Camille from Style Notes here, with a dose of wickedly glam festivity in today's Fantasy to Fête series. The moment I laid eyes on the fall Barneys New York catalog, I began dreaming of a party inspired by creepy curiosities and surprises at every turn...
The ominous tone of Deborah Turbeville's photography makes my imagination run wild with all kin
ds of spookiness. A palette of blood red and midnight sets the tone for a bewitching party theme; set a long communal table with dramatic flickering candelabras & flowers in black & white. (A bit Adams Family-esque, no?)

As a spin on tradition, provide a theme for costumes. At this dinner party, all the guests dressed like their favorite dead poet. If your friends are a little more fashion-focused, why not ask them to don the outfit they'd like to be buried in?

This black & white invitation by The Lettered Olive sets a macabre tone for an All Hallow's Eve soirée. Or opt for a more casual approach and send one of these frightfully cute online invites.

Decor inspired by skeletons & haunted mansions recalls scenes from an old horror film. Get the how-to on all-kinds of bone-chilling DIY decorations.

A cocktail buffet with a few tricks & a lot of treats is sure to lure guests into your chambers. Cocktails in jet black and garnished with cherry kisses are a sophisticated way to start the night; cozy bites like tomato soup sips with tiny grilled cheese are musts for chilly nights. Hop over to Style Notes for the full menu and recipes that are sure to bewitch all of your guests.

*images: deborah turbeville for barneys new york, fandango, the lettered olive, martha stewart living, instyle.