Skellycorn Halloween Soiree

Skellycorns, Scairies & Spiders . . . Oh My!
Join us for a frightfully good time!  All the little goblins and ghouls will  be dying to attend this spooktacular Halloween soiree!
It's full of mythical Skellycorns, magical Scairies and a sprinkling of spooky little Spiders.  Follow along to see how easy it is to  create your very own spooktacular Skellycorn celebration!

As always, I started by designing the invitation and party printables. The palette chosen was a ombre pastel iridescent vibe with the addition of the cutest little spider web and spider detail.

All your little guests will gasp with excitement as they enter into the mystical and eerie Skellycorn hollow.  Black, grey and iridescent streamers along with some spooky black cheesecloth hung at varying lengths to create a spooky backdrop. A giant balloon garland made up of black and grey balloons framed out the backdrop and a plethora of tombstones and eerie black pumpkins along with a few strategically placed "Scaries" (skeleton fairies) and spooky spiders completed the look.  "Skelly," the most adorable little Skellycorn with her pastel mane and tail greeted all the little ghosts and goblins as they joined the celebration!

 My little skeleton wanted to be sure she had the perfect costume to match "Skelly" perfectly! 

The table was set low to the ground and a collection of cozy black and grey fur pillows became the seating.  I love floor seating!  It's fun and easy and little guests love it! 

The party table decor was a sure winner with the kiddos.  It was the perfect mix of spooky and glam. The table was dressed first with a silver tablecloth, then topped by a black lace spider web table runner.  The centerpiece of the table was a purple and blue ombre cake with a creepy black drip topped with fun sprinkles and an irridescent cake topper that read, "Skellycorns, Scairies & Spiders . . . Oh My!"  The cake was set on a DIY weathered stone cake plate perfect for any Halloween gathering. The cake was flanked by two concrete vases filled with pastel and black roses and hydrangeas as well as some spooky black twigs.

Each place setting started with a black octagon shaped plate topped with a smaller ombre pastel plate with a darling iridescent edge. To complete the look, a simple black napkin was folded into an adorable bat and each guests name attached to the wing. A festive iridescent cup was placed to the right with a fun black and white straw tied with a glittery ribbon placed inside.  To the left was a fun ombre pastel napkin with clear glittery silverware criss-crossed on top and the silliest skeleton bendy straw for the win!

Finally, one of my favorite elements of a party, . . . the favor!  This favor was too cute.  Tucked neatly inside a clear favor box, among a pile of shiny black shred, was the sweetest little mythical skellycorn. Finish the look with a lovely black ribbon and favor tag. (Download FREE favor tag printable HERE)

A definite must for most parties in my book are activities!  They keep the guests entertained and keep the party flowing.
One of the activities for this party is the easiest DIY Skellycorn Ring Toss game. This along with cake and yummy treats kept the little goblins and ghouls entertained for hours.

This party was so much fun and easy to create thanks to the extensive selection of Halloween party supplies from 
Oriental Trading.  Literally, everything you need to create a spectacular celebration!

 Below are instructions for the DIY's and throughout the post you can find links to all the fabulous products used.   

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Weathered Stone Cake Plate DIY

 Supplies :

Simply, sponge paint on the different colors till it looks like weatherd stone and let it dry.  That's it!
Easy Peasy!

DIY Skellycorn Ring Toss 

  1. Cut the elastic off the horns, then glue the horns onto the center of each plate.
  2. Add a 10,20,30,40 and 50 onto each plate as shown.
  3. Take the Pipe Cleaners and twist them into a circle.  Make about 15. 
  4. Download your FREE sign HERE
 Now you are ready to have a blast playing 
Skellycorn Ring Toss!



This review is based strictly on my opinion.  I was provided samples free of charge by Oriental Trading.  No other compensation was received.  All ideas and opinions are my own.

Let's Fiesta!

My Sweet Bella Rose was turning sixteen years old!
I knew her party needed to be bright and colorful just like she was!  She loved cactus and was a huge fan of taco bars... so I thought, what could be more fun than celebrating her special day FIESTA style!

