Semi-Homemade Halloween Treats!

October 23

Halloween is such a fun holiday to make whimsical treats and goodies for your family and friends!  Those of you who know me well know how much I love semi-homemade treats…a really quick and easy way to create a “custom” dessert on a dime!  Grocery stores today offer so many wonderful choices of cakes, cookies, and other baked goods that you really can’t go wrong…and you’ll save some time and money too!  If you’re hosting a Halloween party or just want to treat some hungry kiddos with a spooktacular snack…let me share with you a fun and whimsical way to dress up a purchased cupcake that will make your guests howl with delight!  Get ready for some bone-chilling fun with these sweet toppers!

semi-homemade Halloween!

if you have a favorite bakery cupcake you can easily top it to make it fit the theme of any holiday or event!  i love these chocolate ganache cupcakes from Fresh Thyme…they’re melt-in-your-mouth delicious and look scrumptious too!

semi-homemade treats

i just topped them off with a favorite in my household…a Scooby Snack graham cracker cookie!  a tiny bit of cookie icing and some bone-rattling sprinkles make these toppers perfect for the season…

semi-homemade cupcake

an easy way to create a custom treat for any dessert table…big or small!

semi-homemade treats

that’s what i love best about semi-homemade goodies…you can easily whip up something special for no special reason at all!  this little snack table looks festive but was so simple to set with some favorite sodas…

semi home-made treats

cute napkins and a greeting card in a dollar store frame…

treat table

and another dollar store find…this fun goblet that i filled with some candies!  simple & inexpensive goodies to make this snack look fit for a party!

semi-homemade treats

some poms & tissue tassels are tied to the front of the table to add some festivity…but it was the decorated, chocolatey cupcakes that really stole the show!

Halloween dessert table

if you’ve got ghostly visitors headed your way…save some time and let semi-homemade save the day!

semi-homemade treats

happy cupcake decorating!

some products seen in this post can be found at~

Fresh Thyme:  cupcakes, greeting card, hinged skeleton greeting card

Home Goods:  napkins, bone sprinkles

Dollar Tree:  plastic goblet, frame, candies


  1. Susan

    October 23

    This is such a great idea ! I love how you topped off the cupcakes 😍👌🏼 Perfect Halloween party decorations

    • Lori

      October 23

      Aww, thanks so much Susan! My youngest son still loves those Scooby Snacks and I thought they’d be a fun way to dress up the cupcakes for his Halloween party!

  2. Brenda

    October 24

    Love these ideas Lori – semi-homemade is the best thing ever. And, you’re so creative with those bone cookies.

    • Lori

      October 24

      Oh Thank you Brenda! I do love semi-homemade…it makes it so much easier sometimes!! xoxo

  3. Beth

    October 25

    What a great idea! The semi-homemade is the way to go. Life is soooo busy these days!

    • Lori

      October 26

      Semi-homemade is the BEST!! Perfect for our busy schedules for sure!!