So far this week I've shown you how my whole spooky colorful Halloween party came together, from the initial plants, to the event, to a simple DIY project. My favorite part of putting the whole thing together might have been thinking about the decorations, so today I'm laying it all out there! Here's everything you need to get the look of my party.
It was rather difficult to find a game to play at my spooky colorful Halloween party. Some party games weren't good for big groups, and others didn't have the right kind of energy. I wanted something laid-back, but fun, and good for grownups. That's why I decided to not pull out a traditional Halloween game. Instead, we played a party game I've always enjoyed: Trivia!
We split our friends into groups of three and played three rounds of questions around themes:Food, Halloween, and America. Here's what we did — complete with printable, downloadable cards so you and your friends can play too!
Forget the candy corn, and don't even think about those giant Kit Kat bars. Halloween is made for fun DIY projects. A simple search on Pinterest will give you limitless ideas for Halloween decorations. Some of these DIY ideas are easy, and some are anything but.
This little decoration project is on the easy side of the spectrum, and all you need is some paper, string, and adhesive. Let me show you how it's done!
Halloween might just be the best excuse to throw an awesome party. Unlike Thanksgiving or Christmas, there are no expectations when it comes to Halloween: you can throw a party that's as goofy, spooky, or relaxed as you like. There are no traditional expectations. That's why a couple weeks ago I invited thirteen of my friends over to my small New York apartment to dance, eat delicious things, drink boozy beverages, and play a Halloween game (no, not bobbing for apples).
Yesterday I shared the party plan and menu for my Halloween gathering, and today I'm talking music. While there might be a lot of songs for Christmas and Valentine's Day, there simply aren't enough songs aimed at Halloween. Surprised? Neither was I. I just wanted something fun, danceable, and on-theme. Was that too hard to ask?
After only being able to find Halloween songs that were intended for kids (or just way too goofy), I enlisted my friend Laura to come up with a ghoulish playlist. Thus, the Hip Hop Halloween playlist came to be.
I feel like Halloween works best when it's colorful and kid-friendly, and these super cute printable drink labels and straw flags strike just the right note. A great price, too; you can print as many as you need yourself after getting the instant download. (Also, wouldn't these colors work so well with Emma's awesome spider treats from last year?)
Halloween is an excellent excuse for adults to dress up in ridiculous costumes, eat lots of candy, and play games. You may not be able to go trick-or-treating anymore, but that shouldn't stop you from celebrating the holiday with a fun (and spooky) party.
When I decided to throw my own Halloween party this year for our Gatherings from The Kitchn series, I just wanted to make sure it was fun. I skipped the standard cobwebs and ghoulish witches for something a lot more goofy with a bunch of delicious treats. We'll be sharing this party with you all week — and today, let's start with the menu.
I lived without outdoor space for many years, so when my husband and I finally moved to an apartment with a porch, we knew it was only a matter of time before we threw an outdoor party — specifically, a grilled pizza party!
I've already shared the party plan and the simple menu with you. Here's a full look at the party itself, from the grill setup and topping-chopping marathon to the final shots of the pizza in all its charred, melted glory.
When warm weather came to Brooklyn this year, Rich threw an intimate "Hello to Summer" gathering for some friends in his lushly planted rooftop garden. Called for the afternoon, when the flowers would be at their fullest and the plants at their greenest, the party featured drinks and appetizers that were heavy on the garden-fresh ingredients.
Here's a full look at the party, from the setup to the cocktail recipes, including a few gardening tips along the way. Planning an outdoor party this summer? Here's some inspiration for making it a relaxed and delicious gathering.
After an especially brutal winter, Rich was even more excited than usual to see springtime come to his beautiful roof garden. In the summer months, the rootop is his favorite room in the house, with walls of hydrangea and boxwood and pots of herbs and lettuces. So naturally, Rich wanted a little fanfare to celebrate the start of the season. To properly welcome summer, he threw a casual afternoon gathering for some friends and neighbors, serving food and drinks inspired by the bounty already flourishing in the garden. This week we'll be telling you all about his party, the recipes, the decor, and the shindig itself, starting today with the Party Plan. Want to see how he did it all?