22 Sep

Happy Halloween – DIY Dessert Table

halloween party dessert table ideas

It feels like Etsy has opened up a whole new world of possibilities when it comes to setting up your own party tables!

For example, check out this new DIY Happy Halloween dessert table from Anders Ruff… the entire buffet looks fantastic, but the patterns and paper details are definitely the (double-chocolate) icing on the cake! And if you want to recreate this look at home, you can purchase these exact same paper details as a printable set right here in the Anders Ruff Etsy shop!

halloween party dessert table ideas

This table is full of great inspiration for creative Halloween treats too… like these orange-tinted rice krispie treats drizzled in chocolate!

halloween party dessert table ideas

Scroll down for lots more eye candy followed by full details on the desserts & decor, as told by Maureen and Adria

halloween party dessert table ideas

halloween party dessert table ideas

halloween party dessert table ideas

halloween party dessert table ideas

halloween party dessert table ideas

halloween party dessert table ideas

halloween party dessert table ideas

halloween party dessert table ideas

halloween party dessert table ideas

halloween party dessert table ideas

halloween party dessert table ideas

halloween party dessert table ideas


“We wanted to design a dessert table that would be easy and economical for any hostess to replicate at their own Halloween Bash. The paper elements from our printable party collection were used on everything from the food flags to the cupcake toppers. Other key details included:

Black Tree Centerpiece: we used black spray paint to cover a terra-cotta pot with moss and branches from the backyard, then we decorated the branches with paper logo ornaments and orange sugar coated marshmallows.
Boxes wrapped in white paper added height to the table.
Simple white serving platters + our printable food labels were used for each dessert display
Individual bags of candy corn were hung pegboard style. The patterend paper and logos in our DIY package used to make the wrap for each bag.
Pennant “trick or treat” banner
Backdrop: made from fabric layered on top of canvas, set against polka dot wrapping paper “walls”

Homemade caramel apples drizzled with chocolate
Cheddar popcorn cones (we used the patterned paper included in the collection to create the cones)
Pretty Little Pumpkins” – Classic orange rice krispie treat round pops dipped in chocolate
Round Pumpkin Pops –  Classic orange rice krispie treats w/ peanut butter added and drizzled with chocolate
White chocolate drizzled chocolate mini-doughnuts
Chocolate Cupcakes with cupcake toppers
• Cellophane wrapped cheddar crackers and Oreo cookies
Mini and full-size Hershey bars chocolate bars with personalized wraps (included in the collection)
Assorted candies (Reece’s pieces, orange gummies and jelly beans)
Wicked Water, Haunted H20 and Halloween H20 and Happy Halloween wraps used to decorate Orange Jones soda and water bottles.”


P.S. Just received a note that the Happy Halloween collection is also 30% off through the end of September! =)

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Courtney @ Pizzazzerie SAYS:

SO FABULOUS! I love the printable designs, and adore the round pumpkin pops! So talented, these 2!!!

September 22, 2010 at 12:59 pm

Lindsan SAYS:


September 22, 2010 at 1:06 pm

Katie Henry SAYS:

Love this entire table! So creative!

September 22, 2010 at 1:42 pm

Party Box Design SAYS:

love it all!

September 22, 2010 at 1:45 pm

Caryn SAYS:

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this! Inspires me to host a Halloween party of my own and they make it seem so easy with their printable designs!

September 22, 2010 at 1:46 pm

Sherry SAYS:

Cutest ideas ever! Must have these easy prinables to surprise my grandchildren when they visit for Halloween. They’ll just love it!

September 22, 2010 at 2:06 pm

Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs SAYS:

Jenn and HWTM team,

Thank you so much for featuring our dessert table and printable design collection! We are thrilled and honored.

To celebrate being featured on the QUEEN party planning site (yours of course), we are offering the package for only $10 (30% off) through September! Check our etsy shop for listing.

Thanks so much!
Maureen and Adria of Anders Ruff

September 22, 2010 at 2:23 pm

Jill B SAYS:

I love this! Def inspired to throw my own Halloween Party!

September 22, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Lindsay SAYS:

Amazing! So creative and so detailed. i love!

September 22, 2010 at 2:38 pm

Nancy Pfeifer SAYS:

LOVE IT!!!!! Everything is gorgeous!!!

September 22, 2010 at 2:39 pm

Becky SAYS:

Love the popcorn funnels! Such cute designs!!

September 22, 2010 at 2:41 pm

Victoria SAYS:

Love the decor! Very creative!

September 22, 2010 at 2:47 pm

Holly Hendricks SAYS:

So cute and festive and fabulous!!! Even though I’m family and already think Maureen is a creative genius, this just proves it once again!!

Congrats Anders/Ruff….everything looks great!!


September 22, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Kathleen SAYS:

Wow – stunning! I love how classic this table looks, but yet has a lot of unique features! Gotta go check out the Anders Ruff printables now, Thanks for sharing your great ideas, HWTM!

September 22, 2010 at 3:50 pm

Jenn SAYS:

That is a fabulous package!! I got a ton of great ideas for Halloween! Thanks for featuring that!

September 22, 2010 at 4:03 pm

Kathryn Crafts SAYS:

The attention to detail is spook-tacular and so fun!

September 22, 2010 at 4:19 pm

Kate SAYS:

Fantastic, as usual…these two ladies have an eye for design and detail like no other. They have a gift for taking every little party and elevating it to an EVENT!

September 22, 2010 at 5:14 pm

ginny zibell SAYS:

I love their things – they are so easy to use and your party will always be so “desinger” put together…they do the best work and make it so easy to use…Thanks anders Ruff

September 22, 2010 at 5:51 pm


Too Cute! I want to go to this Halloween party and never leave… super Fun for kids and adults alike! I love the attention to detail! Thanks for the wonderful ideas!

September 22, 2010 at 5:51 pm

Lori Griffith SAYS:

Adorable, fun designs!! so talented!

September 22, 2010 at 6:10 pm
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