Sunday, October 23, 2011

Halloween Party Recap

Over the last few weeks I've been doing some serious party planning! We decided to have a few close friends over for a Halloween party. We decided to make the theme "clue" and actually play it live. We sent out envelopes marked "confidential" and included the invitation with character profiles that I came up with. {I can't find my pictures of the invitations! I might have copied over them. So sad!}

I used all of the regular characters but made up complementary characters for their spouses. Everyone came dressed in character and totally played their roles perfectly! I loved it! Each couple also brought an appetizer/dish to share. Everything turned out perfectly!

Here are a few pictures from the night. {I love our camera but it does struggle in low light. And yes I know I'm breaking the #1 rule in photography -- natural light! But it's all about setting the mood for an event like this right?}

{bookcase: can you spot all of the clue weapons represented?}

 {i also had every room represented...}

 {the beginning of the buffet...}

 {a fireplace was a must...}

{purple cobwebs...totally natural} 

 {thirst quenchers -- including "truth serum" sparkling cider}

{cranberry-gingerale mocktails with black licorice}

 {my additions were these mini salad appetizers -- found on pinterest -- yes i actually try stuff i pin...}

{...and these caprese bites -- also found on pinterest!}

I also made a pumpkin truffle inspired by this dish but failed to get a good shot! {this one looks much better anyways...}

Everyone else brought delicious veggie dips, cookies, pies, etc! {Thanks!!}

We played the game {sans the board} and even had a little photobooth set up....

{we were mr. & mrs. wadsworth in the ballroom of our 600{000,000} sq. ft. mcmansion. saving the other couples pics cause they haven't seen them yet...}

It was so fun! It might just become an annual tradition. 


  1. Cute idea. Looks like fun! Themed parties are the best! :)

  2. Halloween parties are so fun! Those little salad appetizers are adorable.

  3. Love the party decorations & having it Clue themed is an awesome idea!

  4. As always you amaze me with all of your darling decor and set up! What a fun party. I'll have to try that sometime!

  5. That's an awesome idea! I love all of the little details. It makes me want to host a Clue party!

  6. Everything looked awesome and we had so much fun! Thanks again for throwing a super fun party!

  7. Haha, that looks like a ton of fun!

  8. KIM!!! It's Steph Clement Abbott (hah, love sayin' that!) THIS IS AMAZING!!!! You did such a great job! Bravo friend!

  9. Where did you get the trifle dishes you used for the salads?

  10. I found the trifle dishes for super cheap at Bed Bath & Beyond. They were perfect!


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