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Tuesday, October 21

Adorable Yet Simple Halloween Party Table Decor + 13 Spooktacular Recipes!

I have a monster of a post for you today (mwah-ha-ha!!!), complete with ideas for completely cute yet simple Halloween party table decor as well as a 13 (mwah-ha-ha!!!) ridiculously adorable Halloween recipes.

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

When it comes to entertaining, I keep it simple. I like to have a whole bunch of white serving dishes in storage that I can pair with a few accent pieces and a colored tablecloth for the occasion. Then I just throw a few decorations on the table – simple but elegant. A vase of flowers, a Christmas wreath with candles, a few pumpkins for a Halloween party…you know, SIMPLE. There’s enough going on to get ready for parties I just can’t go over the top with my decor. But I find by playing in a simple way with color and using lots of white dishes, the table always looks impressive.

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

My ruffle dishes from Q Squared NYC are just such pieces that come in handy for all kinds of occasions. The ruffle design is elegant and a little bit different than your standard white dishes. BUT…if you pair it with a black tablecloth and a few of Q Squared’s slate platters, those wavy white dishes suddenly take on a spooky air! Seriously, I can’t tell you how much I loved using these dishes to decorate a Halloween table! Throw a few pumpkins on the table and make Halloween-themed food and you’re all set!

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

I think Halloween food is the most fun food in all the land. Whenever October rolls around, I am always so impressed with the creative food I see in magazines and on blogs! Here are a few favorites I’ve found this year, including a couple I used for my own Halloween party decor!

My friend Kristen from Dine & Dish shared Frankenguac just this week. Is this not the cutest guacamole ever? Be sure to click through to Kristen’s post for details! (I put my Frankenguac on a slate platter and it was beyond adorable and a great centerpiece for the table.)

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

My friend Sommer from A Spicy Perspective posted these adorable Halloween skewers, which my kids happily gobbled up! I couldn’t find dark grapes, so I used blackberries instead. I think blackberries (i.e. black pickled brains!!!) might even be spookier. Check out Sommer’s post for more details! (The skewers looked perfect on the ruffle long platter.)

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

Here are a few more Halloween recipes I am dying to try! (Mwah-ha-ha!!!)

Gingerdead Cookies from Kailley’s Kitchen

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

Healthy Halloween Monster Mouths from Texan Erin

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

Butterbeer Popcorn from An Edible Mosaic (because I simply cannot resist anything Harry Potter!)

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

Jalapeño Popper Mummies from Simply Sated

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

Mummy Milanos from Chelsea’s Messy Apron

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

Graveyard Chocolate Cheesecake Dip from The Law Student’s Wife

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

Peanut Butter Cookie Ghost Cups from Food Faith Fitness

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

Easy Pumpkin Patties from Mom On Timeout

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

Healthy Halloween Pasta Salad from Smile Sandwich

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

Carrot Rice Ball Jack O’ Lantern Bites from Apron Strings

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

Spooky Spider Brownies from Dinners, Dishes and Desserts

adorable and simple halloween party table decor + halloween recipe roundup from @janemaynard

Well, that list should keep you busy until Halloween rolls around next week. Happy Hallowen!

This post was sponsored by Q Squared NYC. As always, all opinions are 100% my own. Seriously, those dishes I used are PERFECT for Halloween. Get shopping!


10 Comments »

  1. Thanks so much for including Simply Sated’s Jalapeno Popper Mummies in your post. Beautiful job and I’m looking forward to trying several of these treats.

  2. 2
    Rachel U

    These treats look AMAZING and perfect for Halloween!!

  3. 3
    Jenna

    I am having a Halloween party and these are such great ideas! Thanks for this roundup!

  4. 4
    Kim Thompson

    Can’t wait to try some of these ideas. Love your blog!

  5. 5
    Gail S.

    Those brownies look sooooo good.

  6. 7
    Des

    Hello I looked on the video posted for the 3D spider/spider webs on the brownies. This will be my first time baking-so apologizes if this is common sense. I was wondering if the frosting on the spider web/spider can be used as the frosting on the cupcake? I believe I understand I can use either wafer and/or melts for the creatures… what are the candy dips (it’s in a bucket) used for in the beginning of the video?
    Thank you for posting these wonderful treats and your expertise!
    ~The baking newbie

    • hi, des! I just emailed my friend Erin, who’s recipe it is, and she will respond to your questions as soon as she’s at her computer! 🙂

    • Des,

      So for these cupcakes you probably don’t want to use the chocolate you use for the spiders as your frosting. That is basically just melted chocolate chips. So it will harden and not be list frosting at all. You can use a can of store bought frosting though.
      The candy dips in the video are by a brand named Wilton. You can find them in your store where you would find cake decorating stuff. They have them at Walmart, Michael’s, Hobby Lobby and many other stores. You can even just use chocolate chips if that is easier for you to find. Enjoy!

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