spooky soiree

Enjoy our creative and unique ideas for your next halloween party curated here in Los Angeles. All decor suggestions are for the modern home, adult themed, and oh so spooky! As always, we keep budget and storage solutions in mind when choosing our collection.

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COLOR SCHEME:

matte black, high gloss black, off white,

brass, taupe, and hits of burgundy

TEXTURES:

leather, linen, latex, metals,

feathers, spikes, wood, wax

FEATHERS...This long feathered bird is my favorite edition to the table this year. It may not be the obvious choice for Halloween decor, but it adds a fun steampunk/taxidermy type look the collection. These feathered friends are intended to be Christmas ornaments which means they have a clip at the foot so you can put them anywhere. They can also be used as a napkin ring or place card holder. Pictured here, it sits nicely atop a small pumpkin and I recommend scattering them at random. Added bonus, they can be repurposed for a Thangsgiving tablescape and then on to the tree for Christmas! PS. they are also on sale at Z Gallerie!  Feather Bird $3.99 https://www.zgallerie.com/p-19363-feather-bird.aspx   

FEATHERS...This long feathered bird is my favorite edition to the table this year. It may not be the obvious choice for Halloween decor, but it adds a fun steampunk/taxidermy type look the collection. These feathered friends are intended to be Christmas ornaments which means they have a clip at the foot so you can put them anywhere. They can also be used as a napkin ring or place card holder. Pictured here, it sits nicely atop a small pumpkin and I recommend scattering them at random. Added bonus, they can be repurposed for a Thangsgiving tablescape and then on to the tree for Christmas! PS. they are also on sale at Z Gallerie!

Feather Bird $3.99 https://www.zgallerie.com/p-19363-feather-bird.aspx

 

LEATHER...a few yards of faux leather ribbon from a local fabric store make excellent napkin rings. Leave a little excess to drape on the table for a moody effect.  LINEN...while you are at the fabric store, order a couple yards of black linen for a gauzy tablecloth. Save on ironing time and leave it bunching and the ends frayed. Splurge on linen napkins that you would use year round and save on the tablecloth that you will probably only use once a year. 

LEATHER...a few yards of faux leather ribbon from a local fabric store make excellent napkin rings. Leave a little excess to drape on the table for a moody effect.

LINEN...while you are at the fabric store, order a couple yards of black linen for a gauzy tablecloth. Save on ironing time and leave it bunching and the ends frayed. Splurge on linen napkins that you would use year round and save on the tablecloth that you will probably only use once a year. 

DRINKS...black martini glasses will not only add to the monochrome look but will also save time on creating fall cocktails for your guests...a classic martini will look just as spooky as a flavored. A little plastic spider ring makes for a great accessory or spray paint in different color metallics for a disposable drink marker!   BLACK...as a superfan of spray paint, I used both flat and gloss to spray anything from pumpkins to apples to pineapples to complete the monochrome statement.

DRINKS...black martini glasses will not only add to the monochrome look but will also save time on creating fall cocktails for your guests...a classic martini will look just as spooky as a flavored. A little plastic spider ring makes for a great accessory or spray paint in different color metallics for a disposable drink marker! 

BLACK...as a superfan of spray paint, I used both flat and gloss to spray anything from pumpkins to apples to pineapples to complete the monochrome statement.

MASKED...I like to use masquerade masks as table decor scattered around for guests to try on if they are feeling naughty! Also doubles a last minute costume for anyone who arrives without!  BRASS...I love this brass candelabra from Crate & Barrel. It allows you to drape the linen or fill with pumpkins or flowers so easily. Bonus: it's on super sale right now for only $24.95! Looks great with or without tapers in it.

MASKED...I like to use masquerade masks as table decor scattered around for guests to try on if they are feeling naughty! Also doubles a last minute costume for anyone who arrives without!

BRASS...I love this brass candelabra from Crate & Barrel. It allows you to drape the linen or fill with pumpkins or flowers so easily. Bonus: it's on super sale right now for only $24.95! Looks great with or without tapers in it.

BURGANDY...instead of using the usual suspect (orange) go for an unexpected pop of color for DIa de los Muertos look and add burgundy flowers to your tablescape. I use faux peonies here but will opt for the real thing the day of the party! Other options include burgundy hydrangea, dahlia's, and ranunculus. A lower cost option would be classic dried red roses.   SKULLS...to add a halloween print, I decided to layer paper goods with my ceramics. There are so many fun cocktail napkins and paper plates out there for this once a year event that you can buy in bulk and have a affordable plate for your guests appetizers, desserts, or small plates. And disposable equals less clean up! Save the real stuff for the actual dinner.  SPIKED...not just the punch but adding spikes to a pumpkin then covering with a layer of high gloss black spray paint makes for an edgy addition. This particular pumpkin is from everyones fave place, Target. You might ask why I opted to paint over it since it has some pretty neat hardware, but up close it looks just a little inexpensive and this really gives it a cool latex look that you can't buy in the store.   Studded Pumpkin $5 https://www.target.com/p/halloween-studded-pumpkin-small-black-hyde-and-eek-boutique-153/-/A-52313397#lnk=sametab

BURGANDY...instead of using the usual suspect (orange) go for an unexpected pop of color for DIa de los Muertos look and add burgundy flowers to your tablescape. I use faux peonies here but will opt for the real thing the day of the party! Other options include burgundy hydrangea, dahlia's, and ranunculus. A lower cost option would be classic dried red roses. 

