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{Wicked Cool} “Bewitching” Halloween Bash

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October is just around the corner and that means that Halloween isn’t far behind! Personally, it’s one of my favorite holidays to celebrate, and Paula of Frog Prince Paperie definitely shows us how to do Halloween right with this amazing, silhouette-style “Bewitching Halloween Bash. All I can say is… “WOW!”

From the darling spider cake pops and intricate sugar cookies to the wicked-cool “perfectly poisonous parfait“, Paula’s attention to detail and styling is absolutely SPOOK-tacular!! {wink} Some of my favorite details include the Bewitched Bookpage Wreath, the muslin treat bags adorned with witch silhouettes, and the perfect little chocolate chip pumpkin face cakes. The donut broomsticks are beyond creative too! (I’m going to borrow this idea for my son’s class Halloween party.) And don’t forget about all the perfectly coordinating paper details, which you can purchase in the Frog Prince Paperie Shop!

Read on for LOTS more bewitching photos + all the magical party details. . .


PARTY DETAILS, as told by Paula

Double double toil and trouble, something bewitching this way comes!

This year’s ‘Bewitching’ Halloween started with a few silhouettes of the seasonal sort that were then wrapped in argyle and spooky patterns for a classic look.  Much gratitude to the Berzsenyi family who allowed Heather Stine Photography and I to photograph their 100-year-old house while under restoration.

Our little guests arrived at the front door candy bags in hand. The delightful costumes worn by the girls were created by Debra at Patti Fabulous. I love the little feathered hat worn by Ella Rae!

Inside the party room, the bewitched table was laden with sweets. Andrea of Contemporary Cakery provided us with so many gorgeous goodies! The children couldn’t help but squeal with all the delights. My favorite were the chocolate chip pumpkins with cream cheese frosting on the inside — all with different jack-o-lantern faces. She also provided batty black velvet whoopie pies and the scary spider cake pops.

JP Creatibles used our set design as a starting point and created the amazingly beautiful cookies. Each was a little work of art decorated to perfection.

The little harlequin and pumpkin fondant toppers were created by Lynlee’s Petite Cakes and finished off our cupcake display under the witch hat perfectly. Keeping all these goodies company were our dangerous donut skewers—on DIY witches brooms, and some “perfectly poisonous parfait” topped with tiny DIY witch hats.

Southern Belle’s Charm created the beautiful beautiful paper wreath and the paper fan-style picks with bewitching graphics for the dessert table.  Laugh Loud Smile Big made the little muslin treat bags by creating an iron-on. They were just perfect for holding a stylish handful of treats!

And what’s a party without a little bit of fun? We had a face paint artist, Debra Heuskin Face and Body Artist, paint the girls’ faces with flair. There was also a donut eating contest—the contestants couldn’t use their hands and the donuts were strung from the doorway. I admit, this was a bight more fun for the adults to watch than it should have been.

As our guests were leaving they were welcome to pick up a treat bag or two.  A bewitching cake by Contemporary Cakery served as the centerpiece along with take-home bagged and bowed sugar cookies.”



– Paperie and Styling: Frog Prince Paperie
– Photography: Heather Stine Photography
– Photo Editing: Jill Luecht Photography
– Baked Goods: Contemporary Cakery
– Sugar Cookies: JP Creatibles
– Fondant Toppers: Lynlee’s Petite Cakes
– Paper Wreath and Fan Centerpieces: Southern Belle’s Charm
– Treat  Bags: Laugh Loud Smile Big
– Facepainting: Debra Heuskin Face and Body Artist
– Costumes: Patti Fabulous
– Floral: Buds, Etc. Floral Studio

By |2018-06-07T15:32:08-07:00September 23rd, 2011|Halloween|

About the Author:

JESSICA WILCOX of Modern Moments admits to being kept awake by new creative ideas. Friends are amazed that she no sooner has a great idea for a new product than it appears on her website – beautiful and ready for customers!

This artistic, high-energy entrepreneur with a degree in business discovered her flair for design as she settled into domestic life in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and first son six years ago. Since then, she’s had two more adorable boys and has begun two flourishing design-related businesses, one for custom home décor and one for print goods and party supplies.

Her flair for party details is the reason she is now developing a third business. A lover of “all things cupcake,” Jessica not only creates unique party décor but loves to cook savory snacks and bake sweet treats that creatively express the event’s theme. Lucky family members get to enjoy her design and culinary creations on a regular basis, and she’s now ready to share her party planning brilliance with the world. Watch for it!


