Spooktacular Kid-Friendly Halloween Party by Julie Verville

Happy Halloween! Maybe it’s because I have 3 young children, but I definitely do not gravitate toward ‘scary’ Halloween decorations as of yet….I love cute ghosts, pumpkins, adorable Halloween costumes and fun little trinkets! Scary items…not yet!

So, when putting together our design plan for this year’s Halloween party, I gravitated toward a simple black and white color palette, pops of orange and non-scary décor elements.

The highlight of our party’s décor was definitely this set of ghost standees. We displayed two of the ghost standees in front of our dessert table and then propped 2 smaller bats alongside the base of our backdrop.

We covered our main table’s backdrop in this easy to use black & white star print paper roll; it perfectly aligns with a 48" tall piece of plywood from your local hardware store. To dress it up, and to play with these amazing mylar letter balloons, we spelled out a "Spooky" balloon banner. For a bit of glitz, we added this fun wavy foil silver table skirt overtop of a white base linen.

The focal point of our dessert table was this DIY ghost cake. To recreate, all you need is a simple store-bought white iced cake, a bag of Oreo cookies and brown M&M candy. Simply add Oreo cookies in pairs of two using a small dab of buttercream icing when adhering; then add another dab of icing and an M&M candy. Voila! For fun, we set out this simple DIY "Boo" frame in front of our ghost cake.

We served our delicious holiday treats on these fun Eat, Drink & Be Scary paper plates alongside orange paper napkins dressed up with these too-fun bling spider napkin holders. Spooky punch was served in these simple black and white spider web paper cups.

We dressed up store-bought cupcakes with these personalized cupcake wrappers and spider ring toppers.

For other treats on the table, and for a pop of Halloween orange, we added spider web bags filled with orange gumballs and orange rock candy displayed in a simple glass vase. To accent each of our serving pieces, we placed these paper spider web chargers underneath.

While our Halloween party may not have been scary, it was definitely "Spooktacularly Cute!"