31Oct
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For Halloween this year, I decided to throw a party. I built a passthrough between my kitchen and my living room this summer and wanted to show off the digs to friends from other cities who hadn’t visited yet. The first thing I did was make a wreath for my front door. I bought this wood wreath years ago and have used it over and over again with the changing seasons.

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For halloween, I bought black florals and sprayed it lightly with gold for contrast. All of the supplies cost me under 10 bucks. I used a wire cutter to trim all the florals apart and then placed them at random.

Halloween | offthebeatenpress.com

I found a wood sign at target and lettered with gold sharpie. I used some of the leftover floral wire to attach the sign to the wreath too. Everything is removable so I can save it and use it again in the future!

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Inside my house I got inexpensive paper bats to decorate my wall leading into the kitchen. Simple and effective.

Halloween | offthebeatenpress.com

I set up a wine and cocktail station under my kitchen cabinets. I found some googly eyes and went a little crazy using them to decorate. They turned out pretty cute though.

Halloween | offthebeatenpress.com

My boyfriend helped me with lighting the day of the party. We set up a black light underneath my tulle skirt and filled a chemistry set with tonic water to get this awesome glowy effect.

Halloween | offthebeatenpress.com

We ended up using that same blue glow in the living room later in the night and it tied it together really well. I used my “eyeball theme” to decorate rice krispie treats and lettered on my chalkboard door.

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Then we changed into our Stranger Things costumes and waited for guests to arrive. We made for a pretty accurate Mike and Eleven if I do say so myself.

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Overall the set up for this party was much easier than the one he and I threw for New Years. I also had tons of friends help with clean up (yay!). I may just have to throw a few more get togethers if I could guarantee it being as simple as this Halloween was!