I hosted our monthly book club at my house this month and you KNOW I had to do a Halloween theme! I went with a Witches Tea and stayed with black, white and orange. I LOVE those traditional Halloween colors! We had brunch so the food was simple (all store bought minus the breakfast pizza!) so it came together quick and it was really easy finding foods in those colors too! If you want the details stick around!
I found this incredible web from Oriental Trading and I knew I HAD to throw a spider party! I kept everything black and white tones, I feel like there is something a little unnerving about colorless Halloween decor. It reminds me of horror books I read growing up, someone would find a corpse and the body was always described something along the lines like “skin as paper, translucent and drained of all blood. With their black eyelashes lying on their cold skin giving a startling contrast”. Geez, I LOVE Halloween!
For years it was a running joke that my dad’s side of the family loved Dr Pepper so much they should have an IV of it put in their arm. I’m no different, it’s definitely my drink of choice so I thought it’d be a fun theme! Can I confess something? I feel like this is a safe space so here goes…I keep my Dr Pepper bottles in the car during the summer. Something about the sun heating the drink makes the carbonation burn SOOO good. Haha or as my 3 year old would say, “That’s some spicy pop!” Now that we’ve got the weirdness out of the way let’s move onto the party! I let the brand’s color guide me on my color palette with the iconic burgundy, black and white but I threw some bright red to brighten it up!
I had a ton of fun scouring the internet for Dr Pepper recipes and found an amazing one for Dr Pepper Caramel popcorn. In the end, I don’t think there was enough Dr Pepper to reduce to a syrup so the flavor was very slight. I’m not going to include that recipe since it didn’t really deliver the flavor I was hoping for. However, I’m going to make some adjustments to it and if I can get it just right I’ll include it later! Shelly collaborated with me again and created the most delicious Dr Pepper flavored desserts. More details below!
I had the amazing opportunity to throw a party for Everyday Parties Magazine for their fall issue, coming soon so keep your eyes out! Every year I struggle with how to fill the space between the 4th of July and October 1. I want to put away the bright colors of summer but burnt oranges and reds just seem too strong for August and September. Since fall is my favorite season I want that fall feeling as long as possible so I thought bringing in some softer colors of blush pink, ivory and rose gold would help balance this warm weather while the various pumpkin accents, gold pieces, and dark wood tones to ground it all would say, “Ah…hello Autumn!”