…Black and White Polka Dot Halloween!
The party was inspired by an adorable witch’s shoes rubber stamp and black and white polka dot fabric. Almost every element of this party is a DIY.
To kick off the celebration, guests received a handmade invite featuring the witch’s shoes stamp on the front. A little glitter, colorful cardstock and a broom made from yarn and a toothpick completes the look.
The back of the invite unfolds to reveal all the details of the “boo-t-iful” party.
The painted black and white polka dot pumpkins are showstoppers, accented with oversized purple and orange tissue paper flowers. (I’m in love with the dots! Can’t help myself!) They are simple to make; you can find a tutorial here.
The “Boo!” banner completes the backdrop.
An orange tutu is an unexpected element on the table, and surrounds a multi-layer cupcake stand. What a pop of color! Purple stars punched out of grape taffy adorn each cupcake. (be sure to warm the taffy in microware to soften. Makes it easy to flatten and cut out.) Don’t you just love the big green gumballs? They’re always a fav of mine and here they accent the ruffle cake stand perfectly. Little, glittery spiders inserted all around, stand out on the white plate. Hope they don’t eat much!
The little ghosts are good enough to eat! Sorry little guys! They are made by draping white fondant over two stacked marshmallows. Then, I painted a little face on each one with a food marker. So cute!
Scary licorice trees are another simple DIY. String black licorice on floral wire and cluster them together to make the tree shape. Hold the tree form in place with black electrical tape, and bend the limbs to your liking.
In the shade of the licorice trees hide the spooky spirits that were served in chalkboard-embellished glasses. This made it easy for goblins to keep track of their brew. I love, love, love these!
The ceramic witch’s shoes were actually votive holders that I used to display purple and orange frosted pretzel rods. Their colors worked perfectly. (I wish I had taken a photo of both shoes together. )I love them!
Each guest was sent home with a sweet, cotton, black and white polka dot goodie bag with some treats to enjoy later. Lucky guests!
Hope you had a BOO-TI-FUL time here and will try some of these ideas. I would love to see your pictures.
Banner: Party Patisserie. Available for purchase, just leave me a comment or send me an email: partypatisserie (at) gmail (dot) com $20.00
Treat bags: Party Patisserie. Available in my Etsy Shop. Click here.
Tissue Paper Flowers: Party Patisserie
Glasses: Pier 1 Imports
Orange tutu: HomeGoods