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La Caille’s Annual Costumes & Cocktails Event

Halloween is just around the corner, and many of us are planning the perfect spooky party and are on the hunt for fresh decorating ideas. If this sounds like you, look no further: La Caille’s Halloween party is one of the classiest events of the season, and the recent bash was packed with ideas from top to bottom. This year, the party was Haunted-Mansion themed, complete with haunted furniture and ghostly maids serving food. Here are 10 of their witching-hour décor ideas that had us particularly bewitched.

1. Witchy Welcome

The entrance to the soirée was lined with festive arrangements, including witches brooms, cornstalks and squash arranged to look like animals.

2. Just Hanging Out

La Caille’s team hung an abundance of scary surprises in the trees around the greenhouse. Bats waited for guests in the trees covering the dining tables.

Gruesome portraits adorned the backdrop of a spooky living room setup (see the full ensemble in tip 7).

3. Red All Over

Black and orange seem like a classic choice for Halloween colors, but Orchid Dynasty knew that La Caille would want to class it up for this event. Blood-red floral arrangements plus candles created a high-class haunting event.

4. Ring in the Holiday

Orchid Dynasty created this breathtaking arch as the backdrop for the greenhouse. The candles provided extra light around the bar, and the arch with its flawless dangling florals made for the perfect photo-op throughout the night.

5. Tall Order

Towering candelabras added depth and dimension to the appearance of the décor, and Orchid Dynasty’s cascading floral arrangement amped the drama significantly for the dining tables.


6. Phantom Hands

As guests entered the event, they had to take their drinks from a pair of detatched, floating hands. With some cubbies, white gloves and a willing volunteer, a re-creation of this spooky idea for your own event would be a cinch!

7. Sheets- Instant Spooky Classic

The easiest way to transform your rooms for a ghostly get together is with simple bed sheets. Draped sheets paired with the Halloween portraits we noted earlier, transformed  this space into Halloween-Town in no time.

8. I Scream, You Scream

Every last detail counts when it comes to epic event décor.  Themed menu cards tied this tablescape together in no time.

9. Canopy Magic

If you’re looking to really go above and beyond for an October party, a tulle canopy can make a bland room nearly unrecognizable. La Caille upped the ante with a black chandelier swooping down from the center of the room.


10. Menu Scares

Who says the food can’t be a part of the décor, too? La Caille’s chefs stepped it up with scream-worthy hors d’oeuvres throughout the night. Beet soup with Burrata looks just enough like brains to make guests’ skin crawl, but tastes delicious enough to keep them coming back for more.

If you want to spice up your presentation, serve soups or sauces in a pumpkin! This one was picked fresh from La Caille’s garden.

La Caille’s original cocktail, Black Smoke, featuring rum , ginger, pineapple, grapefruit and activated charcoal, made for the perfect witch’s brew.

The party was a night full of excellent food, wonderful company and lots of dancing. The costume contest was easily the highlight of the night. Fuse Events and La Caille’s Rachael Masten definitely know how to host a party and get a crowd excited. Check out some of our favorite costumes of the night:

Culinary Crafts’ Megan Crafts Price and her new baby as Winnie the Pooh and his Hunny Pot.

Michelle Leo Events’ team as Clue. 

Culinary Crafts as Cards Against Humanity. 

Artisan Bloom’s spooky appearance, complete with handmade flower crowns. 

Megan Emily Couture and her beaux as Mary Poppins and Burt – they were dubbed the best costume of the night!


Event Planner: Fuse Events

DJ: Life of the Party

Photobooth: Cooth Booth

Photographer: Pepper Nix

Entertainment: Voodoo Productions

Florist: Orchid Dynasty

Videographer: Kale Fitch

Draping and Lighting: MoonLight Utah

Cake favors: Cakes by Socorro

Megan Bartholomew
Megan Hulse Bartholomew is the web editor for Utah Bride & Groom and Utah Style & Design magazines. She recently graduated from the University of Utah with degrees in English and Journalism, and is currently trying to catch up on 5+ years of pleasure reading.



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