Even though I am a Summer person, there is still something endearing about the cold season. I say, let’s not mourn the loss of Summer. Let’s welcome Autumn and Winter in with open arms.
Halloween to me is also one of the first festive markers of this seasonal change. So I’ve decided to celebrate Winter with this post.
Last year’s Halloween consisted of black and white pumpkins with polka dots. This year it’s all about colour. I will be celebrating Halloween with Balloon Time. Autumn/Winter 2015 to me screams blue. I have picked a bright midnight blue, and want to show you how colours pop when set against it.
How better to do that, than these happy and vibrant helium balloons, held with baker’s twine. Before, it used to always be a trudge to the party shop to get the balloons inflated, then there was the negotiating your way through the crowds with the balloons bobbing all over the place. Remember the tricky bit of squeezing them into the car?
That’s no longer, since I discovered the super lightweight and recyclable Helium cylinders from Balloon Time, all ready for impromptu parties. I decided to style a Halloween treat table. The candies are looking pretty restrained for now don’t you think?
It was the perfect timing that I received those cutely decorated cookies from talented artisan baker Nila Holden. Nila also supplies Fortnum and Mason.
Those marshmallow pumpkins are from Konditor and cook.
I thought I’d finish off by showing you my son’s costume for last year’s Halloween. He was Enderman, the baddie of Minecraft, the popular computer game. He received lots of compliments on his costume last year. Now I wonder what it’ll be this year?
( All photography and styling are by Geraldine Tan of Little Big Bell. This is a sponsored collaboration with Balloon time. All opinions are my own).