Think Halloween parties are only for kids? We certainly don’t, and neither do the folks at The Frosted Petticoat! To show how Halloween dessert displays can be spooky yet possess all the elegance of an adult soiree, this Los Angeles chocolate company joined forces with Chinet and, under the leadership of The Frosted Petticoat’s head sugar designer, Sam, created a marvelous All Hallows’ Eve celebration that was to die for! Developed primarily around the sharp color scheme of black and white, three eerie yet polished displays were designed and brought to life — a candy table, a dessert bookcase, and a drink bar — each offering a unique array of chilling treats and drinks with ominous names including Rotted Wire (twisted black licorice), Sugar Skulls (white chocolate lollipops), and Roasted Fingers (dark chocolate rolled wafers). And how were most of these goodies presented? On Chinet tableware! Read on for more juicy details from this shoot and see how you can implement these delicious ideas at your next Halloween fete! Photos captured by Mia Dee Photography!
“The candy table welcomes the guests with an array of adult-themed treats to please the senses: Almond coconut truffle bombs, champagne flavored body part gummies, twisted black licorice, candy corn pops, vanilla marshmallow poltergeists, and dark chocolate wafers. In addition, The Frosted Petticoat’s specialty chocolates add a gourmet aspect to the table with a large cookies & cream black chocolate skull and a set of hand painted ‘Day of the Dead’ bride and groom edible toppers. Lastly, guests can wet their whistle with a gulp of ‘Poison’ (sparkling mineral water). The ‘All Hallows’ Eve’ sign was created using only a Silhouette machine and Chinet’s paper plates, a great example of how repurposing inexpensive paper goods can easily glam up any party!”
“The dessert bookcase is the centerpiece of the party. Sitting atop all the sweets is a coconut cake with a lavender flavored white chocolate skull topper by The Frosted Petticoat. Also on the top shelf sits a yummy selection of spicy pumpkin cupcakes with kahlua cream cheese frosting, along with The Frosted Petticoat’s famous amaretto flavored white chocolate sugar skull lollipops. The second shelf boasts a gaggle of treats: The Frosted Petticoat’s coffee flavored white chocolate sugar skulls, black & white cookies adorned with The Frosted Petticoat’s Mayan chili flavored dark chocolate skeleton cameos, and dark chocolate cannolis. The bottom shelf finishes off the sweet array with raspberry & mint petit fours, chocolate cream cookies, and The Frosted Petticoat’s Irish Cream flavored white chocolate skeleton bones.”
“What adult party is complete without a fabulous bar?! Utilizing Chinet’s series of plastic cups, wine glasses, and cocktail stemware, we were able to put together a ghoulishly delightful drink bar for the guests to enjoy. The bar features a selection of spooky artisanal beers, Californian Pinot Noir, and an Absinthe & Lime cocktail (the night’s signature drink). Non-drinkers of the group can enjoy a decadent pumpkin spice coffee accented with snickerdoodle donut holes. And for those needing a little salt to counter all the party’s sugar, they’ll find smokehouse almonds and Italian onion bread sticks at the bar.”