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10 Chic Halloween Party Ideas

Not willing to let go of your personal style for the annual invasion of black and orange? Here are some ideas that are festive, but chic. This image comes from Carolyne Roehm‘s wonderful book, A Passion for Parties. Click through for more ideas!

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  • Spooky Backyard Fete 1 of 10
    Spooky Backyard Fete
    Have everyone dress in white and light lanterns and candles.
    Image: Tosca Radigonda
  • Spooky Soiree 2 of 10
    Spooky Soiree
    A few bats, a lot of spider webs and guests are dressed in black. Set a fancy table and set up Chivari chairs.
    Image: Carolyne Roehm, A Passion for Parties
  • Black + White 3 of 10
    Black + White
    Focus on just black and white for a clean, classic look.
    Image: Gen's Favorite
  • A Sophisticated Halloween 4 of 10
    A Sophisticated Halloween
    Think: Halloween at Versailles! Candelabras, spider webs, and fancy costumes.
    Image: Carolyne Roehm, A Passion for Parties
  • Crows + Candy 5 of 10
    Crows + Candy
    Keep things low-key but festive with spooky crows, beeswax candles and caramel candies.
    Image: Martha Stewart
  • Outdoor Halloween Dinner 6 of 10
    Outdoor Halloween Dinner
    Light up the backyard or porch with strings of lights, lanterns, and glowing pumpkins.
    Image: Martha Stewart
  • Saturated Hues 7 of 10
    Saturated Hues
    Host a lighthearted Halloween party without the spook factor. Keep the color scheme fun with warm yellow, orange, blue and black. Decorate with confetti, streamers and Pinatas full of candy.
    Image: Martha Stewart
  • Luminaries 8 of 10
    Luminaries
    Light up the porch, front steps and front walk way with luminaries. Festive but not too scary.
    Image: Martha Stewart
  • Rustic Fall Party 9 of 10
    Rustic Fall Party
    Keep colors dull and textures rich. Twigs, vines, bittersweet, burlap, linen and monogrammed pumpkins keep this table seasonal but chic.
    Image: Martha Stewart
  • Green Pumpkin Food Spread 10 of 10
    Green Pumpkin Food Spread
    Opt for green pumpkins and keep things monochromatic with an autumnal food spread.
    Image: Martha Stewart

Top image: Caroyne Roehm.

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