Last weekend my daughter had a Ghouls Rule Spooky Sleepover for the girls in our neighborhood. My daughter picked out the theme; her request was “skulls, but not scary skulls.” Okay. My take on that was glittery skulls are automatically un-scary. Since the party guests were all girls ages 9-11, I wanted to give the party more of a glam Halloween feel. I stuck with a purple, silver, and black color scheme, and limited the décor to skull heads and skeletons.
You can see that I didn’t go overboard with the dessert table, as there were only six guests. We limited the desserts to graveyard pudding cups and skull-shaped cookies, which my daughter made all by herself. I hope you can appreciate their 9-year old flaws, but our inspiration comes from HERE and HERE if you want to see picture perfect images.
The plastic skulls came from the $1-store, and I spray painted them silver. I filled these candle holders with sticky eyes and plastic spiders.
For dinner I served monster-eyes lasagna cups and bones-n-blood (breadsticks and marinara). We also had blue tortilla chips and grape koolaid.
The centerpiece was a purple glittery skull on a vintage cake stand. I set a place setting for each girl using a chalkboard placemat with their name written on it and coordinated dessert plates. The deep color of the koolaid was perfect in the plastic goblets with the black and white paper straws. I also found these RIP nail polishes that were just too perfect to pass up, and used bangle bracelets as napkin rings.
It would have been easy to go overboard on the skull/skeleton decorations because there are some really cute things out there, even at the $1-store. However, spending only a few dollars on a few key decorations (and borrowing the black glitter skeleton), I was able to keep to my small budget without sacrificing the ambiance I was trying to achieve.
As always, if you have any questions, just ask!
Happy Halloween, DIY’ers!