Halloween Treats Tablescape


I have a case of Halloween Fever curable only with table full of treats!

Since Target is one of my favorite Haunts, I’ve been creeping along the aisles for several weeks now, exercising caution & restraint~ until recently. . .

When these Scary Skeletal Hands reached out and grabbed me~ fortunately they prefer to hold a munchkin pumpkin in their clutches instead. . .

My centerpiece inspiration came from Pinterest~  where I tracked down a candy vasedesigned to satisfy any trick-or-treater’s sweet tooth. . . filled with an assortment of candy including Ghost Peeps, licorice, and candy corn~ and limited only by your imagination.

 Easy to scare up on a budget if you’re shopping the aisles of Dollar Tree.


Inspired by Candy Skewers also found on Pinterest from here~  I combined orange slices, Halloween Peeps, licorice from Target and Dollar Tree.

  Polka-Dotted Pails for party favors (from the dollar bin at Target)~ are filled with Pixie Styx, and sinister looking Skull Cookie Pops from Dollar Tree for some frightful fun & tied with ribbon from Michael’s~

 Assorted milk chocolate ghouls, ghosts & goblins from World Market (in a $9.99 bag) offered plenty to fill my vases & pails~

Little skeletal hands from Michael’s are offering up tempting milk chocolate Jack O’ Lanterns~

~~~Beware of skeletal hands presenting treats~~~

My vases are enjoying their first Halloween celebration and seem to put in an appearance only at the holidays~ last used at Christmas here, and previously at an Easter table before that.

Literal “Eye Candy” from Target lend a little blood-shot mix to my candy vases :)

A few tricks in addition to treats~

 Butternut Squash Soup is a favorite for us that we enjoy in the fall. You can find a tasty recipe that we enjoy here.

These Soup “Shooters” are served up in tulip shaped glasses (from World Market) with an easy trick~

Witch Fingers spelled from String Cheese~ with lines carved for knuckles and sliced almond finger nails attached with cream cheese :)

Candy Corn Parfaits~

Cubes of Angel Food Cake, layered with Vanilla Pudding tinted Yellow & Orange with Wilton Gel, pieces of candy corn and  topped with whipped cream~

 Served in Pier 1 Mini Cordial Glasses from their Tasting Party Collection~ portion control enforced :)

True Confession Time~

 While Candy Corn is the quintessential candy of fall & “screams” halloween~  the taste & texture is frightful to me. . .

 It’s festive & fun, but I am not a fan of the flavor :)

Halloween Treat Table Details

Round Beaded Mats~ Target

Dishes~ Oneida Westerly Basket

Flatware~ World Market

Scary Hand Stands, Treat Pails~ Target

Goblets~ HomeGoods

Tablecloth/Quilt & Napkins~ Kohl’s

Thank you for your visit, I’m joining:

 Tablescape Thursday

  79 comments for “Halloween Treats Tablescape

  1. October 10, 2011 at 11:24 am

    A great Halloween table. I feel the same way about candy corn! But it is great decorating with it. xo

  2. October 10, 2011 at 11:47 am

    What a HUGELY fun post! Turning string cheese into fingers to serve with soup is sheer brilliance, and I love the Halloween candy skewers. You’ve given me great ideas here, not to mention lots of eye candy (if you’ll pardon the pun).

  3. October 10, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Oh this is SO much fun, please come by Thursday afternoon and link up for Vintage Inspiration Friday, I’m theme-ing Fall Tablesettings! xo

  4. October 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Mary, Halloween fever hasn’t hit me yet, but now that I’m back in the states it won’t be long. Just need to catch my breath and get back into the rhythm of daily life. Your table is making me smile from ear to ear. Such cute, clever ideas. I can just imagine the fun you had pulling this all together. Great job as always! Thanks for the inspiration.

  5. October 10, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    i am cracking up, first i was so happy to see you had a 100% candy table, i know i have the palette of a 5 year old and i was so excited to see you sharing my passion… until i read you don’t like candy corn… i will trade figs for candy, k?

    i love this, truly my way to start the day! ok minus the finger soup… but i love it! and of course i can not recreate it because unlike you i would eat every single bite… fun post!

  6. October 10, 2011 at 2:01 pm

    This is sooo cute! I love your version of the treat skewers and the candy vases.. the quilt is remarkable and the dishes perfectly understated for all the pretties on the table.. My grands would love to be sitting with you! xo marlis (who would too)

  7. October 10, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    So fun! I have to share this post with my niece in Greensboro who is a Halloween fanatic….She already has her yard decorated and is planning a party this year…

