Find Your Halloween Inspiration

I’ve been keeping my eyes out for that one thing that inspires the theme of our annual kids Halloween party. In the past, I’ve been inspired by a color combination or a piece of vintage-inspired scrapbooking paper. It’s usually just one thing that speaks to me. I’ve pinned a couple of things on my Halloween Pinterest board that has the wheels turning.

Do you see where I might be heading? 2013 is going to be the year of the Monster Mash!


The theme is the foundation for me. It helps me plan for the crafts, party decorations, food, drinks, games and goodie bags.

In previous years, I’ve put out color pages for the little party-goers but this year I think we’ll make these adorable DIY Monster Pencils from The 36th Avenue. Fun and affordable takeaways for our guests!

Halloween decor inside the house is almost as important to me as outdoor decor. I love these yarn wrapped letters from Eighteen 25. I have a hood over my stove exactly like the one in the photo! Totes doing the same thing. P.S. I freaking love Eighteen 25.

Party treats are huge for me. I want my guests to be wowed but what I have to offer them. I think these green popcorn from Paper & Parcel is a perfect snack for little hands. I’m still trying to decide if this is something that should go home with friends at the end of the party or if I want to serve it during the party. Hmm…green popcorn on my floor. What do you think?

Finally, I adore these Monster bottles from The Idea Room. I think I’ll  have guests guess how many candies are in each and send them home with the winners.

halloween-inspirationNow that I’ve got my theme, I can get to working on all the details that make a great party!

If you missed the first two posts in my Halloween series, be sure to check out Halloween Traditions: How to Make a Boo Bucket and How to Decorate for Halloween. This was only going to be a 3-part series but lucky you…next week I’ll wrap up the series with a peek into the freakishly awesome treats that have been served at my Halloween parties past.


  1. Ooo. This looks like so much fun! And I’m with you, the theme makes all the difference in the world when it comes to planning, like it puts boundaries on all the possibilities, and without them I go party crazy and wear myself out.

  2. These are such creative, fun ideas for activities to do with kids, Wendy! I love the Theme idea as well – it’s easy to go gonzo at Halloween. Keep it simple and on-track with a few them-inspired ideas. Monster Mash is adorbs for kiddos your daughter’s age. Great post chock-full of ideas. Thank you!!


  1. […] Halloween treats can make a big impact. But where to start? I usually choose a theme or color palette that will set the tone for food and decor. Last year, we threw a monster bash. […]

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