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Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Halloween Party Favors

I created a few Halloween favors for a recent tablescape as well as some treats for a few special kids in my neighborhood.

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A few years ago I had seen common peat pots elevated to Easter bliss in an issue of Somerset Life. Recently I was reading Heather Bullard’s Souvenir Autumn Gazette‏. Inside this online gem was an article on creating chalkboard treat baskets.

As luck would have it I had some round peat pots leftover from another project and some black paint on hand. I rounded up some cheap labor my children and we painted the pots with simple black acrylic paint. I imagine that you could spray paint the pots as well.

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I never like to copy another persons creativity exactly so I added a bit of gold glitter to the top edge of the pot and printed out a royalty free image that reminded me of a sweet black cat I used to have as a child. 


I then took a large piece of tulle and using a dinner plate as a pattern cut out a piece of circular netting to line the baskets. Trail mix was placed inside.

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Simple black and white curling ribbon secured the netting closed. I used a chalkboard pen to write “Boo!” on one side and hot glued a pair of googly eyes to the other. (I can particularly relate to the guy with wonky eyes on the left. :)

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In addition to the tabletop treats I created some takeaway gifts that I attached to the back of each chair. This metal cone was filled with a chocolate bar and two old fashioned candy sticks from Walgreens.

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Another cone received a wrapped tube of M&M’s, candy sticks and a bar of wrapped soap.

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Here is the owl image I used from The Graphics Fairy.


Smaller guests received linen bags filled with animal crackers and paper lollies which I will show you how to create on Friday.

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Overall the treats were a sweet addition to the Spooktacular Tablescape.

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This week marks the end of the Fall In Love Linky Party. It is hard to believe but November is almost upon us and so starts the holiday season. Although I will no longer be hosting a weekly linky party, I do plan on hosting a seasonal Home For The Holidays linky party as well as a few great giveaways. It has been fun and I thank all of you who have participated.


I can’t wait to fall in love with your creations!




Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

How FUN! I loveeee how these turned out!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Gail said...

I'm sorry this linky party is ending Laura! You have been such a gracious host. Love your tabletop treats and the takeaway gifts....what a wonderful gift idea.

Marydon said...

G'morn Larua ~
The charm, delight & wonderful ideas you bring to us! TY. These are wonderful, who wouldn't love receiving this gift.
Have a beautiful day ~

Shannah @ Just Us Four said...

Oh, I'm going to miss you link party each week! Thanks for being such a great host. When you start your giveaways, be sure to come post them in my weekly giveaway directory (starts each Friday).
Oh, those little favors are too cute! We host a pre-trick or treating dinner each year and I might have to break these out for the kiddos. said...

Dear Laura,

Thank you for hosting another stellar series of creative collections. I am going to be using your sweet linen bag idea to package goodies I will be giving out. The cones on back of chairs will be incorporated into my Christmas celebration. Thank you for the mention on French Kiss. I'm not a pinterest user but apparently my coach pumpkin is!

Your Friend,

PS Have you ever considered an ongoing Decor We Adore link party?

April said...

I have so enjoyed your link party, Laura! You're such a sweet hostess!
The little googly eyed buckets and the cones are just so much fun. ONLY YOU could make spooky so beautiful FUN and elegant.
Thanks for your sweet comments on our bath redo-I do hope it will affect the kids' behavior, but projects in other areas have NOT proven it to be so. Maybe they're growing up enough by now. :)
Looking forward to your HOLIDAY inspiration!

Debra @ Common Ground said...

Your tablescape is fabulous, Laura. And I love peat pots. You always create the cutest gift projects! Just linked up! xoxo

Jingle said...

Those look absolutely fabulous!

Kelli @ The Turquoise Piano said...

Everything you feature is always so cute! Thanks for hosting!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a great tablescape and craft activity! You have truly outdone yourself! Everything looks wonderful! Thanks so much for hosting this great party! I've enjoyed it!

Little Leslie said...

wow, I love all those candy holders. You did such of great job. I have a black kitty named BooBoo. He was rescued , by me, when he was just a kitty. He is 11 years old now and my baby. I have original black cat art around my living room, and love black cat halloween stuff.
Because you posted that rosette tutorial, I added some to vintage Christmas ornaments. I just posted them on my blog.
Thanks again, Laura!

Linda said...

You're marvelous, Laura!!!

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

how cute...i love using my vintage postcards for crafty things!

The Boston Lady said...

Laura, you always have the best ideas and I have enjoyed all your posts for this linky party - even though I haven't participated. It is always great to see what you will think of next! Ann

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Laura, the Halloween treats are so cute! I bet you are the most popular mom in the neighborhood!

WOL said...

Had to share this with you -- knew you'd love it!

martinealison said...

Des petits sujets si mignons...
Gros bisous à vous.

Fash Boulevard said...

Wow, those are too cute. I love all of the little details you put into it. Great post.

I would love if you could stop by my blog and check out my latest post which features my homemade halloween costume!!

Debbie said...

I love those little peat pot favors! I just have to remember them for Easter or other holidays this year.
They are perfect, and I love the little tussy mussy cone thingies on the back of the chairs too.

I am so glad you conceived the fall in love with your house party. It really did inspire me to make some changes. I didn't link up this week since I didn't have anything new to say, but I will definitely keep falling in love with my house thanks to you.

I'm not just saying that either. It DID inspire me.

Cass @ That Old House said...

The peat pot favors are adorable. How special!
And how very lucky you are in your neighborhood -- there are NO little kids in my neighborhood now, which is so disappointing.
I loved Halloween ... now it kind of makes me lonesome.
I keep hoping for new families to show up!

illini89 said...

oh i just love those favors.....what a cool idea! Will have to keep that in mind for the future!

Mary said...

Love your little favor peat pots & your cones attached to your chairs are such a wonderful & thoughtful touch!