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REAL PARTIES: Chic Halloween Dinner

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Kara from Kara’s Party Ideas hosted a “Chic Halloween Dinner” party last weekend that looks like so much fun! I’m especially loving the black & orange drip candles, shimmery accents, black crows, and wine glasses rimmed with orange sparkle gel.

halloween dinner party ideas

Read on for lots more images and details, as told by Kara…


I hosted my Chic Halloween Dinner last week, which had a ‘black damask’ theme along with the obvious color palette of orange and black. I also added accents of shimmer and chandeliers.

I found the perfect Elegant Black Damask printable party pack on Paper & Cake {place cards, napkin rings, cupcake toppers, etc}!

halloween dinner party ideas

I topped the glasses with orange sparkle gel icing and added spider rings to the bottoms:

halloween dinner party ideas

I love this black shimmery candelabra…

halloween dinner party ideas{Also pictured above: licorice wheels that were hung above the dessert table, as inspired by Amy Atlas}

More shimmery party decor…

halloween dinner party ideas

Drinks: I put orange Jones Soda in a black cauldron filled with ice and set Monster energy drinks out {in the “Khaos” flavor that matched the black and orange theme perfectly}. The crow on top was inspired by Hostess with the Mostess…

halloween dinner party ideas

halloween dinner party ideas

The Dessert Table:

halloween dinner party ideas

The cute cupcake toppers were part of the Paper & Cake printables. I also made this chocolate pistachio ganache cake {recipe found in Celebrate magazine..it’s the cake that’s on the front cover}. It turned out really good & tasty!

halloween dinner party ideas

I added masks to the little figures on the cookies…

halloween dinner party ideas

The Oreos were rolled in orange and black sprinkles..

halloween dinner party ideas

And last but not least, the party favors were my homemade caramel apples and/or cute little boxes {paper & cake} filled with candy corn.”

halloween dinner party ideas


Fabulous Halloween party, Kara! Thanks for sharing it!

By |2018-02-12T13:33:12+00:00October 31st, 2009|Halloween|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Amy October 31, 2009 at 8:39 am


  2. kara's party ideas October 31, 2009 at 9:20 am

    thanks so much!

  3. abigail @ paper & cake October 31, 2009 at 11:37 am

    Wow Kara…. you did a FABULOUS job decorating for this party! I am so impressed :)

  4. Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor October 31, 2009 at 12:05 pm

    Awesome ideas! Most of them are doable for the average person too. Thanks for showing us!

  5. Mandy Bradshaw October 31, 2009 at 12:24 pm

    I am so sad I missed it. :(

  6. Jess B October 31, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    LOVE IT!

  7. Roberta November 1, 2009 at 9:46 am

    So Cool ! You have a great imagination,and I bet you are a very “FUN ” friend to have. Hope your peeps appreciate your hard work. Thanks for sharing,

  8. Michelle November 1, 2009 at 5:33 pm


  9. Madame Sucre November 2, 2009 at 1:58 am

    bookmarked for future party ideas.. :)

  10. Alex November 2, 2009 at 4:20 am

    How chic is that shiny black pumpkin?!

  11. Kim - The TomKatStudio November 2, 2009 at 10:12 am

    Fabulous details! Great job, Kara!

  12. Tessa November 2, 2009 at 10:19 am

    Love it! Target had some skull-damask pattern items that would have worked also perfect with this theme!

  13. Lisa November 2, 2009 at 11:22 am

    Loved the use of the orange and black monster drinks! :)

    And off topic, I wanted to tell you Jen that your blog has changed so much about how I do the little details in my life! Thank you so much…truly! I get fresh excitement everytime I visit. I would love for you to see this boy’s SPY party I recently did here:


    Thanks to you for the original inspiration to make each event special! I appreciate YOU and what you do!

  14. Lura Barylski November 2, 2009 at 11:57 am

    Awesome ideas! I love theme parties and I made my table settings similar to yours, it was for kids so I just brightened it up a bit. Everyone said it was great!

  15. Tardevil November 3, 2009 at 10:57 pm
  16. jenn s. November 4, 2009 at 7:19 am

    Hi Lisa –

    Thanks so much for your sweet message! I really appreciate it – things like that are so nice to hear… makes it all feel worth it when I get overwhelmed on this end :)

    Your spy party turned out great! I love how creative you were with the food especially… the “Kaboom!” cake is awesome and the magnifiying glasses made out of cheese & pretzel rods are genius! I’m thinking we might have to feature it as a “real party” if you’re up for it!

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