A chandelier is draped in wispy greenery, the table is set in rich rose gold details, and a haunted grand piano is brimming with balloons. Now, take your seat... if you dare.
Meet the Hostesses
Enter our elegant duo: Royale Ziegler of But First Party and Rachel Huntington of Bonjour Fete. For them, the inspiration for this dinner party came from a single Meri Meri plate. "When Rachel and I were looking at samples, we instantly fell in love with the colors, especially the rose gold," Ziegler says. "So, we decided right then and there that our Halloween concept would be centered around all things rose gold."
And what better place to host such a soiree than the historic Ebell Long Beach in Southern California?
Dripping in Decadence
For this dinner party, the décor is all about indulgence. In this vignette, matte black and white pumpkins are seemingly doused in rich metallic paint.
And that showstopping spider-like floral chandelier? It was carefully installed using Spanish moss and bittersweet vines, attached using fishing line to create movement from the top of the chandelier down to the center of the table. The arrangement was then created to bring in varieties of roses, mist, proteas smoke bush, and other rare blooms. Both romantic and gentle, the blooms blend dry textural varieties such as the white amaranthus and mist.