Monday, October 24

Halloween Dessert and Party Tables

Today I wanted to share some new Halloween party photos I've been working on to showcase the HALLOWEEN PRINTABLES collection I released this season (on sale now for only $9.00!). This set is so much fun for little ones with bright colors and bold graphics -- makes me wish I was little again! Enjoy the photos - details to come at the end of the post.

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Halloween is such a fun time of year, but can sometimes be a bit scary for the little ones. WIth that in mind, I wanted to design a whimisical, child-like Halloween party with lots of cute characters and bright colors sure to "thrill" and not scare our little ones away. 

The children were overjoyed to see all of the sweets and goodies at the party table including gumballs and candies, a homemade two-tiered chocolate cake and gorgeous decorated cookies that I found at HomeGoods. My personal favorites were the cookies with fondant toppers made by Brittany at Edible Details. The lady is amazing and perfectly coordinated her creations with the Halloween characters from Amanda's Parties To Go Halloween printable set.

I think the children loved the OREO GHOST POPS most which I made myself using a mold from Spinning Leaf and then attached to wooden skewers and added some ghostly embellishments of cheesecloth and white tissue paper. The candy kabobs were a hit, too, and so easily made using some ghost Peeps, peach gummy rings, Oreos and a cute little candy corn sucker I found at Michaels.

The little stickers for the Hershey's Kisses are actually a FREE DOWNLOAD if you want to grab them to make some quick Halloween treats. I placed them in a witches'  cauldron and added some Dollar Tree hands to make things a little more fun for the kids. And the chocolate cakes with the non-pareils are a quick little project that I've got a tutorial for HERE.

With a vibrant orange polka dot fabric for the backdrop and some adorable ghosts I found at TJ Maxx, the party table was sure to please the littlest of party guests. The garland on the table front was created using the Halloween printable logos and matting them with some colorful gathered crepe paper. The pieces were then hot glued to black tissue fringe from Sweet Shop LuLu.

I love crepe paper because it's readily available, inexpensive and comes in a wonderful array of colors. I used it to cover plain cardboard boxes for table displays  and to create the fun googley-eyed snack cups, too. Then I carried both the googley-eye idea and the crepe paper to other tables by creating a fun garland to use as a backdrop and table skirt.

After loading up on sweets, the kids (and parents!) were ready to head outside for some outdoor fun. I made a simple Pin the Tail on the Pumpkin game using foam core board, orange and green crepe paper and some printable cut outs for the mouth and nose pieces. Reagan and Jacob especially loved the photo props as you can see from the pictures!

The children's adorable appliqued shirts were made by Little One Boutique and couldn't have been cuter for the party. The Frankenstein shirt was a top-seller already (how lucky was I that it matched my printables!). Sweet Dawn then  specially made Reagan's ghost shirt to match the ghost from the printables collection.

To complete the Halloween party fun, each guest was offered a choice of take-home gifts from the party favor table including bags of eyeball chocolates or a favor "on a stick" which was a small box of candy attached to a wooden skewer with crepe paper ruffles.

VENDOR CREDITS:






Party Styling and Photography:  Amanda Parker
Party Printables: Amanda's Parties To Go
Fondant Toppers: Edible Details
Cake: Publix with 3D fondant topper from Edible Details
Cupcakes: Publix
Children's Shirts: Little One Boutique
Ghost Oreo Pops - molds from Spinning Leaf, homemade
Decorated Cookies: Home Goods
Backdrop fabric: Hobby Lobby
Ghosts and Tree on dessert table: TJ Maxx
Ribbon: Hobby LobbyMichaels
Tissue Fringe: Sweet Shop LuLu
Sticker label paper: Online Labels

22 comments:

Amber said...

Love the table set up. GREAT ideas. Thanks for sharing.

Lucia13 said...

This is the best Halloween Party one can dream of!I just LOVE IT!!!

ENJOY TEACHING ENGLISH
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CBH said...

Thank you so much for this post. I want to let you know that I posted a link to your blog in CBH Digital Scrapbooking Freebies, under the Page 3 post on Oct. 24, 2011. Thanks again.

::amanda:: said...

Love this idea! Where did the photo props from? Id be interested in purchasing some of those!

Amanda at Shindig said...

Most are from the Halloween printables collection - link is in the post. The monster mouths & eyes are in the set as well as the pin the nose on the pumpkin noses and mouth. The bubbles are wrapped with bubble wraps from the collection, too. Thanks!

Amanda
Shindig Parties To Go

Kate said...

You have knocked my socks off!!! Amazing. I love love love your style! So fun and colorful. You are the BEST!

Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [25 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Ridgely's Radar said...

Lokos amazing! So many great ideas! Thanks for the sharing!

Craft said...

Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [26 Oct 02:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

Sassy Sites! said...

We are having a Halloween Kid Treats party over at Sassy Sites! I would love for you to come by and link this up! XOXO!

HOOTENANNY...Jennifer Jacks said...

It all looks fabulous! Wish I had time to put it together for tailgate tomorrow!

Jamie said...

WOW! The party looks awesome and your printables are bright and fabulous!!!! That was a lot of hard work that looks well worth it!!

Sassy Sites! said...

I LOVE everything about this party! I featured it over at Sassy Sites today! I could have featured every single thing about it! It's perfect!!Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party! Have a wonderful Halloween weekend! XOXO!!

Marni @ Sassy Sites!

Marilyn said...

Wow, Sooo creative and cute....I would LOVE for you to please share this awesome post at my 6Wicked Days of Halloween party today pweeease... http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/10/flash-back-halloween-6-wicked-days-of.html ..wishing u a spootacular day :))
Ps: following ya with smiles :))

Tiffany@Fizzy Party! said...

All the vibrant colours are amazing. So many adorable details. Love this kids party.

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Anonymous said...

I was wondering where did you get the halloween masks? Theyr'e too cute!

Anonymous said...

I was also wondering how did you make the black tree with the pumpkins hanging from it?

Jaimee @ Craft, Interrupted said...

You are so talented!?! Amazing. I'm including this in a 13 for Halloween roundup on my blog this coming Friday, with a pic and link back to this post. Thanks for sharing your talents with us : )

melismama said...

So cute! great party minds think alike! I am using Googly Eyes also for our theme throughout our HomeGhoul Party!

Great party Amanda!

Julie Kelly said...


Setting up the themes for Halloween party is a ggod idea. Major Halloween party themes include

- crazy hat party
- decade party (60's, 70's, 80's, etc)
- murder mystery
- favorite cartoon character
- pirate party
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Wow! i could not resist without praising the services of best halloween party nyc venue. It was my best Halloween and we all enjoyed there a lot. I loved your idea too. I think this idea should add on our list. Thanks for sharing.