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.


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


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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.


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!

    • 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.!!


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