Treats, tips, and tricks for a most stylish Halloween

October 3, 2023,

Halloween is one of my most favorite times of the year! I so enjoy fall, and really love going to pumpkin patches and decorating! I am a believer in magic all year long, and what I love about this time of the year is that it can really allow the imagination to run a little more wild than usual, and be little more open to the magic that exists out there.

I love decorating and am sharing a sweet little Halloween table I setup a couple years back. I collect Halloween decor throughout the year and throughout my travels. During a trip to Mexico City, I added to my collection of Day of the Dead decor items with a gorgeous hand-stitched runner that is so colorful and fun! I tie that in with my hemstitch napkins from a trip to Cabo, and some amazing hand-painted china from another Mexico trip (Mexico is one of my favorite countries to visit!) and we have ourselves a frightfully delicious table!! and, believe it or not, the salt and pepper shakers are from the Art Institute here in Chicago! They are one of my favorite parts of my table each year.

The skull candle, and my placemats came right from Pottery Barn’s Halloween collection, which I obsess over every year (and will likely go on sale shortly after the holiday, just FYI!). And the fresh flowers, crystals, sage, herbs and copal all come from my own personal collection. As you may already know, I am a firm believer in magic so these things are always in my home year-round! If you are looking for a great resource for yourself and your home for things like crystals and candles – I highly recommend Sage + Salt. They make a smokeless smudge spray that I LOVE to carry with me everywhere to clear a space’s energy but also because I find the scent so so good!

I love a collection of pumpkins – of course! and always try to add those in where I can too. I think for me these kinds of tables are really just about having fun and channeling all of my inner magic ✨✨.

I used the pumpkin as the main piece on my table and basically shopped in my house with all of my favorites, including some fresh mint that I love to grow and keep in my kitchen all the time! For me it adds a really fresh feel to the fall decor that gives me that pop.

And now, the moment you have all been waiting for! A Halloween Bundt cake treat!! ?? To be frank, I had never made a bundt cake in my life. I am usually afraid of backing because I am more of a savory kind of gal, but my husband (who is a saint) assisted and we had a great time making this. The recipe is here online, courtesy of King Arthur Flour who I am mildly obsessed with. Reason why I love this cake in addition to it being tasty AF? The cake is both whole grain and includes no dairy ingredients! So, basically, it is like diet bundt, right? Happy Halloween, friends!

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