We love planning events, spoiling our friends and overall, we’re always looking for a reason to celebrate. So when my sister got engaged, we couldn’t wait to throw her a party! I also love the movie and theme so this was a treat! We wanted to keep the costs manageable, so we got on our crafty hats and created all the large pieces (see below).
The entire party was inspired by the dinner party scene from the movie Beetlejuice. We had to recreate the high end vibe that would be suitable for an engagement party but all the fun of a Halloween party!
Table-setting, or tablescaping, is an activity involving the setting of themed dining tables in artful, decorative ways for social events. We converted the formal dinning table to a elegant Beetlejuice themed table setting. We used black slip chair covers and a two black and white table runners. The green vases we already owned but changed out the flowers to funky black and white lilies. Purple fairy lights were the perfect touch in creating a Halloween vibe.
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We purposely made the entry way narrow and where both food stations are located. By creating a smaller passage way, it will force people to “bump” into each other and make contact. This is a good way to create conversation for people who may not know each other. It worked! All evening people would gather around the food tables and strike up conversation with other guests. Also nothing says a party like a balloon arch. Using high end balloons ensured a more adult vibe.
A DIY PROJECT
This was probably my favorite part of the project. From the movie we wanted to recreate Delia Deetz “art” sculptures and use them for our photo backdrop. The guests loved them and all night were taking various group pictures on the chair. We used an old wood dining chair as the base that we were no longer using and built the shape from supplies that we bought at the Dollar Store. We finished the sculpture with plaster and shredded up newspaper. Lastly we painted it with some Oops paint we picked up at Home Depot and some dry brush techniques to give it a bronzed look. After the party we sold this piece to a local haunted house. Excited to see our creation live on!
The sand worm is over 10′ tall! So we knew that the Betelgeuse sign had to be huge to match the scale. We picked up a 8’x4′ piece of foam core from Home Depot, a couple cans of spray paint and went to work. We used some string lights to give it an old school sign vibe and then created a hanging structure on the back so that it was sturdy enough for wind and outdoor weather but still light enough to hang.
It looks amazing! Fun theme!!!
Elegance with a touch of goth.
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Every project is different but to get an idea of what a project like this might cost here is our break-down:
Tablescape ~ $150
- Black Chair Covers – Set of 12
- Black and White Flowers
- Black and White Table Runners – 4 pieces
- Until Death Do Us Part Banner
- Purple Halloween Lights – 2 Pack
- Silver Plate Chargers – Set of 12
- Purple Plates – Pack of 30
Entry ~ $350
Beetlejuice Sign & Outdoor ~ $250
- Foam Sheet from Home Depot
- Spray Paint
- String Lights
- Inflatable Sand Worm
- Gravestone (cardboard cutout instead of light up)
- Delia Deetz ~ $50
- Charles Deetz ~ $60
- Lydia Deetz ~ $75
- Beetlejuice ~ $70
Although we did this as a gift for my sister, it would cost to hire out, on average from $60 to $80 per hour to or a total average cost of $700 to $1,000—not including decorations—for most parties.
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