You have over a month, but there are certain holidays we get SO excited about and have to start sharing ideas early and HALLOWEEN is one of them! You might remember this gorgeous carnival party we featured last week from Danielle Arcese, well she’s BACK with this spooky and creative Halloween party! From the cupcake toppers to the clever Halloween treats (chocolate coffins + bat juice – so cute!), we are just finding so much inspiration for Halloween parties with this one!
Danielle created the spooktackular Haunted Mansion printable party collection for this party and if you love it too, you can find it in her cute Etsy shop! This collection would be great for any ghoulish girls or boys who have birthday’s in October, or for a super fun and spooky halloween party! She used gothic style text on an antiqued paper background for all of the paper goods. Spooky bats, skulls, and spiders adorn the items as well. For the table, she was able to find great items in her local Home Goods and Michael’s craft stores to set the mood.
THE SPOOKY FOOD:
As told by Danielle:
Tombstone Brownies– I found a super cute skeleton parts chocolate mold at Michaels . Bake and cut brownies into squares, chocolate frosted the tops and added brownie crumble to look like dirt. Lastly I bought white chocolate melts to make the skeletons and added them to the top.
Chocolate Coffins– Again I found a chocolate coffin mold at Michaels , and used dark chocolate melts to make them. The molds are super easy to use. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler and pour into mold. After 15min in the fridge they are ready, and they pop out of the mold easily. I added a collection of white chocolate skeleton bones to each one, and lined them up in a rectangular vintage mirrored glass dish lined with crumbled brownies to look like dirt.
Bat Juice– Green Powerade with a little added green food coloring to darken the juice. Wax Vampire fangs- were found at my local grocery store displayed on metal skeleton arms serving spoons (Home Goods)
Skeleton Fingers– This mold was also found at Michaels . The mold is specifically made for pretzel rods. Fill mold with white chocolate and insert pretzel rods before cooling in the fridge.
The cracked mirror pedestals I used for the cupcakes were candle holders found at Michaels . I snagged a super cool scary hologram portrait at Home Goods. At one angle its a creepy old man face, and from another it transforms to a skeleton. This was great for setting the mood, it looks like it came right off the walls of a true haunted mansion. For the final touches I created POISON chocolate bar wrappers, for ghoulish girls and boys to take home with them. The back reads “You survived the Haunted Mansion” with a warning that reads “May contain bat parts”. The thank you cards read “Thank you! Beware of hitchhiking ghosts that may have followed you home!!” One of my favorite tag lines from the original Haunted Mansion ride at Disney.
Find the party collection in her esty shop here: Cutie Putti Paperie! It’s a great way to jazz up your Halloween party (or treats for the neighbors, school Halloween parties, etc).
CREDITS + RESOURCES:
Paper Goods, Party Styling, and Photography: Cutie Putti Paperie
Chocolate molds, cupcake pedestals, tombstone centerpiece bases, table cloth, cupcake liners: Michaels
Hologram picture, Skeleton hands serving spoons, vintage rectangular glass dish: Home Goods
Paper Straws- Hey Yo Yo