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MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP & COSTUME IDEAS

I’ve been seeing some creative halloween makeup and costume ideas that are amazingly not so hard to achieve, especially with helpful tutorials to follow.  Take a look at my favorite looks below.

MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

“Cat”

via You and Lu | Photo: Annie Shak Photography | Makeup: Taary Moy

I love how pretty and simplistic the “cat” look turned out on Lauren Gores!

 

MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

“Wednesday Addams”

via Sazan

If you’re looking for something a bit more dramatic, how about this easy DIY tutorial of Sazan’s version of Wednesday Addams.

 

MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

“DIY Circus Performer”

via Lauren Conrad

If your going out with a group of your girlfriends to a halloween party, try out this fun trio look.

 

MY FAVORITE LAST MINUTE HALLOWEEN MAKEUP AND COSTUME IDEAS

“Romantic Clown”

via The Beautiful Circus

Oh, the cuteness going on with this mother and daughter romantic clown costume and makeup is simply adorable!

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DIY: CREATIVE WAYS TO USE PUMPKINS

If you’re looking for ideas on how to decorate or use your pumpkins, I’ve rounded up some creative ways to use your pumpkins. You can add these fun and easy decorated pumpkins in the interior or exterior of your home.

Creative Ways To Use Pumpkins
image: Design Love Fest

Get ready for a DIY project and turn your pumpkin into a cool looking lantern.

Creative Ways To Use Pumpkins
image: by Stephanie Lynn

Another lighting option is to turn your pumpkin into a decorative candle holder.

Creative Ways to Use Pumpkins
image: A Night Owl

Serve up soups, cocktails, stews or this pumpkin pie cheesecake dip in a pumpkin.

Creative Ways To Use Pumpkins
image: PMQ for Two

Use your pumpkin as a canvas and let the artistry begin. A pretty DIY painted fall pumpkin that can be incorporated in your home decor deserves a thumbs up!

Creative Ways to Use Pumpkins
image: Momtastic  

Forget about using a potted planter, instead create your own DIY mini pumpkin planter and place it on your kitchen table.

Creative Ways To Use Pumpkins
image: La Crema

Hosting a halloween or fall party? Chill your wine bottles in a DIY Pumpkin Wine Cooler!

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FUN + EASY TREATS TO MAKE THIS HALLOWEEN!

Pick your poison…I’m sharing a round-up of some fun homemade halloween tricked-out treats that are scarily easy to make, in a cinch! If you will be throwing a spooktacular halloween party, surprise your guests with anyone of these wickedly delicious desserts – guaranteed to tap into your inner child.

Trick or Treat!

‘Mini Chocolate Bat Bites’

recipe by Chelsea’s Messy Apron

FUN + EASY TREATS TO TRY THIS HALLOWEEN!

 

‘Halloween Candy Bark’

recipe by Just a Taste

FUN + EASY TREATS TO TRY THIS HALLOWEEN

 

‘Chocolate Dipped Candy Corn Treats’

recipe by Pint-sized Treasures

FUN + EASY TREATS TO MAKE THIS HALLOWEEN

 

‘Halloween Marshmallow Pops’

recipe by My Baking Addiction 

FUN + EASY TREATS TO MAKE THIS HALLOWEEN

 

‘Witch Hat Cookies’

recipe via Betty Crocker

FUN + EASY TREATS TO MAKE THIS HALLOWEEN

 

‘Rice Krispie Treat Mummies’

recipe by Creme de la Crumb

FUN + EASY TREATS TO MAKE THIS HALLOWEEN

 

‘Chocolate Spider Trifle’

recipe by Lil’ Luna

FUN + EASY TREATS TO MAKE THIS HALLOWEEN

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Inspiration: A COZY, FALL-INSPIRED TABLESCAPE