Tropical Chic Celebration

80's Tropical Chic Party!

Just like everything, the eighties has done a full circle and is hotter than ever!  Add a little Miami Vice vibe to the mix and and you've got a sophisticated party filled with geometrics,  bright colors, tropical foliage and a splash of neon fun! This was the perfect theme for a 17th birthday!

GNO Party!

Let's Hang Out...Just Because!

Let's have a GNO party, just because!  You don't need a holiday for a reason to get together with your favorite gal pals. Throw an impromptu Girls Night Out Party just because!

Valentines Day Celebration!

"Cookies & Cocktails" : 
A Gal Pal Celebration

   I couldn't let Valentine's Day come to an end without one more fabulous party!  Any excuse to get together with girlfriends, is a good excuse for me!

Sweetheart Soiree

Sweetheart Soiree

     What better way to celebrate Valentine's Day, than with your favorite gal pals!  The inspiration for this celebration came from these lovely balloons. There were so many gorgeous colors to choose from, but I ultimately decided on a palette of deep plum, rose gold, chrome gold, blushy magenta and white. If you really want to make your balloon displays POP!... try mixing in different finishes, various sizes of balloons and add in a few confetti filled balloons for a splash of fun!

Noon Year's Eve!

Happy NOON Year!!

      Most kiddos can't hang to the wee hours of midnight to ring in the new year so why not have a NOON Year's Eve Party for the littles instead!  Include all the fun of a New Year's Eve party like noise makers, festive party hats, yummy kid approved food and drinks as well of lots of fun games and activities. Instead of ending the party with a count down, kick off the party with a super fun countdown at NOON!

     I decided on a colorfully whimsical color palette with hints of gold for added glam!

    Nothing says festive and fun like a fabulous balloon backdrop!
To create this look, I first hung a fun ruffled backdrop behind my table.(It's actually a shower curtain.)  I then created my balloon arch using black and white balloons.  I also tucked in some white tissue flowers for added texture.  Stick pins, twine and a low temp glue gun are your tools for this display.
Finally, I hung the sweetest "Let's Party" banner across the center.

     The desserts were a festive collection of chocolate covered Oreos, chocolate cupcakes, marshmallow pops and a yummy powdered doughnut tower.  The centerpiece of the table is the multi colored number candles for the perfect countdown!  Just before the clock strikes noon, light the candles and have the kiddos blow them out one by one!  They will love it!

     The tabletop was whimsical and fun, starting with a white tablecloth topped with a wide black and white striped runner and finally a thinner gold sequined runner down the center of that. Using the adorable party hats down the center made for a super fun yet super simple display! Each place setting was made up of a gold plate topped with a whimsical color wheel plate, topped by a cute clock dessert plate and finished with a darling little "Ring Pop" favor box.  The milk glasses had festively sugared rims and black and white striped straws!  And finally, no NOON Year's Eve Party would be complete without a party horn!

CLICK HERE for the FREE favor tag and sign printables!

     There were so many super simple details in this party, like the tassels on the back of the chairs or the rainbow tissue tassel garland across the beverage cart... It's all in the details!!

     Now, to keep these kiddos entertained....
How about a "Make your own SLIME Station", perhaps a game or two of  TWISTER and to finish off the day, a New Year's Resolution Station!
That one's as simple as some pens and sticky notes and perhaps a white board to attach them to!

Here's a super simple SLIME RECIPE:


     ½ Cup Washable Clear Elmer’s Glue
     1 TBL Saline Solution
     ½ TSP Baking Soda
     ½ cup Water

  1. Mix glue and water in a bowl.
  2. Mix in baking soda well, then add saline solution.
  3. Stir thoroughly.
  4. Knead with hands.
  5. Finally, sprinkle glitter onto slime and knead and pull till it’s mixed throughout.
  6. Store the slime in little plastic jars.
Happy Sliming!!

                    Now let the countdown begin…..5 4 3 2 1!


Styling, Printables and Photography: A Lovely Design / Misha

"Let's Party" Banner:  Sweet Georgia Sweet

Party Hats, Plates: Target