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Simple Halloween Party Snacks and Tableware

Posted by Wendy Moyle on October 16, 2011

Getting ready for Halloween doesn’t have to be stressful. There are plenty of simple, low-maintenance ways to create tasty party snacks and eye-catching tableware.

Halloween doesn’t have to be scary, and it can easily be made into a holiday with elegant style. Candle holders like  pumpkin lantern centerpieces jazz up orange or black tablecloths. Sprinkle candy corn around for edible decorations to add colorful snacks for hungry visitors. If candy corn won’t fix your craving for Halloween goodness, make cakes in mini pumpkins cake pans. Decorate with orange and green icing, and watch your table come to life.


Create faces on party tableware!

Smiling jack-o-lanterns, happy spiders, laughing vampires- there are many kid-friendly snacks and tableware to keep the atmosphere light. A boo bash party pack can jazz up any boring table at Halloween. For the child with a sweet tooth, bake some sugar cookies in the shapes of pumpkins or candy corns and decorate with icing. For the child who wants something healthy, create an array of black and orange fruits and vegetables like carrots, blackberries, oranges, mangos and raisins. The combination of funny Halloween characters and kid-friendly snacks will create a simple spread that children of all ages will love!

Vampire Red
Orange and black not your thing? Spice up a spread with a simple Halloween vampire theme of red, black and white. Have your main centerpiece be a haunting, tabletop skull candle holder that looks like it was taken from Dracula’s dining room table. Any vampire fan will love sinking his or her teeth into cupcakes wrapped in vampire cupcake wrappers.  Don’t forget to choose some sort of red beverage to go along with the treats. There are lots of vampire goodies out at Halloween time that can serve as secondary table decorations, like plastic fangs and bats.

Bad to the Bone
The chills and frills party pack look is big in Hollywood and can be a real hit for your Halloween spread. Aside from fun, disposable cups, plates and napkins, there are lots of exciting table centerpieces like plastic or glass skulls.  If you’re interested in having your Halloween snacks fit in with the theme of the table, create brains oozing from skulls from nomskulls cupcake molds. It’s up to you how scary you want to get. Skulls can be a super spooky theme to a Halloween table spread or just a fun, colorful way to jazz up a table.

After you set your Halloween table, try these Halloween party recipes and enjoy the fun of pre-party preparations with family and friends.


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Mini Pumpkins Cake Pan Arriving Soon

Posted by Wendy Moyle on July 6, 2010

We are pleased to show you our new 3-D Mini Pumpkins Cake Pan, which will be ready to ship July 15! Each pan will bake 4 pumpkin tops and 4 bottoms at one time. When baked and cooled, “glue” tops and bottoms together with a thin layer of icing. Embellish these adorable pumpkins with green and orange icing and serve them by themselves or with spider cupcakes “hiding” among them!

The spiders are always a hit at parties but labor-intensive. We recommend recruiting help with decorating, or setting part of the batch aside for a simpler treatment.

Hairy Spider Cupcakes
yellow or chocolate cake mix
chocolate frosting
standard-sized marshmallows (not mini)
chocolate sprinkles
small round candies (e.g., cinnamon “red hot” type/size)
black whip licorice (if you need a substitute, try chocolate-dipped chow mein noodles or thin pretzel sticks)

Bake cupcakes according to package directions. While they are baking and/or cooling, trim licorice for legs and cut marshmallows in half for the spiders’ heads.

To assemble, spread a thin layer of frosting on the cut side of a marshmallow half. Place the marshmallow on the top of the cupcake near the edge, frosted side down, as the head. Frost the rest of the marshmallow and top of cupcake. Drop chocolate sprinkles all over, then place candies on the head as eyes. Poke pieces of licorice into the top, on either side of the head, as legs.

Nothing beats our Sweet Station-Halloween for displaying and serving your creations!

We hope you enjoy the new cake pan and the recipe! For more pumpkins, spiders and other ideas for your Halloween table, shop ShindigZ Party’s Halloween pages.

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Haunted Hill Tableware Sets a Fall Harvest Scene

Posted by Wendy Moyle on August 21, 2009

Haunted-Hill-Tableware-EnsembleFor a Halloween party table that works well for both adult guests and kids, creating a table with decorations that features plenty of fall harvest colors as well as ghosts and goblins.

To create a festive fall table for Halloween, try our Haunted Hill Tableware Ensemble (pictured at right). The print on the tableware features a fall harvest-colored sky paired with a haunted cemetery scene. The smiling Jack O’Lanterns and skeleton, however, keep the design from being too spooky for kids. The Haunted Hill Tableware pattern is available in dinner plates, luncheon napkins, hot/cold cups, and invitations and coordinates well with our orange and purple cutlery.

The Haunted Hill Kit-N-Kaboodle includes plates, napkins, cups, invitations, cutlery, orange and purple balloons, an orange table cover and orange curling ribbon. The deluxe kit also includes a 10”x30” banner, a Jack O’Lantern mylar balloon, candles, and purple and orange streamers.

To begin your Haunted Hill table decorations, cover the table with an orange plastic table cover or with a spider web table roll. Adding a sprinkling of black star confetti or Spiders & Cobwebs Embossed Confetti.

In the middle of the table, place a Pumpkin and Ghost Cascade Centerpiece or a Sweet-Station Halloween Centerpiece for displaying festive Halloween baked goods. A great centerpiece makes your table decorations really pop!

Set the table with the Haunted Hill tableware and create cutlery bundles by wrapping the cutlery in the Haunted Hill napkins or in our fantastic personalized napkins with your party details printed right on them. Tie the bundles with coordinating curling ribbon or with milky way garland.

For a spooky dessert, try our Gory Brain Mold. Fill the mold with gelatin for a creepy dessert kids will get a kick out of.

Check out all of our Halloween Party Supplies and decorations and tell us about your Halloween party!

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Decorate Halloween Tables with Halloween Craze Tableware!

Posted by Wendy Moyle on August 14, 2009

Spider-Web-TablecoverIf you’re having a Halloween party that will host both children and adults you’ll want Halloween table decorations that look both fun and classy. Our Halloween Craze Tableware is perfect for creating a fun but grown-up atmosphere at your Halloween party for family and friends.

Start by covering your tables with a spider web tablecover (shown right) for creating a fun base for the tableware. For a simpler option use a solid orange or black table cover or our spider web gossamer.

Over the top of your table cover, scatter Spiders and Cobwebs Confetti. If you plan ahead, you can even put some of the confetti in the envelopes with your invitations for a coordinated feel to your party.

In the middle of the table, place the Halloween Crazy Centerpiece, which features an accordion style accented with ghosts, bats, and spiders! Our Pumpkin and Ghost Cascade Centerpiece is another festive choice.

Our Halloween Sweet Station is a fantastic decoration for your buffet table! You can place cupcakes, brownies, and other Halloween treats in an awesome arrangement around the Sweet Station for a fun accent to your table.

Set the table with Halloween Craze Tableware including dinner plates, dessert plates, napkins, and cups with a pattern featuring spiders, ghosts, and bats and a jovial polka dot print.

Coordinate some fun with our Spider Pinata, which not only matches the tableware, but will be a fun party activity for kids of all ages!

Check out all of our Halloween Decorating Ideas and Halloween Party Supplies!

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