I wanted to create a playful Halloween party that my young children would understand and appreciate. I mixed giant velvety tarantulas, realistic crows and skulls with bright and vibrant colors. Keeping my color scheme to orange, purple, lime and black helped tie it all together. Everything revolved around the typography I designed for the invitation...it was a little Frankenstein meets Carnival.
I first come up with the idea for the invitation... and then everything revolves around that.
Trey's birthday is September 22nd and Lily's is October 22nd. Since the dates are only a few weeks apart I decided to plan one double birthday bash. I began thinking about what I would do a right after Trey was born. Deciding on a Halloween theme, I hit up all the after Halloween sales to prepare for the following year. I ended up saving a ton of money on some great decor items.
I think the black manzanita trees are my favorite. I added some dollar store crows to add another layer of spookiness. And the kids enjoyed picking caramel apples off the trees!
Plan ahead, make lists, keep it simple, get lots of help....