How to Throw a Spooky Halloween Party, with Jeffrey Moss | Pottery Barn

How to Throw a Spooky Halloween Party, with Jeffrey Moss | Pottery Barn


Hi I’m Jeffrey Moss, with Pottery Barn. This year for Halloween we’re throwing a spooky
party inspired by classic literature. We’ve selected as the theme of our party Washington
Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow. A little foraging in the woods can find you a
twisted branch, a perfect perch for menacing crows. We added strands of Halloween string lights, and lanterns
filled with battery-powered candles that will last all night. You can download the signs of warning and foreboding
that we created, as well as the gravestones that you can customize with the names of your choosing. We wanted to go the full distance with our party. We
rented a dry ice fog machine, and for the front porch, added white pumpkin
candles and made a scarecrow of the famous Headless Horseman, using a rented costume complete with a terrifying
pumpkin head. Every Halloween party needs creepy food and poisonous drinks. Chef Joey Altman has created several recipes that look scary,
and sound scary, but certainly won’t scare any taste buds. Have fun with garnishing the food for your party by
creating severed fingers from string cheese and red peppers, skewers dripping with corn syrup blood, and frozen, dislodged
eyeballs made from radishes and olives. Create a drink station stocked with plenty of glassware,
and drink dispensers so guests needn’t fear serving themselves. Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to take over the interior of your home, it can in fact, be more effective by concentrating the gesture
on one big focal point. We’ve decorated this fireplace using many things
that are useful year round but have been temporarily purposed for chills and thrills. We’ve filled a number of frames with vintage portraits of
unfortunates, who, like the Horseman of Irving’s tale, have parted
with their heads. You can create headless portraits of your own using photo
processing software, or download ours at potterybarn.com. Complete the macabre scene with candlelight and creepy
vase fillers, and provide reluctant guests with a costume for the night,
with Pottery Barn’s Halloween masks and decorated bowler hats. Whether it’s Sleepy Hollow, or some other legendary locale, it’s easy and fun to throw a Halloween party using
your favorite tale of horror as a guiding theme. Watch your head!

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