Okay, so it’s the Biggest Rivalry game of the year and I have a wedding, all the while I’m trying to get my house together for company. Well, here’s my My green Halloween, pun intended, but I’m thinking I should rename this blog to Halloween in a Hurry tablescape! For those of you who saw my instagram post of the tomatillo, I bet you were wondering what I did with that green Tomatillo, well wonder no more!
How many of you run around frantically this time of the year (where’s the raise your hand icon when you need it?!) Me! And I don’t have a human child…just two fur babies Ziggy and Zory. I’m sure you’ve seen Ziggy a time or two on my instagram stories… he’s a loverboy and he would let me hold him 24-7 If I could. But to add to the mix, it’s Prime Wedding + Event Season, and in between all of this mix, I love to decorate my house for EVERY season.
Dave and I have been on a Mexican eating kick lately and I ran across some Tomatillos at Uncle Don’s (our local farmers market store) and had the cutest idea of using these. I instantly thought, ah I could so turn this into a cute “little wicked witch.” place setting decor.
I like to think of practical items that we all have around the house, things you could literally “sling” and I mean sling together in a couple of minutes…you know when your hubby drops the ball and says Oh hun, ” I’ve invited so and so over for dinner tomorrow.” You know that moment, the house looks like a bomb went off, and you are just trying to keep your composure, all the while thinking about how to “froof up” your home for the holidays.
I had the following items on hand, bell peppers, pears, tomatillos, and I typically always have some white pumpkins this time of the year because the ghost pumpkins are favorite! I created a monochromatic food tablescape using the produce I had on hand, it’s low, it’s clean and it’s green (yes mostly green in color, but you get to repurpose your centerpiece after you are finished with it, so it doesn’t go got waste.
How to Make Tomatillo Place Card Decor:
- Get a Tomatillo, unwrap the husk or skin, which will become the witches hair on top. You make have to pull the husk up towards the top of the Tomatillo.
- Next, grab a permanent black sharpie and create a face.
- Then, find a bag or piece of black construction paper and draw out a hat template for the witches hat.
- Viola! Place then on your place setting to create a fun element for your guest.
Tip: take a small pin to pin the hat into the Tomatillo to make it stand up straight.
Spider Cocktail Stirs:
- Purchase your favorite spider stickers from Michaels Stores.
- Take (2) Spider stickers and place them on wooden Skewer sticks, and you’ve got your spider cocktails.
Photos by: Leslie Hand Photography
A little about Leslie! Leslie reached out to me as she is new in the area and wanted to work with me, which is always so flattering. I needed to come up with some quick Halloween ideas for my homes, so we had fun being creative. Make sure you give Leslie some love! Leslie is a mom of two and really enjoys photographing people.
Concept + Styled by: Emily Burton Designs
Linens by: Dot & Army