  1. Anne September 23, 2011 at 8:00 pm

    Wow! My brain is on Halloween overload right now. What a beautiful bash!

  2. keecam September 23, 2011 at 8:06 pm

    ZOWIE!!! Now those are some of the cutest halloween treats I’ve ever seen! How in the world did she make those adorable pumpkin cakes?!?! You gotta share-it’s killing me! :)

  3. Nancy Pfeifer September 23, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    HOLY MOLLY!!!! Paula rocked it!!! ADORE!!!

  4. one stone events September 23, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    fantastic!! i love the harlequin, the broomstick donuts, the witch hats, everything…!! so awesome!

  5. Marjorie September 24, 2011 at 6:34 am

    OMG this is amazing! I LOVE it!

  6. Layla Mayville {Simply Savannah Events} September 24, 2011 at 7:11 am

    Paula’s work is always amazing, but this Halloween party tops them all.

  7. Jutta September 24, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Everything looks so beautiful. So much talent!!!
    @JP Creatibles – …decorated to perfection indeed… wow!!!!

  8. [email protected] Petal Events September 24, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Absolutely gorgeous, Paula!! Everything is just perfect. I love the donuts on the broomsticks…so creative!!

  9. Allison September 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    Those cookies are unreal! This party is awesome!!

  10. Andrea @ Paper-Charmed September 24, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    super love! another great job by Paula!

  11. Joey @ 365cakepops September 24, 2011 at 9:55 pm

    Wow!! I love it. Everything looks fantastic. So inspiring.

  12. Macon September 25, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Awesome! Always dream of having parties like this!

  13. Daphne September 25, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I love how intricate all the pieces are! If anyone is interested, I found another website with a lot of great crafts also.


  14. Aimee September 26, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Can this be any witching awesome.. so many details and beautiful…

  15. KCbakes September 26, 2011 at 7:23 am

    Hands down, the BEST Halloween-themed party I’ve ever seen. Immaculate execution, amazing details from start to finish. I’m in awe!!! I want that paper “wreath” for my front door – it is so cool!

    ps: I’d love it if you enter your vampire spider cake pops in my Halloween contest – they are too cool for people not to see! :) http://www.kcbakes.com/halloween-contest.html

  16. Ebony September 26, 2011 at 8:02 am

    OMGosh….this makes me want to have a halloween party! :) How fabulous!!!

    Great work Paula… fellow JMU grad! ROCK IT!


  17. Favors Centerpieces September 26, 2011 at 8:15 am

    Amazing job at ALL the details! I’m simply amazed at how wonderful everything is… and I find that donut eating contest so adorable! ♥ Great job!

  18. MonogrammedEverything! September 26, 2011 at 10:21 am

    ooooooo I can’t wait for Halloween!!

  19. Paula @ Frog Prince Paperie September 26, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Thank you so much for featuring my Halloween party! And thanks to all the truly fabulous vendors who had a part in helping put this on. :)

  20. Stacey September 27, 2011 at 2:41 pm

    Can someone please send me recipe for parfait?

  21. ana pinto October 4, 2011 at 3:07 pm

    I love it

  22. Kim @ The Celebration Shoppe October 6, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Fabulous job ladies! LOVE the witch hats and the donut broom sticks. Brilliant!

  23. Praveen October 10, 2011 at 8:04 am

    Love this, such fun Halloween inspiration! Can’t wait to share, thanks! {http://rivernorthlove.blogspot.com/}

  24. Jennifer October 11, 2011 at 12:25 am

    I love this! Do you have instructions for the DIY donut witches brooms?

    • jenn s. October 11, 2011 at 6:13 am

      Hi Jennifer –
      All you need for the Witch Brooms are raffia and wooden dowel rods (I usually buy the “Woodies” brand in the wood crafts section at Michaels). Just cut a small bunch of raffia, fold it in half & hold it against the end of the dowel rod, then use another piece of raffia secure the folded bunch to the wood stick “broom style” and tie it off with a knot. You can also trim the raffia bunch to “groom it” if you need to. Super easy!

      P.S. If you feel that your woooden dowel rods are too long, you can cut them down using sturdy wire cutters.

    • Paula @ Frog Prince Paperie October 13, 2011 at 4:26 am

      To make it even easier than using dowels, I used a corn cob skewer that was pre-cut!

      • jenn s. October 13, 2011 at 6:15 am

        ooh – great idea, Paula! Thanks! :)

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