Hello Friends! It was that time again, me and my favorite women were due for another ladies night! Since this one fell in the month of October I took full advantage in throwing my first ever Halloween type party. Since it was all ladies I did the theme of WITCHES.
I wanted to have dark but somewhat elegant decor for this event. The Dollar Tree always has great decorative items for Halloween so that was my first stop. I was starting with zero Halloween decor so I knew I needed to find a way to cover a lot of space on my as always, small budget.
I found these cool plastic wall murals, one showing a witches den and the other one with a graveyard. These were great because they covered a good amount of wall space in both rooms. Plus they made really awesome photo backgrounds!
I put a lot of thought into how to decorate the dining table since it was the focal point of the party. I wanted everyone to have their own place setting at the table for a welcoming tone. I was able to accomplish this easily with disposable dishes and utensils, choosing layered colors of purple and black.
For the center of the table I found a few different items that came together perfectly! The first were some black roses that had eye balls in them. They had that creepy but feminine vibe I was going for so I got 2 and paired them with a green and a purple vase. I also picked up this skull statue and pumpkin decor to go in the center. I did a skull table scatter and added some homemade candles for mood, thats it!
Above the dining table I wanted to have something hanging down to add a dramatic effect. I did this way easier than I thought I would be able to using 4 tissue paper fluffs. All I did was fluff them up, attached string with varying heights, and tape them to the ceiling.
An important component to setting the atmosphere is music! I always like to make a special playlist for any event I’m hosting to help set the vibes. I spent a ton of time putting this playlist together, perfect for any Witchy type party. I really like Spotify for playlists because after putting in a couple songs it will start to suggest songs. This was especially helpful with this playlist because I needed very specific songs to suit my theme. I find that you only need about an hour and a half of music on your playlist since you can put it on repeat one or 2 times before it gets “old” to guests. Use the one I put together or as a guide to making your own.
Seeing as this was a DINNER party I knew I wanted to make a main meal for everyone. I figured soup of some kind would be pleasing to most while feeding a large group. So I made “Cauldron Soup”; White Chicken Chili . I honestly just picked a soup I knew I could pull off and had made a million times before, so there was little room for error. I also made these cute and easy witch hat rolls. I asked guests to each bring a dessert to pass to complete the meal. So we ended up with a really good spread of food!
Even though this was more of a dinner party, I knew I wanted to do at least one activity. So after searching for some time, I decided we had to cast a spell! Witches Balls are an easy way of casting a spell if you set your intention and have some good ingredients. I collected and dried all sorts of flowers and herbs for over 3 months so that everyone would have a nice selection to choose from for their spells. I also researched correspondences and magical properties to make a quick reference guide for guests to use. I found these clear fillable bulbs at the Dollar Tree that were perfect for this craft. It was cool seeing how creative my guests got with theirs.
I always love doing goodie bags for my guests! I wanted them to be unique and in theme. After much deliberation I finally came across these Divination Kits from an awesome small shop online. The kits included everything needed to do divination with a regular deck of cards and also came with; incense, a smudge stick, crystal, and shell. The shop owner really worked with me on pricing, I was able to get each kit for $7. I thought they would be perfect for my guests since my Oracle cards were such a hit at my last party, now my friends could have their very own DIY decks!
I hope this inspires you to host your own Witches Brew Party! I had a ton of fun planning and hosting this event! Special THANK YOU to all my amazing friends who helped make this night a success, love you ladies forever ❤