Hey party peeps! There’s 52 days until Halloween and I’m already getting excited! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays to decorate and throw themed parties. I love the creativity of it—sparkly spiders, scary monster faces and the best of all — taking the kids trick-or-treating! This year I wanted to kick-off the Halloween season with an idea that pays honor to the one thing kids all over the country look forward to once a year — Trick-or-Treating! Join me as I show you How to Setup a Trick-or-Treat Halloween Candy Table! AND…I’m posting this with over 52 Days until Halloween so you have plenty of time to order your candy and look for cool decor items to recreate something similar yourself. No stress—I’m going to show you how to do it…step by step! How cool would this idea be for a Trunk-or-Treat, Halloween Party or even setting it up in front of your house as a Halloween Candy Stand for trick-or-treaters on Halloween night.
HOW DID SHE DO THAT?
TRICK-OR-TREAT STREET CANDY TABLE!
Step 1: The Theme
The inspiration for this theme came from a piece of fabric that says “Welcome to Trick-or-Treat Street” that I used as the backdrop for this table. I just loved the name!
Step 2: Create a Wow-Factor!
Next I found these 4 plush trick-or-treater decor pieces at Michaels a few years ago which were perfect–what better decor for a Trick-or-Treat Street themed table than actual trick-or-treaters! They sure do add a cool look to the table.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: These plush trick-or-treaters stand up on their own so I don’t have to worry about finding a way to stand them up on the table.
Step 3: Craft Your Centerpiece!
This part was fun for the kids. I purchased a foam Haunted House kit from Michaels and the kids and I put it all together. They had a blast and it was a fun opportunity to have them help with making the decor for the table. When they saw it displayed on the table they said “Look Mommy! We made that!” …PRICELESS!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Reuse your centerpiece as part of your Halloween decorations for your house. Ours is now sitting on our Halloween countdown table and the kids get to see their handiwork all season long!
Step 4: Order Candy to Match Your Colors!
Inspired by the colors in the Haunted House, I settled on an orange, green, purple and black color palette. Then I went online to CandyWarehouse.com and ordered all the candy to match my colors. Ordering candy online is the quickest and easiest way to get bulk candy in the colors you want. They also have an online tool that helps you figure out how much candy you’ll need to order to fill your candy jars and containers. This is important as you want to order enough to fill your containers fully so they don’t look half empty…because..who really knows how many 2 pound bags of Candy Sugar Beads (for example) you’ll need to fill up a jar and the worst thing is ordering not enough and then on party day filling your jars and they end up only half full…NOT CUTE!
Here’s a list of the candy I purchased and links to purchase them:
(1) Rock Candy Tub (36 pcs – orange)
(1) Rock Candy Tub (36 pc – light green)
(1) Rock Candy Tub (36 pc – purple)
(1) Sugar Candy Beads – (2 lb bag – black)
(1) Sugar Candy Beads – (2 lb bag – lime green)
(1) Whirly Pop Suckers (24 pc box – purple)
(1) Whirly Pop Suckers (24 pc box – orange)
(1) Whirly Pop Suckers (24 pc box – bright green)
(1) Mini Green Monster Pails (12 pc set)
(1) Foiled Milk Chocolate Balls (2 lb bag – green)
(1) Peeps Ghosts pack
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Candy Warehouse has Free Shipping on orders over $200 (use code: FREESHIP200) which is a great deal as candy can be heavy when it ships and can be costly if you don’t order enough to get the free shipping. PLUS…you can see all the candy I ordered on this table. You will need this amount to duplicate the table and the candy itself cost approximately $347.
Step 5: Place Your Candy Containers on the Table!
Using my rule of levels, place the taller containers near the back of the table, the shorter containers in the middle and flat trays in the front of the table. I also ordered these cool Mini Green Monster Pails from CandyWarehouse.com that added a touch of whimsey to the front of the table and were the perfect size to hold the sugar candy beads for each guest. The kids thought the sugar candy beads looked like Frankenstein’s brains….COOL! Use lollipop stands to display the lollipops. These allow you to display a lot of lollipops at once and makes it easy for guests to get them.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Place your containers on the table before filling them with candy so you can easily move them around and get them arranged how you want them before committing to it. Stand back and make sure it looks how you want before moving on to the next step.
Step 6: Fill Containers with Candy!
I like to use a variety of containers when designing a candy table. I always use clear containers for bulk candy that I’ve ordered in a particular color so I can see the color of the candy. What good is paying extra for a specific colored candy just to put it in a jar that I can’t see it anyway! I love these 1 gallon Anchor Hocking jars for displaying bulk candy. They are the perfect size to fit all of the rock candy sticks that come in the tub from CandyWarehouse. Try to use containers that you can fill completely with the all the candy so you don’t have to refill them throughout the party.
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Just a headsup…the tub of rock candy sticks come individually wrapped. I prefer to display my candy unwrapped so I can see the colors and candy clearly in the containers. To do that, you’ll have to remove them all from the wrappers but it only takes a few minutes and the result is well worth it! You can buy them unwrapped but they only come in quantities of 120 pieces in each color and that’s just too much since I wanted to offer them in 3 different colors. I would have had to order 360 pieces which gets pricey — not practical for an average party at home—but perfect for an event with a large guest count.
Step 7: Have fun!
Have some fun with your guests and use your candy table as a backdrop for a Halloween photo booth! These Halloween Stick Photo Booth Props from Oriental Trading is perfect for guests to take fun and sometimes goofy photos! How easy is that! Your job is now done. Now sit back and enjoy your party and watch the excitement as your guests trick-or-treat from your candy table!
GIRLFRIEND TIP: Don’t forget to place plastic scoops and smaller treat bags next to the loose candy so guests can scoop them out and fill their bags. Be sure to stand by the table when the guests are filling their bags so you can help little ones who can’t reach into the containers near the back of the table.
I hope this idea inspires you to setup your own Trick-Or-Treat Candy Table this Halloween. You have 52 days until Halloween…order and shop now for the best selection!
WHERE DID SHE GET THAT?
– Styling & Photography: Soiree Event Design
– Rock Candy Sticks, Gumballs, Sugar Beads, Whirly Pops, Foil Wrapped Chocolate Balls, Ghost Peeps, Candy Scoops: CandyWarehouse.com
– Haunted House Foam Craft Kit and Plus Halloween Trick-or-Treaters: Michaels
– Cotton Candy with custom labels: Soiree Event Design Shop
– Witch Candy Kabobs: Sweets Indeed
– Halloween Stick Photo Booth Props, Frankenstein Monster Pails: Oriental Trading
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