Get Your Freak On
Halloween is coming up and sometimes planning your party can be scarier than the costumes themselves. Fortunately, at Sweet Soirées we have some tricks and treats that can help take the fright out of your night!
The best place to start is to decide on which Halloween theme you will pick for your party. This year we wanted to take a new twist on the traditional orange and black Halloween look and took inspiration from the colourful sugar skulls used in Mexican celebrations.
We started by using vibrant paper pinwheels in pink, green, yellow and orange to create a fun backdrop that made the whole room pop. The table decorations included bright flowers to complement the backdrop with spooky candlesticks to add a more ominous atmosphere.
We also used pumpkins for decorations, but instead of carving out jack-o-lanterns we painted them to look like colourful sugar skulls. This is a really fun and easy activity to do with kids and more hassle free then carving.
What you need to paint your own sugar skull pumpkins is:
- Fast drying white spray paint
- Colourful range of sharpie pens
- Sugar Skull Design to Follow
How you do it?
- Spray paint the pumpkin white, you may need two coats.
- Leave it to dry for 10 minutes
- It’s easier to start with drawing hearts for eyes and then an upside heart for the nose. This provides a good frame which you can then leave your kids to decorate how they like – it’s like a big doodle!
Halloween wouldn’t be complete without treats, I chose to have ginger bread cookies decorated as happy skeletons, colourful rice crispy cakes, and giant marshmallows with sugar skull faces. You can create your own delicious sugar skulls by using edible ink pens from Complete Deelite, another fun activity for kids.
Our final showstopper were some simple cup cakes which went through a Halloween makeover. We used sugar skull cake toppers and cupcake cases which we found and printed off from Etsy.
Read more: Get Spooked! Sassy Mama’s Halloween Dining and Activities Guide 2016
If you are stuck for time and ideas this Halloween, Sweet Soirees along with Rumple and Friends and RF Discos are throwing a grand Halloween Spooktakular at The White Loft on Sunday, 30 October from 2pm – 5pm. There will be apple bobbing, zombie station, Piñata, Creepy Snacks, Crafts and the best dressed Halloween disco!
How much: Adults $300, Children $100 (Kids under 3 go free!)
Make sure you email email@example.com to secure your ticket to the best family Halloween party in town!
Thanks to Kim Bacon Photography for the wonderful photos of the Sugar Skull Themed Halloween Party!