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Friday, October 30, 2009

Real Parties: Halloween Cookie and Cupcake Decorating Party

Dana Brown is the owner of Simply Sweets and Desert Parties.

This year I hosted a cookie and cupcake Halloween themed party for some of my girlfriends. My husband and I host a large kids cookie decorating party but for Halloween I decided I wanted a night of fun with my girlfriends. I baked Halloween shaped sugar cookies and some of Simply Sweets' double chocolate sourcream cupcakes but left them bare ready to decorate. I colored buttercream for the cupcakes and royal icing for the cookies and put together a huge tray of sprinkles and candy.

I demonstrated 2 cupcake decorating ideas and then everyone got creative designing their own.

Decorating party cupcakes

Food and Drinks:

  • Spiced Apple Cider - Penzey's makes a great mulling spice mixture. I just added a table spoon of the spices into a crockpot filled with cider and let it warm up for awhile. yum!
  • Witches Brew - this drink was a big hit! Its a mixture of gingerale, white cranberry juice and orange selzer with a little green food coloring. The recipe is from Matthew Mead's Halloween Book
  • Jones' Halloween sodas
  • Jello brain with gummy worms
  • Gummy worms
  • Simply Sweets Candy Corn Bark
  • Halloween Snack Mix - this recipe was also from Matthew Mead's Halloween Book

Halloween Party

Decorations - the house was already decorated for Halloween so no special decorating was needed other than just arranging tables for the decorating and adding a few vinyl Halloween themed tableclothes.

Invitations - I kept it simple and used a Halloween themed evite from

Halloween mantel decorations

1 comment:

Moments of Elegance said...

This is a cute idea. I will be using it next Halloween. Maybe I will do one for Christmas. Who doesn't love cookies.:)