A Wicked Witch Inspired Halloween Party

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Hi- It’s me, Jen, of Banner Events, and I am so excited to be guest posting for Halloween! It’s actually my favorite holiday! Styling a Wicked Witch inspired Halloween Party was a dream come true and has been on my party planning bucket list for years. Conjuring up a mix of creepy & cute decorations, scary and sweet treats and spellbinding favors was so much fun! I  hope you find delight from the spooky festivities captured by my amazingly talented photographer, Karina Rigtrup of A Fresh Take Photography.

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Setting the stage for a wickedly sweet “spell-abration” was easy using a new “Wicked Witch” printable invitation and party collection from Anders Ruff Custom Designs. We incorporated several elements inspired from the printable designs into our soiree!

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wicked witch halloween party table decor

Some of our favorite inspired design items included the haunted ghost trees, faux bois backdrop, classic Halloween color palette and framed and glittered witch silhouette—a work of art by Ten23 Designs.

wicked witch halloween party witch costumes

Brewing up wicked fun started by helping little girls summon their inner “witch”. We accomplished this by helping them dress the part! Adorable witch inspired outfits were created by a talented trio with a few tricks up their sleeves. The gorgeous couture tutus and witch fascinator hats were designed by Atutudes and Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams, respectively. Darling witch applique shirts were designed and personalized with each girl’s name by GreatStitch. Our little witches were then treated to “toad”ally sweet makeovers, including makeup and curls from my talented hair and makeup stylist friend, Ashley Parrish.

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With their boo-tiful new looks, our witches were ready to sit down for a spell and partake of the wickedly sweet dessert table offerings. Designing the dessert table was a highlight for me.

wicked witch halloween party witch silhouette

Inspired by the gorgeous framed silhouette used in this exquisite Maleficent party by Michelle’s Party-Plan-It, I asked Lauren of Ten23 Designs to create a similar backdrop focal piece using the signature witch from Anders Ruff’s wicked witch designs. Lauren’s work always impresses and made a striking centerpiece for our backdrop. I hunted for true faux bois fabric to use for my display, but didn’t find anything locally, so opted for something similar with the grey zebra fabric. It brought in a little bit of that creepy feel. Because I wanted to mix a little bit of glam with the creepy, I used my much loved ruffle tablecloth by Candy Crush and spooked it up a bit with some creepy cloth from Oriental Trading Company. Oriental Trading was my go-to source for most of the Halloween themed props and décor items used throughout this “spell-abration”.

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To reinforce the “wicked” theme, I hung a cute banner from the Anders Ruff collection. I DIY’d the paper rosettes which backed each letter to tie in more of the bright green color.

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The tabletop was costumed for the party in a variety of spooky décor. I adore the haunted ghost trees (OTC), which even lit up using LED technology. We embellished glass bottles and added black candles, threw in some plastic rodents and feathered crows (both from The Dollar Tree).

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Tantalizing treats topped the table and were enjoyed amid cackles by our sweet little coven. Choosing a favorite proved difficult, as each had magical qualities enjoyed by guests.

wicked witch halloween party cauldron cake pops

wicked witch halloween party cake pops

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wicked witch halloween party caramel apples

wicked witch halloween party caramel apples

There were scrumptious “cauldron cake pops” masterfully crafted by Vypassetti Cake Pops and gorgeously decorated “poison apples” by Roni’s Sugar Creations. Notice those beautiful silver trinket box stands? Those are from Maison du Bonbon. We loved how Roni took inspiration from the printable invitation and incorporated the haunted tree and owl on the caramel apples.

wicked witch halloween party rodent lollipops

Wicked witch Halloween party rodent lollipops

To add a little creepy to our dessert table, rodent lollipops from Oriental Trading Company were displayed in glassware we filled with dried green lentils. Printable flags and food labels added a pop of color and helped guests identify the ghoulish delights.

wicked witch halloween party ruffle cake

Christina of 4 Kids Cakes has long been my cake designer of choice. She produced the impressive black and white ruffle cake, adding sweet fondant flowers and an edible chocolate topper to really wow guests and complete the look of the dessert table.

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She also baked up mouthwatering chocolate cupcakes embellished with cute fondant spider and bat toppers by Kima’s Confections. We loved displaying these atop our metal spider cupcake holders.

wicked witch halloween apothecary jars

In addition to all of the custom treats, apothecary jars dressed up in printable labels and ribbon provided homes for favorite treats from Oriental Trading. Candy is always popular and we love using it as an inexpensive way to add pops of color throughout our table styling.

