Even though this little boy's birthday party based on a bat theme took place during the dead of summer, it could very well have taken place as a spooky-ooky Halloween celebration.
Thrown by the creative trio of Heather Kerr, Michael Quinn and Ron Rangel -- collectively known as The Fringe Benefit -- the making of a book telling the tale of a frolicking bat was the cornerstone of the celebration.
Just like any red carpet affair, guests were photographed in front of a step and repeat featuring motifs from the book, all carved from a potato and then stamped upon a long roll of white paper.
Bat-shaped cookie cutters stamped out the familiar winged shape on rye bread, which was then toasted. The tiny, photocopied boots attached to picks of melon and tomatoes reinforce another motif from the book.
A big bowl of colorful punch accented with Twizzler swizzle sticks raises the fun factor.
Displaying objects found around the house that fit the party theme, such as this porcelain cat and toy pup, reduce expenses and heighten the unique personality of this tablescape.
Always Frugal, Always Fabulous,
The Elegant Thrifter