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Let's Have a Halloween Party

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One of the best ways to celebrate Halloween is to have a party! Since I'm too old for trick-or-treating, I celebrate with a great dinner and a great glass of red wine. I make chili once a year and Halloween happens to be that day! To go along with the delicious chili, I like to include a bunch of different Halloween-y sweets!

Most of the sweets I made for this dinner were SUPER easy and literally anyone could do it!

The Broomsticks, Chocolate Dipped PretzelsOreos and Ghosts were all quick to make. All you do is get a bag of chocolate chips (I used Nestle semi-sweet and white chocolate), put them in a PLASTIC microwave bowl. The plastic part is important, because you do not want to burn the chocolate! Add a little bit of Crisco, the thick brick kind to the chocolate chips. It helps with the melting. Melt the chocolate for 20 seconds at a time. Take it out and stir until melted! Once melted, all you do is dip the item, drip the excess chocolate, then drop onto a piece of parchment paper. If you want, add the Halloween themed sprinkles. It adds a little bit of fun! See easy!

For the Pumpkin Patch Pudding Cups, it's your good ole dirt cups from back in the day. Get a package of pudding (I used Hershey's) and make it per the box's ingredients. Once finished, let it harden in the fridge. To make the cups, add a layer of Oreos, then pudding, then add a few little candy pumpkins on top! Super cute and super delish!

The Candy Corn Cups are really fun to make and look quite lovely on a Halloween spread. Take a box of orange jello (I used Crush orange jello) and make it per the box's ingredients. Let that cool and harden for a few hours. Put the jello in the cups you want to serve them in, so it will hold the shape and look perfect. Once it was all done, I cut the pineapple in small chunks and placed that on top of the layer of jello. Then to top it off, add a layer of Cool Whip! If you want, to add a garnish to the top, take a piece of candy corn and place it in the Cool Whip.

The Halloween Fruit Kabobs was the easiest of all! All I did was take a wooden skewer and place a blackberry and cheese cube in an alternating pattern. Not only is this a healthier version of a Halloween treat, it is a very pretty looking one!

Don't forget the little favors! I used cellophane ghost and cat bags and filled them with classic candy corn! Put them in a cute little bucket and remind guests to take them!

One of the most important thing for every party is a really fantastic invitation! I used Shutterfly invitations and they always turn out beautifully! I love a perfectly adorable chalkboard invitation. Especially since my hubby finally (I've been asking him to do it for forever *wink-y emoji here*) updated our chalkboard wall! It's awesome right?!

Once all of the sweets are finished and displayed in a beautiful fashion, it's time to set the table! I love a perfectly set table and Halloween is the perfect opportunity to have fun with it! I used a dark orange charger from Michael's as the base. I then layered a white textured dinner plate, a Fiesta orange salad plate, and a haunted house appetizer plate. The haunted house plates were only $12 for all four at Home Goods! That store is the best place to find any holiday decor for really great prices! To top off my place setting, I used a mini pumpkin as the topper. Super easy place setting to pull together from things you have around the house and things you find as holiday items! Probably my favorite piece of all is the pumpkin wine glasses I found at Pottery Barn! They are so perfectly perfect for my Halloween dinner party.

For the centerpiece, I used different colored pumpkins and a fantastic candelabra. I found the red ombre pumpkin at Home Goods, the orange glass pumpkin at Kroger, and the glitter pumpkin at Pottery Barn. The candelabra was a wedding gift, so I'm not sure where that came from, but it worked perfect! The Halloween black and orange striped candlesticks are from Michael's. I used little tortoise shell votive cups for a little extra light around the table. These came from Cracker Barrel, so I'm not sure if they are still around. No matter, use any color or any votive to help brighten up the table.

To add the ambiance for the party, don't forget to add the Halloween themed playlist!

I hope you all enjoy this post! I worked so hard on it and made sure all the sweets were easy enough to replicate! Tomorrow, I'm going to share a delicious Halloween cocktail! So tune in tomorrow for the final Halloween post!

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  1. How cute!
    I love all of the cute little treats...I thought I was getting festive yesterday by baking some sugar cookies with pumpkins printed on them...you have won the Halloween party of the year award :) haha

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  2. This looks amazing, not that I'm surprised! You have quite a talent for decor my friend. I love the themed treats, and really love your invitations!!

    1. I'm blushing! Thank you so much! :) That means a lot

  3. Those halloween fruit kabobs look so beautiful and easy! I made some frankenstein marshmallow pops this year - skewered marshmallows and candy melts. Similar to your broomsticks!

    Alessandra | blog.pumpup.com

  4. So creative !! Very festive. I have enjoyed all your ideas for Halloween I hope you have a wonderful party. ❤️��

  5. Wowwww!! Loving every little detail! That pumpkin pudding looks so good!

    Sara Kate Styling

  6. So many cute goodies!

  7. What a gorgeous party! You are such a thoughtful host! I'm obsessed with those wine glasses.

    PS - You have me wanting to make allll the snacks!

    XO, SS || Seersucker Sass

  8. Wow so jealous. You are so creative and amazing at what you do. Loving all these yummy treats 😍

  9. This party looks amazing, I love your attention to all of the little details. I would love to have a Halloween party like this!

  10. What a cute party!! So many adorable, tasty treats! The pumpkin pudding looks delicious!

    xo Ashley

  11. Adorable! I'm totally making the candy corn pudding cups for our Church's halloween party tomorrow. Thanks for sharing!

    Kayla | Professional Prep

  12. This looks like so much fun! When I have my own place I hope to entertain like this. Your table spread (the second photo) looks amazing :)

    Julia | Pennies & Paper

  13. So cute! I love all of your desserts! Those broomsticks are super cute!

  14. Wow, you did an amazing job! I am seriously impressed!

  15. The cutest treats ever! If I were to throw a Halloween party--I definitely try to make those broomsticks!


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