We first fell in love with London-based design, interiors and lifestyle blog Little Big Bell when we saw founder Geraldine Tan’s post about a beautiful rainbow / ‘My Little Pony’ themed birthday party she helped her sister Caroline Tan style for her niece and nephew. Complete with real ponies (every little girl’s dream!) we loved the way the two themes were stylishly combined to keep Geraldine’s niece and nephew happy, and we’ve been hooked on Little Big Bell ever since.
Geraldine founded her blog two and a half years ago, and if you haven’t seen it already, we urge you to go and take a look. Illustrated with stunning imagery, you’ll find new trends and a curated collection of exciting new finds in the world of design.
With Halloween fast approaching we knew Geraldine would be throwing one of the coolest parties around. So we asked her to style up a Halloween-themed table using some of our decorations. Read our interview with her below to find out more and scroll down to see all the pictures from her Halloween photo-story.
VISIT OUR HALLOWEEN SHOP
I will be hosting a little Halloween tea party for my 8 year old son and his friends. Currently I’m thinking up what Halloween ghostly treats I will be making. I’m looking to my Pinterest board for inspiration. Then of course there will be the customary Trick and Treating. I’m also going to make some special treat bags for the first 20 little ones who come to my door. They will be filled with sweets, balloons, streamers and lots of colourful confetti.
HOW DID YOU CREATE YOUR HALLOWEEN TABLE SETTING?
I was guided by the beautiful My Little Day party ware from AlexandAlexa. I saw triangles, circles and a monochrome palette, so decided to go with that but adding in the vibrant Halloween hue of orange.
I spray painted mini pumpkins in black or white, then painted on contrasting coloured polka dots. I also made a mini washi tape bunting to go with the triangular pattern of the paper cups. The circular orange mini garland on the table was a purchase from a pop up shop in Paris. The bat masks were bought from H&M home.
HOW CAN KIDS HELP OUT WITH DECORATING?
The mini pumpkin decorations I made are great to do with the kids. They can put on the polka dots by dipping the eraser end of pencils into coloured paint. I have made extra white pumpkins for this fun activity during the tea party.
WHAT DO YOU THINK THE BIGGEST HALLOWEEN TRENDS WILL BE THIS YEAR?
I’m thinking pretty pumpkins painted in colourful hues with different effects such as ombre tones or glitter dipped. I have done a Halloween trend report here.
AND FINALLY, WHAT DO YOU LOVE MOST ABOUT THROWING PARTIES?
I love pulling in all the elements to decorate a party but the best thing is seeing the excitement on my childrens’ faces when they see their surprise.