How to Host a Boo-tiful Halloween Dinner Party

As fall transitions us to cooler months, we’re partnering with our favorite style bloggers to show us how they wear this season’s hottest trends. From style tips to makeup trends to home décor, we’re excited to see how these fashionistas gear up for fall weather.

This week, we’re welcoming Nina from The HSS Feed to share some favorite spooky tablescape décor for a boo-tiful Halloween-inspired dinner party.

Fall is my favorite time of year and Halloween is my very favorite holiday. I love decorating my house for the season, picking out costumes and, of course, hosting friends to celebrate this fun fall holiday.

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In our neighborhood, trick-or-treating is a big event not only for kids, but also for the parents. As we go door to door, it’s very common for neighbors to invite you in for a drink or snack along the way. At our house, I already have our candy bowl fully stocked for trick-or-treaters, but this year, I’ve planned a Halloween party for the adults (the big kids!) as well.

The great thing about party planning and shopping at Meijer is that, in a couple of laps around the store, you can get everything you need.

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For this party, I started with décor and wanted to keep things feeling a little more sophisticated, but still playful and festive. I already had some lacy, spider web linens at home, so I planned around those. I chose to focus on keeping things mostly black and white, with a hint of shimmer and pops of festive orange.

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Halloween décor just isn’t complete without a few cute critters. These tinsel cats are a really fun and whimsical element to work with, and I also loved how the tinsel spiders and glitter pumpkins added a bit of sparkle. To complete a sleek and – dare I say – glamorous Halloween look, just add a bit of candlelight, some twinkle lights and you’re all set!

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Halloween is a busy night, so when it comes to food, I chose items that are easy to pick up, eat quickly while visiting, or even take along with you as you go! The Meijer deli was my go-to for putting together an easy charcuterie and cheese platter, and a trip to the bakery helped me with some festive cookies. I even found these pumpkin picks in the holiday baking supplies for my favorite chocolate cupcakes.

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I have a serious sweet tooth and fully believe that grownups should also get candy on Halloween, and I’m never one to turn down a good handful of candy corn or peanut M&Ms! I also put together these super simple chocolate covered “ghost pretzel sticks” as a fun, sweet snack.

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Wishing you all a fun, safe and Happy Halloween!

Nina is the fashionista behind The HSS Feed, a fun lifestyle blog full of her thoughts on happiness, success and style. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest. Photos taken by Tosha Cole Photography.

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