Monday, November 5, 2018

Halloween Fun 2018: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Sometimes your friend texts you and says, "For Halloween we should go as 'Breakfast at Tiffany's' except I'll be breakfast and you be Tiffany's" and the idea is so clever and original, you type YES before you have a minute to think about how you'll embody a brand. But that's what happened this year and the costume turned out to be one of my favorites. It was shockingly easy to execute, thanks to a particularly well-stocked craft store near my office.

It wouldn't be Halloween without Hallowino, one of our most sacred Wine Club holidays. Lauren is, as always, the hostest with the mostest and always thinks of every little detail.

This year, our costumes included: Breakfast at Tiffany's (Ashleigh and I), Edward Scissorhands (Lauren), Cocktail Party Cinderella (Stacie) and Catwoman (Melissa). 

Our spooooooky feast included meatball subs, a pasta salad and poison candy apples (the sugar was actually burnt so they did accidentally taste a bit like poison, lol).

Edward Scissorhands with her spread.

Lauren blew my simple mind with this simple trick for an extra fun pasta salad: she soaked the cooked pasta in water with food coloring! The colors really popped and it made such a big impact for such an easy hack.

As always, we brought our scary-label wines and for the first time ever in the history of Wine Club, Ashleigh and I brought the same bottle. Disasters! But, it was good, so no harm. We sipped on:

  • HobNob Red Blend: A smooth red blend with notes of coffee, mocha, hazelnut and hints of orange. We've had it before and always enjoyed it!
  • Cloud Break Black Cloud: A classic red blend with notes of cherry and dark fruit, plus a touch of oak. 
  • Intrinsic Cabernet Sauvignon: A silky red blend with hints of blueberry, pomegranate and chocolate. 

And Melissa made her own spooky label with the help of her crafty four-year-old! Very cute party idea to steal in the future.

Just your regular cocktail gal pals, Catwoman and Cinderella.

Ashleigh supplied Stacie with a mermaid costume bib for her baby, and we had a good laugh having her baby digitally model it so we could get the full image.

Closer to the actual holiday, we went to our favorite Halloween house party where the hosts truly deck out the house and every guest takes the dress code seriously. Here's how we made our costumes:

  • Breakfast: Ashleigh ordered felt breakfast items from Etsy, including waffles, eggs, toast with jam and pancakes and pinned them to a black dress she already had. She made a headband with a felt donut to top off the look.
  • Tiffany's: I originally wanted to make a Tiffany's box, but realized it would be impossible to move around the party, sit or dance. My local craft store happened to stock foamboard in this exact color, so I grabbed that then trotted over to the scrapbooking section, where I found alphabet stickers in a similar font (I drew the ampersand). Then, I wandered through the applique aisle and they happened to have a sequin diamond ring applique, so I bought that and ironed it onto a blue headband. I decided to be a gift bag, so all I had to add was ribbon and tissue paper, slide into my gold sequin flats and BOOM, I was a gift from Tiffany's. 

Ashleigh and I have done a couples' costume for six years now, so we're aiming for ten and then we'll try to get on the Ellen Show or something. It was a most excellent Halloween season!

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