  8. October 10, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    I love the fingers in the butternut squash soup. My granddaughters would love it! I’m like you-don’t like the taste of candy corn, but I like to decorate with it. This was a really fun tablescape.

  9. October 10, 2011 at 4:13 pm

    Fabulous, absolutely fabulous! I just made the candy vase too, but it is nothing compared to this extravaganza! Three vases is three times the fun. Target has been great this year hasn’t it? I love your shooters and your parfaits too. I could just transport this table to my house for our big dinner!

  10. October 10, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    Adorable…and what great imagination for putting a tablescape together…Love it!


  11. October 10, 2011 at 6:37 pm

    This is so cute and festive, Mary! You’ve been very creative, as usual. I have to tell you I found the witch fingers in the soup shooters sooo creepy. Very effective for Halloween. ;) Thanks again for sharing your wonderful tables and Happy Halloween (a bit early) to you.


    Denise at Forest Manor

  12. Happier Than A Pig in Mud
    October 10, 2011 at 6:49 pm

    And a big Halloween-y “Boo” to you! Cute table, love it all, especially the “hand holders”. And the next time a nail breaks I’ll have to remember the cream cheese fix:@)

  13. October 10, 2011 at 7:00 pm

    Your table is amazing! We’re having a huge Halloween party, and I’m using this for my inspiration — thank you for so many great ideas!

  14. October 10, 2011 at 7:25 pm

    What fun! Now I have to ask… who gets to eat all that candy?

    • October 10, 2011 at 9:46 pm

      I’m bagging it up & giving it to my nephews but I see s’mores in the peeps future :)

  15. October 10, 2011 at 7:31 pm

    Boy, you are way ahead of me. I’ve barely got the fall thi g going! You should take a look at Sweet Tooth Friday as another link possibility.

  16. Pondside
    October 10, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    That was so much fun! I can just imagine any one of these as a table centrepiece for a Hallowe’en party.

  17. October 11, 2011 at 4:42 am

    What a fun table filled with halloween goodies. You have some wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing the festive table.

  18. October 11, 2011 at 2:26 pm

    So many wonderful holiday ideas on your table, Mary! I love them all! I have to get to Target to see if they can give me a hand :)

  19. October 11, 2011 at 6:59 pm

    Oh, what scary fun! Love the skeletal hands!

  20. Linda@Coastal Charm
    October 11, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    Oh my goodness…this is one darn cute tablescape…thanks for all the ideas!!! I’m having a charming GIVEAWAY this week at my blog…come by and check it out!


  21. Kim
    October 11, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    My oh my what a terrific setting. You didn’t leave out a single detail.

  22. October 11, 2011 at 10:00 pm

    You always have the best themed Holiday displays! Thanks you so much for sharing! I loved everything about it! So magical!

  23. October 12, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    Your creativity knows NO bounds!!! And my delight is endless!!!! This is fabulous and TRUE eye candy:):) I don’t care for the taste of candy corn either so I use it as filler in vases with candles too!!! Thanks for this scary, frightfully wonderful treat!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! XO, Pinky PS, don’t know why I didn’t get a notice of this post??

  24. October 12, 2011 at 9:04 pm

    Wow, This looks amazing :-) I hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

  25. October 12, 2011 at 9:30 pm

    So very cute, Mary! I love it!

  26. Betsy at A Perfect Setting
    October 12, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    This is sooo fun!! My favorite part is the skeleton finger cheese sticks, but I also love the centerpiece, the party favor pails, and the creepy hand holding that pumpkin!! Gotta look for one of those!! You have such great ideas!

  27. October 12, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    I don’t know which hurts more, my teeth from all the sweets or my cheeks from smiling at how cute it all is. The hand… I would have given my right hand for one of those for my tablescape. Argh – THAT’s what I should have done.

  28. October 12, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    This is fabulous ! My son is going to be thrilled if I recreate this candy extravaganza for Halloween.
    Amazing job , Mary!

  29. October 13, 2011 at 12:19 am

