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Happy Halloween – DIY Dessert Table

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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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POSTED BY:jenn s.JENNIFER SBRANTI is the Founder and Creative Director of Hostess with the Mostess®, a hip and modern party planning resource.

52 responses to “Happy Halloween – DIY Dessert Table”

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

  2. Katie Henry says:

    Love this entire table! So creative!

  3. 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!

  4. Sherry says:

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

  5. 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

  6. Jill B says:

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

  7. Lindsay says:

    Amazing! So creative and so detailed. i love!

  8. LOVE IT!!!!! Everything is gorgeous!!!

  9. Becky says:

    Love the popcorn funnels! Such cute designs!!

  10. Victoria says:

    Love the decor! Very creative!

  11. 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!!


  12. 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!

  13. Jenn says:

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

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

  15. 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!

  16. 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

  17. Amy says:

    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!

  18. Lori Griffith says:

    Adorable, fun designs!! so talented!

  19. Anna says:

    Love this look!!! Cannot wait to try these suggestions at our own adult Halloween party!

  20. Sarah from says:

    The pendants are my favorite! We host an annual Halloween party for the kids. Lots of spooky crafts, apple bobbing, silly games. The big kid in me enjoys decorating for the party (my craft time!) I look forward to incorporating the pendants this year!

  21. So cute! I love how sophisticated everything looks.

  22. Love the entire decor! So very creative! =) Where can we purchase the patterned papers….are these scrapbook papers? Anders Ruff, great job with all the printables!

  23. Simply Dashy Photography – The printable design collection that is for sale in our shop ($10!) includes the patterned papers! Check out the listing here:

    Thanks so much!

  24. Carla says:

    So fun and creative! Great job Anders Ruff Custom Designs!

  25. Cindy Gilmore says:

    My FAVORITE design duo! Once again you have WOWED us! Your designs make every party complete and FUN! LOVE ALL your creative efforts!

  26. JIM CALANDRA says:


  27. Melissa says:

    I already purchased the set and CANT WAIT to try my own table!!!

  28. Melissa says:

    Ladies, I also have my eye on their Holiday Printable Collections, too! The graphics are outstanding…

  29. Vicki Ferraro says:

    As usual a beautiful and creative job. I am so proud of my creative daughter-in-law and her business partner!

  30. Jen A says:

    WOWZA…..this is FABULOUS! I might be throwing a Halloween Bash and now I know where I’ll be shopping. LOVE IT!!!!

  31. tonya@THeScentedGift says:

    The rice krispy treats are sooo cute & all the printable OMGoodness sosososo adoreable, must have!

  32. Erin Calandra says:

    This Halloween decor looks absolutely amazing!! And it is so awesome that you make it so even an arts and crafts nimwit like myself can do it!

  33. Lisa Traylor says:

    So darn cute…love all the customized paper signage ;) We have some fun off-the-shelf Halloween centerpieces, garlands & cupcake kits by Meri Meri for those not wanting to bother with personalized.

  34. Allison says:

    WOW! This really looks fantastic. I LOVE the orange rice krispie balls! You make an awesome team Anders Ruff!

  35. Jennifer Smith says:

    This is one of the best stuff for Halloween that I’ve seen. Great collection and very nicely presented.
    Happy Halloween 2010.

  36. Renee Colangeli says:

    What a fantastic display! It’s so put together yet still edgy and exciting. Who wouldn’t love to see this at a party?!

  37. Dee says:

    Great Site!Beautiful display! I love Halloween and have so many ideas to make this year party extra special! My birthday is October 21 so we are partying at my house! There will be 2 parties one on my birthday and another one in Halloween.

  38. Very cute!! I really like the orange Rice Krispy Treats idea…Wonder if that would work with popcorn balls?

  39. Nicole Sakr Photography says:

    I love this! I am definitely going to make the orange rice krispie treats and fun bottle wraps! Yum!

  40. You’re always up to something FABULOUS!

  41. SugarFood Designs – I think it would work to tint popcorn balls! What we did is we just added the coloring to the marshmallow/butter mixture once it is melted (and before you add it to the rice krispies). I suppose you could do that same thing with the popcorn balls! Love that idea, too!

  42. Absolutely gorgous! I love every bit of it!

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  44. This is so doable! I just bought this and will be doing my son’s 13th birthday in this theme! Totally great for a group of teen boys Candy and Soda!!

  45. Stacy says:

    Did you purchase the black and white wrapping paper or make it? My son is going to be in a production of Nightmare Before Christmas soon, and that paper would work so well to wrap presents in! Great job on this. I love it!

  46. Tara Odebrecht says:

    Love this!! We are skipping our Halloween Party this year due to a million commitments, but if we were having one I’d definitely be purchasing these items.

  47. Jennifer says:

    Love all of these ideas. These decorations would thrill anyone of any age. Great ideas girls. Thanks so much.

  48. Bridget says:

    These are fabulous!! I would also love to find your coordinating paper that go so well with your products. Where did you find it? Is it wrapping paper or fabric?

  49. Belle says:

    Awsome!!! Congratulations, each detail is perfect!

  50. Alejandra Navarro Velarde says:

    hi, I would like to buy this collection but I don't know how! could you tell me what I have to do? thanks!