My faithful readers know that I try to avoid collecting stuff, but sometimes the holidays inspire us to splurge and a little decorating is in order. This can cause a dilemma - what do you DO with those decorations after the season is over? My recent solution is...edible decorations!
Every year, I host a Halloween party for my Ghoulfriends (girlfriends, for those of you who didn't catch that). This year I committed to myself that I would not buy anymore decorations that needed to be stored in my ever-decreasing storage room. I had lots of fun being creative. Here is what I came up with:
1. I found this great recipe for breadstick "bones" and my dad was kind enough to bake them for my party! I love that my dad is retired and willing to help me out!
2. I found these cool looking squash and gourds while we were picking out our pumpkins. After the celebrations were over the butternut squash became part of our dinner!
3. I found these fabulous Halloween themed wines at Cost Plus. If you aren't serving wine, you could decorate with a signature drink or a bright colored punch (check out this link for a super cute punch bowl idea).
4. Everyone loves dessert, and these awesome cupcakes came from our local bakery. They make all kinds of themed cupcakes these days. These little bite-sized treats were the hit of the party!
5. This idea was inspired by a "candy bar" that I saw at a wedding. The theme for my candy display was Halloween inspired colors and treats. I had brown and orange jelly beans, Halloween M & Ms, chocolate eyeballs, candy corn, and Hershey kisses. I also added plastic spiders and bugs to the mix. Each guest got to make a bag full of treats to take home.
The best part is that after the party was over there was hardly anything to pack up and put away.
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