Let’s just say… I’m a terrible blogger: because I haven’t posted anything in let’s see… MONTHS. Regardless of my lack of writing, life has been going full force. I have been all over the country with my job: San Francisco, San Diego, Fort Lauderdale, Chicago, and many many more. The life of the flight attendant is the strangest, because time just goes so fast. You are always in a new city, always trying a new food, and my personal favorite, always meeting a new friend. I have made hundreds of new friends (not exaggerating!) since starting this job. So naturally with all of the new people in my life I started “brewing” up the idea that it was about time for a party. Because everyone enjoys a good party right!!!? With Halloween right around the corner it seemed only appropriate to throw some sort of a spooky soiree, so i set a date and I got the ball rolling. Lucky for you I took lots of pictures, and am ready to spill the beans on how to throw the best Halloween party on the block!

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Tip #1) Always start planning a party (Halloween or otherwise) with some type of inspiration. Believe it or not, this little guy from T.J Maxx was the inspiration behind our whole party, I mean look at him! This little mummy melts hearts for sure <3

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2) You don’t have to be Martha Stewart to put together a good spread for a party. Prepackaged snacks look just as good as homemade if they are presented in the right way. Presentation is everything!!

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3) Pinterest fails CAN turn into epic successes. My roomie and I totally botched carving this poor pineapple, but with a little thought, we turned it into a fun little dessert.

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4) Don’t be afraid of the notorious DIY’s. I made the garland above with four yards of pom pom garland from Jo-Ann’s Crafts, and a pack of fabric pumpkins from Tj-maxx. The whole project was less than twenty dollars and took less than fifteen minutes. All I did was sew the garland together on the ends and stitched the pumpkins onto the orange strand of garland. Easy peasy!

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5) You can take Betty Crocker cupcakes to the next level with just a little holiday candy corn from the dollar store. Come on people! The dollar store! Tell me you aren’t headed that way!! I also amped up my cupcakes with some “spidey webbs,” simply made from chocolate chips and oil (tutorial coming soon).

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DSCN06186) Please, please, please don’t forget to visit your local Goodwill, Salvation Army, or thrift shop. Number one, normally your money is going towards a good cause. Number two, you can find cool, “party-making,” pieces that take your event from drab to fab in about ten seconds tops. The witch hats seen above were ninety-nine cents at Goodwill, and they totally made the party.

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7) Without good guests it wouldn’t be a party, so invite people who will make the night great!

Well, I am signing off. I have places to fly, parties to plan, and people to meet! I hope this little post will help you put together the most fabulous party this side of the block. Have a spectacularly spooky Halloween! *witch laughs in the distance 😉

xoxo

Megan Marie

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