Who ever said that Halloween parties can’t break away from the usual Jack-o-lantern and bobbing for apple’s themes, was so wrong! In fact, a Halloween party doesn’t even have to be scary! Check out this adorable and totally festive Little Witches Tea Party from Frog Prince Paperie! They got to have all the costumes, wildly themed food, and a holiday spirit…. ON A BUDGET! This party is also featured in the Fall 2014 issue of Yum! Food and Fun for Kids Magazine too!
All the little witches gathered around the table set with these adorable DIY tiered servers. Made with plates from the Dollar Store, some paint, and glasses, each ended up costing around $4 each. Two servers in the middle of the table do double-duty, and make a great centerpiece. It removes the need to set out an elaborately decorated buffet at the party. The little witches really loved all the eye-level and at-hand’s-reach treats!
Since this party was done with a budget in mind, many items and decorations were gathered from supplies that were already on hand. Black yarn became pom-poms, make a quick paper “spooky” banner, create tulle tie backs, stitch together some ruffled paper napkins, and use dollar bin wrapping paper to decorate. Even if every item had to be purchased, this party would still be an inexpensive venture!
Another benefit to the tiered servers was that they held just enough food for everyone with minimal waste after with all the individual servings we created. Score one for the party budget!
Most of the tea party goodies were on the healthy side–little fruit cups were made spooky by popping in a couple of candy eyeballs, olive spiders topped garden pinwheels, and Halloween orange carrots stood like little trees in a swamp of ranch dressing. But alast! Some sweets were there too! Cupcakes were stuffed with green ectoplasmic goo (a.k.a. colored vanilla pudding) for the girls as a party finale!
A classic lime party punch was served as the beverage. The punch bowl was dropped into a plastic witch cauldron, and the lime sherbert/sprite combination put up a nice foam that made it extra witchy looking. Had the group been a bit older, a couple plastic eyeballs would have been perfect swimming in this punch!
After a fun game of wrap the mummy (teams race to wrap their “mummy” in toilet paper!) a farewell was said to our witchy friends. It was a great time, and a great twist on Halloween for all! See the rest of the article, recipes and tutorials for this party in the Yum! Food and Fun for Kids Fall 2014 issue!
Frog Prince Paperie