Images above styled by Emma Morton-Turner
I think Halloween is either a ‘love it’ or ‘hate it’ thing. It’s obviously a hugely popular national event in the USA every year and it is slowly gaining popularity here in the UK. I’ve always been a bit weirded out about knocking on strangers doors and asking (begging) for sweets. And does anyone ever do the ‘trick’ in trick or treat? No, I don’t think so. It’s all about the sweets. I quite like the dressing up bit though I think at the moment it’s more about parents dashing to Tesco late on the 30th October to buy a last minute costume because there’s been no time to make anything for their kids- but I think in a few years time people might be putting as much effort into their Halloween outfits as they do for National Book Week.
I’d like to think that if I had a Halloween party it would be more of the dinner party variety rather than creating an apocalyptic WWZ zone in my front garden. That’s when I discovered that Talking Tables have come out with a beautiful range of party ware for this crazy annual tradition. It’s the most beautiful collection of Halloween party decorations that I’ve seen!
You have paper plates, paper cups, gold plastic cutlery, hanging decorations, skull bunting, napkins, paper honeycomb insect decorations and, of course, no party since 2012 would be complete without the all important photo booth props! Go, Talking Tables!
Then, buy a few pumpkins and spray them black and gold, grab some ivy from your back garden (or your neighbours…they’ll never know) and buy flowers in shades of red, pink, orange and purple and you have yourself a beautiful Halloween dinner party for your nearest and dearest!