Happy Halloween, y’all!  I am thrilled to showcase the Halloween-inspired Piñata Pumpkin Patch Cake from Baskin-Robbins perfect for a Halloween get together that is brimming with surprises around every corner.  The cake was the inspiration for my Halloween Trick or Treat tablescape designed to be Easy, Engaging and provide my guests with an Experience they won’t soon forget. 

Baskin-Robbins Pumpkin Piñata Ice Cream Cake ~ Trick and a Treat!

Be sure to keep this ice cream cake in mind while you’re looking for party food and theme ideas this Halloween!  It makes a great centerpiece to your tricked out Halloween table.

Baskin-Robbins Piñata Pumpkin Patch Cake Tablescape

Baskin-Robbins

I am thrilled to be able to show you my Easy DIY Halloween Tablescape Challenge which is sponsored by Baskin-Robbins. All opinions and tips are my own, of course. You know I love to make Halloween easy and engaging.  {high fives}  

Halloween is just around the corner!  This year it’s Saturday, October 31st!  

Piñata Pumpkin Patch Ice Cream Cake

I always have a focal point to my tablescapes and this year my big focus was the Piñata Pumpkin Patch Cake by Baskin-Robbins.   This new ice cream cake has such a fun surprise element to it – it’s actually filled with not only your favorite ice cream and cake combination, but also your favorite type of candy! I chose mini M&M’s® and when I cut into the cake, the candy was cascading out, just like a Piñata!

You can order the cake online through Baskin-Robbins’ online cake ordering website! To find a participating location, you can use the “Find a Shop” feature on http://order.baskinrobbins.com/. Enter your address or zip code and look for the “Order Online” icon next to the store location closest to you. Browse through Baskin-Robbins’ gallery of unique cakes, perfect for any occasion! This ice cream cake adds an element of surprise and fun to your Halloween tablescape and will have your guests talking about it for years to come!  Come one and all, this tablescape is designed for YOU!

Baskin-Robbins Piñata Pumpkin Patch Cake

The 3 “E’s” of Halloween Party Decor  

Halloween is always so much about the experience, so for this Halloween party, I wanted my guests to have an EXPERIENCE they could remember.  I wanted it to be EASY, and I wanted them to be ENGAGED.  That’s why using the Piñata Pumpkin Patch Cake as my focus of the party worked so well.  I was able to expand the idea of a surprise around every corner from the idea that the ice cream cake is a surprise in itself.

The kids may not remember what color the table cloth was, but they are going to remember that the party was something exciting and fun and that will stick in their memories.  They were treated to an experience rather than just a dessert.  The best part is that you can provide an experience like this, too.  It’s easier than you’d think.  

Just remember that it’s all about the 3 “E’s”.  Keep it EASY, It’s all about the EXPERIENCE, and Keep them ENGAGED.

Keep It Easy

I always use paper goods on my tablescapes.  I do this for several reasons.  First of all, it’s EASY.  Paper goods are easy to set and even easier to clean up.  

Secondly, it makes guests feel more comfortable.  Guests are naturally more relaxed at fun tables so resist the urge to dress it up too fancy which will keep your guests feeling at ease.  You want your guests to feel like you have put effort into your party, but that it is also accessible to them, that they can be themselves and not have to worry about formal settings that may take them out of their comfort zone.  

Thirdly, paper goods are super fantastic for mixing and layering.  It’s the best way I know to mix geometric patterns, trendy colors and fun elements, which is totally my thing.  Combining elements with 2-3 colors will make your tablescape POP!  

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Experience the Surprise!

Create moments that matter with an experience you want your guests to remember.  Provide elements that seamlessly work together to solidify your theme making a memory they won’t forget.  Halloween is known for surprises and Trick or Treating, so we wanted to make our party about edible surprises and finding treats and surprises throughout the party.  We had the ice cream cake with a slice cut out of it so you could see the candy inside, witches brooms with a surprise tucked inside, edible name tags, and candy corn piñatas.

baskin robbins halloween piñata cake surprise

Scroll down to find out how to win a $31 Baskin-Robbins gift card 
at the end of this pictured tutorial.  {{knuckle bumps}}

Engage Your Guests

Every party needs games, good food and decorations.  Check, check and check.  Be sure that you have at least one game planned, good food to eat (think Baskin-Robbins Piñata Pumpkin Patch Cake), and that your decorations are visually pleasing.  If your guests walk in and like what they see, your first party hurdle is complete.  

Here’s what you need to assemble a Halloween Trick or Treat Tablescape that will surprise your guests in the best way possible.   It may have been our favorite Halloween party to date!

Baskin Robbins Piñata ice cream cake surprise

Halloween Tablescape

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Items Needed:

  • ⤠  Baskin-Robbins Piñata Pumpkin Patch Cake {The cake can be ordered online and available for pick-up as soon as 24 hours after the order is placed.}
  • ⤠  Table Runner {wrapping paper, plastic table cloth, or fabric. Here I used 2 cloth napkins}
  • ⤠  Platter for the cake and candy to place around the cake.
  • ⤠  Plates {two different paper plates}
  • ⤠  Cups {I used ghost water bottles minus the lid}
  • ⤠  Chevron Dessert Napkins
  • ⤠  Plastic Dracula Teeth for Napkin Rings
  • ⤠  Lollipops, black tissue paper, and twine for ghost place holders
  • ⤠  Trick or Treat Banner Printable
  • ⤠  Candy Corn Pinata’s {made into a banner}
  • ⤠ Trick or Treat Chalk Board Printable
  • ⤠  Guess How Many Printable Sign {for game}

 

Baskin-Robbins Cake Giveaway

I’m so excited about the Halloween Pinata Pumpkin Patch Cake from Baskin Robbins that I’ve arranged for FIVE lucky Tip Junkie readers to each receive a $31 Gift Card to Baskin-Robbins so that you can buy yourself  one, too!  {{I’ve got your back}}

Click here to enter to win

Tricked Out Piñata Halloween Party Element Tutorials:

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Disclosure: This DIY Halloween Tablescape Challenge was sponsored by Baskin-Robbins.   All opinions and tips are my own. {wink}