August 11, 2010

Trick or treat group post

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I love the colors, the decorations and of course the treats. Our Papertrey group post this month is focusing on an adorable new set called Tiny Treats: Halloween. Just like the Tiny Treats: Valentine set, there are small images and sentiments that fit inside a frame. And this month, Nichole has designed a fabulous frame die to coordinate with this set.

Our challenge this month was to create a treat package with a coordinating card. We don't get too many trick or treaters out in the country but I still like to have treats ready for our Fall guests. This year I'm going to display a Trick or Treat tray, complete with all sorts of goodies that guests can package up on their own. Kind of like the ultimate candy buffet. :)
Using some of my recent vintage finds, I reached for silver trays, a mercury glass vase, tin jello molds and antique spoons to set the scene. Very spooky and goth like when paired with black tulle and vines.
Old mirrors from an auction along with woodsy decor add to the Halloween theme.
My Trick or Treat tray was lined with a vintage doily and then filled with candies, orange slices, mixed nuts and my fun ghost cookies.
The ghost cookies are simply Nutter Butter cookies that are dipped in melted white chocolate and topped with two mini chocolate chips for eyes. So cute and always a fun treat for the little ones. And the big ones like me. :) A simple votive in a vintage zinc jar lid makes for some perfect candle light.
Old jello molds grouped together on a silver tray lined with a vintage doily make the perfect dishes for guests to scoop up their candies using old silver spoons.
Tags for the goody bags and some coordinating tent topper cards are nestled into the decor.
The cards feature Papertrey ribbons in black and Orange Zest along with Vintage tied buttons, some new Halloween paper designed by Pine this month and the adorable label image that I used for the topper portion of my cards.
Isn't the label the cutest thing ever? I used a tiny ghost image along with the coordinating sentiment for the center of the labels. A few Copic markers in warm greys really make the ghosts pop. By leaving ghosts white and coloring around them with another color, they really stay white and pop off the page.
I also made some coordinating gift tags and nestled them in and about the Trick or Treat tray.
These feature the same label from Tiny Treats: Halloween stamp set. I embellished the tags with Vintage Buttons tied with baker's twine. The base tags are a medium orange parcel tag and a large manila parcel tag from my Etsy shop.
The tags are tied up with black and white PTI gingham ribbon.
After filling their vintage jello tin with treats and candies, the guests can munch on them for a while during our visit. Then when the guests are ready to leave, they can refill their tin and dump all the goodies into a Papertrey Large Glassine Sack.
The sack will be secured with a tag that each guest can take and add to the sack with a miniature clothespin.
They can also take home a Halloween card.....if you write your message on a sticky sheet and leave the card blank, the guest can use the card for another friend or relative. The gift that keeps on giving. Can't wait to set recreate this again for my Halloween guests.

29 comments:

Kim Ryden said...

Love the font on this set! So cute!

Laura Isham said...

of course you wouldn't just give us amazing projects, but rather a whole amazing table display!!! You are out of this world talented and fun! Wish I had 1/2 of your creativity and energy!

Your cards are top notch. I'm infatuated with them. Couldn't be any better!

Noreen said...

I love the way you set the scene! And I like all the creative ways you used the cute ghost tag.

Juli said...

How delightful a visit to your must be and all the ways you create special touches to make people feel special! I bet you are just one of those people who have the knack of doing special things while acting like it was just no problem at all! :)

Heidi said...

Cute, cute, cute Michelle! The card is amazing and the tags are adorable! Love the treat display too!

Margaret C said...

What beautiful tablescapes you create - can I come too ???!

Kelly said...

Mish, I like to do a "spooky elegant" dinner party each Halloween and I am totally borrowing your candy tray idea for take home goodies. Absolutely adorable!!

Anne said...

Awesome Halloween set-up! I love all the details from the woodsy and black decor to the ghost cookies to the super cute tags and cards!

Kelly S. said...

ADORABLE cards...and Ghosty Nutter Butters....can't wait to try those myself, yum! Thanks so much for sharing all the SWEET things you make with us!

Holly Saveur said...

Hi Michelle
Really great your projects and those cookies look so cute!
Are you feeling a bit better every day?
Do hope so!
Hugs Holly.

Linda in FWB said...

I feel like I have actually been a guest at your home and I enjoyed myself very much. You certainly have the gift of hospitality, and the creativity to go with it. Loved todays post!

kinderdi said...

OMG this is such an awesome idea! I love all of the elements you put together for your "candy bar." Thanks for sharing the great inspiration!

Elle Kasban said...

Mish-I don't know what I like more1Okay, I love everything about your projects and this set. I can't wait to have the chance to purchase this set as well as the dies. Thanks for sharing! Elle Kasban

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

what a fun idea! I bet your girls' friends will love this. Ü

BethieJ said...

I LOVE it.. I will be right over to fill my treat bag! :) What a FUN idea!!!

Eveline said...

Adorable as always.
Eveline.

Lynn said...

Oh my gosh this is all way too cute!!! Your cards, the treat bags all of it is so fun and puts me in the mood for Halloween!
Can't wait for the release!

Connie F. said...

Your treat table display is awesome! Love the idea of guests taking home little goodie bags that they fill themselves---great idea for the cookies! The tags and cards are adorable.

Sandra said...

Wow! It makes me want to go trick or treat at your door!!! To bad I live to far away. LOL!~
Love it all!
Sandra :-)

Denise Young said...

SPOOKTACULAR! Love all the decor, dishes, and candies. Your cookies look delicious.

Flor said...

LOVE,LOVE, LOVE your tray setting and halloween ideas! I hope your feeling better!

From A Creative Heart said...

Just love these ideas!!!!

sh3ri3 said...

Super Cute, love Halloween. Thanks for sharing xx

Kathy Camasso said...

I wish I could come to your house for Hallowen! So fun!!!!

Robin said...

Mish - love your creations and you've inspired me with the ghost cookies - too cute! I'll be taking some of these to work.

Stacy W. said...

Very fun Halloween set up!

♥Wendi said...

You are so amazing! Sometimes (like today) i just sit and stare at your creativity and I am speechless. I can't even come up with words to describe how adorable this is! Thanks so much for taking the time to share.

Jacqueline said...

Hi, I have been reading your blog for over a year now and love love love it, I live in England and we do not celebrate Halloween like you do in America but last year after seeing some of the wonderful creations you made I decided to fill cello bags with sweets and decorate the top of the bags with a Halloween paper I had designed, I also decorated the front of the house with pumpkins light with candles and a welcome sign on the door, needless to say my husband thought I was mad but as our children are now adults I missed the fun at that time of year. I made over sixty bags of goodies wondering if any children would knock at the door, to my utter amazement we had over ninety visitors, I would just like to thank you for giving me the inspiration to do all of this, now I believe it will soon be time to start planning for this year, thank you so much, your blog is such an inspiration to me, keep up the great work - JacquelineSCONCEL

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