Halloween Party Hostess Gift Ideas

Attending a Halloween party and not sure what to bring?  Below you will find my picks at a variety of price points.

Halloween Gifts

1. Set of 2 Bat Dishes $7.95 : CrateandBarrel.com

Fill them with candy corn and wrap with cellophane!

2. Pumpkin Placeholders for $3.95 each: CrateandBarrel.com

Your hostess can use them for Thanksgiving too!

3. Bewitched Chardonnay $20

4. Homemade decorated cookies made with these cookie cutters: Wilton.com

5. Crystal Head Vodka  $46.99


Blind Wine Tasting

It is officially one month until the wedding! Until last weekend, we still hadn’t decided on which wines we were going to serve.  My mom and I had found a Prosecco that we loved and we enjoyed the red wine that was served at our tasting.  We weren’t completely convinced with the white one from the tasting, so we decided to do one of our own.  Mom and I went to Total Wine and talked to their “Italian wine expert” to select some whites.  We left with 3 wines with two different price points. On to the tasting!



Dad brown bagged the three wines and marked each one A, B, and C, while Mom threw together a quick fruit and cheese plate.  Each of us had a sticky note and a pen to take notes of each wine.  As you can see, we were taking it seriously!  For me, having a little bit of cheese helped to differentiate between the wines and really enjoy their taste.   While we weren’t unanimous in our decision, we enjoyed the evening and feel more comfortable with our choice.