The warm glow. I was wishing for rain but it ended up being a bit warm out - oh well!
The mantle centerpiece was my "spooky" tree...I bought branches from Michael's and spray painted them black. The crows were cut out from black cardstock scrapbook paper using pictures of crows I found on Google Images as templates.
The dessert table. Candy is displayed in glass jars and dishes. Cinnamon popcorn balls are piled high on the right.
These skull cookies are a modification from a Martha Stewart idea. They didn't turn out quite as pretty as the magazine! I used Keebler Grasshopper cookies instead of making my own madelines and coating them in chocolate - seriously, who has time for that! They tasted really good, like a minty smore.
The graveyard. I'd been eying these tin black haunted houses this season, $60 at Pottery Barn (pass!), $30 at Target (still a bit much), $10 on sale at Von's 3 days before Halloween (sold!). The brownie coffins are also a modification of a Martha Stewart idea. I ran out of time to try the rolled out marzipan topping (the fleur de lys frosting decoration was never going to happen) and settled for a simple cross piped on with royal icing.
The pumpkin I carved during the contest at work earlier that day. My team won - yay!
The fruit that didn't make it into those cute chocolate covered pumpkins and ghosts from my post on 10/23.