Are you ready for a spooky party?! It’s not really that spooky, but this Halloween Monsters Candy Bar is super cute and colorful! Since I don’t have a lot of black in my brand, I’ve always wanted to do a Halloween Candy Bar mainly so I can combine black and white with bright colors. I just love the contrast, and this is the perfect time to go off brand just for a little bit.
Halloween Monsters Candy Bar Inspiration
The inspiration for this candy table were the Chocolate Covered Monsters Oreos I made for my contribution to A Little Craft in your Day Blog. You can learn how to make the Chocolate Covered Monster Cookies by clicking here. For this candy bar I used all glass apothecary jars because I have this whole collection, however, you can always use the plastic jars they sell at the party shop. Candy bars can be expensive, so I decided to use a 3 ½ x 3 ½ table so I didn’t have to buy so much candy. I think it came out very cute with just enough spook and sweets. Besides, it’s very easy for you to replicate.
I didn’t buy much for this table except for all the candy, ingredients for the Body Parts Brew and Monsters Oreos, the black spider web and the plastic spiders. I already had the black suede table cover, which was sewn for me for another party. You can always use a piece of black fabric. The white rag is just an old white shirt that I cut and ripped to make it look like a zombie rag. The backdrop is a white photography backdrop that I purchased some time ago but have never used because it’s so wrinkled, however, it works great for this theme. You can always use any white sheet. To attach the black web I used a lot of glue dots, probably more than I should have. Honestly, I thought it looked a little too thick, but otherwise it would break apart. I used glue dots on the spiders to attach them to the fabric as well.
Gumballs and jelly beans are my candy bar go-to candy because of the color effect. Of course for Halloween, I also had to get candy corn, vampire teeth candy corn, eyeball gumballs & finger lollipops. A little trick to save money on candy is to add a tall lollipop inside the jar, that way you only have to fill it halfway with gumballs. You can also elevate smaller jars on a tall cake stand. The eyeball gumballs are my favorite! Mixing them with red and orange gumballs made them spookier. I also love the bright green color of the Body Parts Brew.
Body Parts Brew recipe:
- 1 bottle of Pineapple Juice
- 1 envelope of lime Jell-O
- 1 bottle of 7-up
- 2 drops of green food coloring
Mix well, chill and serve. I found the flavor way too sweet, but your kids may like it. I like buying quirky props every now and then, so last year I purchased the finger rubber body parts at a novelty shop, hoping I could come up with something so I could use them. They actually don’t float, with a lot of patience I had to make them rest on the punch bowl ladle. Overall this was a very easy table to set and my daughter and I had tons of fun working on it together. If this has inspired you to make your own Monsters Candy Bar, I would love to find out how you did it. Please send me your feedback and pictures, and don’t forget to live the Cake Life!!! Happy Halloween 2018!
- Gumballs, Jelly Beans, candy corn, plastic spiders – Party City
- Black Spider web, glue dots, eyeball gumballs, lollipop fingers, vampire teeth, large lollipop – Michael’s