Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wacky Wedding Weekend

If you're planning your wedding around Halloween and you want to dress your best, we've got some costume ideas you'll really enjoy. There has actually been a number of weddings where couples, guests or both have gotten into character. Even if you’re not having a Halloween weekend wedding, you can still have some fun with costumes and props. You can get wacky with masks, wigs and hats in your photo booth, have a specific theme you can dress up for, like Great Gatsby-inspired, or just make your reception one big costume party!

A Clue-inspired theme

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A Steam Punk-inspired theme

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A Fairy-inspired theme

Why We Love It: The bride wore fairy wings down the aisle in this beautiful Halloween-themed wedding!

A Masquerade-inspired theme

If someone talked me into a Halloween wedding, I would love to do a masquerade ball theme.

A Roaring 20's-inspired theme

1920s fashion themed wedding rehearsal dinner at Kenwoon Inn and Spa, Madina Vadache mini dress, photos by Beautiful Day Photography

A Costume Party Reception

Halloween Wedding Costume Ideas |

Don't be afraid of devouring the wacky wedding details on your big day!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Hockey Fights Cancer

Hockey Fights Cancer, an initiative founded by the National Hockey League and it's players in 1998, has become a force to be reckoned with. To date, through the Hockey Fights Cancer initiative, the NHL's US and Canadian charitable foundations and NHL supporters and fans have donated more than $14 million to support national and local cancer research institutions, children's hospitals, player charities and local cancer organizations. As an organization, the NHL supports many programs that address social issues in North America and around the world. Hockey Fights Cancer has become their largest campaign, gaining its recognition as the "Biggest Assist Off the Ice".

The Hockey Fights Cancer program is supported by NHL Member Clubs, NHL Alumni, the NHL Officials' Association, Professional Hockey Trainers and Equipment Managers, corporate marketing partners, broadcast partners and fans throughout North America. Different teams support the cause in different ways. The Bruins make annual Halloween hospital visits where the guys dress up as popular characters for the kids. This year they were different characters from Frozen; Dougie Hamilton standing out as the most beautiful Elsa I've ever seen. The Sharks hosted Burnzie's Buzzcut for Charity and the Capitals auctioned a Hockey Fights for Cancer jersey. All the teams participate and contribute to the cause in various ways.

You can donate to Hockey Fights Cancer and purchase merchandise online or at any of your local NHL team's arena. Also, a big push for Hockey Fights Cancer is gaining social media recognition. They're using an online campaign where you can download the "I Fight For" sign, write what you're fighting for, take a picture with the sign, and share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. using the #hockeyfightscancer hashtag. The awareness is growing and you can be a part of spreading the word! So join the fight and help the NHL devour the #hockeyfightscancer details!


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Have A Scream, Halloween Sweet Sixteen!

If you or the teenager you're planning for has a birthday around October 31st, this is a great way to celebrate; have a scream and a Halloween-themed Sweet Sixteen! Invite guests to attend a night of frills and thrills by making it a costume party at your very own haunted house. That's right, you can actually rent a custom haunted house, making the party a night to die for!

Your Custom Haunted House are designers of all things Halloween. They setup a haunted house within hours and supply ghoulish good times across New England. Check out this demo video if you dare! This is a great idea because they can bring the haunted house to you, however, you may also be interested in hosting the party at a local attraction like the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, MA or The Mount, Edith Wharton's Home in Lenox, MA.

If you're considering renting an event space, I like the idea of turning it into a Halloween Fun House. Creepy carnival people, in a circus tent, with tons to snack on. Make it one big freakshow!

Your invitations could be oversized tickets as if you were attending a real carnival/circus.

Halloween Carnival Party Ticket Invitation DIY Digital File #halloweeninvitations

The entrance could look something like this.

Photo 1 of 14: Carnival Theme / Bar Mitzvah "Bat Mitzvah Carnival Theme " | Catch My Party

A ringleader costume like this would be good for the birthday girl or boy since the party should revolve around them!

SPRING SALE Military circus/Queen of Hearts by AliceAndWillow, $119.20

I love the idea of using drapes to create this circus tent look. Using dim lighting will also add that creepy touch.

Great Masquerade Decor! I wish I could do that!

Hire a fortune-teller for some extra fun for guests!

