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Day 14: Halloween Entertaining…

By Laharris1

 

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Hello everyone!

Well… here we are.

Today is the 14th day of October and believe me, my personal challenge to blog every day in October is definitely making me aware of each passing day.

(It’s also making me question my sanity, but that’s a whole other topic)

On October 5th I got this touching message from an old friend back home and it inspired today’s post. 

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Boy did this make me feel good. And it brought back all those fabulous years of Halloween fun that I’ll always treasure. Thank you Kim, I miss you all too. I really do.

But even though I’m not throwing big parties anymore, I’m still always on the look-out for those spooky little creatives who come up with ideas like the ones in this post.

When I saw this gorgeous Halloween photo shoot at Design Love Fest 

I just had to show you. Can you believe this backdrop?

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If you’re like me, you look at all the details.

The color of the candles. The centerpiece. The choice of candlesticks. The color of the pumpkins. And you pay special attention to how simple items are transformed.

I love everything about this Halloween table but I especially appreciate:

the use of gray candles

the use of Pampas grass for interesting texture (why didn’t I ever think of this?)

the absence of orange pumpkins

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and my favorite new idea?

These cheap, thrift store trays that can be spray painted with chalk paint and displayed with messages written in flowing white calligraphy.

How cool is this?

You can visit the site to see more of these photos and to get these cocktail recipes.

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Here’s a gothic version.

I spy some black sprayed painted branches used in the centerpiece with red candles and a black velvet ribbon blended with old silver looking pieces…

The Addams Family inspired Halloween tablescape at Camille Styles.

 

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I spy silverware tucked into black gloves and shining gold pumpkins as place cards. And a hint of web material under the white plates.

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Silver candle sticks with black candles and black serving pieces…

and those eggs!

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And in case you missed my Spooky Chic table ideas

you can go HERE to check out my white gloved place card. It’s my latest favorite creation.

Seeing all these pictures really gets my creative juices flowing… and as soon as I finish my Design Project Gallery Wall, I have a ghost themed tablescape I can’t wait to tackle.

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So tell me,

do you entertain at Halloween?

 

xoxo

Leslie

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I’m linking this post up with these friends.

Please visit these wonderful bloggers when you get a chance:

http://elizabethandco.blogspot.com/2014/10/be-inspired-features-and-link-party-138.html

http://www.stonegableblog.com/the-scoop-140/

http://www.astrollthrulife.net/2014/10/238th-inspire-me-tuesday_13.html

 

 

 

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