Halloween Party :: A Witches Night In!

Halloween "Witches" party - girls night

WHAT’S UP WITCHES!!! I have a fun Halloween girls night theme for you today…. in fact, I think I’m the self proclaimed “blogger specializing in ladies nights themes” because I’ve created so many shoots based on this ritual {I’m a BIG believer in staying connected to girl friends in this way}.

I put together this “witches gathering” inspired by all those things related to black magic: Ouija boards, tarot cards, black cats, crystal ball, and spells. I love how this table turned out and it was so easy to pull together with a quick trip to the store {okay, a few stores} and a click of my mouse. See all the details below and get the recipe for my cheesy chili that you’ll want to serve from your witches cauldron. EhhHeeeHeeheeheee…….
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Table Setting:

Invite some girl friends over for dinner and wine, and some cackling fun! Incorporate little touches that relate to the witch theme, and fill it with props that conjure up black magic and spells.

  • Black and white with pops of orange is the perfect color scheme to use. A black table cloth topped with a runner creates the foundation. You won’t believe how I “created” this tan/black marbled runner. When I pulled up the vinyl chalkboard runner from this project, the sticky backing grabbed some of the kraft paper with it. As I looked at it, I thought it was pretty awesome and unique so I used the backside for this runner. I just love the effect.
  • Tarot cards are also scattered down the middle of the table. I don’t know what they mean, but if you’re brave enough, you can do a reading on each other after dinner! {found on Amazon}
  • Find a corner to “park your broom & hat” and place some props there. “Flying” bats {from Target} also help create a spooky background with “movement.”
  • Printed labels from the craft store can dress up your bottle of wine.
  • Tiny witch brooms act as place card holders, and tiny witch hats are propped on spoon handles {both from Hobby Lobby}.
  • I wanted to use a Ouija board in the setting, but it was kind of pricy so I opted instead, for these mini Ouija board tins filled with mints. {at World Market or Amazon} All the better – they make great party favors!

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  • Instead of placing a centerpiece in the middle of the table, I set up a grouping of items at the end of the table. This way, they don’t interfere with the site line and conversation.
  • A book of spells is a must-have item for all good witches. {from HomeGoods}
  • Black cats are always hanging around witches.
  • A cage with a crow perched inside is a creepy sight.
  • How can witches see what’s going on around them without their crystal ball? We have one ready to reveal all secrets. {from HomeGoods}

And what does any good witch serve her guests? Homemade chili from her cauldron, of course! Get the delicious cheesy chili recipe that just happens to match the color palette.

Looking for more ways to celebrate with the gals for Halloween?  Check out my Gothic Glam party.

"witches cauldron" cheesy chili

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About Chris

Chris Nease is a party stylist and home entertaining expert with over 15 years of experience. In addition to her work as founding editor of Celebrations At Home, Chris is an editorial stylist and contributor to Homes.com, Marie Callender's, and SheKnows. Most recently her work has been published in Woman's World, Yum Food & Fun for Kids, and Cottages & Bungalows.

Comments

  1. I love this party! The little ouija board mints – super cute. I love how it is “halloween themed” without being childish. I also like how a potential activity (reading cards) is incorporated into the table setting. Love your style!

    • Thanks for saying so, Tawnya! I think grown ups still love Halloween just as much as the kids do! And even if you’re a mom, you need to take time for yourself too.

  2. Very creative! Love all the little touches!!!

  3. love the theme!

  4. I freaking love this!!!! Why can we live closer. I would totally be girlfriends with you if you invited me to nights like this! So fun. Love all your touches! You totally had me at “what’s up witches!”

  5. You are so freaking creative and do amazing work. I get so many great ideas from you, so keep up the wonderful work and thanks!

  6. absolutely amazing Chris

  7. This is such a great party idea. I love every detail and the idea of setting up a grouping of items at the end of the table is so original and practical. I wish there were time to whip up this party for some of my neighborhood witches!

  8. Great job on the party! I love every part of the table setting. Where are the black plates from, I love them!

  9. Cute!!! I love the mint tins!!!

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