This party is featured in Confetti Fair’s 2019 Special Edition Magazine United States of Party. Click here to see it, or read on for the Halloween Feast in Salem.
We challenged 23 talented party vendors to design a party inspired by a USA location.
Zoom Images chose to create a witches and zombies Halloween feast inspired by the dark, gory classic horror film genre.
A Halloween Feast in Salem
What inspired you to choose Salem?
The party is a gathering of the witches of Salem and their guests to feast on everything gross. I wanted to ensure that it was as close to the horror genre as possible and deliberately avoided a ‘fun’ Halloween. No Casper or Halloween pumpkins in this shoot! I wanted the stuff you would see in horr or movies. I had a vision but the next challenge was making it a r eality. I’m quite fortunate that I have a few industry friends and called my good friend Mary Ronis to help style the set. My conversation went something like “Mary, I have an idea for a shoot.” She was overseas at the time and wanted in before I could finish the sentence. My other friend Natalie from NPM had everything I needed so it worked out well.
What influenced the theme and styling?
I have always been a fan of horror and for years have wanted to do something like this. The opportunity came up this year, I held on and made sure I didn’t let go until it happened. It is also a good excuse to let your creativity go wild. The number of vendors that wanted to be involved really shocked me. Everyone wanted to let their darker side come out to play.
Which DIYs or party trends did you incorporate into your shoot?
I’m not really a follower of trends, I am more interested in looking at a different way of doing things. There were plenty of hands-on projects though. The painting of the silhouette was hand-painted by Jo from Jo’s Signs by Design. Those cakes, wow! Kathy from Fancy Events and Parties nailed the heart stitch cake as well as the brain cake and those cupcakes, so gross and awesome at the same time! Cassandra from Mama Tuck’s also brought in a pannacotta heart and brain cheesecake. Anne Marie Molloy Cookies made the eyeballs and finger cookies. Mary Ronis made the webbing and with the help of Mel at NPM Events, transformed the space into something surreal.
This party is featured in Confetti Fair’s 2019 Special Edition Magazine United States of Party. Click here to see.