Okay, so what’s new? I am totally behind. I did this shoot a few weeks ago and finally am getting around to sharing it with you! Oh, well. . . better late than NEVER is my motto. Don’t worry, all of these items will be available to purchase next year in my shop (technically I am ahead then, if these are for next year, right?) so pin them now and buy them later! Thank goodness for pinterest. Check out our Simple Halloween Party . . .
I am totally into simple, Retro designs right now. In fact, a lot of my design from here on out will feature this design style. I think it’s just a classic, timeless look. I can’t get enough of it. The other thing that I’ve been obsessing over lately is Chalk Board Art. Oh how I wish I was artistic! I may not be artistic, but I know how to work with the talents and technology that I do have! I will explain more on this later!
Someday, I will throw a huge Halloween bash for my kids and invite all of their little goblin friends. Right now, my house is just too small! So, I decided to just style a super simple Halloween table for four and decorate the sofa table that I have in my living room. Most of the items I used were either purchased at the Dollar Tree, Target, or HomeGoods.
I wasn’t planning on even doing a Halloween shoot this year, but Jude from Fancy Dress Party Ideas was nice enough to contact me and offered to send me some Halloween goodies. You know me, I love FREE stuff and I just couldn’t pass that up. So, alas I threw this shoot together!
I had this brillant idea, or at least I thought it was a great idea! I have a hanging chalk board in my living room which I have used for a ton of my parties. Normally, I use my vinyl cutter and vinyl images on here (as seen in my Gender Reveal party & Emerson’s Carnival Party), but this time, I really wanted to chalk a cool image. After all, it is a chalk board. So, I designed something in Illustrator and sent it to my vinyl cutter. This time, instead of discarding the outside, I weeded out the actual letter and used the inverse as a stencil. I placed the vinyl on the sign, colored it in with chalk and peeled away the stencil. Pretty smart, eh? I am so excited with how it turned out that I am going to design one for every holiday!
This became the background for my shoot. Now, I know a million people are going to ask me if I sell this in my shop. Nope! I’m mean, I know! It’s my own personal chalk board! But you know what I am going to do? I am going to make something very similar that you can print out at Costco or your local photo lab. Great idea, right? See, I’m not so bad!
For the table, I did a super simple display. I created a placemat, bought these super cute plates at Target and then filled a mini-pumpkin up with candy and added a place card. I bought dry-ice and created a fun green drink potion for the kids. Down the center of the table, I put some spooky mesh-style fabric, added a pastic rat, a black crow, and a few skeleton heads. I used a cake stand that I have in my bedroom as the centerpiece. I put moss on the tray and added a skull candy jar full of gummy worms. Super easy, right? I stacked this on a few books to add some height and I was done! Bam!
I also designed a few other things like the traditional cupcake toppers, vial labels, candy tags, and drink labels. I also included one of my designs from last year. I really like the clean look of the black and white too! It’s nice that I have a lot of models that were willing to help me out with this shoot in exchange for some goodies!
Here are a few more pictures. I have a million and will include some more in my shop next year when I list these products, so stay tuned. . . haha! A year from now. . . I am sure you will forget about these designs next week!
I want to wish you all a Happy and Safe Halloween! Have fun trick-or-treating with your kids! I know we are going to have a wet night, but I must send my little candy slaves out. This mama wants some chocolate! Haha!
–Gumballs & Spooky Moss- HomeGoods
–Skulls, Large Cauldron, Skeleton Serving Tongs, Black Candles, Bat Stir Sticks- Target
–Rat, Bats, Black Crows, Black Mesh Fabric, Hanging Bats- DollarTree
–Mini Caldron, Hooded Costume, Faux eyebrows/mustache/beard-Fancy Dress Party Ideas
–Plastic Vials with Cork, Burlap- Jo Ann Fabrics
–White Candle Sticks-IKEA
–Cupcake, Donuts, Cookie, Juice, Dry Ice-Fred Meyer