    This is all so amazingly creative and cool, but those scary skull cookie pops are going to haunt my dreams tonight. Man….I wish I hadn’t seen those this late at night!!! Oh, no…I took an Ambien which means I will be TRAPPED in the dream with the spooky skull cookie pop! This is bad. This is very, very bad. My worst nightmares are going to come true vis a vis a cookie pop! :-) I wish I had the wherewithall to put something like this together for my granddaughter and my husband’s grandkids. I have such a hard time creating tablescapes that appeal to children. I could learn a lot from you on that. Adults, though, would go ga-ga over those cheese stick fingers with the almond nails!!! What a great idea!!! You have given me some inspiration to at least TRY to do a Halloween table. I’ll TRY. TRY. :-) You rocked it, sister! Have a great week!

  30. October 13, 2011 at 1:18 am

    So now I’m kicking my butt for not buying those cute little pails when I saw them in the dollar spot @ Target. If I weren’t so OCD a/b them not having any paint scratches! Love every detail. You should be an event planner and get paid for this! Love the candy corn parfaits idea. So thankful my kids aren’t asleep to see all that candy b/c I know they would be wanting that in our home!

  31. October 13, 2011 at 1:18 am

    *are asleep…geez.

  32. October 13, 2011 at 8:55 am

    “Eye Candy” for sure! I love your vases and what you have done with them. I have a feeling that is one expensive centerpiece…but well worth it!! :0)

  33. Mary
    October 13, 2011 at 9:53 am

    WOW this is GREAT! Love your creative ideas! Thank you for listing where you found all of your fun things.

  34. October 13, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    What a fun table…this truly is a delight for candy lovers, young or old! The candy corn parfait looks so yummy. I love the soup shooters, too…
    Thanks for sharing your Halloween table.

  35. October 13, 2011 at 3:56 pm

    Where in the world do I start? I loved this from first shot. The quilt tablecloth in black and white sucked me right in. Then, I stayed for the candy. Ha!

    I thought the eye candy was the best of the treats until the witch fingers showed up. Now that’s what you call creativity.

    My favorite part would be the skeleton hands holding the pumpkins for some reason.

  36. October 13, 2011 at 4:43 pm

    Such a wonderful clever table! Love those amazing centerpieces and the cheese fingers with almond nails. Hilarious! Love this time of year and you truly captured all the fun of the season! :)

  37. October 13, 2011 at 5:02 pm

    Thanks for linking up today at VIF, Just love this tablescape!!!! xoxo

  38. October 13, 2011 at 5:23 pm

    What a fun table..love your centerpiece idea! You are very creative. It is such a happy table with lots of eye candy! I have one question?????? Who is going to eat all that candy??????
    Blessings My Friend,

  39. October 13, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    How absolutely adorable is that table vignette ~ I think it should get a prize!

  40. FABBY
    October 13, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    What a fantastic tablescape, I love everything you’ve put on it, such great elements of Halloween you have, specially all the goodies! Wish there were things like this around where I live. Anyway, come over for some Halloween dinner, love to have you! Hugs, FABBY

  41. October 13, 2011 at 9:45 pm

    Oh what a fun table! You’ve given me so many ideas to steal!

  42. October 13, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    I LOVE those cheese fingers! What a fun idea for Halloween. I’m going to copy that one for sure!! Your candy makes for such beautiful centerpieces…so colorful & whimsical!!!

  43. Tess
    October 13, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Oh this is just the cutest!!! Everything looks wonderful! It makes my overactive sweet tooth go into hyperdrive!

  44. October 14, 2011 at 7:01 pm

    Mary, YOU know how to make a party & set a table. Girl that is the cutest thing I have ever seen. YOU are an inspiration to me. Your tables, decor, food & photography blow my minds. THANK YOU for sharing. HUGS!
    Elle said to tell the girls hello. She got to go on her boat last weekend & loved it. Hope you are enjoying yours.

  45. October 15, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    What a spooky and adorable table setting. I love your festive candy corn parfait. Thanks for sharing.

  46. October 15, 2011 at 8:01 pm

    What a clever and fun tablescape for Halloween. I love the way you displayed all the treats. More thank eye candy! Happy Fall

    The French Hutch

  47. October 15, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    What a treat!! I’m not a fan of candy corn either, but I love the fun look of your table! The soup shooters and witch fingers look so yummy. and the way you layered the glass vases and added skewers is the cutest. Happy Halloween!

