10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start

As I’ve mentioned many times on this blog, Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. There are so many fun ways to get creative and use your imagination. One of my favorite ways to do that is with food. I’ve already put together several lists of my favorite Halloween treats and desserts that you can make. However, if you’re planning to throw a Halloween party, then you’ll definitely want to check out today’s round-up of Halloween appetizer ideas.

There is no better way to get your party off to a great start than with a delicious appetizer. Instead of just putting some chips and dip on a platter, go the extra mile and give it a festive treatment. There are some very easy, delicious, and creative ideas that are sure to delight your guests from the get-go.

Here are 10 of the best Halloween appetizer ideas on the internet.

Halloween Appetizer Ideas

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comThe perfect start to a night filled with ghouls and skeletons: graveyard chicken enchilada dip.
Tutorial: Delish

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comYou won’t want to stop eating these cheesy bones with a delicious dip.
Tutorial: Kraft

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comYour guests won’t be able to keep their fingers off this delicious cauldron dip.
Tutorial: Woman’s Day

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comYou’ll have your guests cracking up over (and enjoy the deliciousness of) this jack-o-lantern chips and dip.
Tutorial: Tasty

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comIs that a pumpkin? Nope, even better: it’s a Halloween onion ranch cheese ball!
Tutorial: Sandy Toes & Popsicles

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comHow adorable are these wonton bats?
Tutorial: For Women First

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comYour guests will be excited to dive into this amazing Halloween snack platter.
Tutorial: Foxes Love Lemons

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comMeatball mummy crescent rolls are easy to make and even easier to devour.
Tutorial: Pillsbury

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comSushi lovers, here’s a fun way to indulge in your craving on Halloween: monster sushi.
Tutorial: Brit.co

10 Halloween Appetizers to Give Your Party a Spooky Start | HomeandEventStyling.comReady to ‘nom nom nom’ on some monster sliders?
Tutorial: Courtney’s Sweets

So many delicious (and adorable) ideas!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas

One of the best parts of any holiday is the delicious treats that you get an excuse to eat. Halloween is no different. Personally, cupcakes are a staple for every holiday because not only are they delicious, but they are a lot of fun to customize, too. It’s easy to get creative with them and do some really fun, out-of-the-box designs to make them even more fun to eat.

For Halloween, it’s all about giving them a spooky twist. There is no shortage of inspiration for designs and flavors. Though the characters portrayed on them may be scary in other places, on cupcakes they somehow become adorable and delightful. Everything is cuter on a cupcake! These small desserts are the perfect place to stretch your imagination and come up with something unique.

Here are 10 great DIY Halloween cupcake ideas that will have you getting into the spirit of the season.

DIY Halloween Cupcakes

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThe only thing scary about this delicious grim reaper cupcake is how fast it will be gone once you take a bite.
Tutorial: Mom Foodie

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou’ll want to dive right into these cupcakes just like the Wicked Witch has.
Tutorial: Your Cup of Cake

Home Tour: Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Charming 1928 Spanish Colonial | HomeandEventStyling.comSkeletons have never been more adorable than the ones on these cupcakes.
Tutorial: Woman’s Day

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese Frankenstein cupcakes are as adorable as they are delicious.
Tutorial: Your Cup of Cake

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow amazing are these little cauldron cupcakes? So much creativity!
Tutorial: A Pumpkin and a Princess

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThese zombie brain brownie bites are definitely “brain food.”
Tutorial: Sugar Hero!

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comPretzel spider cupcakes will satisfy both your salt and sugar cravings.
Tutorial: The Novice Chef

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHopefully, these bat cupcakes won’t fly away before you have the chance to eat them.
Tutorial: Today’s Parent

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThere is nothing scary about these adorable scarecrow cupcakes.
Tutorial: Enza’s Bargains

10 Wickedly Good Halloween Cupcake Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comBe sure to keep an eye on these sea monster cupcakes.
Tutorial: Reader’s Digest

Which ones will you try this year?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party

Unicorns have always been universally loved, but they’ve recently seen a surge in popularity as a trend that doesn’t seem to be slowing down anytime soon. You can find them in everything from fashion and home decor to food and parties.

I can’t think of a more magical, happy concept than a unicorn-themed party. It’s all about bright colors, joy, and embracing our unique brand of magic, whatever that may be. Unicorns are a great representation of individuality. Who wouldn’t want to attend a unicorn-themed party?

There are tons of wonderful ideas out there to inspire your own party, so I’ve gathered some of my favorites with easy tutorials you can follow to throw your own unicorn-themed party that your guests will absolutely love. They include everything from savory treats to decadent desserts with a whole lot of color and fantasy thrown in the mix.

