Halloween Party at Rec Room Creative
*All pictures on this post were taken by the talented Terri from Cerise Photography *
When Julie from the Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area (DSCBA) contacted me a few months back to decorate (for the second year in a row) their Halloween party at Rec Room Creative I didn't think twice about it! I love what they do and how they bring families together. Also, one of the things I like the most about partnering with Jen (owner of Rec Room Creative) is being part of her LOL (Love Out Loud) initiative and the work she does with DSCBA is amazing!
I wanted this year to be extra special, not only for the kids but for me. Truth be told, I don’t really like Halloween, I don’t like scary stuff or the feeling of being scared, and I work so hard all year so my kids don’t eat too much sugar and then just let them go around the neighborhood asking for candy, not my cup of tea.
I wanted this Halloween to feel different, to make me excited about this time of year and I think I accomplished it with this party (I’m kind of already planning next year’s Halloween party in my head). Didn’t want to use black and orange because last year we used black, orange and purple. So together with Jen, we picked black, burgundy and gold. We went back and forth on what to do (lots of Pinterest pins later) we decided on a simple (but impactful) balloon wall for the back room to use as a photo backdrop. A more intricate balloon wall for a small square RRC has on the wall and a simple streamers banner with an eek balloon. I also spray painted some Dollar Tree pumpkins and pumpkin buckets gold to use as centerpieces.
The streamer banner is so simple to make, it’s a great last minute decoration if you’re having a party. You simply cut your streamer in same length strips and stick the top to some bakers twine with a low heat glue gun (don’t want to burn those fingers!)
Here’s the links to most of the decor (whatever is not linked here was purchased at Dollar Tree)
Qualatex Quicklink balloons (this is what I use to make the balloon wall)
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Scroll down for some adorable pictures of kiddos in costume and some of the volunteers for the day.