  48. October 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    I love the candy skewers, and how you layered the candy in the vases, and of course, I took your links to Christmas and Easter to see how you used the vases there too! Always clever and creative. Oh, and the parfaits are darling, but the idea of putting a candy corn on each spoon is sooo cute! Thanks!

  49. October 15, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    What a fun party table! So many cute ideas here! Visiting from SS

  50. October 15, 2011 at 10:03 pm

    I’m not diabetic, but this would put me into diabetic shock, and I’d sure have a great time getting there. So many creative things to see…takes the term ‘eye candy’ to a whole new level. I was particularly captured by the quilt/tablecloth. I’ll be in the vicinity of Kohl’s tomorrow afternoon, and I plan to make a stop. Thank you for inviting us to your delightful, whimsical table. Cherry Kay

  51. October 15, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    Such creative concepts so elegantly executed!

    – The Tablescaper

  52. October 16, 2011 at 8:39 am

    What a fun spooky table in a Perfect setting. I loved the parfaits and cheese fingers but had to chuckle at your true confession about the candy corn. My son quotes lines from the movie Elf all the time so he would surely remind you that candy corn is of the five main food groups!

  53. October 16, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.JoAnn

  54. October 16, 2011 at 5:37 pm

    SWEEEEEET, Mary! It all looks so good! I will send my 4 little grands over, they would eat it all, but no vegetables! :)
    I love the table. And I also love that you took the time to publish the source of your Pinterest ideas. So many are not doing that!
    Here from Seasonal Sunday, I know yours was sweet, someone has to eat all that candy! :)

  55. October 22, 2011 at 12:18 am

    This is so cute! Magazine worthy. Thanks for joining me for the HSH Fall Open House!

  56. October 22, 2011 at 8:15 pm

    What a table! A-Mazing. Love this time of year. If you get a chance, we’d love you have you join our recipe linky over at Momtrends:


  57. October 26, 2011 at 4:19 pm

    Layering the Halloween candy in the glass is brilliant, it turned out great! I look forward to seeing more of your talbescapes, they are gorgeous!

  58. October 27, 2011 at 8:38 pm

    Wow, what a fun Halloween table! It’s so whimsical. I love it!

  59. October 28, 2011 at 6:31 am

    I am seldom without words, as you well know, but this has left me totally speechless! What brilliant ideas, so colorfully executed!!

    I am so jealous of all those gorgeous quilts you use as tablecloths. I need to go shopping! I can’t make them fast enough. LOL

    Hugs & grateful thanks for sharing,

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  61. October 14, 2013 at 8:17 am

    I am so glad you linked this again, I hadn’t seen the soup shooters or candy corn parfaits before! Your witches fingers and sooo creepy! The candy corn parfaits are adorable, much preferable to the real stuff! Your candy vases are “eye popping” for sure! The whole thing is like going to Halloween Candy Land, fun things to see and eat everywhere!

  62. October 17, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    You got me with your candy centerpiece! I couldn’t see anything else on your table! lol I had to go back and relook at it all….definitely eye candy for me! I love your parfaits and your squash soup simply divine. Still thinking about all that candy….and I won’t even eat any candy corn! I love the chocolate! Just too cute!
    Blessings my Friend,

  63. October 17, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I want to come to this Halloween Party. It looks like so much fun!

  64. Bev
    October 18, 2013 at 8:07 am

    Fun, fun table! So bright and colorful…love it.

  65. October 18, 2013 at 7:03 pm

    Wow! Definitely eye candy! Such a fun setting for a Halloween party! Well done! Catherine

  66. October 22, 2013 at 11:25 am

    Mary this is wonderful! I had to pin some of the ideas!

  67. October 23, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    A– dorable! hopping over from No Minimalist here

  68. Kim
    October 23, 2014 at 10:18 am

    How fun and fabulous! You found some wonderful treasures on your Target and Dollar Store trips. You put it all together beautifully, too! Happy Halloween…

  69. Bev
    October 26, 2014 at 6:24 am

    Wonderful table! I love the way your have decorated with candy and made it the focal point of the table. Those candy corn parfaits are so creative…can’t wait to try them!

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