Monday, October 12, 2020

A Ghostly Gathering of Friends at Halloween

Welcome, friends, to our ghostly gathering at The Little Yellow Corner Store.  It is time to celebrate Halloween. This year's playfully fun tablescape was designed with a new family member in mind.  Our new grandson, Owen, arrived in early August and this lively, comical tablescape is dedicated to him.  Halloween was always a delightfully humorous time with my own children and now with the arrival of a new baby boy,  I hope to have the opportunity to repeat it once again with my first grandson. 

In addition, please join me and other accomplished tablescapers for this week's Halloween Blog Hop hosted by the talented artist and designer, Ms. Chloe Crabtree of Celebrate and Decorate starting Tuesday, October 13, 2020.  Thank you, Chloe!!!   Please visit each link listed below to discover and dig up some great ghoulish Halloween ideas.

So now...let me invite you.....please be seated and meet some spooky, spiritually supernatural friends.  All of them gathered to say hello and share a ghastly good meal together, including some flirtatious, self-portrait cookies for dessert.  

These whimsical little ghosts perched in the bare black branches are ceramic tapered candle climbers.  They seem to like to climb these eery trees instead of a candle.

Look who is peeking from the black feathered garland?

There is definitely a reason to dance around this black tapered candle.

Don't forget some Mom and baby sugar cookies for dessert.  And also Dad and baby sugar cookies in honor of the new happy parents....our daughter and son-in-law and their precious baby.  

How about some mint chocolate chip dip with thin mint Oreo cookies for another refreshingly good Halloween treat?

Here is the recipe, if you care to give it a try:

Ghostly Mint Chocolate Chip Dip

1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 C cold heavy whipping cream
1 C Cool Whip non-dairy topping
1/2 C powdered sugar
1 (8 ounce) package of cream cheese, soft
green food coloring
3/4 C or 1 C mini chocolate chips
1 packet of Oreos (regular or thin or mint Oreos for dipping) 

In medium bowl, beat together extracts, powdered sugar and cold whipping cream until peaks form.  Set aside.  In another bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth and fluffy.  Gently fold in the whipped peppermint mixture into cream cheese.  And gently fold in Cool Whip, mini chocolate chips.  Spoon into decorative dish and serve with Oreos.

Or perhaps you would rather enjoy a savory snack like a black cauldron deviled egg appetizer with vegetable bats and covered in black cumin seeds.  

Happy Halloween to all!!!  Now let's flutter over to all the other "out of this world" tablescapes.  Be sure to visit each link to be mystified and amazed.


  1. This looks amazing! So festive and fun! The mint dip sounds delicious too! Pinning for later. Thanks for sharing! I'm visiting today from the Hearth and Soul link up. Have a great week!

  2. Marsha, what a darling display of ghostly creatures and color alternative to the typical of Halloween! I love the green with black and white, and even your dip concoction (saving, thank you!). Congratulations to your daughter and son-in-law (and you, first-time Grandma!) on the birth of Owen. He's in for some real spoiling with your creative talents. Those cookies are adorable - that fine detail had to be a bit of a challenge! I really enjoy being with you on these tablescape blog hops and always look forward to your creative displays and ideas. Enjoy that baby boy. I hope you've been able to visit during this otherwise scary time of being around others. xo

  3. Just adorable!!! Perfect ode to your new grandson!! Welcome to the grandma club, best gig in town!! I love the color scheme - a wonderful departure from the traditional orange. Love the little ghosts in the trees!! That plate of cookies has me drooling - such a cute presentation, perfect to welcome in your new family member!! Enjoy!

  4. Congratulations on your new grandson!

  5. What a fabulous Halloween tablescape! I adore those mom and baby ghost sugar cookies. Such a clever idea. I'm visiting from bethere2day. You're welcome to come link up on Amanda's Books and More:

  6. Marsha, what a fun table. Congrats on your new addition to the family, Owen. Love the darling ghost! I have always loved Casper the friendly ghost. Great color scheme as well. The green really pops. You always give us some wonderful treats in addition to a fun halloween table. Happy Halloween.

  7. Boo! Marsha such a fun, adorable table — I especially like your use of bright green and collection of ghostly friends! Those charming cookies with the candy corn baby bottles are so precious in celebration of baby Owen (my grandfather’s name). Congrats!

  8. Congratulations on your new grandson! Being a Grandmother is my greatest joy in my mature years.
    This is a darling tablescape, so festive and fun and I have always loved a ghost!
    These cookies look absolutely amazing.
    Happy Halloween,

  9. Your tabkle setting is just the cutest. I love it. pinned.

  10. The black and green is a wonderful combination, with the touches of orange. Such a fun tablescape and your cookies are adorable! Hugs, Sandi

  11. Marsha, Such a fun table! Congratulations on the sweet grandson! That is the best thing ever! One of the things I love about styling a Halloween table each year is that there are always so many different themes, and your ghosts is just one of them! I love all of your ghostly details, you have done a fabulous job!

  12. So Cool! I love it. Thank you for sharing.

  13. Congratulations on your new grandson Owen, babies are such a blessing and I wish you lots of fun with him. I love the ghost theme and all the fun things to look at. Your runner is so cute along with the tree. The expressions on the ghosts faces is so cute and playful and the color palette is great.

  14. Love the black and green together! Your ghosts are just adorable. Loved it all. Congratulations on your new grandson. What a blessing!

  15. Looks spooky. The little ghosts remind me of Casper. Thanks so much for linking up with me at #AThemedLinkup 30 for All Things Halloween.

  16. Thanks so much for linking up with me at my #UnlimitedMonthlyLinkParty 17. Shared.

  17. Oh Gosh! Your table is just so beautiful. I feel like coming right over, whether i'm invited or not! lol.
    And your Mint Chocolate Chip Dip looks so inviting.
    Thanks for sharing this as the #HomeMattersParty

  18. I love everything about this tablescape and the oreos and mint dip. You're being featured on the Little Cottage Link Party tomorrow.

  19. This is such a cute table! I love the green and black! The treats are so cute!

  20. Your 'friendly ghost' tablescape is so fun, Marsha! Love the black/green/white color palette and the wonderful closeups of the detail. So happy to see you at Tuesday Turn About. I'll be featuring you at tomorrow's party! Congrats and welcome to the grandma club... you are in for a taste of Heaven! God is good!

  21. Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Farmhouse Friday! We're featuring you at this week's party!

  22. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,507! We featured your post this past week and hope you will come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen