Planning a Halloween Party

Well, summer is definitely over for another year, which gives me the perfect excuse to begin planning a Halloween party. 

I’ve desperately been trying to hold on to the warmer days — refusing to wear proper shoes in favour of my flip flops — but, try as I might, autumn is upon us once more.

The leaves are already beginning to change colour, the air smells fresher and I *might* (OK, I actually did) put the heating on the other night because I was so cold).

So autumn — let’s not dwell on the onset of winter and cherish the here and now.

Let’s think of things about autumn that we do like.

Crunchy leaves that just beg to be jumped in. Tick.

Wearing cosy socks and snuggling on the sofa under an emergency blanket (anyone else have one of those by the way?).

Colourful opaque tights and chunky knits? Lovely.

And Halloween.

Halloween Party Ideas

Aaah Halloween. Anything that gives a valid excuse for a party is good for me. I’m there with bells on or — in this instance — a witches hat ;)

So to cheer myself up about the passing of summer, I’ve been busying myself and planning a Halloween party. Not 100% sure of the theme yet but I’ve had my head turned by Day Of The Dead themed decorations.

I love that it’s a little bit glam — less gruesome, more pretty — and I’m especially loving the sugar skull designs that seem to be popping up everywhere.

sugar skull inspiration
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Halloween Party Essentials

I’ve found so many fabulous Halloween party essentials online (from the same place I got all the boy’s pirate party decorations from)  but to add to the theme — even though it’s a month away— I decided to get my baking hat on and have a go at making some sugar Skull iced biscuits.

sugar skull biscuits

To see whether planning a Halloween party paid off, have a look at this post!

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About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

42 thoughts on “Planning a Halloween Party

  1. Oh my goodness, those sugar skull biscuits are so cute, Caro! They’re going on my Halloween board on Pinterest right away! I love Aquafaba: the clever people who made it mainstream ti use it as an egg replacer a couple of years ago are geniuses! Thanks for joining in with #FreeFromFridays xx

  2. They look fab, you clever thing. Mine wouldn’t look anywhere near as professional, but they might look a whole lot scarier !! :D Thanks for hosting #homeetc

  3. Totally with you on tights, blanket and heating. It stills feels a bit like we are being teased with Autumn though doesn’t it! I love that you are so far ahead in your Halloween thinking. I also admire your skill in making those biscuits! They look fab and I’m liking the day of the dead theme. I keep seeing similar in the shops but didn’t realise what they were. A pretty take on things. I’m off the hook for the party this year but we still have fun decorating the house. Thanks for hosting #HomeEtc

  4. These biscuits look BRILLIANT! You must have such a steady hand, I love the detail they’re almost too good to eat (almost!) I love Autumn, easily my favourite time of year, and if my little arrival doesn’t arrive too late I’m hoping a Halloween themed birthday party can become a bit of a tradition! #HomeEtc xx

  5. These are ace Caro!! I have always wanted to try icing biscuits thus way but I need child free time I think, usually the boys help me bake and any hopes of having heat icing goes out the window. I’m going to keep this pinned for next year, they look SO good and I love sugar skulls at Halloween xxx

  6. Wow! Those biscuits look absolutely fantastic. I wish I had the patience! Absolutely love the gold skull decoration, although I’m not a huge Halloween lover.

  7. Oooh I love these! Day of the dead is everywhere this season isn’t it! I am working on a day of the dead crocheted skull. #homeetc

  8. These are seriously cool, Caro. I’m totally with you on the sugar skull design – not too scary but also very, very pretty. Biscuit/cake decorating has never been a strong point of mine but I’m tempted to give these a go. You’ve made it look so easy! :) #HomeETC.

  9. Love the skull cookie idea! I just ordered up a black icing pen online so a bit of a cheat but thought I’d do some biscuits with green icing and spiders crawling over the top this year for Halloween… x

    1. Haha!! I’d love to send you some — in fact — I’d LOVE for there to be some left still!! I’ve never seen anything get demolished so quickly :) They should be renamed ‘vanishing biscuits’!!! ;)

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