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wicked witch halloween party creepy candyWe carried some of the creepier candy into our neighboring hutch. There were “eerie eyeballs”, “magic worms”, “bat droppings” and even “eye of newt”.

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A safer alternative for our timid witches was presented in the form of Hershey Kisses embellished with colorful Halloween printables from Anders Ruff’s collection.

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wicked witch halloween party candy kabobs

Also on display were custom witch and witch broom candy kabobs by Sweets From Heaven, Outlets at Orange. These were by far one of the most sought after treats! I may have seen a hex or two issued to keep other ghouls and goblins from running off with them.

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wicked witch halloween party dining table

wicked witch halloween party diningWitches dined in style with place settings created from spider web placemats, layered chargers & spooky soiree themed tableware.

wicked witch halloween party cupcakes

Mini pedestals showcased beautiful fondant bat topped cupcakes in custom cupcake wrappers.

wicked witch halloween party potion bottles

We loved using Via Blossom’s vintage glass bottles as our potion bottles with purple elixir! We thought they looked especially bewitching with their custom beverage wraps and party flag topped straws from Hoopla Events.

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wicked-witch-halloween-party-witch-broomEvery witch needs a broom, so each place setting included a miniature broom to add that wicked touch. Our table was accented with spider web candelabras and a spell book & skull centerpiece.wicked witch halloween party favors

wicked witch halloween party favors

wicked witch halloween party favorsFor party favors, burlap bags were on hand to be filled with small “hocus pocus” magic powder bottles, test tubes full of candy and custom Halloween printable crayon boxes–so many fun take home items that were definitely too cute to spook!

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This was definitely one wickedly sweet Halloween “spell-abration” with the cutest witches on the block!

VENDOR CREDITS:

– Event Styling: Banner Events
– Photography: A Fresh Take Photography
Printable Invitation & Décor: Anders Ruff Custom Designs
Hair & Makeup: Ashley Parrish
– Cake & Cupcakes: 4 Kids Cakes
– Fondant Cupcake Toppers: Kima’s Confections
– “Poison” (Caramel) Apples: Roni’s Sugar Creations
Mini silver trinket box dessert stands: Maison du Bonbon
Cake Pops: Vypassetti Cake Pops
– Candy Kabobs: Sweets From Heaven, Outlets at Orange
Vintage Glass Bottles: Via Blossom
Couture Tutus: Atutudes
– Applique Witch shirts: GreatStitch
Couture Witch Fascinator Hats: Cupcake Wishes & Birthday Dreams
– Custom Laser Cut Wood Frame & Witch Silhouette: Ten23 Designs
Paper Straws: Hoopla Events
– Ruffle Tablecloth: Candy Crush Events
Spooky Soiree Paper plates, napkins, & glasses, candy, wire ghost trees, porcelain pumpkins, mini cake pedestals, candelabras, creepy cloth, witch broom pens, candy tubes, black bottle vases, spooky spindles, spider web table topper, hanging bats + more : Oriental Trading Company

Create the look of this Wicked Witch Inspired Halloween Party with these products:


Makebake Glazed Milk Glass Cake Stand – Black Raspberry 10″
Luna Bazaar Small Clear Vintage Glass Bottle (cylinder design)
Bella Cupcake Couture Paper Party Striped Straws, Black/White
Creepy LED Halloween Ghost Tree Light Up Decoration
Fun Express Spooky Soiree Party Dessert Platas-8 count
Cardboard Mini Purple Cupcake Pedestals
Dress My Cupcake DMCH056SET Chocolate Candy Mold, Rat, Set of 6
Apothecary Jar 3 Piece Set Wedding Candy Buffet
TERRA COLLECTION SET OF THREE ASSORTED MINI GLASS CANNISTERS
Witch Broom Halloween Pens – 12 Pack (Quidditch Hogwarts Style Broom Pens)
Spiderweb Halloween Table Runner, 13″ x 72″, Black/Silver
Brand New Lot of 9 Halloween Black Feathered Crows Ravens Props Decor Decorations Birds
Bag of Mice (12 count)
Two Stacked Spell Books
HALLOWEEN BLACK SPIDERWEB CANDELABRA – CANDLESTICK HOLDER!

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