Pinkoween Party

Halloween is when I really let out my creative juices and go all out with decorations.  I start planning our family themed costumes in July and can hardly wait for October to get here.  Not only is October my birthday month but it is also Breast Cancer awareness month so I thought a glamorous party for my best girlfriends would be the perfect way to celebrate.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer in September of 2012 and it was difficult to go through October with every show on TV talking about breast cancer and there were several times that we would be watching a show together as a family and it would be about a woman losing her battle with breast cancer and there sat my children looking at me, silently worrying if that would be how my story ended.  It was a really sad month for us and I swore that I wouldn’t let that happen again.  Cancer sucks but there is always room for humor and laughter. Nothing lifts my spirits more than fancy cocktails and feather boas y’all!  I hope this inspires you to have a get-together with your besties and celebrate, encourage and lift each other up because life is short and you should never miss an opportunity to laugh until your stomach hurts.


Pink Champagne just make me happy and add the pretty rim and I am in heaven!
Dip champagne glasses in colored syrup and then in pink sugar to rim the glasses. Put a little bit of Grenadine in the bottom of each glass and fill with champagne.


I took my traditional Halloween decorations and “pinked” them up a bit. Pink feather boas and pink spider stickers did the trick.  I added sparkle and rhinestones wherever I could and layered with spider webs and torn cheesecloth.  I used the headstone as my focal point and found some fabric to use as my backdrop.  Plastic spiders scattered throughout the table décor were the final detail.


Pinkoween Martini is one of my favorites and is always a big hit.

  • 1 oz Watermelon Schnapps
  • 2 oz Sweet and sour mix
  • Pour in a shaker with ice and shake well
  • Put a couple of tablespoons of Karo syrup on a plate and add 2 to 3 drops of pink food coloring and stir with a toothpick. Dip the rim of the martini glass in the syrup and then set aside to let is slowly drip down the sides
  • Pour into rimmed glass and serve immediately



Wicked Red Wine Spitzer is an oldie but goodie.  Just add a spider sticker to wine glasses you already have and bam…Halloween wine glasses. This one is really easy. Equal parts of your favorite red wine and lemon-lime carbonated beverage and add a fun label to the wine bottle for more dramatic table décor.


Wishing you a very stylish Halloween!

Ryan Firm