Thank you World Market for sponsoring these Halloween Entertaining Ideas. As always, all opinions and ideas are 100% my own.
Eeeek, can you believe October is finally here?! In preparation for Halloween entertaining and all things spooky, I set up my table for a Halloween party using some of my favorite Halloween decorations and Halloween candy from World Market.
World Market has a TON of great Halloween decor that I fell in love with, and I don’t feel one bit sorry that I spend double what I was planning on spending there on my Halloween haul! One thing you might notice is that when I find something I love at World Market, I usually buy it in double (sometimes even triple), so I just had to buy two of the black iron candelabras and two sets of white taper candles to go with them.
The candelabras look like they came straight from Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion (remember the floating candelabra down the hallway on the ride?), which makes me happy every time I see them.
I also bought two of the paper pulp skull containers with lids that I LOVE! These skulls are great for holding wrapped candy, or even putting an LED candle inside so that the eyes glow. SO many possibilities and ways to creep out your guests with these!
The table is covered in the gorgeous spider web tablecloth that is perfect for Halloween party or dinner. I love all of the fabulous details in the tablecloth, and the fact that it’s machine washable makes it even better.
The two decanters in the back I found for half off at World Market, and they looked like old-fashioned bottles that could be found in an old potions lab, so I added some Halloween labels that I found at World Market to give them some extra spookiness.
I also added some red wine vinegar and white wine vinegar to the bottles. Can you believe that Flying Cauldron Butterscotch Beer (non-alcoholic)? I fell in love with the label alone, and I have to admit that while drinking it I might have felt like I was with Harry Potter at The Three Broomsticks or The Leaky Cauldron drinking a glass of butter beer! If it’s good enough for Harry Potter it’s good enough for me. 😉
And just for fun and extra scariness, I added this skull bottle stopper to the top of the bottle.
World Market had some cute baking cups that I got for cupcakes and for putting small candies inside. I placed some spooky dots baking liners on my tall white square cake stand and some on my shorter square white cake stand.
I added my key bottle opener that I had on display at my fancy Downton Abbey tea party, because it has a sort of Gothic look that I thought would work for Halloween too. You would NEVER guess that this gorgeous key was a bottle opener, huh?
These spooky waxy candles will be coming to the blog soon! They were made out of toilet paper rolls and turned out amazing!
And last but not least, these glass lab candle holders can be used to hold liquid (by taking out the little glass insert) or as candle holders. I need to figure out how to make them erupt (vinegar and baking soda maybe?) so that I can make them look like they came straight out a mad scientist’s lab!
I hope this has given you a few Halloween entertaining and decorating ideas. Be sure to check out World Market for your Halloween supplies- they’ve got some great stuff!
Right now you can enter World Market’s Book of Life Sweepstakes to win a trip to the Riviera Maya and free movies for a year!! Grand package includes 5 days/ 6 nights at Grand Velas Riviera Maya (hotel and accommodations), free movies for a year, a $1,000 World Market gift card, and Book of LIfe merchandise. Plus 3 first prizes will receive a $500 World Market gift card. Sweepstakes runs now through October 24th, 2014, so be sure to enter now!
The Book of Life is in theaters on October 17th, 2014, and is based on the cultural celebrations of “Dia de los Muertos” (a day of remembering the memories of lost loved ones), and stars the voices of Channing Tatum, Zoey Saldana, Diego Luna, Danny Trejo, and Cheech Marin. Check out the trailer below…
It’s an animated movie of a Romeo and Juliet-inspired love story set during a Day of the Dead celebration: Manolo (Diego) is a young matador who wants to shed the expectations of his family to follow his dreams of being a musician and his best friend, Joaquin (Channing), is the successful pride of the town. They compete for the heart of Maria (Zoe). In order to win Maria’s heart and save her life, Manolo must face his greatest fears and follow his heart to rewrite his destiny.
I can’t wait to see Book of Life with the kiddos. I know they’ll love it!
Good luck, and happy haunting! If you know of a great way to make liquid inside those glass lab candle holders bubble, I’d love to hear it! Just leave a comment below….