When Maleficent throws a Halloween bash, and decides to invite her baddest buddies, you just know it is going to be a positively decadent and dark affair! Well, that was the inspiration for our very grown up Halloween dinner party.
Some creative friends and I decided to get together and try a few new ideas out, and before we knew it, it turned into a party!
We got dressed up and decided to get into the Halloween vibe.
Maleficent's Halloween dinner party was held in a ramshackle shed (my backyard), and featured a grazing table style setting, with lots of elements perfectly suited for the
big narcissistic personalities of the Villains!
The villains featured were
Upon being seated, we were welcomed with rich black forest mini cakes, adorned with a topper featuring their own silhouette. Red wine was poured in personalised glasses and flowed freely. Everyone was impeccably attired for the sporting luxurious and unique headpieces, including breath-taking crowns. It's dressing up, grown-up style!
Our make up artist Samantha did an excellent job of creating a look for our us which was reminiscent of each villain invited.
We feasted on a lavish assortment of lamb rack, cured meats and fruits. Decayed flowers and withered branches decorated the table, together with a myriad of candles to light the dark space. Large, shiny candelabras provided a nice contrast. Velvet placemats, frayed, created a grungy yet luxe touch.
Of course, it was only expected that we would be posing for a few selfies, first checking the magic mirror on how fair we were. A mesh backdrop with custom balloons also provided a suitable spot for photos.
When dinner was over, we indulged in a myriad of rich desserts, including cake and toffee apples.
OUR PARTY VENDORS
Photographer - Zoom Images
Cake - The Sweetest Crumbs
Dessert Cups / Nutella bombs - Delicious by Elle
Secret Garden Designs https://www.instagram.com/secret_garden_designs/
Flowers - Petal and Fern
Black candelabra, black napkins, cutlery, gold crown
dome, round mesh, cake stands - Sweet Heavenly Hire
Plates, claret and black, black taper candle holder and black
gloss candle holders - NPM Events
Balloons - Belles Decorations by Design
Black Stands + Compotes - Petite Events Hire
Wine glass names and mirror lettering - Secret Garden Designs
Invite and menu - Sajaro Invitations and Design
Toppers - Strachan Creative
Catering - Pan e Antipasti
Pan e Antipasti https://www.instagram.com/paneantipasti/
Makeup - Samantha Goovan Make Up
Cupcakes - Sweetie Pop Cakes
Headpieces - Danica Erard Millinery
Toffee Apples - Love Dem Apples
What People Ate
It was a grazing table set up, with olives, beetroot dip, dark berries, rye bread, and black crackers for entree, antipasto of cured meats, and ricotta and goats cheese drizzled with honey, sundried tomatoes and eggplant, and for main, paprika roast leg of lamb, with braised red cabbage.
What People Drank
Red wine only!
Rich chocolate mud cake, which was a black two tier cake featuring elements of each villain. Black forest dessert cups, Evil Queen's toffee apples, and Jafar's blood cupcakes!