Create a Halloween Candy Bar
It’s not a Halloween party without massive amounts of candy. Our Halloween bash was over the top, so we were not about to under deliver in the candy department.
You’ll want to create stations within your party that encourage social interaction – and a candy bar is perfect. It makes it easy to break the ice and make new friends – especially if you’ve got some nostalgic items in the mix.
In our opinion, the best way to create a Halloween candy bar everyone will love is to include a mix of Halloween specific goodies and classic candy that is just simply delicious. Reason being, I bet you don’t know many people that love candy corn or black liquorice (they’re wrong, but whatever). Not all Halloween themed candy is actually good, in fact a lot of it is bad. Adding in some classic items that still capture Halloween colours (think purple, green, red, orange) work well.
Our pièce de résistance within the candy bar were our eyeball donuts. We made these by dipping plain donuts in melted white chocolate, topping with sprinkles and adding a gummy eyeball in the centre. It’s super simple, but a good Halloween party is all in the details my friends.
We’ve broken down everything we included in our candy bar as well as our advice for how to set it up.
- Various sizes and shapes of clear jars
- Serving spoons and tongs
- Candy corn
- Twizzler Pull n’ Peel
- Purple sours
- Gummy frogs
- Sour gummy worms
- Gummy berries
- Gummy eyeballs
- Gummy vampire fangs
- Skeleton shaped chocolate (or any kind of Halloween themed chocolate)
You’ll want to start by purchasing the clear jars in various sizes and shapes. We recommend at least a couple of tall jars to go in the back and establish some height. Take note of the sizes before purchasing your candy – you’ll want to map out which candy you’d like in each jar before you make your purchases to ensure you get enough to fill each jar (you’ll be kicking yourself if you have to make a second trip!).
Once you have everything you need, it’s easy to set up – the only real hard part is restraining yourself from snacking during the process. Place the tallest jars in the back and the smaller jars in the front, making sure to alternate sizes and shapes. Place the candy in the matching jar and insert the spoons and tongs in each jar so that your guests can dig right in!
Once you set your guests expectations with the candy bar, you better deliver with the drink station. Get the lowdown on our Halloween drinking lab here.
Looking for other spooky activities, games or cocktails? Check out some of our other ideas and recipes below:
- Hocus Pocus Movie Drinking Game
- How to Throw an Epic Halloween Party
- The Ultimate List of Halloween Cocktails and Shots
- Our 31 Favourite Scary Movies
- How to Host an Addams Family Dinner Party
- Scream Movie Drinking Game
- Zombie Baby Pumpkins
- How to Host a Virtual Pumpkin Carving Contest
- Host a Halloween Trivia Night (with a free 50-question download!)
This playlist is sure to get your party going. Packed with classic spooky hits and Halloween faves.