October 22, 2015

A mishmash of creatures usually make their rounds during Halloween. This year, instead of throwing a party that’s filled with random characters, have one with a central theme. Details matter if you want your themed Halloween party to be a howling success, so from decorating the house to planning costumes, we’ve compiled ideas from around the web to make sure your party goes off without a hitch.

The Raven

Literary enthusiasts and fans of the poet, Edgar Allan Poe, will love the idea of a Halloween party inspired by The Raven. The dark and dreary tone of the American classic translates into an elegant mixture of black and white decorations with a pinch of the Old World. Here’s how to get the look:

diy wreath for your raven halloween party

Photo Courtesy of Jill from Create Craft Love


October 19, 2015

How to decorate a Halloween mantel with a black garland.

The mantel in most homes is a focal point. In my house, you can see the fireplace from the front door. I like to make sure my mantel is done up right for the holidays, including Halloween, and this is where my Tuxedo Black Wreath and Garland come in.

October 15, 2015

Halloween Decor Header

Halloween is right around the corner, and preparing for parties, buying treats, and conjuring up costumes have us giddy with anticipation. However, creating our own unique Halloween décor gets us excited the most. In this edition of Treetopia Loves, we present 6 easy Halloween decorations to D-I-Y for.


October 13, 2015


Did you have as much fun as I did on the Treetopia Halloween Bloghop? So many amazing trees and decorations. I adore what My Paper Crane did with her Pitch Black Tree. Those painted pumpkins are ridiculously cute. Whipperberry showed us that a Whisper White Cashmere Tree can easily transition into a Halloween or Christmas tree. Then, of course, there is my baby—the candy corn tree. I love this tree and have used it for photo booths, in a round of musical chairs and of course, decorated with a swarm of bats.

October 8, 2015

Why should we have all the fun when it comes to dressing up for Halloween? This year, let your dog, cat, hedgehog, lizard, or any other pet you have join in on the festivities by dressing them up in spooky, dark, cute, or funny costumes! Here are a few ideas and tips to help get you started:

Go for Paper Mache

An adorable cupcake costume - a pupcake!

Photo courtesy of Chelsea from Lovely Indeed

If you’re not sure what material you could use for a pet costume, give paper mache boxes a try. They’re easy to work with and cheap enough for you to try out ideas and experiment with costumes you may not have tried before. Best of all, it’s an extremely lightweight material—and weight is always something you have to consider when dressing your pet. Chelsea from Lovely Indeed came up with this amazing DIY on how to turn your dog into a walking cupcake for Halloween, and we think it’s brilliant and adorable.


October 5, 2015

How to decorate a Halloween tree.

If you thought my Candy Corn Tree was good, take a peek at my Treetopia Tuxedo Black Christmas Tree decorated for Halloween. I used a combination of new and vintage, store bought and handmade, plus kitsch and serious Halloween. Is there such a thing as serious Halloween?

October 1, 2015

How to Decorate Your Brown and Orange Christmas Tree with Treetopia

One look at the surrounding scenery and you can tell that fall is Mother Nature’s fashion show. Trees, leaves, and entire landscapes flaunt a kaleidoscope of red, orange, yellow, and brown palettes. Treetopia’s line of orange and brown trees packs a powerful visual punch that elevates your home design and can be decorated to transcend the beauty of the changing seasons.

September 25, 2015

Whipperberry-Halloween-Tree-from-Treetopia-6 The last stop on the Treetopia Mystery Bloghop and Giveaway is Whipperberry, and boy are we going out with a bang. You still have until next week to enter and win your own set of Tuxedo Black Tabletop Trees and matching Tuxedo Black Wreath and Garland. In the meantime, feast your eyes on Heather’s Whisper White Cashmere Tree. I adore the black and white theme—and let’s talk about that pumpkin jack-a-lope.

Whipperberry-Halloween-Tree-from-Treetopia-2 This tree is a perfect example of less is more. Just a few items in the same color theme (dice, masks, striped pumpkins) pop off this tree beautifully. I can’t wait to see how she decorates the tree for Christmas. Stop by Whipperberry and see more of this gorgeous tree, and if you missed the rest of the bloghop, stop by and say hello to Cathie Filian, Heidi Kenny, Vanessa Brady, and my own blog www.jenniferperkins.com. If you didn’t want a Halloween tree before, you will now.

September 24, 2015

Day of the Dead tree decorating.

Today on the Treetopia Halloween Mystery Bloghop and Giveaway we are headed to El Paso, TX for a sneak peak into the traditions of Vanessa Brady of Tried and True. Vanessa gave her Treetopia Stiletto Black Christmas Tree an amazing Day of the Dead makeover. Dia de los Muertos is more than colorful skull decorations and face paint, it is a beautiful tradition honoring loved ones who have passed on. Vanessa made the gorgeous frames for her photos, whipped out some amazingly cute tassel ornaments, and even handmade tissue paper flowers for the tree. She topped it off with pompom trim, because everything is better with pompoms.

Dia de los Muertos sugar skull ornaments.

Want to win your own black trees, black wreath AND black garland? Sure you do. Stop by the Treetopia Facebook Page and enter to win. Also, remember this is a bloghop. Don’t forget to check out Cathie Filian’s amazing take on Dia de los Muertos with her orange tree, Heidi Kenny of My Paper Crane had a painted-pumpkin-palooza for her Pitch-Black Pine Tree and over on my blog I shared my Candy Corn Tree. Tomorrow is the last stop (but not the last day to enter the contest) when we visit Heather Thoming of Whipperberry.

September 23, 2015

How to decorate a candy corn tree.

I first fell in love with Treetopia because of their Candy Corn Tree. Sure, I’m their brand ambassador and you would think I have to say nice stuff about them, but really I adore this tree—maybe even too much. Last year, I used the tree in my Halloween Party Photo Booth, and the tree makes an appearance on the DIY Network post 9 Ways to Decorate a Halloween Tree. Also, if you are looking for Halloween Games and Activities for a Kid’s Halloween Party, the tree makes a great centerpiece for a round of musical chairs. So many options. Who knew a Candy Corn Tree was so versatile?

Adding a swarm of bats to your Halloween tree.

The Treetopia Mystery Bloghop and Giveaway is in full swing and so far all the trees (Cathie Filian and Heidi Kenny) have been amazing, and there are two more stops to go (Tried and True and Whipperberry)! Be sure to stop by my blog www.jenniferperkins.com for all the details on how I decorated my candy corn cutie!