KDHamptons DIY: How To Throw A Stylishly Spooky Halloween Party

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Brady's 8th Halloween party
Kim and Brady Hopkins

Planning a Halloween party and need some inspo?  KDHamptons lifestyle & entertaining contributor, Kim Hopkins, shares party decor pix from the spooky and stylish Hamptons bash she whipped up for her seven-year-old son Brady in Sag Harbor.  Kim shares, “After living in Abu Dhabi for nine years, this was the first time Brady celebrated Halloween in the U.S.,” shares Kim.  “So it was only natural to have an All Hallows Eve theme, including lots of ghouls, goblins, witches, and autumnal tabletop décor to set the stage.”

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“Whenever I’m planning a small dinner or big party, I start preparing weeks ahead, setting the theme, creating the invitations (I love Paperless Post), and gathering decorative items to set the stage,” says Kim.  “The details are what make an event so memorable.”

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Coco, a real sweetie

This year was a bit of a challenge because of the quick change in weather.  We woke to gale force winds and a torrential downpour, which made it very spooky in more ways than one!  Luckily I had ordered a big tent the day before, so I was able to put up the lights and decorations ahead of time.  When in doubt, tent it!!

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Kelli’s (@KDHamptons) famous mac and cheese cups and a scary skull from Lillian Vernon
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Cutest little kiddos came to celebrate Brady turning eight!
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Kim combined food for children and adults on one large table, mixing in seasonal farm stand items, bright-colored roses and LED candles. No candles around Halloween costumes!

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Brady and his buddies lining up to whack the Devil Dog pinata
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Some of our favorite Halloween decorative items were from Grandinroad, including the evil eyes and skeleton mice. Witches leg cauldron from TJMaxx.  LED lanterns, skull and feathered black birds from Lillian Vernon.
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Dangerously delicious dessert table with cupcakes, cookies, candy and of course, cake!
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Fall-themed Mason Jars (Lillian Vernon) filled with chocolate eyeballs
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Customized water bottle wraps from Anders Ruff. Check out all of their party printables HERE.  SPOOKY sign from Topiaire in Southampton.
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The gift bags are what the kids come for! We filled up on the sweet and spooky, with orange and black fortune cookies, wall-crawling skeletons, whoopee cushions (!), Grow Your Brain in Water, Halloween tattoos, stretchy spiders, and inspirational rubber bracelets that said: courage, love, strength, respect and honor, which the children had fun trading.  Bag tags by Anders Ruff.

You can follow Kim and Brady’s adventures on Instagram @kimhopkins and @bradysworld