Thursday, October 28, 2010

NIBBLES & BITS SOIREE

I've had some issues with Blogger today...UGH! Finally, I'm able to post these photos from my "Nibbles & Bits Soiree" on Tuesday evening.

First, "HERE'S WHAT I WORE" How cute is the candy corn apron? I love it and felt very Sandra Lee-ish while wearing it...'cuz it coordinated with my tablescape! I was stylin' my orange pumpkin earrings and my orange 'Revas' by Tory Burch.

"HERE'S WHAT MISS COCO WORE" She wore a darling candy corn-motif dress--she wanted to match her mama! Isn't she just too much y'all! {Husband said "she looks old in this photo!" She's only 5...}

I set up the kitchen table and sideboard with some candy, a few veges, dips & cheese, and Halloweened it all up with party printables I found on Etsy. Take a look...

The pumpkin chandelier shades gave the room a 'spooky glow'...

"Nibbles & Bits" on the sideboard...

The runner is made with burlap which is all the rage now. I love the look of burlap on a tabletop! A little orange ric-rac border on the ends makes it very Halloween-ish!

Dips, veges, and crackers...
The Creamy Garlic Herb Dip is a Taste of Gourmet product I sell. It makes a great cheese ball or dip. I combined the mix with 8 oz. of cream cheese and 8 oz. of mayo to make a cold dip...easy y'all! There are 2 mixes in the box and the cost is $7.95/box. You can order here.

The Simply Spinach Dip is also a Taste of Gourmet product I sell which makes a great cheese ball and either a hot or a cold dip. I combined this mix with 8 oz. sour cream and 8 oz. of mayo to make a cold dip, again, tres easy! There are 2 mixes in this box as well and the cost is $7.95/box. You can order here.

The Bremner Wafers, another Taste of Gourmet I sell, are popular crackers in The Crown Restaurant in Indianola, Mississippi, where the owners of Taste of Gourmet serve ALL the products I sell. The crackers are $3.95 a box and you can order them here."


I love the dips and the crackers are wonderful...y'all need to get some!

Chocolate covered apples, dipped in nuts...
The bits...

More bits...


Caramel corn...which I'm still eating today!!!

The kitchen table was covered with a frayed-end burlap square cloth. I used my birdcage to hold the grapes and cheese...

Spooky-faced cupcakes...

Plastic flatware, wrapped in paper napkins, and secured with cute labels...Yes y'all, I use plastic tableware and paper napkins!!!

"Nibbles & Bits" plates...
My "Signature Beverage" was a Halloween Punch. I wanted to keep it simple and this recipe is just that...Mix orange juice, unsweet pineapple juice, and ginger ale together and voila...a refreshing drink. {You can sneek in some vodka to make it a little more party-friendly if you must!}




Get your party favors y'all!
Party favors are a must...
I placed Halloween treats in cello bags and added cute printedlabels with Halloween wording to the top...

Thank you for visiting with me today. I will be back on Sunday with a few Halloween night photos...we're expecting hundreds of trick-or-treaters here at "The Roost." Husband and I will be dispensing treats on the front porch to the children and serving chardonnay in sippy cups for the guardians!!!

26 comments:

Nicole-Lynn said...

How cute is this party? You did a great job! Love CoCo's outfit too, she's a doll! :)

Suburban Princess said...

Adorable! I love all the bows that prettify your table! I nice to see a Halloween display that isn't blood and guts and gore!

Lexilooo said...

looks so adorable!

also, I think that you should do a post dedicated to your aprons...I love seeing them! I'd love to see your collection!

(or, has there been a post like that and I missed it?!)

Muffy said...

Super fab! Love it all!

Blonde Steel Magnolia said...

Gracious me,I adore those pumpkin chandeliers.

I am baffled as to why I just wrote that like a bad Scarlett O'Hara, but what can I say-when I saw that chandelier that was the first phrase that came to mind.

;)

Mimi said...

LOVE IT!! May I please borrow your cute little apron for my pre-trick or treat party on Saturday? Thanks, I'll just run right on over! Love the burlap runner on the buffet with the rick rack!! My goodness, I just love it all! You're so talented!

Laurie said...

You are so fabulous!

High Heeled Life said...

gorgeous presentation!!! Miss Coco you are 5 ... you certainly don't look it ...you look simply adorable.

XO HHL

AngelaV said...

Miss Janice you and Miss Coco are too cute!

mamamagnolia said...

So festive- wish I had just a tiny bit of your creativity. Thanks for sharing wonderful ideas. In the midst of planning a cheerleading themed birthday party for my daughter. Need all of the ideas I can get.

Town and Country Mom said...

Great ideas, Miss Janice. I love the pumpkin chandelier and all your fun touches!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Don't you and Coco look cute in your party outfits! This looks like a fun party. Love your labels on your little treat bags. What a cute idea to use the birdcage to serve food. The pumpkin light covers are so cute on the chandelier! I'm going to look for some of those. Happy Halloween. laurie

Valerie@travelingthrough2 said...

Hi Miss Janice,
You had a picture perfect soiree. Your candy corn apron is really cute and even little Miss Coco was stylin! All the details are fabulous. Love it all!
Valerie

Kara said...

Fabulous Soiree, you rock sister!
How simply SPOOKY! Very well done...and Miss CoCo's outfit is so sweet! Love the tablescape and party favors.
LoVe the apron, LoVe the punch and LoVe YoU......♥
Miss Kara ~♥~

Pink Martini said...

Everything looks so festive and fun. You did a wonderful job of styling your party! :) x0x0

Kappa in the Commonwealth said...

Miss.Janice,
These posts simply get better and better! I simply can't wait until next week to see your decor change for Thanksgiving!!
xo, V

Southern Lilly Lover said...

Miss Janice,
Your soirees are always so amazing! I hope the party I host this weekend with look half as amazing!

PS, you and CoCo look darling in your candy corn outfits!

jeanie said...

I love your apron..and Miss Coco she looks adorable as always!!

Sweet Carolina Girl said...

You are too adorable! I love everything you did & your candy corn apron!

Bama Belle said...

Adore this! Too precious!

bevy said...

Too cute! And guess whose little guy came over for a playmate today??? Kara's!!!

A.J. said...

Your party looked like it was so much fun! I wish I could something that creative! Happy Halloween!

living well said...

Looks fantastic! You're such a great hostess!!

Kells said...

This is such a beautiful party! Where on earth did you find that gorgeous beverage jar? It looks so perfect!

Preppy Little Dress said...

Okay, your photos always amaze me! I want to know how you store everything? Amazing!! Happy Halloween!

linda said...

WOW! You really out-did yourself with thgis party! AMAZING! Your attention to detail is superb!