Saturday, October 30, 2010

Buckets of Sweet Halloween Party

The pictures arrived!  Yay!  A huge thank you to Jessie Warner Photography for taking pictures of our Sweet Halloween Party.  I have to say the lighting was not good for photography (actually, it was horrible,) and Jessie did a great job.  It was a horribly windy rainy day and the party was in the garage - so no natural light and a horribly lit space.

This party seemed to be more work than any of the kids' birthday parties.  I had a ton of help from all the guests who brought a dish to pass.  I'll showcase a few of their talents.  Even though the party made me exhausted by the end, the smiles on the kids' faces made it all worth it.  I'll save up my energy and get ready for next year.  I'm already planning - next year a candy corn theme!  Very exciting!

But before I get too far ahead of myself, here are Jessie's fabulous pictures (with a few of my amateur ones mixed in).

FREE Custom Halloween Banner - Trillustrations
(Notice the rain soaked sign - sign from the Dollar Store)

Candy Table


Candy Corn Printables - Skip to My Lou

Halloween Cookies - Happy Cookies
I've used Christine and her Happy Cookies for numerous events.  If you are locally located, you have to check her out - especially for Christmastime.  Not only are the cookies delicious, but Christine is one of the nicest people I know, donating her talented services to so many things.

Here's a few pictures of the food my talented friends and family made - the delicious caramel apples from my good friend Jean of Ribbon and Glue on Etsy and the monster mouth apples and peanut butter and witch's fingers from my sister (can you tell she's a teacher?).

Yummy Treats and Eats
Glitter chandeliers - Target dollar aisle
Carmel apple sign - Upper Case Living
"3" and "1" canisters - Target


Halloween Picture Background

Drinks are Served...
"Spooktacular" Banner Printable - Paper Dolls Shoppe

Pumpkin lanterns - Pottery Barn Kids (sold out)

Candelabra - Target Dollar aisle
Black pumpkin - Michael's
"Bling" - Joanne


 More Halloween Decor...
Pinwheels - Crossroads Cottage

Polka dot balloons - Polka Dot Market

It is very late and I may have missed a note about a product so if you are wondering where I got something, let me know.  I know my kids' pre-Halloween sugar high will be worn off before 7:00a.m. so I best be getting some sleep!  Have a great weekend and Happy Halloween!


  1. I LOVE THIS PARTY!!! You are amazing!! Are you sure you are not a party planner?? How on earth do you find the time to do all of this while being an attorney!! I am so impressed by you and I know that you are creating such wonderful and lasting memories for you children. Once again, you have totally blown my socks off!!
    BTW, I featured you tonight! I hope to bring you much blog love!


  2. This is amazing!!! Love all the details!

  3. Thank you Michelle!!!! I am so honored once again!!!

  4. Great work! So excited to see Anders Ruff printables here... you did such an amazing job!

  5. Very cute, Melissa! I love the candy corn tree! Such a cute idea!!

  6. What an awesome party! I'm so happy to see that I'm not the only party-obessed lawyer out there. I put together a Halloween table and posted it on my blog too!

  7. Can you help me out with your cupcake stand? Are those springform pans? And how did you attach them together? That is a GREAT idea.... everything is so cute!!

  8. Cupcake Dessert - the cupcake stand is from Pottery Barn. I saw it in another party blog and had to have it! Here is a link:

  9. Wow!! Amazing! You did a wonderful job!