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The Art of Having Fun

Pop the Bubbly: Gray's 'How To' on Throwing a Halloween Party

Hi Everyone,

I love Halloween. I am just going to lead with that statement, as you've probably already picked up on here and various other social touch points along the way. For today, Friday, the day we anticipate all week long, I thought it'd be a poignant time to share my 3 Step Process on how to Host a VERY Happy Halloween Party.

STEP I - THE ELEGANT YET SPOOKY COCKTAIL

  Gray's How To on the Perfect Halloween Party featuring Juliska

When your guests arrive and all of the laughs and picture snaps of one another's costumes have subsided, they will be in need of a thirst quencher with a bit of a spooky twist. Blood Orange Blackberry Rum Punch (*regular oranges & juice work, too)

Ingredients: 

  • 1 cup chilled blood orange juice
  • 4 (12 ounce) chilled natural blackberry sodas (I used IZZE brand)
  • 1 cup rum
  • ¼ cup fresh lime juice
  • 1 cup fresh blackberries
  • 1 blood orange thinly sliced
  • pansies to garnish

 

Instructions:

  • In a large pitcher filled with ice combine all of the ingredients. Stir gently to combine.
  • Add several blackberries and an orange slice to each glass and pour the punch into the glasses. Garnish with a pansy if desired and serve immediately.
  • Serve in a classic old fashioned glass.

Gray's How To on the Perfect Halloween Party - The Cocktail Recipe!

STEP II - SET A FESTIVE TABLE

It's no secret that I love loVE LOVE Juliska table and glassware, so it's no surprise that they had the perfect "cauldron bowl" for my Halloween table. It's actually a stunning  Pewter Soup Tureen that I was given from Juliska to utilize in this post. Gray's How To on the Perfect Halloween Party - Setting the Table!

Your guests will have so much fun ladling out their libations for the evening. Other important elements to the perfect table setting are seasonal and Halloween specific accessories, both edible and not:

  • Bouquet of Flowers in Autumn Inspired colors like these from the Empty Vase, our favorite neighborhood florist.
  • Feel up a variety of decorative vessels like the Harriet Covered Urn with candy corns, then pair it with honeycomb candles in stunning candle sticks holders. It creates a photo moment of it's own!
  • Decorative branches with burnt orange blossoms and long stemmed yellow blossoms for additional tabletop decor; you can just place them along the sides of the bowls and candy dishes
  • Mini pumpkins and additional fruits, I particular love an opened pomegranate on display, as there's something very organic about it.

Gray's How To on the Perfect Halloween Party - Table Decor!

STEP III - TREAT YO'GUESTS TO S'MORES BY THE FIRE

Gray's How To on the Perfect Halloween Party - Sweat Treats!

Channel that little tricker treater inside and indulge in this delicious childhood sweet that has definitely stood the test of time. It couldn't be more easy, too. All you will need is:

  • Traditional Hershey's Chocolate Bars
  • Regular Sized Marshmallows
  • Graham crackers
  • Roasting Sticks
  • Fire

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And, there you have it! A successful Halloween Party in Three Easy Steps. I hope you enjoyed yourself as I know I surely did and will come October 31st of this year! Do you know what you're going to be, yet? Be sure to share on Instagram and tag me, I love seeing Halloween fun! xx GM Want to shop the post? Juliska: fill up the Acanthus Berry vase with your Marshmallows, if you're looking for something smaller than the Harriet check out Ines Lidded Compote, and incorporate candle holders Isabella Tea Light William Sonoma: Dining Table, Cabernet Glasses, Saucer Plate, and Old Fashioned Glasses

Cheers,

xx

GM

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