2 Minute Tricks for Your Halloween Buffet

Create a wow-worthy Halloween buffet display with a few quick-to-execute tips. These ideas take just minutes!

[MUSIC] These easy Halloween buffet ideas take just minutes to assemble, but the results look like you spend hours prepping for the little monsters. Head to the party store and grab a few packages of cheap paper fans. Take three overlapping fans together to dress up table legs. On the food table, compotes and a vintage scale do double duty as pretty layered table decor, and as candy holders. Stick to a simple color scheme, black, white and metallic, for example, to streamline your collection. A color scheme can also inform your food. We shopped for matching candies, and then added five more substantial munchies, including cupcakes and candy apples. Beside food, your table should have a few surprises. We covered a moving hand with a glass clothe to scare up some fun as the kids grabbed treats. Copper pails become ice buckets with flair. Group similar drinks together so guests aren't guessing which beverage they're grabbing. Dry ice is the ultimate Halloween party staple. Here's how to get the look. Place your punch bowl inside a larger bows that's layered with dry ice. Prepare a pitcher of hot water. Pour the water between the bowls so the water hits the dry ice. [MUSIC] The rolling smoke is a wonderful effect. You'll need to repeat the pour every 20 minutes or so if you want the smoke to linger. It only takes a few minutes to assemble each piece of your Halloween buffet. Pick and choose your poison for your best party yet.