Recall the mother-to-be's cherished childhood memories — of Halloween — and use these tricks to treat her to a celebration. Sweet meets spooky: think a marshmallow ghost cake and cupcakes, Boo-nilla shakes, and ethereal tulle-cloaked balloons.
Peek a Boo
"If to a spooky party you
would really like to go,
On Halloween then hasten to
the place described below."
Use this poem in a card. Then, fill in your name, address, and the time all spirits must rise to the occasion. To make this invitation, we cut a written metallic "BOO!" greeting from patterned scrapbook paper. To get guests into the spirit, add themed tokens such as diecut ravens, haunted houses, and a luminous full moon.
Up and Away
Meanwhile, these ghostly white balloons — cloaked in tulle — are seemingly given a touch of black magic that will live on well beyond the night of the party.
Take Your Seat
Opt for a sophisticated spooky style when setting the dining table. Arrange minimalist black and white dishes with silver flatware, adding modern juxtapositions of stripe-meets-spotted patterns.
Send your ghoulfriends home with a sweet reminder of the fun. Package lollipops with pleated paper filters, cinch a black ribbon bow at the neck, and draw on whimsical faces. When arranged upright in a bed of black candies in a black box, they almost appear to be floating.