Fortune Teller / #dark_circus #night_circus #carnival

Food stands can be set up as twisted-carnival-looking booths serving candy, popcorn, and other treats!

Prop Showcase: More Night Circus props

You can have different performers and entertainment like the talent at Boston Circus Guild. They have fire performers, contortionists, and jugglers. This would be a great feature at the party!


I hope this has sparked some inspiration when it comes to planning. A Halloween theme really has so many opportunities to be creative and imaginative. I encourage you to incorporate as much or as little scary, creepy, and twisted elements as you want but keep in mind who will be attending and the overall purpose, like this Sweet Sixteen example. But, don't be afraid to make them scream a little and always devour the details!

Monday, October 27, 2014

Terrifyingly Terrific

Too old for trick-or-treating but want to get out there and have some ghostly good times? Head over to some of New England's frightful Halloween attractions - haunted houses, hayrides, and mazes, oh my! Get ready to scream at these top 10 scary destinations.

Field of Screams in West Greenwich, RI

Three scary attractions for the price of one at Field of Screams including a haunted hayride, the Dungeon of Doom and 4-D Cirque du Souls. Plus, new in 2014: Zombie Paintball!

Harvest of Haunts at Charmingfare Farm in Candia, NH

Be prepared to be scared as you set out aboard the horse-drawn Wagon of Fear. This frightful farm is also home to the Barn of the Dead, the Infested Corn Field and the Ride Into the Bog.

Harvest of Horrors in East Falmouth, MA

A haunted hayride and terrifying walking trail through the woods in East Falmouth on Cape Cod. This will forever change your views of the Cape being just a summer vacation spot!

Haunted Acres in Candia, NH

Take a tour of this scary haunted ghost town at Liquid Planet Water Park. There are five terrifying attractions to explore, plus Area 52 and the new Pumpkin Smash. It has  little something spooky for everybody!

Haunted Labyrinth in Cranston, RI

2014 marks Haunted Labyrinth's 29th season of scaring the pants off visitors for a good cause: Rejoice in Hope Youth Center. This is a great way to giveback and treat yourself to a scary good time!

Haunted Overload in Lee, NH

I think the name says it all. Recently named by Top Haunts Magazine as one of the best haunted attractions in New England, this New Hampshire farm feature is to die for!

Spookyworld's Nightmare New England in Litchfield, NH

This giant Halloween theme park is situated on the banks of the Merrimack River in Litchfield, New Hampshire. Nightmare New England is sure to entertain and frighten you with five distinct haunted attractions in one location. It doesn't get much scarier than this!

Spookyworld's Terror in Cranston, RI

Bringing double the scares, Spookyworld has found another home in Rhode Island with this new monster-sized scream park including three separate attractions: Festival of Fear, Devil's Playground and Darkness Falls. Terror in Cranston is the most terrifying place to be in America's tiniest state this Halloween season.

Trail of Terror in Wallingford, CT

Walk through this haunted attraction if you dare! Proceeds from this outdoor haunted attraction benefit local charities. They love scaring you into giving back!

Witch's Woods in Westford, MA

Nashoba Valley Ski Area in Westford, Massachusetts, is home to Witch's Woods, a haunted hayride and screampark that will bring you face-to-face with witches, werewolves, zombies and other creatures you don't get to see every day in New England. This is a chilling attraction featuring chainsaws and bloodied ghouls that bring your nightmares to life. Visit if you dare!

Hope this list put together by About Travel has helped you devour the haunting details as Halloween sneaks up on us this Friday!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

A Colorful Proposal

Kyle Wright took the nostalgic route when proposing to his now-fiancĂ©, Maranda. They were visiting the Crayola Experience in Easton, PA when Kyle decided to pop the question in the most unique way and with some help from crayons! He proposed with a crayon with a custom wrapper that said “Will you marry me?” in place of the color name. Crayola even made Maranda a special sparkly gold crayon ring to keep in addition to the real engagement ring that Kyle proposed with. It doesn't get more colorful than this!



Proposing to your significant other can be a trying-tine because you may feel like everything needs to be perfect. Well, guess what? It really doesn't. Your significant other will love however you decide to propose because it's not really about the specific place and time, it's more about the symbolism of the ring and starting your lives together.

