Happy Halloween folks! It’s Happy Hour today on Little Small Shop and I’m so excited to share a beautiful Halloween inspiration shoot orchestrated by the talented Molly McKinley and made possible by the lovely Tiffany Peterson of Rustic White. Huge thanks to you ladies and all the wonderful vendors for making the first Little Small Shop Holiday so perfect! ♥
From Molly McKinley: We’re not the type of girls who love goblins and witches, so we opted to host a Halloween Happy Hour and Harvest Party. Consider hosting pre-dinner drinks to make sure your friends with little ones can stop by before heading out in the neighborhood for trick or treating. The rest can rsvp for dinner or leave early for a night on the town. Since mostly likely, they’ll be filling up on sugar later, we’d recommend serving seasonal, locally-sourced healthy appetizers, like Homespun’s Butternut Hummus with an array of veggies (carrots are perfect!) and fresh baked bread. We also loved the idea of these pimento cheese macarons, made by XK Macaroons. Don’t they look delicious? Certainly not healthy, but what southerners can resist pimento cheese?
Our Halloween Harvest dinner table is mostly filled with touches of the fall. It barely gets to be Autumn here in Georgia before Halloween, so the celebration of both crisp air of a new season and the holiday should be celebrated together! Since you’re setting a beautiful fall table, why don’t you just add in small pieces of Halloween for that evening? Understated touches of skulls and black candles give our table a Halloween touch without scaring away our lovely guests. You can never have too much fun with invitations. Make sure to choose something fun and festive, like this invitation from Puddleduck Paper. We’d also recommend playing Monster Mash most of the night… it’s never a mistake.
You’ve invited your close friends and neighbors, so they know they can come dressed however they’d like. Dinner at your home might be beautiful, but it certainly isn’t fussy. A table filled with friends sounds like the perfect plan for celebrating all things Fall and All Hallows’ Eve. See you at Happy Hour!
And here’s a special treat for you ♥ A behind the scenes look of the Halloween Happy Hour shoot!
Venue: The Foundry at Puritan Hill | Photography: Rustic White Photography | Planning/Concept: Molly McKinley Designs | Cake: Lush Cakery | Macarons: XK Macarons | Invitation: Puddleduck Paper Co. | Hostess Apron: Ice Milk Aprons | Florals: Lindsay Coletta | Linens: Nuage Designs | Makeup & Hair: Claudia Mejerle Appetizer & Recipe: Homespun ATL
A RECIPE from HOMESPUN ATL
Homespun is a way to bring community back around the table. We enjoy preparing wholesome, seasonal meals, sourcing from our local farmers, and collaborating with other creatives (photographers, stylist, etc) to create an inspiring environment for our guests.
Homespun means simple or unpretentious. We hope to provide an approachable, (no fuss) means to cooking, hosting, and gathering… all while being authentic and intention. Fresh produce can be overwhelming, and we desire to equip our generation to be comfortable and confident in the kitchen. As a personal chef service we host community gatherings, prepare meals in other’s homes and businesses, and share recipes and cooking tutorials.
We are inspired by the season and its harvest. For the hummus, we wanted to highlight butternut squash. Incorporating pumpkin seeds not only adds texture, but incorporates another familar autumn favorite in an untraditional way.
– Jason and Jamie Jimenez