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 downa candy vasedesigned to satisfy anytrick-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 Treefor 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 :)