Mickey's Spooktacular But Not So Spooky Halloween Party dessert table (shabby chic)
I've been wanting to throw a Halloween party for years. Our 2-yr old lil' guy loves Mickey! So I decided to throw a Mickey themed Halloween party. I knew I wanted it to be different though. I did a spin off on the name from Disney's annual Halloween party, Mickey's Not So Scary Halloween Party. I decided on a shabby chic look.
The tablecloth is made of burlap fabric with an orange and black tulle ruffle.
Halloween banner is made with different printed scrapbook paper, fan paper design, Mickey and spider web cutouts. Twine was used to thread the banner.
The cupcake stand has 3-tiers wrapped in a variety of fabrics: orange with black dots, muslin/cheesecloth, black with orange dots and black lace on the insets in between the tiers. Black chandelier style beads are also hanging from each tier. The middle tier is a Mickey Mummy theme. It's covered in a cream colored muslin fabric and then wrapped in cheesecloth like a mummy with a Mickey cut out using beautiful black printed scrapbook paper and just his eyes peeking through. I brought this theme back to the top of the cupcake stand with a Mickey Mummy head wrapped in torn strips of cream colored muslin and cheesecloth and adorned Mickey's ears with the same black chandelier style beads as well.
For the backdrop, I incorporated the same/similar fabrics from the cupcake stand and tablecloth such as the orange and black polk-a-dotted fabrics, muslin, burplap and lace. The backdrop was made of fabric strips that varied in texture, color and width. They were staggered in length and even knotted together to add fullness and dimension.
We had potato sack (Halloween themed sacks) races that the children really enjoyed. It was such a great hit! We also had a beautiful back drop set up for Halloween portraits by Wendhy Jeffers at the party! She provided the photography for this awesome photo shoot. So no need to head out to take Halloween photos. It was all taken care of at the party. Nice! To top it off she's even having a photo contest on her blog of the portraits taken at the party. All of the kids looked so nice running around in their costumes :)
Shopping resources: Michaels, JoAnn's and Hobby Lobby, 99 Cents Store. Too bad they're not all in one shopping center! :)
Dessert table decor/food: I made just about everything in the photos except the Mickey Mummy cupcakes, the fondant covered cupcakes provided by Fairy Tale Cakes and a few table props. Whew! It definitely called for late nights especially when you have a 2-year old and a newborn baby. But I did it for them :) My inspiration. I loved every step of designing this dessert table. I'm so glad all of our guests and especially the children, enjoyed the party and had a lot of fun! Thanks to everyone!
Big thanks to my hubby who helped with lots of stuff! :)
Vendor Credits & Resources:
Photographer: Wendhy Jeffers Photography
Fondant/Nut free cupcakes: Juliette with Fairy Tale Cupcakes
Mickey Mummy cupcakes: friend/Carol Zeichner
Fabric, scrapbook paper, beaded ribbon, ribbon, other crafts: Joann Fabrics, Michaels and Hobby Lobby
Custom cupcake stand, dessert table backdrop, tablecloth, Halloween banner, candy favor boxes, wrapped juice boxes, gourmet caramel/chocolate apples, Mickey cookies/pops, other snack food: Patty Smith (myself)