Gather the ghouls and have a night of Halloween fun with these super cute (and really not so scary) party ideas from Debbie, of Wants and Wishes!  If you are celebrating a birthday around Halloween or hosting a Halloween party, Wants and Wishes has so many ideas to provide the perfect inspiration!  I especially love the pretzel skeletons on brownies and tied in a cute bag.  Simply put a skewer in the brownie and use icing to support a stack of white chocolate pretzels and top with a marshmallow head…draw the face with edible markers!

The dessert table was decorated with handmade black and white striped pinwheel fans~

Little peepers stare at you and beckon you to try the cheese puffs!  It is always nice to have something savory to go along with all of the sweet~

Apples decorated in candy corn stripes look beautiful on the table…

Snickerdoodle cookies are in their Halloween costumes, too~ instead of cinnamon on top, they are disguised with black and orange sprinkles and topped with eye-catching tags!

A simple Tic Tac Toe game is made party-ready with a custom design by Wants and Wishes and candy to use as markers…and see below for the adorable way to “sweep” the card clean between games!  So clever!

I know the kids loved clearing their boards with these cute brooms!

Tree branches gathered from the yard and spray-painted black make for a perfect spooky centerpiece!  Place them in a clear jar with candy and it is instant fun!

Such a cute party design!

If you would like to create a party similar to this, you can purchase the printable paper goods from

Wants and Wishes!

Vendor Credits- Party and Paper Printables by Wants and Wishes

Desserts- Wants and Wishes


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