Halloween Fun: Designer Tobi Fairley continues her hospitality series with ideas for an All Hallows’ Eve gathering that’s all treats and no tricks
“I love an excuse to entertain,” designer Tobi Fairley admits, “and there’s a magical element about Halloween for kids; it’s always been one of my daughter, Ellison’s, favorite holidays.” However, you won’t find ghoulish or gory goblins gracing the Fairleys’ front foyer. Instead, Tobi opts for a classic combination of sweet treats and cheerful décor. “You’ll see skeletons in my house, but they’re always smiling skeletons,” she laughs. “For me, fall is my favorite season so I want this to be a time to get together with friends and neighbors and enjoy all the things I love about the season—crisp air, wearing sweaters, having a pot of chili on the stove, and baking in my kitchen.” Read on to see how she complements her existing décor with colorful, fun pieces and good-enough-to-eat (or drink!) concoctions for Halloween….