Spooky Butterfly Halloween Happy Hour

We had a little idea when it came to Halloween planning... What if we took our most unexpected collection (The Melanie, IMO) and turned it into "Blaire Waldorf throws a Halloween Happy Hour"? 
Well alrighty then, challenge accepted! 
halloween table setting
The Melanie collection took a spin and became chic spooky butterfly. To set the scene we turned our igloo rental into a skeletal butterfly cage. By adding sophisticated touches of black and purple butterfly and our guest of honor, Skelli Melly, this became a Halloween look we love.

Check out the full shoot and get inspired to put your own touch on Halloween!

Some of our favorite touches on this Halloween tablescape:

Skelli Melly

These guys are hilarious! Surprise guests with an unexpected celebrity guest. 
           skeleton at dinner table 


We crafted a Halloween charcuterie board leaning into purple and black goodies like blackberries, olives, purple-rind cheese, fig crackers, and purple candy corn (a new find to us!).
halloween charcuterie board  halloween charcuterie board

Frightful Florals

We wanted to give an edgy vibe to these bud vase florals. To do so, we wanted to work in black, a deep purple, and a piercing pop of red. Trader Joe's did not disappoint with these gorgeous deep purple calla lilies. For the black, we simply spray painted bunches of babies breath black. 

Halloween florals with calla lillies 

From the Grave 75

Our festive spin on a French 75.


  • 1 oz Empress 1908 Gin (or other purple gin)

  • 1/2 oz lemon juice, freshly squeezed

  • 1/2 oz simple syrup

  • 3 oz Champagne

  • Garnish: charred lemon twist


  1. Add the gin, lemon juice and simple syrup to a shaker with ice and shake until well-chilled.

  2. Strain into The Melanie tasting glass

  3. Top it off with Champagne

  4. Garnish with a lemon twist. Char the lemon twist by putting in a pan over high heat for 1-2 min. 

halloween cocktail cheers       

   halloween cocktail   Halloween donuts 

Happy Spooky Season!


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