Tag Archives: Halloween

Featured On… Cooking Channel!

Can you believe how quickly Halloween is approaching? The next concept in our “Party in Five” collaboration with Cooking Channel caters to adults who love to get in the holiday spirit by showing you how to host a totally unique, spooky cocktail party. This voodoo-inspired bash screams Halloween with jarr-ing decor, tribal tones and classy finger foods.… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Hocus Pocus

In my opinion, nothing’s more Halloween-ish than witchcraft… and growing up, there was only one movie worth watching over and over come October. If you weren’t already familiar with the plot, Hocus Pocus is a comedic horror film that follows the adventures of three lovable witch sisters (Bette Midler! Sarah Jessica Parker! Kathy Najimi!) on a… read more


Bottoms Up :: Black Licorice Delight

If you know me at all, (or if you’ve read my “Essentials”) you know that I have a penchant for black. So when I sat down to brainstorm a fun Halloween cocktail, I was overcome by an onset of inspiration from Lord Licorice himself to create a drink that’s dark and sinister… Hence: the Black… read more


DIY :: No-Sew Pineapple Costume

I’d like to preface this post by saying that, while I’m super proud of this pineapple costume concept, it’s very plain to see what (or who) truly is the star here. I have to admit, I had my doubts about setting a 1.5-foot-tall pineapple crown on a 14-month old… but to my surprise, she wore… read more


BOO!

We’re finally getting to put our costuming, crafting and recipes to good use! Whether you’re spending the evening passing out candy to disguised trick-or-treaters or hosting a wickedly gorgeous fête like this one by Cassandra, hope you all have a fun & freakish Halloween!… read more


Tuesday Tastings :: Pumpkin Tiramisu Cake

Tiramisu purists may want to stop reading… this cake is a very loose riff on the classic, bringing pumpkin, cinnamon and almond flavors into the mix with more traditional mascarpone & liqueur. Of course, one bite and any protests will fade away as you sink blissfully into the cozy, creamy indulgence of this ultimate fall… read more


Round Up :: Best of Halloween

After weeks of non-stop party planning, pumpkin decorating and costume prep, we’re so excited that the scariest night of the year is just a day away.  Since we’ve been in full-on Halloween mode, we thought we’d share a round-up of our favorite spooky treats, creepy crafts and wickedly gorgeous table designs… figured it couldn’t hurt… read more


Bring it Home :: Get in the Mood

Are you all in the mood for Halloween yet? Costumes purchased and doorsteps decorated? Me neither… For those of us still searching for last-minute inspiration, I (Cristina) have just the thing to get you in the mood. You may be familiar with washi tape already in all of its neon colors and pretty patterns, but… read more


Monochromatic Monday :: Haunted Mansion

Though I’m keeping the Halloween revelry somewhat toned down this year, I still get a kick out of having the daylights scared out of me. I have vivid childhood memories of visiting mortifying haunted houses, and The Haunted Mansion and Tower of Terror still remain two of my favorite rides at Disney World to date. So… read more


The Perfect Bite :: Candy Corn Cookie Bites

I don’t know about you, but I (Jess) couldn’t possibly be more excited about Halloween this year. I cannot soak up this holiday enough. In the midst of planning my matching black cat costume with my niece, Sophie, I’ve been baking all kinds of decorative desserts and I’ve come to but one conclusion… forget all… read more