September 22, 2011

Halloween: Kid's Dessert Table !!





During the next few weeks we'll be showing you some fabulous seasonal party ideas and party recipes to help you get inspired for Halloween! :)

You may have seen this fantastic party by my mega talented friend Chris from Celebrations at Home, in our Fall magazine (here) but we do have some unseen, exclusive eye candy for you! ;)

Chris used our Halloween Party printables to help embellish this spooktacular desserts table!! (yes, spooktacular is one of my favorite words lately...) - Check out Chris's styling tips below...





I was thrilled to work with Candy Valley Cake Co. again – they made these adorable and delicious Halloween cake balls that look like jack-o-lanterns, and ghosts. These are the star of our sweets table and can be washed down with milk served from my “ghost” milk bottles.

In using the printable paper collection for this design I wanted to do something different. I think we are well versed in the application of cupcake circles, but how about using the circles as snack sack embellishments – creating a sort of “backdrop” to the treats inside. I did that with small white bags found at Michael’s, added a strip of ribbon down the front, and placed them in a library-style drawer. I also used one of the Halloween Party Tags and cut it down to fit into the label plate across the front of the drawer. 

You don’t have to use printable party sets only for tags, cupcakes, and place card – get creative and think of how you can use them differently!

The party printables also include has cut-outs that can be used in hundreds of ways. I placed the printable bats on skewers, printable pumpkins on the centerpiece ‘haunted house’, and to decorate favor tins.

I have to say I was quite proud of my self when I came up with the idea of creating these “ghost” milk bottles. They are unique and whimsical and add a great detail to the table. I simply used small Styrofoam balls and placed them on top of the bottle filled with milk. Then draped cheesecloth over the whole thing, which clings to the ball to make it secure. I then punched out circles from black paper and glued them on for eyes. All the kids have to do is remove the ball with cheesecloth and drink their milk.

A few of the treats from the table can be used as favors. We have “test tubes” filled with Reese’s Pieces, and black tins filled with my favorite seasonal mix, cocktail peanuts and candy corn. When eaten together it tastes just like a PayDay candy bar!


Party Credits:

Styling and Photography: Celebrations at Home
Halloween party printables: Bird's Party
Cake Pops: Candy Valley Cake Company


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Well, Chris your fabulous tips and amazing creativity are awe-inspiring!! Thanks you so much for your hardwork, creative talent and for for this spooky and so yummy Halloween tablescape!! It sure helped to beautify our magazine pages too! ;D




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