Unicorn-Themed Party

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comThis unicorn milkshake looks like an explosion of happiness and good things.
Tutorial: Sugar Hero

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comHow unbelievably adorable is this fondant unicorn cupcake topper?
Tutorial: Juniper Cakery

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comThese unicorn cupcakes are almost too pretty and adorable to eat.
Tutorial: Best Friends for Frosting

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a healthier option, you can try unicorn toast that is perfect for brunch.
Tutorial: The Culture Trip

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comPut a twist on the ice cream cone with this unicorn ice cream bowl.
Tutorial: Minidrops

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comUnicorn popcorn is the perfect treat for a movie night filled with fantasy films.
Tutorial: Life Love Liz

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comUnicorn chocolate-covered strawberries are healthy and decadent.
Tutorial: The Bakers Party Shop

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comThese little unicorn cake pops are the perfect party treats.
Tutorial: Rose Bakes

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comUnicorn bark is colorful, magical, and absolutely delicious.
Tutorial: The Spruce

10 Magical Ideas for a Unicorn-Themed Party | HomeandEventStyling.comSugar and sweet go together with these unicorn pretzels.
Tutorial: Lady Behind the Curtain

How much fun are these ideas?

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Fun and Creative Party Ideas for Boys

If you are planning a boy’s party, then you know how important it is to make sure it has a cool theme that he will be proud to show his friends. Kids’ parties are some of the most fun to plan because there is no limit on creativity and possibilities. You can fully embrace a theme.

Of course, it all depends on the child’s individual interests. What activities does he love to do? What are his favorite books, movies or television shows? Is there a particular character he looks up to, such as a superhero? Choosing a theme that he personally loves will put you on the path toward a hugely successful party.

Here are ten fun, creative ideas for a boy’s party to give you some inspiration.

Boys’ Party Ideas

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comIf he’s a gamer, this video game themed party is a perfect idea.
Source: Kara’s Party Ideas

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comWhat little boy doesn’t want to be Batman? The pops of yellow add a lot of fun to the theme.
Source: Catch My Party

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comThis construction-themed party puts a fun twist on some classic treats.
Source: Catch My Party

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comEmbrace his love of shooting hoops with a black and orange color scheme and game-day treats.
Source: Michelle’s Party Plan-It

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comHow cute are these DIY Lego-inspired popcorn bags?
Source: Shelterness

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comLittle ones are sure to get excited over a Mickey Mouse theme in black, white, red, and yellow.
Source: Kara’s Party Ideas

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comTake everyone “fishing” with this adorable fishing-themed birthday party idea.
Source: Sunshine Parties

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comA soccer fan is sure to find this party to be a winner.
Source: Pizzazzerie

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comThis Lego Ninjago party even includes sushi-inspired cake balls to keep with the theme.
Source: Spaceships and Laserbeams

10 Fun Party Ideas for Boys | HomeandEventStyling.comBring the fun world of Toy Story to life with a whimsical party like this one.
Source: Catch My Party

So many cute ideas!

Warm regards,
Megan

10 Charming Valentine’s Day Table Ideas

Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or Galentine’s Day at home, you’re probably going to gather around a table to enjoy each other’s company. A table setting is all about creating an atmosphere. For a holiday, like Valentine’s Day, you can incorporate the theme of it to draw inspiration from and create something festive.

When it comes to Valentine’s Day, pink and red are the main colors. However, there are many different ways to interpret them, from different shades and tones to complimenting them with other colors, and of course, adding your own dash of style. It doesn’t have to be childlike. You can create something sophisticated, chic, or even rustic.

Here are 10 Valentine’s Day table ideas to inspire you and show you just how much you can do within the realm of this theme.

Valentine’s Day Table Ideas

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis white and pink table is the perfect set-up for Galentine’s Day to enjoy special treats and do some craft projects together.
Source: Style Me Pretty

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comA gorgeous spin on a centerpiece bouquet is to create an ombre look, going from deep red to pink to white flowers.
Source: Domino

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comCreate a darling napkin heart for your place settings as a simple, elegant way to theme the table.
Source: Rue Magazine

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comFor a Kate Spade-inspired look, run a black and white striped table runner down the center of the table. Accent it with polka dots and pops of pink.
Source: Knot and Nest Designs

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comThis Valentine’s Day table has a rustic chic vibe with frayed place settings and charming balloons.
Source: Boxwood Clippings

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comUse patterns like polka dots and swirls mixed with florals for a nice contrast. Don’t be afraid to mix up the placemats, too!
Source: The Shift Creative

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can never go wrong with black and white accented by soft pink for a chic vibe.
Source: Joann

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHere’s another example of the ombre centerpiece, this time with contemporary elements surrounding it – simple gray, white and black.
Source: The Glitter Guide

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comHow charming is this cookie decorating party for Galentine’s Day? A burlap table runner contrasts more sophisticated elements like gold for a rustic chic appeal.
Source: A Night Owl

10 Charming Valentine's Day Table Ideas | HomeandEventStyling.comYou can easily recreate this XO table cloth by painting a disposable white table cloth with black paint. So simple and chic!
Source: Pop Sugar

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Warm regards,
Megan