Back in September, I published an early Halloween candy table and now that Halloween is almost here, I wanted to try the same idea in a second style. Mainly, I wanted to play with my posable skeleton. Here’s how to style a Halloween candy table, skeleton style.
This was purely about pulling Halloween decor that I already owned. That meant building a backdrop out of spider webbing and creepy cloth. Just add layers and string out the webbing until you have the look you want. I also had a variety of spiders, so I added a few to the backdrop and around the table.
On top of my dresser, I added gray fabric with tiny black dots, then more webbing and creepy cloth. Mr. Skeleton sat on one end of the dresser, balanced by foam tombstones on the other side.
I used the same theory of food as with the original candy table: some mini cupcakes and appetizers to occupy my family and keep their hands out of the trick or treaters’ candy. The cupcakes are store-bought, but I fancied them up with sugar bones and a spider.
The appetizers are yuuumy and you can grab the very easy recipe here. They are brie, pecan and fig spread in pie crust dough, wrapped to look like mummies. Even the candy eyes are left over from our pandemic Halloween cupcake decorating kits. Waste not, want not vs. hoarder is a fine line in my house.
Dollar store witch caldrons held our candy. The caldrons are left over from my Witches Tea Party. We needed one more candy bowl, so I added a skeleton head to a black wire bowl. (The skeleton head was originally a centerpiece in my Zombie Princess Party and the tombstones are also from that party.)
The rest of the table I filled in with appetizer plates, black napkins, and white mini pumpkins stolen from the dining room. I think we’re ready for the kiddos. I also think I need a second skeleton, but that’s another story.
P.S. The alternate dessert strategy is already failing. I clearly cannot trust my family with candy.