Thursday, October 27, 2011

Beware of Samhainophobia!

The invitations read as a warning ...

"Beware those who suffer from Samhainophobia (fear of Halloween) or Deipnophobia (fear of dinner conversation) because we're planning a dinner party with a Phobia theme - sorry to those diagnosed with Phobophia (fear of phobias)! Please plan ahead if you have Cibophobia (fear of food) because there will be delicious food and good company. Regardless of your Maskaphobia (fear of masks) costumes are highly recommended."

And party was definitely not for the faint of heart! A celebration of phobia and the objects of fear from spiders to death, this dinner party had something to instill fear in every guest!

The decor was inspired by an imagined "museum of phobia" which a variety of specimens! The table was full of jars, apothecary bottles and bell jars with snakes, spiders, bats, slimy eggs and potions. Place settings were black and white with skull and crossbone plates and black chargers.

 The room continued the Museum of Phobia theme. Each shelf was a "mini exhibit" based on a different phobia.

Each food item was based on a different phobia as well! Appetizers included a melon skull with prosciutto inspired by Necrophobia, fear of death; mushroom tarts for Mycrophobia, fear of mushrooms; and a cheese platter for Melissaphobia, fear of bees.

 I'll post the complete menu tomorrow!

Favors were white "spider web" cotton candy in honor of arachnophobia! 

 The party hosts!

Friday, October 7, 2011

S'more Owl Treat Table

I recently celebrated a friend's Bachelorette with a S'more Owl themed treat table. Although I didn't take any pictures at the actual event, I recreated a similar table back home. It was a mini dessert table with all the ingredients for delicious s'mores!

One thing I could not recreate was the great cake that was part of the festivities. Check it out!