COZY FALL-INSPIRED TABLESCAPE BY THE FIRE

FALL INSPIRED TABLESCAPE

A COZY FALL-INSPIRED TABLESCAPE BY THE FIRE

FALL INSPIRED TABLESCAPE

A COZY FALL-INSPIRED TABLESCAPE BY THE FIRE

FALL INSPIRED TABLESCAPE

A COZY FALL-INSPIRED TABLESCAPE BY THE FIRE

A COZY FALL-INSPIRED TABLESCAPE BY THE FIRE

COZY, FALL-INSPIRED TABLESCAPE BY THE FIRE

A COZY FALL-INSPIRED TABLESCAPE BY THE FIRE

A COZY FALL-INSPIRED TABLESCAPE BY THE FIRE

A COZY FALL-INSPIRED TABLESCAPE BY THE FIRE

A COZY FALL-INSPIRED TABLESCAPE BY THE FIRE

AMBIANCE

When I thought about a fall tablescape, I wanted to create something beautiful that highlights fall, as you dine with friends. When I think of the autumn season, the first word that comes to mind is ‘cozy’. Whether you are dining by a roaring fire or set up a cluster of pillar candles down the center of a table; it instantly brings a warm inviting ambiance and is a perfect way to spend an evening with friends, family, wine and the fall flavors of a comforting harvest fare.

TABLECLOTH

For my cozy, fall tablescape, I dressed the table with a quilted textured fabric that was soft to the touch and also brought that warm element I was after. The color of the fabric had a combination of gray, purple and blue hues.  The fabric color allowed my gold rimmed white antique dinnerware to stand out.

DINNERWARE & PLACE SETTINGS

I mixed some antique white milk glass salad dishes and candlestick holders with my gold flatware. The combination of gold accents and pops of white add a modern touch to this welcoming table. At each place setting, I placed a mini white pumpkin along with a festive tented place card.

CENTERPIECE

For the floral centerpiece, I used a mix of white hydrangeas and white floral stems to coordinate with the white table settings, dried snow cone hydrangeas added a different texture and red and green foliage stems. I incorporated pears and plums to the tablescape to add texture and capture different colors the autumn season.

I hope my ideas of colors and the look of mixing antiques with modern elements will help you in creating your cozy fall look. Celebrate and enjoy this time of year with those you love.

Happy fall!

-Photos + Tablescape Styling by Rose Angel Lopez

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MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

Let the dark shadows and flickering candlelight that cast a glowing greeting inspire a tablescape for your indoor halloween entertaining.

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

It didn’t take much to evoke an enchanting, yet alluring mystery of a dark autumn halloween night. I created a less frightful and spookishly tabletop. I instead, conjured up a marvelously moody, romantic table for all to gather – fit for a halloween fête (costumes optional).

As a backdrop for the spellbound hallows eve, I covered the table in a black flock velvet damask fabric and draped it to the floor. I created a runner by layering a black toiled netting cloth along the center of the table. For the place setting, I kept the chic black theme from the dinnerware and flatware, to my vintage silver rimmed glassware. For a lustrous glow, I added small gold pumpkin candles and gold doilies, placed on each plate, underneath the coupe glass. Black taper candles that features a gold patterned design were inserted in clear glass candelabras. For a bit of halloween decor, I used beaded spider ornaments (similar found here) made out of black acrylic gems and I wrapped each one to a dinner napkin – creating a napkin holder. Red roses are the essence of modern romance, so I created a centerpiece filled with an abundance of long stem roses. I housed the roses in a black lacquered vessel that featured scroll design handles, which mimicked the damask table fabric.

We all know that halloween is about tricks and treats, so don’t forget the sweets!

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

MOODY, ROMANTIC HALLOWEEN TABLESCAPE INSPIRATION

I hope you’ve been inspired to transform your table into a moody, romantic halloweens scene. Below are some links to some of the items I used and others are similar in style.

Clear Glass Candelabra 

Black Flatware

Black Glassware or Black Opaque Cup with Glass Stem 

Black Dinner Napkins

Black Vintage Candy Bowl or Black Amethyst Candy Dish

Black Dinner Plates

Black & Gold Vase or simply spray paint a large vase using a high gloss finish

Beaded Spider Ornament

Gold Glitter Pumpkin Votive Candle Holders or check your nearest Home Goods, TJMaxx, or Marshalls for a set of gold pumpkin candles

-Photos + Tablescape Styling by Rose Angel Lopez

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