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The Best of Halloween Ideas and Inspiration | Curated by Onyx and Alexa

Posted: October 1st, 2017
Last Update September 27, 2018
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Dear legend,

Halloween is a magical time where you can forget about the mundane and believe in the extraordinary... or at least enjoy Halloween costumes and candy.

Discover a growing list of Halloween ideas and inspiration: recipes, party decor...

Tweet us you favorite Halloween candy:

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Dark Sumptuous Halloween Dinner Party Ideas | Kate LeSueur Photography for Camille Styles | D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For Legends

This sumptuous Halloween Dinner Party by Camille Styles has several ideas you can use to achieve a dark yet elegant dinner party look.

HALLOWEEN DECOR IDEAS

  • Black tablecloth (or fabric)
  • Dark fabric napkins
  • Black Dinnerware
  • Silver trays and other silver accessories
  • Black candles
  • Amber glass bottles as flower vases
  • Greenery & deep red flowers
  • Old photographs

HALLOWEEN FOOD IDEAS

You can select food in darker hues to match the decor, and offer Halloween, chocolate, or fall favorites.

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CHARCUTERIE BOARD IDEAS

Select an interesting platter in a dark color or in silver, like the one shown above.

CHEESE

La Bonne Vie Cheese

Select two or three of your favorite cheeses.

The soft and ripened Brie wheel is from La Bonne Vie ⤢ and it comes in an elegant black container that fits well with this theme.

For tips on building your cheese plate, see how to Avoid These 6 Common Mistakes ⤢ at Bon Appétit by Rochelle Bilow.

CURED MEATS & CURED SAUSAGES

Go for the darker options like salami, prosciutto or roast beef instead of something like turkey.

Not sure what meat to choose? Check out this Bon Appétit Guide ⤢ by Rochelle Bilow.

BREAD & CRACKERS

Use whole grain bread like rye bread (pumpernickel) which has a nice dark brown color.

Don't forget to add whole grain crackers too.

SWEET EXTRAS

FRUIT: grapes (purple or deep red), figs, blackberries.

JAMS: fig, blueberry, blackberry...

DRIED FRUIT: cranberries, blueberries, plums, etc.

SAVORY EXTRAS

NUTS: Almonds, walnuts, candied nuts

Black Olives

Paté

Breadsticks

See the entire Wickedly Gorgeous Halloween Dinner Party ⤢ at Camille Styles. Photography by Kate LeSueur ⤢ | Location SHDW Studios ⤢

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BLACK CANDY APPLES | Candy apples are quintessential during Halloween, and these candy apples by Alida Ryder are even more so. The green of the Granny Smith apples matched with the deep black of the candy coating, makes these candy apples perfect as a Halloween night treat. Wrap them in cellophane and tie them with a ribbon. Give them out as favors for your Halloween party or as a special treat to trick or treaters. | D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For Legends

Candy apples are quintessential during Halloween, and these candy apples by Alida Ryder are even more so.

The green of the Granny Smith apples matched with the deep black of the candy coating, makes these candy apples perfect as a Halloween night treat.

HALLOWEEN PARTY IDEA

Wrap them in cellophane and tie them with a ribbon. Give them out as favors for your Halloween party or as a special treat to trick or treaters.

See the Poison Toffee Apples video below, and see the recipe ⤢ by Alida Ryder at Simply Delicious.

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POISON TOFFEE APPLES VIDEO

By Alida Ryder at Simply Delicious


The Wicked Witch of the West is no more! If you are particularly fond of the Wizard of Oz you cannot deny how wickedly cute this treat is:
FOR THE HAT: Halloween Oreo cookie with a Hershey's Hug
FOR THE BROOMSTICK: Pretzel stick and mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
FOR THE MELTED WITCH: Wilton Candy Melts & Chocolate
| Recipe by Lil' Luna | D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For Legends

The Wicked Witch of the West is no more!
If you are particularly fond of the Wizard of Oz you cannot deny the wicked cuteness of this Melted Witch Bark by Lil' Luna.

  • FOR THE HAT:
    Halloween Oreo cookie with a Hershey's Hug
  • FOR THE BROOMSTICK:
    Pretzel stick and mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
  • FOR THE MELTED WITCH:
    Wilton Candy Melts & Chocolate

See this Melted Witch Bark Recipe ⤢ by Kristyn at Lil' Luna

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The Wicked Witch of the West is no more! If you are particularly fond of the Wizard of Oz you cannot deny how wickedly cute this treat is:
FOR THE HAT: Halloween Oreo cookie with a Hershey's Hug
FOR THE BROOMSTICK: Pretzel stick and mini Reese's Peanut Butter Cup
FOR THE MELTED WITCH: Wilton Candy Melts & Chocolate
| Recipe by Lil' Luna | D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For Legends

🍩 If chocolate donuts are in your list of favorites, then why not try them for Halloween too!

These doughnuts look great with their spider web pattern. So why not serve them next to plastic spiders for Halloween.

See the Halloween Spider Web Doughnuts ⤢ recipe by Nicky at Kitchen Sanctuary.



