By Nadia Fante, a Westchester-based architect, designer, blogger and founder of MaMeMima Design Studio
Halloween is one of those holidays I got to love since having kids. Before I could care less. Now, I anxiously await October to start decorating and making costumes. For the past two years my husband and I have thrown Halloween parties for our kids, and as a designer, I get really into decorating. I could easily get carried away with all the amazing decorations out there, but I like to make my own.
Here are some simple ideas from our last party that almost anyone can pull off.
2. Crepe paper backdrops. These are my go-to decoration for any party. Simply cut (a lot) of strips and place behind your main table or decor. The possibilities are endless with so many color combinations and patterns.
3. Favor bags. Favor bags can be displayed as part of the decor. In this ocassion I used simple purple paper bags and glued a simple tag I designed. Then I displayed all the bags on top of a shelf with the rest of the decor. They looked cute and had little ones guessing what was inside.
4. Bottle labels. Another favorite. Bottle labels are the easiest way to bring some style to your table decor. Just remove the original label of water bottles and replace with a cute label or just a piece of scrapbooking paper. They will make your table look put together and chic.
Some other general tips: As with any other kids party keep food simple: fruit, finger foods, dips, mini muffins or cupcakes. The key is to display them in a fun and creative way. For example a fruit platter is much more appealing to little witches and superheroes when arranged in a shape of a creepy face.
I’m sharing with all WeeWestchester readers the Halloween favor bag tags shown above. Use them to make little favor bags or print on cardstock and have your kid signed them and share with friends. Enjoy!
Nadia is a Peruvian wife and mom living in New York with her American husband and two boys. She moved to the United States in 2005 and has made one of her missions in life to raise her children to be bilingual and pass on her cultural heritage. She is an architect, designer, blogger and founder of MaMeMima Design Studio. On her lifestyle blog,MaMeMima she writes about all things kids, home and design with little snippets of her everyday life.