Host a Halloween Dessert Party

by Katherine
Let the Halloween frivolity begin, but keep it simple by hosting a Halloween dessert party!
Dessert parties are a fun, festive way to celebrate Halloween without having to go to the trouble of a full dinner party or throw a costume bash. A Halloween dessert party is easily themed for kids or adults and showcases the best part of Halloween — the candy!
For desserts, I made 3 simple but yummy recipes: cupcakes, 7 layer bars, and lemon curd tarts. I wanted to make all “finger foods” so the desserts were easy to eat standing and mingling. Cupcakes are always a popular choice, and they are easy to theme for Halloween.

You should choose several desserts in order to appeal to a variety of guests and satiate different tastes. Serve something chocolate, something tart, something fruity, and even something savory. I knew my guests were chocolate lovers, so I felt comfortable serving two chocolate rich desserts.

Also, offer guests a non-sweet treat as well to help cleanse the palette. I placed a dish of nut trail mix on the dining table for this purpose.
The punch is also basically a dessert! I called it the cherry chiller punch, and it is a mix of cherry juice, limeade, and vodka. Get the recipe on
I chose a simple black and white color scheme accented with pops of fuscia and orange. My color choice was decided when I found those gorgeous fuscia roses. I knew they would look great against a black backdrop and play to the slightly gothic atmosphere I wanted to convey.
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  • Brenda  S. Brenda S. on Oct 26, 2016
    Love this! That floral centerpiece is incredible!

    • Katherine Katherine on Oct 27, 2016
      Thanks Brenda! The color of those roses is so unusual. It was so simple to do: I had that lantern and I just set it down in a black urn then cut the rose stems really short and positioned them around the lantern.