Friday, October 21, 2011 3:33 PM EDT
So the challenge we were faced with for our Party of the Month: how easy is it create a chic Halloween adult cocktail party? The answer: easy peasy! If there is only one thing you do to achieve this look -- omit the colour orange from your decor palette and stick to a basic black and white scheme. You can then add some amazing accents.
All photos by Christine Kufske
As we always say, when you're designing your food station keep it simple and leave space on the table so that your guests can visually take in all the fun foods there are to choose from. Three food choices is enough -- especially when your guests get to add their own sauces and condiments.
We made mini grilled cheese sandwiches on thick sliced baguettes and paired them with french fries. We rolled basic 8.5” x 11” white card stock into paper cones, added black and white tissue and stuffed them with the fries first, then placed the mini grilled cheese sandwich -- and to top it off, a mini dill pickle on a mini faux silver fork.
Okay, where to begin on this display! Not only is creating a smoke effect so much fun to do – it is simple and inexpensive. All this took was some hot water and $40 of dry ice to fill an entire room.
To complete the bar experience, we also turned Josh into our Mad Scientist Bartender -- known as “Dr. Love” -- outfitted in a lab coat and glasses. Bottom line, have fun with your bar, this is the holiday to do it!