Halloween Dessert Table by Shauna Younge

October 14th, 2010

I am so thrilled to share today’s post with all of you! The lovely Shauna of Shauna Younge Dessert Tables was kind enough to send me the most AMAZING holloween dessert table. And lucky for us, she’s also included a few DIY freebies!

Shauna, a dessert table designer from Minneapolis, put her amazing skills to work on this sweet feast! Inspired by the always acessible retailer, Target, Shauna put together a no-fuss buffett using items found at her local store. A ghost and a bat cake take center stage on black cake stands. Bat cookies hover above the chocolate cake, while marshmallow ghosts cluster atop the vanilla cake. Brain cupcakes, spooky brownie pops, and rice crispy tombstones flank either side. Shauna ingeniously repurposed ice cube trays to make skull and bones chocolate molds and brown lunch bags were transformed into broomstick favor bags.

Teaming up with Bethany Hway of b*spoke, the pair created a printable coordinating invitation, as well. The invitation comes complete with a printable wraparound mailing address label which you can download from b*spoke. Also available for download are the brownie pop flags which alternate between spider’s webs and sayings like, “Howl”, “Beware”, and “Boo!”. And last-but-not-least, Shauna’s custom candy bar wrapper adds the finishing touch to otherwise simple chocolate bars.

How amazing and inspiring is this whole table?! Seriously, I am in total awe of her talents and am so delighted to share her amazing pictures with all of you. Happy Halloween planning everyone and thanks again to Shauna for sharing!

Printable Halloween Invite
Printable Brownie Pop Flags
Printable Candy Bar Wrappers

For tutorials and tips to recreate your own Totally Target dessert table visit Shauna’s blog Sweet Tooth. And even more yummy images can be found on Emily Steffen’s blog.

Credits: Dessert table: Shauna Younge Dessert Tables Photography: Emily Steffen Photography Invitations and styling: Emmy Lu Design Studio

34 Responses to “Halloween Dessert Table by Shauna Younge”

  1. Emily Steffen Says:

    Yay!!!! I love this!! Thank you thank you for posting this! 🙂

  2. Meg Says:

    I have to admit, I’ve had a hard time letting go of summer and welcoming Halloween, but this table has done it for me! It’s amazing!! Loving the pumpkin with “Oct” painted on it and those brownie pops look so delicious! Thanks for finally getting me excited about the holiday!

  3. Anna Says:

    This is simply beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Bethany @ b*spoke Says:

    Thanks so much for featuring our table, Kathleen, and for your kind words about it! Working with Emily and Shauna is always a treat, and this project was no exception. It was a blast to put together, and we are so thrilled to have it featured on Twig & Thistle today!!

  5. Detailing Life Says:

    It is so great that it’s done stylish and not just yucky! I would gladly eat from this presentation, and perhaps even more – I’d like to make for a party sometimes!

  6. Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] Says:

    that is super cute! love the cake!

  7. shelia Says:

    this is so cute! thanks for sharing. now, where do people find all these perfect tree-lined country lanes? i want to live on one. hehe.

  8. Jen @ The Finer Things Says:

    I love the simplicity of the bat cake — fantastic!

  9. Debbie @ Bridalhood Says:

    I love Halloween and can’t wait to decorate for a party – this is great inspiration

  10. Deborah Says:

    Love the candy wrapper! I was just online last night looking for one and this is exactly what I was searching for. So nice to post it. Thanks!

  11. Kristen Says:

    Merci! These are awesome.

  12. Sweet T Says:

    Gorgeous, and very well done! Fun and classy at the same time. Halloween is my favorite – GREAT job!

  13. Jordan - Polkadot Prints Says:

    Thanks for the post Kathleen! While Halloween isn’t a big deal here in Australia…this is just gorgeous! Nothing plastic in sight!

    Gorgeous details and clever use of food ie. tombstones and pumpkins with the numbers…love all those details! Congrats to everyone involved!

  14. e.day Says:

    oohh how i love this! i love that it looks totally homemade, but is still so gorgeous! thanks for the inspiration! now i have a reason to have a halloween party and dessert table 🙂

  15. Truly Smitten Says:

    This is AMAZING!

  16. gwendolyn Says:

    omg – that marshmallow cake is THE cutest thing i’ve ever seen!

  17. pixie Says:

    Love this so much! Halloween spooky!

  18. Philomena Says:

    This is absolutely stunning! Are the black cake stands also from Target? I looked for them online, but couldn’t find them.

  19. ink*lemonade Says:

    I LOVE this. I was looking for inspiration for a black and white chic dessert table and here it is! Thanks for posting this!!

  20. Becky Says:

    Wow, what a great looking spread. I really, really like the invitations!

  21. Steph Says:

    This makes me want to throw my own halloween party!

  22. Shauna Younge Dessert Tables - Minneapolis Says:

    Hi Philomena,

    Yes, I did get the cake stands from Target. Because they are considered a seasonal item, they aren’t shown on the website. They’re in the Halloween section with the other Halloween decor. I’m so pleased that you liked my dessert table.


    Shauna Younge

  23. jen jafarzadeh Says:

    wow, I love this! And the photography is great. I think my favorite might be the candy bar wrappers.

  24. Notes from Holly St. Says:

    wow…amazing details! Makes me want to have a sophisticated Halloween party!

  25. Courtney @ Pizzazzerie Says:

    Aaaaaaahmazing! I am so in love with this!

  26. Heidi Says:

    I wasn’t planning on doing anything for Halloween this year but this post has made me wonder if I can whip up a halloween party ASAP. Thanks!!

  27. Trude Says:

    Soooo cute!! Love how this works for all ages. Thanks for sharing!

  28. sandi Says:

    love it! thanks for the printables too!

  29. Michal Levison @ Bump to Bean Says:

    LOVE LOVE LOVE! How simple and elegant and not a touch of cheesiness! Bravo. I especially love the candy wraps. Beautiful.

  30. Mini Mocha Says:

    I don’t normally get into Halloween but this invite is very tempting thank you!

  31. Janet Palmer Says:

    amazing, so inspired for our party this year 🙂

  32. Mary Says:

    WOW!! Spectacular!! I absolutely love this. I hope that when your back is better, you’ll consider joining Pinterest so I can follow you there! Truly, best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  33. fine little home Says:

    what a totally spook-tacular table!hope you don’t mind me linking you from my bloggity blog. please let me know if that’s not okay.

    thanks & happy halloween!

  34. Sarah Says:

    I realize this post is a bit old and this may not be possible, but the link to the envelope wrap via bspoke is no longer active on her site. Any way you would consider making that file available here?