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Spooky Halloween Party Set up

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I’m having a Halloween party in a couple of weeks.  I LOVE throwing Halloween parties and the setup and food is so much fun to plan out.  So much fun that I had to do a dry run with the new and super cute products I got from Cost Plus World Market.  So here’s my spooky halloween party set up.  Check it out!

This is only half of what I have planned. My Halloween parties are not creepy and scary but fun and spooky! I was able to get so many fun elements from World Market that really make this table.

I used my Halloween banner and garland on the shutters for a spooky and fun backdrop. Then I actually used some soda can boxes (shh!) to add some height in the back. I covered it with an old black curtain swag I had from back in the day when I decorated with tons of black (shudder!)

Then I purchased some bottle neck jars and candles and dripped wax over the candles to achieve that spooky old drippy candle look.  You can’t seem to get that look naturally with today’s candle technology today, haha.  It was actually a fun project, but make sure you do it over some newspaper or something because wax drips everywhere.  I even melted white crayon on the white ones because the white wax from the candles would turn gray from the flame.  I love these candles and they are only going to get better as they melt down.

I got these gorgeous apothecary jars from World Market as well as the giant spider and the wood tray! I love getting things there that I can use for tons of things–not just this Halloween Party. I filled the jars with mini pumpkins and candy but they will be filled with 100% candy when the party rolls around.

More World Market purchases. This glittery orange skull is PERFECT and was only like $8! I also got the cake plate, but the spiders I’ve had for a few years. They are great for freaking out unsuspecting husbands and kids muhahahah!

Next up–this gorgeous bronzed cupcake tower (World Market.) Clearly the cupcake liners are empty but on the day of the party they will be filled with something yummy, though I haven’t quite decided what yet. I love that I can use this for every party down the line.

I actually love how these turned out! I got some cheap candle holders and found some old hurricanes from the thrift store. I glued them together with epoxy and got some high-quality chalkboard labels from World Market. Yes, the “anthrax” is pixie sticks. Haha!

This galvanized medicine cabinet is possibly my favorite purchase from World Market to date (although that’s hard to say…I love everything I buy there.) But seriously, how CUTE is this thing?  It’s got chicken wire doors and a cute little latch.  I filled some mason jars with chocolate pb eyeballs and re-used the jars from my Halloween cheesecakes in a jar, filling them with colored water and milk.

World Market has some great fall and Halloween stuff right now. Here’s some pictures I took whilst shopping.

Right now they are having an HGTV Passport to Style Sweepstakes–here are the deets:

  • the Grand Prize package includes: A $10,000 World Market shopping spree and design consultation with an HGTV Designer (how cool is that!)
  • There will also be 3 runner up prize winners that will each receive a $1,000 World Market gift card!
  • The HGTV Sweepstakes runs from September 22, 2012 until October 26, 2012.
  • If you share the sweepstakes with 5 of your friends (via FB share or email) you can receive 5 additional bonus entries. This is part of the registration process when entering. Users can also enter daily for more chances to win.
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 This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™, but all my opinions are my own.



  1. That looks fantastic. Right out of a magazine 🙂

  2. Hello, Just wanted to say your set-up looks wonderful and you have some great ideas. I do have to say, though, that I considered one of your ideas actually more “scary and creepy” than “fun and spooky,” and that would be the jar of pixie sticks labeled “Anthrax.” As someone who was raising young children in NYC during the attack on the World Trade Center and the terrifying days that followed—including anthrax scares, both real and imagined—I found this to be an odd choice. I couldn’t even let my kids touch the incoming mail because we didn’t know how many post offices had been contaminated or where the next horrible thing was coming from. This probably seems like an over-reaction, and maybe it is: I do get that Halloween makes fun of our fears and that there are plenty of people who don’t like to see skeletons (recent death of a loved one), blood and gore (lost a relative in a car accident), or rubber rats (phobia of rodents), so we can’t just stop Halloween from happening because of them. I guess maybe I just found it a little too specifically shocking to label something in fun as “anthrax” when maybe “magic potions” or “sleeping spells” or even, generically, “poison” would have done as well. Just my two cents, and I’m not trying to make you feel bad. Thanks.

  3. tiffany and wendy says:

    Best looking halloween table we’ve ever seen!!! you are awesome!! i love the creative names for the treats.

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      ahh thanks guys!

  4. This is so stinkin’ fun! I LOVE IT! I need to make some of the bottle drippy candles now!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      They were kind of a challenge but I love the finished result!

  5. I love Halloween and your table setting is so cute, I mean scaryyyyyy. You did a great job. thanks for sharing.

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Thanks so much!

  6. CASSHANSEN says:

    So cute, I love everything about it! I hope we get invited to this fabulous Halloween party!! You need to tell me where this store is ASAP!?!!!!

    1. Heidi @ Honeybear Lane says:

      Aw cass! It’s a family only party–we had to scale back this year! The store is on 72nd south, go visit!

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