SKULLS...to add a halloween print, I decided to layer paper goods with my ceramics. There are so many fun cocktail napkins and paper plates out there for this once a year event that you can buy in bulk and have a affordable plate for your guests appetizers, desserts, or small plates. And disposable equals less clean up! Save the real stuff for the actual dinner.

SPIKED...not just the punch but adding spikes to a pumpkin then covering with a layer of high gloss black spray paint makes for an edgy addition. This particular pumpkin is from everyones fave place, Target. You might ask why I opted to paint over it since it has some pretty neat hardware, but up close it looks just a little inexpensive and this really gives it a cool latex look that you can't buy in the store. 

Studded Pumpkin $5 https://www.target.com/p/halloween-studded-pumpkin-small-black-hyde-and-eek-boutique-153/-/A-52313397#lnk=sametab

DESSERT...I just die for these black praise macaroons and so will everyone at your party! I found this recipe on Eye Swoon, but I will personally be scouring LA to find these since I am not much of a baker! If you are up to the baking challenge here it is:  http://eye-swoon.com/recipes/black-praline-macarons/

DESSERT...I just die for these black praise macaroons and so will everyone at your party! I found this recipe on Eye Swoon, but I will personally be scouring LA to find these since I am not much of a baker! If you are up to the baking challenge here it is:

http://eye-swoon.com/recipes/black-praline-macarons/

MORE DRINKS...using your leather form the napkins rings, wrap around liquor bottles in a corset like fashion. Choose bottles that coordinate with your table so they can be left out and moved around! But only opt for the good stuff like this perfect bottle of Hendricks Gin.  BRASS...antique keys are a great table sprinkle and I will be "sprinkling" them everywhere this year! Easy to find a mixed bag on Amazon and these have so many diy possibilities. Add a suede cord to the ends, use as placecard holders or napkin rings, surround a candle in a glass candelabra, or even use for a fun game for your guests...maybe everyone gets a key at the door and you have to find your match?!   WHITE PUMPKINS...they work with all types of decor and for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. If I can give you any advice it would be to buy these early in the season! Trust me, you will want them! Trust me they sell out fast! (probably because people like me buy them in bulk!!) Adding a couple to your grocery stop at Whole Foods is not enough, buy a whole basket worth!

MORE DRINKS...using your leather form the napkins rings, wrap around liquor bottles in a corset like fashion. Choose bottles that coordinate with your table so they can be left out and moved around! But only opt for the good stuff like this perfect bottle of Hendricks Gin.

BRASS...antique keys are a great table sprinkle and I will be "sprinkling" them everywhere this year! Easy to find a mixed bag on Amazon and these have so many diy possibilities. Add a suede cord to the ends, use as placecard holders or napkin rings, surround a candle in a glass candelabra, or even use for a fun game for your guests...maybe everyone gets a key at the door and you have to find your match?! 

WHITE PUMPKINS...they work with all types of decor and for both Halloween and Thanksgiving. If I can give you any advice it would be to buy these early in the season! Trust me, you will want them! Trust me they sell out fast! (probably because people like me buy them in bulk!!) Adding a couple to your grocery stop at Whole Foods is not enough, buy a whole basket worth!

CREEPY CRAWLERS...break out the spray paint again and gild your beetles and bugs! Place the smaller sized in inconspicuous places for your guests to find throughout the evening. 

CREEPY CRAWLERS...break out the spray paint again and gild your beetles and bugs! Place the smaller sized in inconspicuous places for your guests to find throughout the evening. 

HIGH GLOSS BLACK...I love to repurpose my everyday serving and decor for holidays versus buying all new. For those of us in the city with limited storage, this can be a necessity. I was so luck to find these black coral salad servers in the Hamptons at my favorite flower and gift shop, Flowers by Rori. I used them all summer and now can turn them into creepy branch servers for Halloween! The high gloss coordinates with the spray paint pumpkins just perfectly.

HIGH GLOSS BLACK...I love to repurpose my everyday serving and decor for holidays versus buying all new. For those of us in the city with limited storage, this can be a necessity. I was so luck to find these black coral salad servers in the Hamptons at my favorite flower and gift shop, Flowers by Rori. I used them all summer and now can turn them into creepy branch servers for Halloween! The high gloss coordinates with the spray paint pumpkins just perfectly.

HAVE A SPECTAKULAR SPOOKY SOIREE!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN from FRANKLINAVE!

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Kristy Degina