Not everyone is going to throw a full-out ball for a halloween party. I know–I can’t believe it either, but it’s the truth. So to provide some inspiration for a get together that isn’t as time consuming, I put together this low-effort party table. “Low-effort” meaning it shouldn’t take but a few hours to put together the whole thing. This party originally was seen in Festivities Magazine.
Since this was a quick to put together table, I didn’t spend a lot of time making really fancy desserts. These kitty cats are really ring-dings I added a little embellishment to and put on a stick. Tutorial on those soon! Polish for the presentation: An upside down box, a piece of foam and some paper shred made the display. It’s a little touch, but makes it look nice.
The perfect way to add a little personalization to any party is with sprinkles. We gave some oreos a quick roll in melted chocolate almond bark and customized these for our table. Polish for the presentation: just cut a piece of scrap paper fit to the tray to serve.
Cupcakes are almost a must at any party! I totally take the shortcut with my cupcakes and order them from the grocery store. Perfect swirls, perfect colors…and my kitchen stays perfectly clean. Polish for the presentation: Add some printables and they are ready to help celebrate a spooky event!
I’ve really started to try to make some healthier snack options available on my tables. Not every treat has to be sugar! Popcorn is a perfect healthy option for kids and to make the presentation a little more special, just roll a piece of scrap paper into a cone and tape it shut. Super simple! Polish for the presentation: Put the cones in an upside down box and add paper shred. I used a feather boa I had laying around. I would have used the paper shred, but I ran out before filling up this box (shame on me!)
These little cauldrons are available all over the place around Halloween. After you wash them well, they make the perfect little containers for individual veggie servings. Fill the bottom with the veggie dip of your choice!
For a sweet favor, we filled up little boxes of candy for the kids. Since it’s Halloween, that favor couldn’t be easier!
For decorations, we hung a few paper poms and a trick or treat banner. These poms are available already made at just about every craft store I’ve been to. Which makes them an even easier decoration, and not quite worth folding all that paper anymore.
A quickly styled party is possible – I put this together with serve ware that was on hand and a few paper details. All the food was store bought, so it really cut down on prep time!