Kourtney Kardashian’s black and white Halloween party: fun or phoned in?


Who could use a big ol’ distraction today? Me too. Monday night, Kourtney Kardashin hosted a Halloween dinner for a group of her friends, including makeup artist Joyce Bonelli, hair stylist Jen Atkin and actress Khadijah Haqq, and their kids. I can’t say I have much in common with Kourt except that we both love costumes and theme parties. Covering her Halloween and birthday shindigs brings me joy. Even though I’m sure she has “help,” her parties have a homespun feel, like I could replicate a few of these things without having to hire a set designer. Last year, Kourt and the kids dressed as Superheroes. This year’s theme seemed to be black and white which, going by these shots, seems conducive to Kourt’s largely white house.

I understand she didn’t hang those spiders by herself but that center table is doable, provided you know where the giant candle factory is. The draping spider silk is a great effect but few of us have 20 foot ceilings and guests would constantly run into them hanging from a normal-heighted ceiling. I would have stacked scarier books though, either leather-bound or black and white alternating spines:



At first I thought she had netting inside the candle vases but it’s just frosted glass bands. However, the tulle idea would be amazing – wrap some low heat tiny light strings in it and put that in a glass vase instead of a candle. That tent is fabulous. I don’t know if it’s for a pet or a child but that’s where I would spend most of the party. I love how its reflection makes it look like the white couch outside is en theme. Plus, I think I need a silver skeleton in my life:


This table is super easy. White cloth with a black rag cloth over it (available at most Halloween shops). Some novelty spiders, flameless votives and white pumpkins. Nice. You could do black and white plastic utensils as well but the silver seems to be punctuated throughout the party. I am guessing that is Reign’s little convict arm?



This is my favorite. I love the idea of labeling the food dishes on butcher paper! This is the first I have ever seen that. Unfortunately this is all we have of the food but holy crap, that Oreo Rice Crispy treat skeleton is a thing of beauty:


Here is the only area where I was let down a little – the costumes. I know I am being too judgmental but to put it in context, I begin our Halloween costume discussion in August. Maybe the party was a last minute decision and it was, after all, a school night but honestly, a black and white theme and the best they have is a skeleton onesie?


Kourtney herself is noted as a “Disney Witch.” If she was going black and white Disney character, at least go with Cruella DeVille. What Disney witch wore a catsuit?


However, as previewed in the shot above, Penelope wins. Decked out as the Bride of Frankenstein, she gets all the Halloween points:


Photo Credit: Kourtney Kardashian Snapchat and WENN Photos

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  1. freebunny says:

    It’s well done and pretty but it lacks colors for me.

  2. Locke Lamora says:

    As someome whose maximum effort for Halloween is putting on a witch hat and some eyeliner, this seems like so much work.

    • QQ says:

      SAME! This post made me tired for No Payoff….My Bf trolled me this am asking me what was I going for this Halloween ( He KNOWS I’m not for any of these Forced Marches known as “Holidays”) I hit him back with : “A Nice Person”

      • antipodean says:

        @QQ, you just crack me up. Another one of your hilarious zingers! I shall be smiling all day, and Mr Antipodean will get a “I’m being a nice person today”, when he gets in from work! Funnily enough, it is our wedding anniversary on the 31st October, it was the only day we could get the church, ha, ha! Twenty nine years and counting!

      • I Choose Me says:

        LMBAO. Thank you QQ. Your sassy come back just about laid me out.

      • Miss Kitty says:

        I live for your replies to every post ever. You are everything.

  3. Escondista says:

    All 6 of us in our office suite are going as suffragettes this Halloween. It felt right to us nasty women and men with the election close!
    What are y’all dressing as?

  4. LiterallyaShambles says:

    All for this. Halloween is my favorite holiday, and once I have my own home it will be decorated for Halloween more extensively than the Griswold’s at Christmas.

  5. Alix says:

    None of this looks especially spooky or atmospheric when photographed at high noon, just sayin’…

  6. K says:

    It’s not the reflection making the couch looked striped btw. It has grey stripes, you can see it on the back cushions.

  7. CharlotteCharlotte says:

    That couch IS striped; not the tent reflection.

    I love Halloween, and reading about/seeing pictures of other people’s decorations. The area I live in is always listed as a place to go see the houses during holidays, but so far none of the neighbours have decorated yet! I figure maybe 2016 has sucked the joy out of it for people? Plus we had a horror accident yesterday at the theme park a few minutes away. Not the one they’re filming Thor at, but the one closest to it. It was awful.

    • Carrie says:

      I read about the theme park accident in the news (I’m in the US) and it sounded horrible. I can understand how people might not be in a festive mood just yet…

      • CharlotteCharlotte says:

        To get on the motorway we actually have to drive right past Dreamworld. It’s never completely empty there, and there’s always fireworks and light shows. To have it be this quiet and solemn feels like an alt reality. It is genuine horror.

      • antipodean says:

        @CharlotteCharlotte, I read about this horrific accident on the Gold Coast, and wanted to say how sorry I was. My heart goes out to all involved, and it must seem very strange to see such a busy and lively place shuttered and quiet. My nieces and nephews have spent some very happy times there. I can’t wait for 2016 to be over. My best wishes for all those affected by this awful accident.

  8. ElleBee says:

    I live in Barbados so 99.9% of people don’t care about Halloween. I don’t really either but I still want to decorate my house even if I get a neighborhood side eye.

    • I Choose Me says:

      Do eeeeet.

      I wish we paid more attention to Halloween here too. It’s such a fun holiday. One of the best parties I’ve ever been to was at a spur of the moment Halloween party hosted by one of my high-school friends. I went as Charlie Chaplin. My then boyfriend who was really good a drawing drew me a mustache that was on point.

  9. Eva says:

    I don’t understand what’s going on with the centerpiece. Bunch of messy looking stuff and coffee table books about the Hamptons…? I like the treat table though.

    • Brittney B. says:

      Yeah, that doesn’t impress me at all. It looks like the table where everyone piled up extra stuff as they were getting the rest of the house ready… “Get those colorful Hamptons books out of the way”… “Put all the extra candles over there until we can figure out where to stagger them”…

  10. Carrie says:

    I LOVE Halloween! My neighborhood does a wonderful outdoor kids party and a small parade with a funky marching band each year. I might be phoning it in this year with my costume, as a Hogwarts student. I need to wear something warm because I will be outside for hours – party, parade, and then trick-or-treating with my children!

  11. Blaire Carter says:

    Every Kardashian’s house is black and white with checkerboard floor in the foyer. They’re so imaginative when it comes to decorating their homes.