Some things to keep in mind if you're planning on proposing are:

1. Keep your cool, don't give away any hints to your significant other that you're planning to propose!
2. Tell your significant other's parent(s), they'll be thrilled to know!
3. Have a family member or friend help you with picking the ring, but put as much of your own thought into it as you can, share with your significant other why you chose it, they will love it that much more!
4. Make it meaningful, you don't need to have a drawn-out speech but tell them exactly how you feel about them, that's all we want to hear anyways!
5. Start devouring the wedding planning details and be happily ever after!

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Far From Botanical Boutonnieres

As a bride, you pretty much have control over all of your wedding decisions. This can make your future hubby feel a little left out. Give your groom a chance to add his creativity to the wedding by having him pick out the groomsmen boutonnieres! It's an awesome way to contribute and a fun element that everyone will notice. Check out these ideas that are far from your average botanical boutonnieres!

For a marksman..

Men's wedding shotgun shell boutonniere by ItsADucksLife on Etsy, $5.00 (or DIY!!)

For a man in the service..

Yellow and Gray Wedding | Groom's Boutonniere

For a superhero..

Unique Boutonniere Ideas for a Wedding or Prom - #boutonnieres- (action figures)

For a Lego lover..

Unique Non-Floral Boutonniere Ideas: LEGO or superheo figurines

For a nautical captain..

Starfish boutonniere: beach wedding buttonhole #unique_boutonniere

For a wine connoisseur..

tell me the guys wouldnt love this! Something I have never seen before, very different! For more wedding inspiration please visit

For a man with meaning..

I love the idea of incorporating little photos of loved ones in boutonnieres and bouquets

For a man with the force on his side..

Lego Yoda boutonniere! photo by Red White & Green Photography #boutonniere #yoda #whimsy

For a child at heart..

This is what I was thinking for a boutonniere but with a flower or something else besides a wood chip lol

And so many more..

Fun Non-Floral Boutonnieres

Super creative and unique boutonnieres. Could be really fun to make and personalize. I'm seeing one made of magic cards for Ben. :D

Creative Boutonnieres that reflect the bride and groom's interests. (guitar pick, dominoes, race car, sports)

Get your groom to devour the details with these daring and brave boutonnieres that will add his touch to your wedding day!

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Oscar de la Renta

Today we pay homage to a man of many talents, a worldly designer, who changed the face of fashion forever. The newly departed Oscar de la Renta had a huge influence that shaped the wardrobes of socialites and Hollywood stars alike. His path to fame started when he left his native Dominican Republic at age 18 to study painting in Spain but soon became sidetracked by fashion. The wife of the U.S. Ambassador to Spain saw some of his sketches and asked him to make a dress for her daughter — a dress that landed on the cover of Life magazine.

The spotlight of the Life magazine cover led to an apprenticeship with Cristobal Balenciaga, and then de la Renta moved to France to work for couture house Lanvin. By 1963, he was working for Elizabeth Arden couture in New York and in 1965 had launched his own label. The late ‘60s and early ‘70s were a defining moment in U.S. fashion as New York-based designers finally carved a look of their own that was finally taken seriously by Europeans. De la Renta and his peers defined American style and their influence is still spotted today.

De la Renta’s specialty was eveningwear, though he also was known for chic daytime suits. His signature looks were voluminous skirts, exquisite embroideries and rich colors. Most recently, Amal Alamuddin wore a de la Renta-designed wedding dress when she married George Clooney. And here at Devour the Details, we could not thank him more for that! He created a marvelous gown that truly captured the essence of Amal Alamuddin on her wedding day.

His bridal collection is a dream come true so we are truly sad to have to let this wonderful man go. It is an honor to have had the pleasure of observing his fashions. In his life, he has inspired many other designers, so it is without question that a little piece of him will carry on in all of their work. Learn more about Oscar de la Renta, his life, collections, his ten most memorable gowns according to the Washington Post and swoon over every, single, extraordinary piece.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Boston Sneaker Jam

If you were late to the party like me, you probably missed this awesome event. This past weekend, the Seaport World Trade Center hosted the Boston Sneaker Jam - encouraging all "Sneakerheads" to show up rocking their craziest pair. It is the world's largest sneaker event and is becoming a cornerstone of the sneakerhead culture.

