Halloween Dinner Party Inspiration

I love the trend towards creating elaborate Halloween Galas for us adults to have fun outside of trick or treating! I don’t know about you, but I am pretty darn stoked on events like Tooth & Nail’s Halloween Harvest Costume Ball happening at the castle here in Paso Robles next month. I love that it is an excuse to go all-out with dressing up and making it a night (and it’s pretty darn cool that it benefits MUST Charity). I guess there is part of me that just doesn’t want to grow up!
I am sure that we will be comin’ at you with loads of ideas for costumes, but I wanted to share a little inspiration for creating a little Halloween Glam at home. I am thinking a mystery dinner set at home with 10-15 friends who want to go all out. Instead of garish orange and black decor laden with skeletons and spiders, I am thinking a bit more sophisticated with just a hint of goth.
A Dark & Moody Tablescape

Black wine glassesAnthropologie gold flatwareRestoration Hardware black wooden candle holders
Anthropologie smoke rings dinner plateHand stiched black linen napkin

World Market | Anthropologie | Zest it Up | Restoration Hardware | Anthropoligie

I am now truly inspired by this beauty to start hunting for the perfect Murder Mystery Dinner Kit!  With 5 weeks left to plan, there is plenty of time to create an amazing night!  Oooo, I think some French inspired frog’s legs should be on the menu!  Oh, and garlicky escargots! Time to class up the joint….maybe even a bubbly, blood-red Kir Royale as an aperitif. SOOO inspired!

“Trick or treat, smell my feet, give me something good to eat!”