Wednesday, October 30, 2013

The Batty Pastel Hipster Halloween Rave 2013



The hip + happening Halloween Rave is over. I'm pretty sure all the players had a spooky and sugary time.
The past two Halloweens around here were rough. Last year we had the skanky Sandy Storm and the year before that~a freaky snowstorm. This is a year to really appreciate + celebrate. Hardcore.

I really did not have all that much time to throw this one together, but I think it was adorable and an overall success. If you follow my drama, you know I adore the unexpected and I decided to put a PASTEL spin on this rave-mixed up with black/white and adorable bats. It was unexpected, different and one of a kind. And, of course,  I always always bring the glitz. Life is just better with sparkle. The twinkling lights, mixed up with the sequins and glitter made for a charming + sparkling evening scene and it took my breath away. And let me tell you something-nothing excites Chimps more than a "night party." Big time..LOL.

Of course there are a mil things I would have done differently, but that is always the way it goes with parties. I snapped some sweet set-up pics earlier in the day. The pics I took throughout the party are not the greatest, but I will not apologize for them. This is me, just a Mom, trying to host a party for her Chimps and their Bros while snapping a few pictures along the way to share.

Being party present is always more important than perfection.

I hope you enjoy my sparkling spin on the traditional spooktacular. This was designed with serious batty love and a whole lotta pastel junk. And toilet paper. xo



The Players:
Concept, styling, blurry photos: The Purple Pug
Glitter Bat Cookie Cuteness: Sweet Moments in Time
Chalkboard Spectac Signage: TiniPosh
Bat Mixed Media Art Amazingness: Monkey See Monkey Do Art Studio
Crisis Management: Grey Grey Designs

Epic thanks and moonlight skate dedication to L Menz over at The Party Wagon for fabulously featuring the rave and for being so. very. awesome. xo



handmade bat invitations set the tone for the rave


ginormous spider greets the guests


I have had this for at least ten years and all the poms poms
popped off-so I gave it a colorful makeover and received the worst
glue gun burn ever in the process:)


nothing says rave like a foggy entry

pastel pumpkins are the new orange. trust. 

the kids' dining table set up included pastel, glitter accented pumpkins
mini black cauldrons filled with handmade pastel paper flowers
silver seaweed sequin table cover
lighting down the length of the table

 glittered bats flying high above the dining table added drama. and glitta.
and you already know I am tinsel garland crazy.

pastel ghost garland made out of tissue paper

the stand I have used at every party for the last ten years..LOL
embellished with pastels and black festooning


tinsel garland accented with spider rings and fake monster teeth


top shelf juice boxes at the drink bar
coffee filter poms accented the riser

the most fab + friendly glitter ghost

chalkboard signage with glitter accents just adds an element of awesomeness


silver and black glitter pumpkins line the window sills

pastel paper flowers with glitter spiders

my sons wanted to do a little something special at the party
we collected money for our Furry Friends at the 
local Humane Society. Very special. 


what hip ghosts say



 




pastel cotton candy tubs with hot glued googly eyes

count BLINGula

baby bat adoption area


of course they are hanging upside down:)

cutest. ever. 
 
used these cuties as utensil holders



glittered plastic cutlery simply rules.

glittered bat cookies. enough said.

pastel glittered perfection





tinsel with curling ribbon accents adorned the doorways

sparkling signage with swagger



in love with the whole set up



 






once evening hit and the little lights were on-dazzling drama





magical



the little goblins getting their grub on

and...that's how it looked after the feast:)
empty red bulls and cig butts everywhere. kidding. kinda. 

20 rolls of toilet paper later...
The mummy game was super fun. And messy. LOL

not even sure whose kid this is..lol

Ghost story time...

dessert drama

 
bat brilliance in cookie form

ice cream with ghost peep garnish. lol 

the pastel pom pom toppers I made on some c-cakes

the ghosts were swaying all over the joint
pinterest totally lies





joy

Indiana Jones and his sundae. On a Saturday. xo



whip-its


we have a ghost down. ghost down!


he found the perfect spot. love him.

investigation has been opened to find out who was the culprit:)

baby bat adoption time. have to make sure you choose the right one:)

aftermath of the mummy game and a whole lotta wild boy play.




The kids were so proud and excited .
We collected $42 for the Humane Society!


when it was time to go, the kids went trick or treating...
they got a bag and chose a cotton candy, adopted a baby bat and then went to the candy table.


 


perfect night. magical. be present. xo


11 comments :

Creating Awesomenessity said...

Wow Kristy! I was anxiously waiting to see what you were up to...I love it! I read everything in my gangsta voice, yo! LOL Awesomely done ma'am!

A Lil Something To Remember Party Cottage & Spa Parties said...

U NEVER SEEM to AMAZE ME !!!!

Brittany Schwaigert said...

Amazeballs. My favorite part is the stinking adorable Gavin in his Dr. Jones costume. Dying. I love that movie! Oh, and the Whip-its comment! Ha!

Tini Posh said...

My fave halloween party ever!! I seriously love every single detail! Amazing job like always, yo!

Donna Boykin said...

Oh my glitterness! These kids will never forget this par-tay! Or, YOU! You gotta be the best mom ever!

C Riches said...

Your ideas always make me smile at the very least! that's what parties should do. Can only imagine how the kids felt seeing all the glitter and glowing deets!! YOU ROCKED IT!! Bat adoption killed me!! Gavin looked fab in his Indy costume!! I wanted to be an archeologist because of the movie lol

Kelly Spier said...

Wowser! Fantabulous once again!! Every detail put this party over the top! You ust have had a blast planning and prepping and the kids obviously had a blast partying away! One question...how did you do that to the juice boxes? amazing idea!!!

Ebony Sparkes said...

This is so adorable! I love love love the Baby Bat Adoption station! So cute!!!! Love this rave and I bet the kids had a blast!

~ Ebony

J. At Your Service said...

Love LOVE the pastel twist to a Halloween party! Great job Pug!

Anonymous said...

So so creative and fun! Love the table lights, pastel bats and cotton candy tubs! I'm sure the kids wouldn't forget this one.

(Nicole) Bellenza Party Suite said...

So so creative and fun! Love the table lights, pastel bats and cotton candy tubs! I'm sure the kids wouldn't forget this one.