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

 

HOLIDAY TABLE WORKSHOP AT MAKERS MESS

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

We recently hosted a holiday workshop at MAKERS MESS in Silverlake and we had so much fun! We were truly amazed at how talented all of the attendees were!! Here's a look inside the workshop!

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Class just isn't right without bubbly!

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Emily from Whisk & Whittle killed it as usual and made pumpkin spice donuts, chocolate chip cookies and brownies for the evening. And she created the gorgeous table setting above! 

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

We started with a visual presentation of a few of our past events and their mood boards, showing inspiration that lead to the final products.

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

We brought in a ton of gorgeous flowers fresh from the farmers market.

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Everyone got to jump right in and create their own holiday floral arrangement, that they got to take home at the end of class.

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

We then moved on to the table setting portion, where each attendee got to choose their favorite tabletop items and decor, to create their own magical holiday table.

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

I can't even begin to thank Cassandra of Borrowed Blu for letting us use her stunning pieces for the workshop. We were so lucky to get to play with all of these gems.

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

We all died and went to candle heaven thanks to Yummi Candles -- who, by the way, have every color and sized candle you could ever want.

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

We also brought in an array of fresh fruit, herbs and gourds for the students to add to their table design. We were so blown away by how incredibly gorgeous and unique each person's table setting was. Here are more below!

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Photo by Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Thank you to all who came and thank you to MAKERS MESS for having us! xx

Workshop by: TWINK + SIS

Photography: Sarina Cass of Red Anchor Photo

Studio: MAKERS MESS

Tabletop items: Borrowed Blu

Candles: Yummi Candles

Desserts: Whisk & Whittle

GORGEOUS FALL TABLES TO INSPIRE YOUR THANKSGIVING DINNER

Thanksgiving is just over two weeks away! So I thought I would help get your entertaining juices flowing. Here are five stunning fall dinner parties that are sure to inspire your Thanksgiving table!

Above: Diana Agron's Backyard Makeover by MYDOMAINE

Jenni Kayne Autumn dinner via Rip & Tan

Thanksgiving table by EyeSwoon

Pumpkin table from The Daily Basics