At the event you can demonstrate, network, shop, learn and exchange stories and experiences. They offer rare sneakers and memorabilia, and a sneaker exchange and trading floor where you can buy, sell, and trade collectables. Manufacturers and designers are there as vendors with urban apparel and the latest fashions on display. There is a Street Art Gallery and some skateboarding demos happening simultaneously, as well as DJs and musicians playing live music. Their main attraction is the Sneaker Fashion Show featuring guest celebrities. And for the learning aspect, they have panels and lectures guests can attend to begin exploring the realm of sneaker fashion.

Boston Sneaker Jam has a unique way of devouring the details that we truly appreciate. Check out their website for more sneaker information and updates for next year's.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Drink Pink and Donate!

One of Boston's well-known bars, Howl At The Moon, is celebrating Breast Cancer Awareness month the best way they know how--with drinks! Howl At The Moon has a drink called Pink Paradise on their menu that donates a portion of it's proceeds to the Open Arms Breast Caner Outreach Fund. They don't just donate in October; they make it a year-round campaign, supporting different charities each year. But they do kick it up a notch when October rolls around.

Dare I say it, Breast Cancer Awareness Month has this bar howling at the boobies! Throughout the month of October, you can purchase their breast cancer awareness t-shirt and Howl At The Moon will donate 100% of the profits to charities and research foundations!


Howl At The Moon's support has been tremendous and they're seeing an increase in donations with the help of the t-shirts and Pink Paradise menu change. Customers can now purchase a Pink Paradise in any size; a 24oz bone, or share the 86oz bucket. Keep the drinks pouring and the donations rolling!

This is not just going on in their Boston location. They have the same campaign running in multiple locations across the U.S. So make sure you stop by, drink pink, and Howl at the Boobies! You will be changing lives with your generosity. Don't be afraid to devour the details and donate today; someone will be very thankful you did!


Shout out to my sister who told me about this awesome campaign! She's a proud supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness!

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Apple Of My Eye

Fall is the perfect time for an apple-themed wedding. From centerpieces to the drink menu, this crisp fruit can be extremely cost-effective and more importantly, delicious. Having the wedding at an orchid would be a great natural setting and really tie in with the theme. Usually this theme blends with a rustic feel but we're going to give this one an elegant twist.

You can really incorporate apples into any part of your wedding day. Here is an idea of a sweet bouquet with apples on display!

Apple bouquet from Rock 'N Roll Bride - Photography Credit: Wildberry Studio & Design & Rhondda Scott Photography Apple Bouquet: Velvetlily

As for decorative touches, place card holders, centerpieces, and the bride and groom chairs, can all use a touch of apple.

An eco-friendly and might we say... delicious.. place card idea! YUM! {Elevate Photography}

A Fall wedding centerpiece with pomegranates.

No directions for this, but I like the idea of clear liquid filled glasses with apples and candles for a Fall table deco.

Thanksgiving/ fall table decoration  @Andrea Cline you need to look at this blog! Great ideas for outdoor lighting for weddings:)

inspiration | decorate the chairs at your sweetheart table with apple garlands | via: bridal guide

Keep your drink menu simple. Some Fall sangrias featuring apple should do the trick!

Coordinately Yours, by Julie Blanner | Entertaining & Design Blog that Celebrates Life: Indoor Outdoor Barn Wedding
Carmel Apple Sangria #cocktail #happyhour #falldrink

Hire a food truck for a sweet surprise! Serve hot apple cider and apple cider donuts from it for your guests to enjoy!

21 Totally Unique Wedding Ideas

Keep the apple theme 'growing' with apple pie pops, create your own caramel apple slices, and this beautiful naked apple cake.

Get the rustic-chic style youre looking for with these fantastic autumn wedding theme ideas.

Caramel apple bar - fun for a fall party! Plus, a tip for how to keep apples from turning brown.

Since I don't care for frosting this is Perfect!  Rustic Apple Wedding Cake

Last but not least, spread the love by sending your guests home with some apple butter.

LOVE THIS for favors... would be so adorable for a fall wedding and use apple butter! mmm! Sweet love.

Devour the details and be the apple of your guests' eye, as well as your groom's, on your wedding day!