Three Fun Halloween Ideas (with printables!)

Happy Halloween party table (with free printables!)We’re so excited about Halloween! Every year we look forward to celebrating here on the blog with you. Today we’ve teamed up with Canon USA to create three fun projects to get you in the mood for the spookiest time of the year. Enjoy!

First up, we created a simple party table with bottles of “poison” and cupcakes with cute hand drawn bat designs. You can download and print these at home to make your own simple party table!

Happy Halloween party table (with free printables!) For all the projects in this post, we printed out what we needed using  the Canon PIXMA MG7120 photo printer on their 8.5″x11″ semi-gloss photo paper.

Download this printable to make your own cupcake toppers and bottle labels: Download Happy Halloween Note: If you have trouble downloading this, e-mail us at and we’ll e-mail it to you instead!

Happy Halloween party table (with free printables!) To use the “poison” bottle labels, just cut them out and tape them over an existing label. If you need a larger label, just use some cute ribbon or scrapbooking paper as an edge above and below the skull label.

Happy Halloween party table (with free printables!) Happy Halloween party table (with free printables!) To use the cupcake toppers, simply cut out the bats and tape them to toothpicks.

Happy Halloween party table (with free printables!) This party table can be put together within an hour, which is always nice since life can be kind of crazy sometimes! Add a few mini pumpkins and some cute black and white fabric to customize it for your party!

Halloween Memories mini book idea! Each year add a photo from the season!!I thought it would be special to start a book of Halloween memories that we can add to each year. I can’t imagine how much cuter it will become as our family grows in the years to come! So I printed out some photos on the MG7120 with the same semi-gloss photo paper as above and cut them out, leaving a little white border.

Halloween Memories mini book idea! Each year add a photo from the season!! Halloween Memories mini book idea! Each year add a photo from the season!! Here are a few memories from the past few years. I love this little book already, because I know that this year I’ll be more intentional about getting photos of special moments. Love having this little reminder!

Hand colored vintage halloween photoLast but not least, I made a fun framed art piece from an old family photo.

Hand colored vintage halloween photo We scanned this teeny little photo on the MG7120 , blew it up and changed it to black and white in Photoshop, and printed it at 8×10 size.

Hand colored vintage halloween photo Next, I used watercolor paints to add color to their outfits. I used the original photo as a reference.

Hand colored vintage halloween photo I love this little piece so much I might keep it up year round and not just for Halloween. It would be super cute with modern Halloween photos as well! You can use any photo to give it that cute vintage feel.

What projects are first on your list? xo. Elsie

Credits// Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Project Assistant: Laura Gummerman.

  • The Cup loves A Beautiful Mess! Thank you for featuring our cupcakes, and thanks for sharing your creativity. Great work! 🙂

  • i still have my glow in the dark RVA skeleton shirt from 2009! people always ask me where i got it 😉

  • perfect ideas,,love your table party ..

  • I like the idea of using vintage halloween pictures for decorations. I have some super cute pictures of my mom when she was little that would be perfect for this.

  • I’d recognize The Cup cupcakes anywhere! YUM! You have to try the Monster cupcake…it’s my favorite of theirs and I love coming up with special occassions this time of year to buy a few! 🙂

  • That photo idea is awesome! I love the idea of painting over it with watercolors. Might have to give that one a go!


  • The photo that you readjusted is so lovely, definitely keep it up all year round!! x

  • I love them!!! So cute!!! I wish we would celebrate Halloween here, umpf…

  • Sencillo y elegante!!
    Y la foto pintada me ha encantado!!
    Confeti en los bolsillos

  • Hi Mireia! I got the book from Michael’s craft store in the art section.
    Thanks so much! Elsie

  • Great ideas, thanks for sharing!

    E from Helsinki

  • Love these ideas. They are all cute!! Happy Halloween.. xx


  • Love the Halloween table display and the labels are awesome! I think I might start my own Halloween memory book!!

    Lulu xx

  • I love this post, is full of very nice ideas!!

    I want to make a memories book exactly like the one you have of Halloween Memories!! I have a lot of pictures and memories from my exchange program in the Netherlands and I still haven’t found any notebook/book that catches my attention, until now!! Where did you get that book? 🙂

    I hope you can answer my question!


  • Love this Halloween idea, especially the printables!

    xo Trisha

  • All brilliant ideas! We tried making a Halloween pumpkin pinata cake

  • I want to make that ghost cake! A Halloween book is a great idea to have all the years together in one place.

  • Thanks so much for the printables. They are awesome! Hope you have a great day.

  • Such awesome ideas!! Love the skulls around the bottle. So simple and so cute! I love your party ideas! This looks great! 🙂

  • LOVE oreo cupcakes!

  • Halloween is my favorite holiday of the year! Every year when October starts, I get excited and start looking around for inspiration. The little bats on the cupcakes are great! 🙂


  • So fabulous! I love the cupcake toppers. And Emma’s ghost cake!? Yes please!

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  • These are all so cute! Totally going to be making these all!

    xo, Juliette Laura

  • I have some printable Halloween Stickers that I need to get up on my Blog here soon! You ladies are some busy gals. I’ve been wanting to get more Halloween like crafts done for my blog but just haven’t had the time.


  • Seriously awesome! I love every single thing about this post!

  • Super cute idea with the ghost cake topping! I will steal the idea for my pumpkin pie during our halloween party in 2 weeks!

  • Those printables are so cute! I’m doing the food for a Halloween Dodgeball night at work and I’m thinking those bats will definitely have to happen.

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