"Spooky and Sweet" Halloween Dessert Table Under $100

Tuesday, September 11, 2012


Halloween is hands down my favorite holiday. I LOVE pumpkins! The weirder the better =) But sometimes I feel like this holiday is either too cutesy or too spooky, so I wanted to create the perfect party for both kids AND adults.
Keep reading to see our feature on HWTM from last fall. Since I might be the worst blogger on the planet, I'm just posting these pics, a YEAR later. Better late than never :) Plus, I have this printable collection on sale through the end of September for only 6 bucks! Yep, you read that right, just $6!
Rustic Style Sweet and Spooky Halloween
From HWTM:
"Paige Kepner from of Paiges of Style is back with a super-chic take on Halloween! The black, gray and rusty orange colors of this vintage-rustic style “Sweet and Spooky” Halloween features a refreshing variation on the traditional Halloween palette and feels decidedly grown up, yet still appropriate for pint-sized guests.
In addition to the cool stationery elements (which are available in Paige’s Etsy shop), I’m loving the fabulous pumpkin cake pops featuring “spooktacular” twig handles, the “layered pumpkin pie” mason jars, and the mod all-white frames and background props. Paige even spray painted a $10 table from Goodwill for the perfect pop of rusty orange! How’s that for resourcefulness? And of course I’m especially smitten with this sign in particular… ;)
Rustic Style Sweet and Spooky Halloween
Rustic Style Sweet and Spooky Halloween
Read on for more gorgeous photos (beautifully captured by Kristen Vincent) + creative details…
Rustic Style Sweet and Spooky Halloween
Rustic Style Sweet and Spooky Halloween
Rustic Style Sweet and Spooky Halloween
Rustic Style Sweet and Spooky Halloween
Rustic Style Sweet and Spooky Halloween
Rustic Style Sweet and Spooky Halloween
Rustic Style Sweet and Spooky Halloween
I decided to incorporate mature colors including black, gray and a rusty orange along with glittery skeletons, spiders and bats. These elements made the party grown up without being too spooky for the kids.
To get the kids excited about the party, I made very juvenile desserts including pumpkin whoopie pies, pumpkin cake pops using tree branches, ghost fondant cupcakes, candy corn cupcakes and layered pumpkin pies in mason jars. Our friends kids had such a blast devouring all of the desserts in just a couple hours. =)
Most importantly, this party was created for less than $100. By baking all of these simple desserts on my own and borrowing some serving pieces from fabulous friends (like Brittany of Most Likely Late. I was able to pull it all together on the cheap. My biggest purchase was the table I displayed my desserts on which I found at the Salvation Army for $15 and spray painted it to match the party. I used white frames from my daughter’s room and stole the antlers from my living room. Peak around your house, you’ll be amazed at what you find that matches your party theme! Plus, my existing Halloween decorations, mostly from Home Goods, were just perfect to use. And always, remember to have fun with your theme. I just loved the label used for the ghost fondant cupcakes that says, ‘Ghostess with the Mostess’, it’s a perfect homage to my favorite party blog.
My new Sweet and Spooky Halloween collection is now listed in my Etsy shop and can be purchased for only $6 through October 1st, then it's back up to $12. 
Thank you again to the amazing Kristen Vincent who took these gorgeous photos!
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VENDOR CREDITS:
– Party Styling, Baking, & Printables: Paiges of Style
– Photography : Kristen Vincent Photography


1 comment:

Sunny said...

Thank you for doing a table on the cheap. It's adorable too. I'm in love with the pumpkin cake pops on a real live stick. Your bumblebee is adorable too.