chic and modern monster bash!
[Shop: Black glass cake stands | Poison skull bottles | Honeycomb tissue balls | Black fringed napkins | Owl place card holders | Midnight black balloon glasses | Onyx flatware | Round madras chargers | Dinner plates | Skull appetizer plates | Tassel garland | Skull salt and pepper shakers | Hobnail glass candle holders | Skull bottle stopper | Owl napkin rings.]
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Following our trip to the apple orchard last weekend, I’ve been finding myself with the itch to go to the pumpkin patch! (And go on a haunted hay ride, of course, but that’s a tale for another day.) I want pumpkins lining the walk outside our door, pumpkins being carved in excess and fresh pumpkin all up in our kitchen for baking and cooking up a storm. Pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin soups, pumpkin pies, pumpkin cookies. I could go on for days, but I’ll keep it short. I love fresh pumpkin in sweet and savory recipes alike. It’s just so good.
If, like me, you’ve got a craving for all things pumpkin, I’ve got you covered. Click through for 10 of the best pumpkin recipes perfect for all your fall celebrations and gatherings!
You may remember these DIY ombré stripe favor bags that the lovely Maxine of Tulle Box Designs shared with us earlier this year. Today I’m excited that she’s back with another awesome favor idea – the cutest cow print cookie favor boxes. Thanks for sharing, Maxine!
I love cookies – a lot. But I can’t remember the last time I dunked them in milk, which really is a ton of fun, not to mention delicious. So, the next time you have friends over, set out a few glasses of milk along with a plate of cookies, and let the nostalgia begin. Have extra cookies? Package them in these DIY cow inspired boxes as a little reminder to do a little dunking when at home. Oh, and if it “needs more cowbell”, you’ll find these cute little liberty bells in the kids section of the craft store. Enjoy!
- White bakery boxes
- Mini bells
- Glue stick
Begin by using your scissors to cut out cow spots from a piece of black cardstock. There’s no need to be perfect! You’ll want enough to cover the sides and tops of each favor box.
Using a glue stick, attach the spots to your boxes, applying pressure to make sure they adhere completely. Then set them aside to dry.
Load up your boxes with cookies and then tie with a bit of ribbon. Attach your little cowbells before tying the ribbon and voila! You’re all set and your friends will be mighty happy and content to be taking home a sweet little treat.
[Photos by Tulle Box Designs for The Sweetest Occasion.]
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I make no secret of the fact that most of the time I’d rather be wearing yoga pants or dresses. At last count I had some obscene number of dresses in my closet, nearly all of which I don on the regular. Our fall so far has been really warm and sunny, but there’s still just enough of a chill in the air to necessitate layering things up before leaving the house most days. Chillier weather definitely doesn’t keep me from wearing dresses and it shouldn’t keep you from doing so either! Cozy up with your favorite cardigan and tights, pile on an oversized knit scarf and bust out your favorite riding boots. Fall dresses are my favorite!
[Fall dresses | 1: Little Ditties | 2: Kendi Everyday | 3: Triple Thread from Chictopia.]
Hey, everyone, and happy Monday! Following yet another whirlwind of a weekend, all I want to do today is snuggle up and watch movies. Doesn’t that sound kind of amazing? My best friend got married on Saturday and getting to see all of my college friends together in one place at one time was so much fun. The wedding was at a winery in the Finger Lakes, just a small celebration with about 50 guests and loads of fall foliage to set the scene. Set in an old red barn, the wedding definitely inspired today’s color palette. Deep, rich, moody and perfectly fall-like.
[Photos, from top: James Moes | Juliet Grace | Love & Olive Oil.]