Halloween Shindig

I love to host parties

However - it's not an easy job! I was finally able to see why my mom was/is always a bat outta hell the days leading up to any major holiday that we were hosting or any party that we had at our house.

It takes a lot of hours, and ideas, and preparation, and money.

Those above necessities to make a good party are limited here at my house so I got as creative as I could for a party of 25 that was going to take place in my less than 1,000sq foot apartment.

On Friday night, Sara (the other awesome party host) and I took a trip over to Target. Wouldn't have been a big deal, except that we went on Friday at 5:30, which is major rush hour in Chicago, so it took us a good 40 minutes to get there....which, by the way, it's about 4 miles away.

We were working on a tight schedule since it took us a day and half to get there, so we were literally running through the isles throwing things into our cart.

When we got home, we got to work. (after eating pizza and having a few beers....target was emotionally draining!)

****I have to apologize that I don't have good pictures to show all of our cute details. If my mom/dad is reading this right now, I REALLY need a new camera for Christmas!*****

We made jello shots and put gummy worms in the cup. The dixie cups were boring so we wrapped each cup in different Halloween scrapbook paper. They ended up being my favorite craft we did. The cups were adorable and everyone loved the surprise worm that was made its way into the shot.

We made a bunch of banners and set up food for our Orange buffet.
Whenever you have an "orange" buffet, you can pretty much rest assured that you are dealing with over-processed, high fat, high sugar, deliciousness.

Saturday was the big party.

I tried to keep my cool and with all of the help I had, the party turned out to be as cute as possible and was so much fun. I think it is the first Halloween party of many.

I was a "social" butterfly. Get it? Get it?

1 comment:

  1. Your party looks soo cute! I LOVE themes! The orange bar...PERFECT! As a fellow hostess, trust me I feel ya on how much work it can be, but in the end it is sooo worth it! Unfortunately, this year I will not be hosting my annual Christmas feast/party because all of my besties have decided to scatter themselves throughout the world, but I can live vicariously through you! I cannot wait to see what you have in store for Christmas :-) PS...Starbucks holiday cups are back! The official marker of the holiday season!