A Bat Halloween Party and a BIG Giveaway!!!

 I was provided samples by Oriental Trading Company and Cricut in exchange for my honest review on their products. All ideas and opinions found in this post are my own. Affiliate links are included on this page. If you click a link and choose to make a purchase, I will earn a commission. Thank you for supporting my business!
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Hey guys!  How did you like all of that amazing Halloween inspiration in the blog hop yesterday?  Weren't those Trunk or Treat ideas so much fun?!!  If you missed it, you can catch up here.

Now, buckle up, because we're at it again today with yet another Halloween Blog Hop...

...and an incredible giveaway! 

I promise ya, you do not wanna miss this, so scroll down and let's get this party started!

You guys know how much I love using Oriental Trading goodies in my parties, and you know that I'm obsessed with the new Cricut Maker, right?

Well, this blog hop happens to be sponsored by both of those phenomenal, generous companies, and guess what?

They're giving away a Cricut Maker ($399.99 value) AND a $75 Oriental Trading gift card to one of YOU!!!

Wowza, right?!!! That's one heck of a prize package!  Find full details on how to enter at the bottom of this post, but first, take a look at this Bat Halloween Party to see how I used the Maker and goodies from Oriental Trading to create a spooktacular celebration!

Bat Halloween Party Ideas
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The stars of the show were our little bats that were "hanging out" all over the party area.  

They were fashioned after the little critters in our "Let's Hang Out" Halloween Bat Invitations.

Mel of Say Anything Bakery did a tremendous job of transforming these guys into cookie form, didn't she?  Seriously amazing!!! 

To showcase the cookies, I strung them from branches with fishing line. To create a woodsy Halloween scene, I used my Maker to cut a paper moon and fleece cloud shapes.  (Did you know that the Maker has a rotary blade and can cut over 100 types of fabric)?!!  I spritzed the cloud shapes with a little bit of black spray paint for a "moody" vibe.
To dress up the branches and mimic the invitation, I cut crepe paper flower petals with the Maker (yep, it can cut delicate things like crepe paper, too), then wrapped the petals around mini LED lights from Oriental Trading. They gave off a really cool glow!
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Cricut has printable vinyl, which is the coolest thing EVER!  I printed my little bat friends onto the vinyl, then used the "Print then Cut" feature on the Maker to precisely cut them out in minutes.  The vinyl peels off of the backing like a sticker, so I adhered the bats to black pillow boxes from Oriental Trading.  

I lined the pillow boxes up like a bunting along the front of our party display, and I just love how they turned out!!!  

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For a super easy and festive Halloween snack, I mixed together popcorn, candy corn, and mini Oreos, and served them in black and white striped popcorn boxes from Oriental Trading.

To tie them into our theme, I used gold adhesive foil and glitter cardstock from Cricut to add some bats and a moon to each box.  They were so cute, and looked sooooo good on the watercolor table runner that I scored from Wolf and Irving.  Don't you just love it?!!

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To round out our treats table we had more incredible cookies from Say Anything Bakery, Halloween candy, and the most beautiful gold-enhanced faux ombré cake from Confection Deception.  

Isn't the cake just stunning?!!

I found a recipe for marbled bark in Food Network magazine and used our party colors to create a look that would match our theme.

A few gumballs, licorice candies, and sprinkles surrounding the bark made the perfect party topper!

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Tissue paper pumpkins, lanterns, and candles from Oriental Trading all helped give our Bat Hallowen Party the ambiance it needed. 

Now it's time to {blog} hop on over to my friends' blogs for more amazing Halloween Party Inspiration!

Who wants to win a Cricut Maker and a $75 Gift Card to Oriental Trading?!!!

Here's your chance!  Enter below, and good luck!


Jen T by Design:  Party styling, photography, invitations

Cricut Cricut Maker, printable vinyl, glitter paper, foil vinyl

Oriental Trading:  Black and white popcorn boxes, tissue paper pumpkins, LED lights, lanterns, candles, black pillow boxes

Say Anything Bakery:  Incredible cookies

Confection DeceptionGorgeous ombré cake

If you like these ideas, please "Like," "Pin," "Share" or "Tweet!"  Or, you can just shout it from the rooftops, if that's your thing.  Thanks bunches!!!  :)