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EERIE DINNER PARTY | This dark and eerie tablescape sets the mood for a witchy Halloween dinner party. Its dark hues mixed with burgundy and maroon give it a mysterious look. Dry ice in drinks and cauldrons add to the spooky feeling. | Half Baked Harvest at CrateBLOG | D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For Legends

This dark and eerie tablescape sets the mood for a witchy Halloween dinner party.

Its dark hues mixed with burgundy and maroon give it a mysterious look.

Dry ice in drinks and cauldrons add to the spooky feeling.

See How to Host a Bewitching Halloween Party ⤢ by Half Baked Harvest at CrateBLOG.



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HALLOWEEN CAKE | This green, orange, purple, and black vanilla layer cake with cream cheese frosting is perfect for your Halloween bash | Recipe by Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt | D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For Legends

This vanilla layer cake with cream cheese frosting has the perfect look for Halloween:

  • Green, orange, purple, and black layers
  • Vanilla filling
  • Black cream cheese frosting
  • Black sanding sugar

See the Halloween Cake ⤢ recipe by Cookie Dough and Oven Mitt.



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CUTE GHOST POPCORN BALLS | Fill your kitchen with cute ghosts for Halloween. The kids will love them! | Recipe by The First Year Blog | D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For Legends

Fill your kitchen with cute ghosts for Halloween. The kids will love them!

See the Ghost Popcorn Balls ⤢ recipe by Beth at The First Year (blog).



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THE IDEAL NO CARVE PUMPKIN | These pumpkins look impressive yet are so easy to make. No carving necessary! | By Woman's Day Staff | Photo by Miki Duisterhof | D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For U Legends

These pumpkins look impressive yet are so easy to make. No carving necessary!

See the Halloween Craft How-to: Spider Web Pumpkin ⤢ by Woman's Day Staff | Photo by Miki Duisterhof ⤢



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CAN YOU GUESS WHERE THIS UNIQUE HALLOWEEN DECOR CAME FROM? | You may be surprised to know that with a little imagination and black spray paint, you could make an original Halloween tablescape like this one, by scouring your local thrifty store! | Photo: Dabito | Florals: Kelly Cuadra of Viva Voce | Crafting: Danae Horst | Creative Direction: Justina Blakeney | At: Justina Blakeney's Jungalow | Thrift Finds at Savers| D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For U Legends

You may be surprised to know that with a little imagination and black spray paint, you could make an original Halloween tablescape like this one, by scouring your local thrifty store!

Justina Blakeney and her team did just that with items found at a Savers thrifty store ⤢. Even the gorgeous black cat you see was part of the makeover.

See the #ThriftOrTreat - A Wicked, Thrifted Halloween Tablescape ⤢
Photo: Dabito ⤢ | Florals: Kelly Cuadra of Viva Voce ⤢ | Crafting: Danae Horst ⤢ | Creative Direction: Justina Blakeney | At: Justina Blakeney's Jungalow | Thrift Finds at Savers ⤢



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SPOOKY HALLOWEEN POTION | This ghostly lime sherbet punch is a family-friendly drink with a green hue and frothy consistency that scream Halloween. | By Homemade Hooplah | D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For U Legends

This ghostly lime sherbet punch is a family-friendly drink with a green hue and frothy consistency that scream Halloween or Harry Potter.

You can make it using only 3 store bought ingredients plus pre-washed plastic creepy crawlers for decor.

See the Video below. See the Polyjuice Potion recipe ⤢ by Chrisy at Homemade Hooplah.



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POLYJUICE POTION VIDEO

By Homemade Hooplah


HALLOWEEN CHOCOLATE BATS | So easy to make, these cute chocolate bats are perfect for Halloween or for a Batman aficionado. They are made with miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Oreo Cookies, edible eyes, and frosting. | By Chelsea's Messy Apron | D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For U Legends

So easy to make, these cute chocolate bats are perfect for Halloween or for a Batman aficionado. They are made with miniature Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Oreo Cookies, edible eyes, and frosting.

Tweet us your favorite candy for Halloween:

See the The Ultimate Bat Halloween Party with Chocolate Bats ⤢ by Chelsea's Messy Apron.



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HALLOWEEN POPCORN CAULDRONS | Chances are that you have a plastic cauldron or two laying around your home. But had you ever thought about using them for popcorn (pre-washed of course)? Organize a Halloween movie night with Cauldron Popcorn. Your guests will be enchanted. | By Parties For Pennies | D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For U Legends

Chances are that you have a plastic cauldron or two laying around your home. But had you ever thought about using them for popcorn (pre-washed of course)?

Organize a Halloween movie night with Cauldron Popcorn. Your guests will be enchanted.

Tweet us your favorite Halloween movie:

See the Bettlejuice Halloween Party with Popcorn Cauldrons ⤢ by Heidi Rew at Parties For Pennies.



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HALLOWEEN POPCORN CAULDRONS | Chances are that you have a plastic cauldron or two laying around your home. But had you ever thought about using them for popcorn (pre-washed of course)? Organize a Halloween movie night with Cauldron Popcorn. Your guests will be enchanted. | By Parties For Pennies | D Best of Halloween is Curated by Onyx and Alexa Characters, Printables & Inspiration For U Legends

A classy way to add a Halloween touch to your Halloween celebration.

See the Fresh Floral Moon Pumpkin Tutorial ⤢ by The Merrythought.



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