“Ghost” a party for Halloween 2012
It is easy and inexpensive to host a cute party! I am a super busy mom and I don’t have time to do too much. I can assure you this table was planned in less than 2 days.
Here are my tips:
Pick a theme, colors and a pattern. In this case, I picked a “Ghost” theme. I used orange, black, chevron and some polka dots here and there.
Go around your house and gather all decor, tablecloths, dishes, etc. I prefer to use white dishes most of the time. They match well with every holiday.
Invite a few kids. It will keep it affordable.
Do-it-yourself crafts are fun and easy! Keep it simple.
Use a square piece of foam and paint it orange with acrylic paint. Add glitter right away and cut some letters to spell the word “BOO”. You can also cut some letters to spell “EEK” and glue them on the back. Use hot glue to add letters.
Your foam squares can be used to stick your “marshmallow ghosties”. It’s a marshmallow on a lollipop stick. Draw some eyes with an edible marker.
Wrap some suckers with a white napkin, glue some googly eyes and tie with a black pipe cleaner or ribbon. It’s an adorable ghost!
I used recycled “Starbucks” frappuccino bottles for the drinks. They have milk or you can make some “Boo-nilla” shakes.
Use white paper bags and draw a ghost face. The white chinese take-out food boxes work well for treats. I wrapped the handles with pipe cleaners and glued some eyes.
I make my table runners and sell them in my etsy shop, A to Zebra Celebrations. I love patterns so I have several for every occasion.
I am addicted to platters, cupcake stands and jars! I recommend to invest in some white stands for all your desserts. I got mine from Cupcake Stand. I use it all the time.
Add a final little detail and spend the money on customized tags for your table. I got mine from Desserts & Designs. The files were emailed to me. I printed them at home. You can print at your local Staples or Office Max as well.
I spent less than $50 to put this together considering I used several things I had around my house. Often times I borrow things from friends and family too. Don’t be shy to ask!
I hope you are inspired and liked my affordable party tips!
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