Have you seen all of those fabulous entertaining trays being shared on instagram? There are so many fun ones for every occasion filled to the brim with cheeses, chocolates, cupcakes and more. I thought it would be fun to put together one for our Halloween parties. It is super simple and promises to be a big hit amongst your guests – young and old!
First step is to pick out the entertaining board that you will use and then get enough candy to fit that size board. You can see the lazy susan board I am using below that I purchased at costco. It is 16 inches in diameter so the candy I show here was the perfect amount. There are no wrong choices when it comes to the candy you choose. Because I wanted the final product to look like a Jack-O’Lantern, I chose candy with all orange hues and some round black items for the eyes and mouth.
To get started on the tray itself you will want to lay out the eyes and the mouth. I used 6 black licorice wheels for each of they eyes placing them in a triangle formation. 9 oreos were used for the mouth – I just used regular oreos but wish I had gotten the Halloween ones with the orange filling!
Then it is time to just have fun placing the candy out around the eyes and mouth. I didn’t want to make any of the candy groupings too small so a color pattern could be seen without it looking too much like patchwork.
The hardest part of the entire process is not eating all of the candy while you are setting it up! You can see the final image below. It is such a great centerpiece for your Halloween Festivities!