I've got more stripes in my closet than a J.Crew catalog, so you could say I'm a fan. People think of them as preppy, nautical, even Parisian. Well, why not Halloween-y? Beetlejuice rocked a black-and-white-striped suit, after all.
Instead of going the eerie route as they had before, the blogger besties created a bright, whimsical setup that centered on a giant dining table dressed in a mod black-and-white-striped fabric. What's great about using yardage from a bolt for a tablecloth is that you can just cut it to size — no sewing necessary. They also used a similar material as their photo-booth backdrop.
For the centerpieces, the bloggers collected a bunch of clear bottles and dipped the bottoms in pink and orange paint. Technically, those bands count as stripes, too — at least in my book. The bottles were lined up down the table, and each was used as a candle holder. Pumpkins were added in here and there to reinforce the holiday theme.
Even the desserts got in on the stripe action, with some of the sugar cookies sporting pink bands and dot patterns.
I'd say they earned their party-decorating stripes with this one. The result is happy, Halloween-y, and totally unexpected.
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