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REAL PARTIES: Sunday Funday Halloween

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This fabulous new Real Party feature comes from Jessica of Party Box Design.

From spiked cider served in mason jars to the “caution!” candy buffet and “boo-licious” DIY cupcake & caramel apple tower, this party is loaded with tons of spooky-sweet inspiration for Halloween!


Read on for all the details, as told by Jessica herself…


“I love throwing parties, I live for it! I also LOVE the fall, and just couldn’t resist the opportunity to throw a Sunday Funday Halloween Party with cocktails & “harvesty” beer.

I believe every party deserves a cocktail, and every cocktail deserves a tag! For this event I went with a mix of cider, grand marnier, and rum for the signature cocktail… simple but SO fantastic!

I also created fun drink labels so the adults could easily distinguish between the spiked “cautious cider” and the non-alcoholic “spooky cider“.


Mason jars served as glasses for the cider. They added warmth and character to the party – and best of all, are seriously inexpensive! I made tags to go around the rim of each jar.


Cupcakes are a must… and caramel apples too! (All made by me, and yes – sleep is overrated!) The cupcakes were carrot cake flavored with cream cheese icing.

My mother and I created a tower to display the cupcakes & caramel apples and decorated it with simple satin ribbon.


Candy Bars/Buffets are another must at every party – LOVE! I think they are adored by both kids and adults alike…


Homemade caramel pop corn was layered with candy corn to add color to the large glass vase. The other glass jars of varying heights held Reece’s Pieces and candy corn. The Caution Tape is by Martha Stewart Crafts and was purchased at Michaels. For the goody bags I purchased “Skeleton Hands” at The Dollar Store – yes, The Dollar Store!!!


I love mixing brown and black, so it fit perfectly together with the different shades of orange. When planning a party/event – I almost always choose my colors first. It helps me layer out the event.”



Thanks for the inspiration, Jessica!

By |2016-12-24T08:14:42+00:00October 28th, 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. Lindsay October 28, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Wow that is amazing. I love that candy buffet.

  2. Marie D October 28, 2009 at 11:13 am

    That is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing this! Great ideas!

  3. Melissa E October 28, 2009 at 12:04 pm

    I would love to go to this party! So many great ideas. I too love fall and Halloween, I’m totally inspired to throw a bash next year! Great job Jessica!!! :)

  4. Ellen Collis October 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    So cool! That candy buffet is pure Candy Corn Heaven!


  5. Gwen October 28, 2009 at 12:48 pm

    Jess, your party looks awesome!!! I love the ‘candy bar’, and I’ll def be using this idea next time I have a party

  6. shelly October 28, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    What a great party!

  7. Jess B October 28, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    awww thanks everyone! its really wonderful to be highlighted on this site, & to hear how many people feel inspired to throw a Sunday Funday Halloween Party of their own!

  8. noel October 28, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    great party! thanks for all of the fab inspiration!

  9. Nancy October 28, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Wow! What a great party! You did a fabulous job!

  10. Down Pillow October 28, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    So many great ideas! I love the cider in mason jars & the cupcake & caramel apple tower :)

  11. Aggie October 29, 2009 at 4:21 am

    I wish I had talent!

  12. ljcadv October 29, 2009 at 6:06 am

    ack I love it!

  13. Neelam October 29, 2009 at 6:28 am

    Thank you for sharing this! Great ideas!

  14. Proud Grammy October 29, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Just got home from our little vacation and saw your email and immediately went to the site to see your fantastic creations. You are FANTASTIC, CREATIVE, and the PARTY HOSTESS of the year. So proud of your endeavors. Knew you would be the best.

  15. Joy October 29, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I LOVE this! I’m actually using one of my cupcake towers and doing a caramel apple tower at my 1st graders class party tomorrow. You are super talented…what a beautiful display! Looks like a FUN party!!!

  16. Amanda Formaro October 30, 2009 at 4:22 am

    Wow that’s an amazing display!

  17. Jess B October 30, 2009 at 4:23 am

    Thanks Everyone! I really enjoy throwing parties!

    I also love hearing people say they feel they can use this very idea for their own event! So Fun!

  18. Rochelle October 30, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Wow. Amazing. Love it!

  19. emily October 30, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    i love everything it is so awsome

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