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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Nicole Sakr Photography SAYS:

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

September 24, 2010 at 11:27 am

Dessert.net Cafe SAYS:

You’re always up to something FABULOUS!

September 24, 2010 at 2:37 pm

Maureen Anders of Anders Ruff Custom Designs SAYS:

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!

September 25, 2010 at 10:59 am


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September 26, 2010 at 10:28 am

Patty Martinez SAYS:

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!!

September 26, 2010 at 8:51 pm

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!

September 27, 2010 at 11:34 am

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.

September 28, 2010 at 2:49 pm

Jennifer SAYS:

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

September 29, 2010 at 8:37 am

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?

October 4, 2010 at 5:31 pm

Belle SAYS:

Awsome!!! Congratulations, each detail is perfect!

October 9, 2010 at 6:06 pm

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!

October 3, 2012 at 5:03 pm
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