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12 Hauntingly Perfect Halloween Parties

Photo by Brian Tropiano

Carnival Freakshow

Photo by Brian Tropiano

For this experiential Halloween party from Kristin Banta Events, guests traveled through eight highly stylized spaces of a private estate in Beverly Hills. After being greeted by a brazen Ringmaster, guests wandered into a carnival wasteland of expired ride parts and traveled on a funicular to the lower level of the property where they transitioned between 5 different spaces throughout the rest of the evening, including a highly experiential Haunted House.

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75th Halloween-Themed Birthday Party

Photo by Rob & Wynter Photography

With help from Nuage Designs, Christopher Confero Design planned this amazing birthday celebration complete with witches, goblins and some delicious (and scary!) treats!

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Frankenstein Birthday Party

Photo by Birch Design Studio

Instincts Design Studio planned this fabulous Frankenstein-themed birthday celebration for a little boy named Frankie! The key embellishment for the party? Pumpkins! Lots of pumpkins!

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Halloween-Themed Bat Mitzvah

Photo by Lee Ross Photography

Held at Morgan Manufacturing, this Halloween-themed Bar Mitzvah featured food from Entertaining Company, decor from HMR Designs and planning by Designer Event Chicago.

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Big Orange Ball Fundraiser

Photo by Rebecca Marie Photography

Howard Brown Health Center held its first ever Halloween fête at The Geraghty. To fit the naturally decorated bone and branch-themed event by Kehoe Designs, Pilsen partygoers had the option of arriving in costumes or creating original ones with elements from Howard Brown’s Brown Elephant retail shop. They later indulged in specialty cocktails and treats, danced to music from two local DJs and tried their luck in a 50/50 cash raffle and a silent auction. The party raised funds to support more than 18,000 lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender adults and youth through clinical care, research, education and advocacy.

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Promontory Point Halloween Wedding

Photo by Aneta Wisniewska

For this amazing Chicago wedding, the couple wanted a fun ambience with a nod to Halloween without feeling too literal (read: “black and orange”). To accomplish this, Life in Bloom opted to use white pumpkins as floral vases with a floral palette consisting of peach stock, Juliet garden roses, ivory and cream roses, and scabiosa pods. Other fun elements included custom carved pumpkins, which greeted guests as they entered and exited the venue. Life in Bloom also produced a large pumpkin with the couples’ initials carved into it that rested on the Place Card Table.

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Halloween Party!

Photo by Phil Farber

It’s not every day that designers from HMR Designs have the opportunity to use their impeccable eye for styling to arrange skeleton bones, rot flowers and scatter faux roaches. Perhaps it’s the rarity of a Halloween Party that makes it oh so much fun for an event designer. Or perhaps it’s just that Halloween reveals the darkness lurking in us all.

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Halloween-Themed Gala

Photo by Todd Events

For this fundraiser and gala at Dallas’ Rachofsky House, the Todd Events team smartly used bats, crows and black-and-orange decor to create a spooky and fabulous night.

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Skullivans' Island Halloween Party

Photo by JB McCabe Photography

For this Abandoned Hotel-themed Halloween party, planned by RLE Charleston, guests were invited to “Check-In”… but never to “Check-Out.” With lighting by TEC Lighting, lounge rentals by 428 Main and other rentals by Snyder Rentals, this party was scary yet chic! The land props from PDA Lighting & Sound were incredible, as well. Catering by CRU Catering also proved to be a huge hit.

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Haunted Soiree

Photo by Carasco Photography

This charming bash at DL Loft in Chicago featured sweets from Sugar Hills Bakery and photos by Carasco Photography.

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Sun-Times Galas

Photo by Event Creative

Impressively, Chicago’s Event Creative made the Sun-Times Gala at Union Station a spooky, yet stunning night to remember with spiders blending in perfectly with gorgeous table decor.

Day of the Dead Dinner Party

Photo by Errol Colon Photographers

The pros from A Chair Affair prove that Halloween can be celebrated with a pastel color scheme. From skulls and jellybeans to black table clothes, they did it all.

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Hallows Eve Cocktail Party

Photo courtesy of Navjot

It’s hard not to fall in love with this intimate dinner, posted by Navjot Design. From the tabletop skull to the fall florals, it’s a perfect Halloween dinner for two.

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Beverly Hills Cocktail Party

Photo by Maya Meyers Photography

For this Anastasia Beverly Hills cocktail party, Maya Meyers Photography captured exquisite costumes, dramatic drinks and everything that made this party a raging success.

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Halloween Highlights from Kehoe Designs

Chicago’s amazing decor firm, Kehoe Designs, shared its favorite Halloween party pics!

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Eb Libby & Company Highlights

Photo courtesy of Ed Libby & Company

From zombies and ghosts to dramatic red tables topped with spooky tablescapes, the team from Ed Libby & Company clearly knows how to throw a killer celebration.

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