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31 October, 2013 — Leave a comment

It sneaks up on you like the cold wind.
Something you’ve forgot stirs in your mind but you can’t see past the fog.
Out of nowhere the fog lifts it’s veil and the truth hits you smack in the face making you scream:

No? Not you?
Well, me it gets every year.
I’m not much of a Halloween celebrating person, but the kids like it when I decorate the house a little.
We eat pumpkin soup and perhaps watch a kids-approved-scary-enough movie.
If I don’t forget the whole thing that is.

Trick or treating is not common here in Switzerland. We tried it one year with a group of kids we’d invited to a Halloween party, but the neighbors in our street just shook their heads when finding us on their doorstep, and the candy basket was less then half full of oranges, half eaten popcorn bags and nuts. Luckily I had sort of foreseen this and loved playing the good candy godmother with a big bag of the most unhealthy sweets for the kids to take home. I’m sure their parents appreciated that.

I found some really inspiring table decorations from and which I wanted to share with you – in case you’re about to set the table for a Halloween party. I hope you’re not scared of trying something new.





Throwing a New Years Eve dinner party is your chance to really go over the top with decorations.
Play with it and have fun – maybe think of a theme or subject your guests will appreciate.

I would advice you to stick to a three color palette and then I think you can add almost object.
More colors are usually more confusing to the eye than more shapes.
Other than that: no rules!

I have browsed the net for inspiration on how to decorate my own table for the last day of the year and these favorites I would like to share with you (click on images for larger view):

happynewyear_bruinbetasCandles always sets the mood.
Bring out the good napkins and old silver wear.
happynewyear_thesweetestoccasionScandinavian style – mix and match in snowy white and lot`s of candles.

Don`t forget to set the clock!

happynewyeartable_marthastewartDinner for two?
Why not go with a rustic but elegant look?
newyear_masc_wayfairFeeling shy? Hide behind a masque but let it drop at midnight.
newyear_bw_womansday Go graphical. Numbers, symbols and letters help you count down to a new year.
newyear_pinterest More is more!
Other ideas:
deco_candleholders_metalic_marthastewartCut out stripes of metallic paper and wrap around candle holders.
happynewyear_hatskids_eventnowWill there be kids at your party?

Prepare these festive hats for them or let them create their own during the party.

tinselnapkinringTwist metallic or colorful pipe cleaners into letters or numbers to make unforgettable napkin rings.

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