TWINK + SIS HALLOWEEN DINNER PARTY

It's spooky season! We were so thrilled to have our Halloween dinner party featured on ELLE Decor. Today, I'm so excited to share even more images and details from our Halloween celebration with you.

THE DESIGN: We wanted to create a stylish and dramatic Halloween dinner party for the adult set. Something fun and festive, without losing the beauty of a sophisticated dinner party. 

The first two key elements of our table were the black flatware and the Jarrahdale (light grey/green) pumpkins. Those two elements were actually the jumping off point for the whole design. 

We purchased the pumpkins from a local pumpkin patch and they really made the table. We knew from the start that we wanted to forgo orange and do something a little more unusual. We were completely in love with these pumpkins and just wanted to cover every inch of the table in them. 

Once we had settled on black and the pumpkins being key aspects, that dictated everything else as we moved forward. We added light grey plates, flowers in deep red/purples as another contrast to the lighter colors, and smokey brown (goblets) to finish it off. We also thought that using classic silver for candlesticks, vases and goblets, added a perfect moody touch. 

We have a rule to always use fresh elements, wherever possible — even at our kids' parties. Whether it be pumpkins, flowers or evergreens, having an abundance of fresh, seasonal items really creates the most beautiful effect.

The plate decorations are actually chestnuts! We really wanted to have the flowers be a bit spooky and unusual. So when we came across these little brown monsters, we knew they would be the perfect unexpected addition to the table.

We loved the glass cloches. We placed some of the black birds, branches and the chestnuts under them. They created a great eerie vibe.

Make the most of your investment: Load up on heirloom pumpkins. Not only do they make great party decor, but they will keep your home festive all the way through Thanksgiving!

THE COCKTAIL: Our signature drink for the evening was “The Darkest Night.” It consisted of fresh muddled blackberries, bourbon, lemon juice and simple syrup, topped off with sparking water. It was like a Halloween soda for grown-ups.

THE DESSERT: The cake was created by Whisk & Whittle. It was a two-tierd (gluten-free) chocolate cake with cream cheese frosting. She created the spiders from marzipan and the web from spun sugar.

CREDITS:

Party Concept, Design, Cocktail & Florals: Twink + Sis

Photography: Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Cake: Whisk and Whittle

Tabletop sourced from: Borrowed Blu

Flatware: Classic Party Rentals

Candles: Yummi Candles

Skull & Blackbirds: Pottery Barn

Pumpkins: Mr. Bones Pumpkin Patch

 

NEON + SILVER HALLOWEEN

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We wanted to reimagine Halloween. Tired of the traditional orange and black, we decided to turn it on its head with neon and silver. Add some white owls, pumpkins and flowers, and voila! Here's a look at the photos from Jenna Elliott, One Eleven Photography.

The spiderweb backdrop was so fun and easy to make. Just washi tape.

Our little ghost pops are vegan coconut bars with goji berry eyes.

Skeleton hands from Michaels were painted neon before serving up the macarons.

Little owls flocking to the coconut cake.

Cantaloupe lent a fresh element while reminding us of Halloween's traditional orange. 

Care for skeleton hand soup, anyone? The plates, bowls and cups are all affordable from Target.

Handmade "ghost" tassels floated over the bookshelves.

Mila’s playsuit and headband: Nellystella and Tutu du Monde via Thumbeline | Wings: Fairy Birds

And here it is on 100 Layer Cakelet!

Photos: Jenna Elliott, One Eleven Photography
DIY spider, skulls, skeletons, tassels, cake toppers: Michaels
DIY neon washi tape spiderweb: Office Depot
Coconut cake, macarons: Whole Foods
Ghost bars: Coconut Bliss
Milk glass cake stand: Sur la Table
Silver tablecloth: Town and Country
Dishes, silver trays: Target
Silver glitter box: Paper Source
White pumpkins: Gelson’s

HALLOWEEN FLOWERS

Flowers, flowers, everywhere and all the time, that's my dream in life. Even though you may not normally think of flowers when it comes to Halloween, they really add a great "organic" touch. I've gathered some of my favorite uses of flowers for the holiday (including a couple of our own).

Could this dark floral skull from The House That Lars Built be any more stunning?

Such a pretty floral moon on this pumpkin by The Merrythought.

Flowers in a pumpkin? Yes! Love what Chatelaine did with this.

And... More flowers in pumpkins. By the flower queen Kiana Underwood of Tulipina

We used protea and chestnuts as two key elements for our sophisticated dinner party.

The simplicity of the white anemones with these bug (and bird) vases just works so well. Via Country Living

White tulips lent a perfectly clean touch to our neon and silver table.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!

Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Brixton's outfit: Shirt - H&M, Jeans with suspenders - Zara Kids, Hammer - Janod

More on Mila's outfit HERE

HAPPY HALLOWEEN WEEKEND TO YOU ALL!!!! LOVE, TWINK + SIS + THE PRINCESS + PAUL BUYAN (or Silverlake hipster with a hammer??) xx!

All photos by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

SPARKLING JUICE COSTUME

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Inspired by Studio DIY's glass of champagne costume, I set out to recreate the toddler version. So here's the sparkling juice costume. It doesn't quite have the same ring, does it? But it's so cute! All you need is a gold or sparkly dress and a couple accessories.

For the bubbles, I just got five gold balloons from Party City and tied them to a bottle of peach Izze.

On the headband, I used three clusters of ornaments from Michaels and wrapped their wire around a plastic headband.

Mila's dress is Tutu Du Monde via Thumbeline and shoes are Lilfut and Company

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