Halloween – Decoration, Drinks & Disney

For the past few years we’ve focused on the kids’ costumes for Halloween, and not much else. We hit a couple of houses, swing back home for an early bedtime, and set out a bowl of candy for kids to help themselves. When Taylor announced a few weeks ago that he didn’t want to go trick-or-treating, but instead wanted to stay at home and hand out candy, I thought I would take the opportunity to do up a fun treat table for the kids and adults in the neighborhood.

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Kerry: Target hat (old) | Banana Republic scarf, jacket and top | AG jeans | Frye boots
Ella’s costume: Target, accessorized with her favorite J Crew glitter purse | Taylor’s costume: Disney Store

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We set the treat table up at the top of the driveway, with candy for the kids and for the adults – a hot toddy bar to help take away the chill of the evening.

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The Halloween version of the Cupcake Paper Lanterns I made for Ella’s birthday (DIY post here).

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I cut a hole in this Funkin to act as a self-serve candy bowl for the kiddos – which proved helpful when my family left me alone (see Reality Check below) and I was preoccupied getting mom or dad a treat.

DSC_1226_edited-1DSC_1191_edited-1Miss Ella, helping herself. I will admit, she wasn’t pleased at the start of the evening, realizing that her desire to be a princess was trumped by my desire to get another use out of Taylor’s Pooh costume, but she snapped out of it once she realized that candy was at stake.

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These two buckets were decorated using the simple Mod Podge technique from the “Polka Dot Pumpkins” post (link here).

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For those adults with a sweet tooth (or kids with a good eye), also on the table were full-sized chocolate bars wrapped in Halloween themed tissue paper. Secured at the top with a tie and cut in vertical strips for this fun pom-pom effect.

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Need a place to hang your decorations? I spray painted a fallen branch black and set it in Plaster of Paris. It was a fun, easy way to display some lanterns, lights and other colorful accents.

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Reality Check. I was pretty jazzed about this table. I thought we’d have a fun family night and be the hit of the neighborhood. About three minutes in to the evening, Taylor announced that he really wanted to go trick-or-treating. Huh? Okay, so perhaps it wouldn’t be a family affair, but at least I would be there to host my little neighborhood party.  It was too sad of a turnout to actually count, but I think it was around four adults and seven kids. Apparently, when you’ve approached your previous six or so Halloween evenings with setting out a bowl on the front stoop so you don’t need to answer the door past 7:00 p.m., you’re likely not high on the list of houses to hit.

 

2 Comments on Halloween – Decoration, Drinks & Disney

  1. Karen
    November 6, 2014 at 5:37 pm (6 years ago)

    I beg to differ – we had a blast! Loved the table and decorations; might try it in our neighborhood next year!

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    • Kerry
      November 8, 2014 at 1:08 am (6 years ago)

      Thanks Karen! You know who to call to borrow the table, a Funkin candy bowl, paper lanterns, etc. etc.!!

      Reply

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