Kids Halloween Party Inspiration
I didn’t throw a party for my son’s first or second birthday. I don’t mean I didn’t do much. We literally just let it slip by. No balloons, no banners, no cake and not even presents. I didn’t feel too bad about the no presents thing for the first birthday but I feel slightly evil about the second birthday. We were travelling and rather than haul gifts around we decided he would be none the wiser if we gave him his gifts when we arrived home. It’s true he didn’t note the passing of his birthday on the calendar, but I was quite disappointed. It’s not as much fun giving presents on a random day when you haven’t whipped your child up in to a frenzy of excitement and confusion (wtf is going on? Why they all grinning at me like madmen? Oh PRESENTS!).
All this is my way of pointing out that you won’t be getting anything nearly as lovely as Kate’s mouse party from my party styling any time in the near future. However I have put quite a lot of time in to looking for other people’s Halloween Party inspiration this week, hoping to bring you someone else’s beautiful party. Although I haven’t managed to put together a full party collection, here are some of my favourite Halloween party accessories – should you be thinking of pulling all this together before Monday.
It struck me as I browsed through Orange and Brown Autumn hues that the whole Halloween pumpkin, Jack-O-Lantern thing makes a lot of sense if you are in fact in Autumn but not all that much if you are in Australia where October falls in Spring. Vegetables in season in Spring include big hitters like Asparagus, Peas, Leak and Spinach. While they don’t lend themselves to anything as fun as a Jack-O-Lantern (A Spinach head with Asparagus hair?), it certainly means that Halloween in Australia should be more of a green than orange affair, and colours should be bright like the blossoming spring rather than the muted tones of the first chill.
So I searched for some brighter Halloween ideas:
There you are. Print those off and you’ll be a hit with the party set.
Tomorrow I have to dress the kids in Halloween costumes as Monday is a public holiday here in Madrid. One child is 10 months old and the other is two and a half. Whatever half-arsed, totally uncreative costume I come with is not going to be appreciated and may in fact be despised. I’m pretty sure it will be pulled off in minutes if not seconds. That did not stop me having a quick browse on etsy for inspiration. And I just have to share this:
How CUTE IS THAT?
Happy Halloween hipsters. x