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Monster High Party Ideas – Part 2: Freaky Fab Fun Dessert Table (+ MH Sweepstakes!)

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Monster High Birthday Party Centerpiece Idea

If you’re looking for ways to make your Monster High Birthday Party MONSTROUSLY creative & sweet, you’ve come to the right place!

From simple themed treats to creative backdrop ideas, you’ll find lots of (very doable!) inspiration in this “Freaky Fab Fun” Dessert Table, which I recently designed for Mattel® as part of their #TRUBestBirthday Program. The Monster High dolls – specifically Draculaura, River Styxx, and Getting Ghostly Twyla served as such great inspiration for the details of the table, and also did a monsterific job holding up little signs and banners for some of the treats. ;)

Speaking of the signs and banners – stayed tuned for the FREE PRINTABLES from this theme, which are coming soon too! I’ll update this post with a link once they’re live.



After you check out the dessert table details… make sure to enter the Monster High Sweeptakes at the bottom of this post too. The winner will receive a Monster High Scooter, $100 Toys”R”Us Gift Card, AND $100 Hostess INK Gift Card.

It’s a 1 DAY ONLY sweeps, so the winner will be announced tomorrow (4/23)! The announcement will come during a Twitter Party that I’m co-hosting with @Mattel tomorrow at 2pm EST. Would love for you to join us! The winner will be contacted via email after the Twitter party as well.


The theme of the my Monster High party was “Freaky. Fab. Fun.”, so I brought played this up on the dessert table by literally spelling it out. ;) I glittered paper mache letters for “FAB” in the center of the table, then designed paper talk bubbles to print and cut for “Freaky” and “Fun”. DIY paper chains garlands hung above the table and really gave it a fun vibe:

Monster High Theme Dessert Table

Most of the treats on the table were store bought or “semi DIY”, meaning that you buy a ready to go dessert from the grocery store, then doctor it up a bit to customize it for your theme, like the cupcakes below, for example. I ordered plain pink and blue cupcakes from my local grocery store, then added Monster High Icing Decorations and large pink heart sprinkles that I had leftover from Valentine’s Day:

Monster High Cupcakes

Incorporating the dolls into your treat displays is a great way to instantly theme up the dessert table! I placed the Getting Ghostly Twyla (below) and Draculaura dolls on plates of rock candy sticks and designed little paper banners for them to hold:


More easy themed treat ideas: “Haunted” Stained Glass Jello + Black & White Cookies:

Monster High Party Ideas - Free Printables HWTM

For a cute treat idea that can also double as a take home favor, fill push pop containers with Monster High colored candy, then embellish them with patterned paper and little printable bows, as shown above.

And sometimes all you need to do is give a store bought treat a clever name (and display it on a coffin-shaped food label!):

Monster High Party Dessert Ideas

Monster High Candy Sticks - Reaper Rods

River Styxx + PixyStix became “River’s Pixie Styxx”! And yes… I realize now that I spelled “pixie” differently than the candy name, but I think it works either way. ;)

Monster High River Styxx Doll

The candy/dessert labels and 4×6 signs shown above are all included in the free printables.

The paper chains like the ones hanging above the dessert table were also utilized for the Monster High Photo Booth backdrop, which you can check out in detail here.

DIY Paper Chain Garlands

The other thing that made a huge impact on this table is the embellishments. I stuck big satin bows, craft gems, and paper silhouettes of Monster High inspired lips and bows all around…

Funky Pink Satin Bow

The DIY “risers” that for the plates of rock candy are actually made from inexpensive lamp shades & scrap fabric! I really love how they turned out:

DIY Dessert Stand

Monster High Party Draculaura Doll Treats

Hope you’re able to utilize some of these ideas at your own Monster High Party! Stay tuned for more inspiration coming soon, and be sure to check out Part 1 (photo booth & activities) if you missed it.

By |2018-05-15T14:10:12+00:00April 22nd, 2015|Parties for Girls, Styled by Jenn|

About the Author:

Jennifer Sbranti is the founder of Hostess with the Mostess®, a creative living and party planning resource established in 2006. She lives in Northern California with her husband, Sonny, and daughters Macy (8) and Rylie (6). Sbranti’s work has been featured in media outlets such as Good Morning America, The Today Show, Real Simple, People, InStyle Weddings, and Extra! TV. She has designed creative content and unique live events for several well-respected brands, including Mattel, Coca-Cola, The Hershey Company, Toys”R”Us, Pottery Barn Kids, and Starbucks.


  1. Erika Belthoff April 22, 2015 at 11:55 pm

    Love your blog! I always check in for inspiration when planning my children's parties!

  2. Rhonda Grisham April 23, 2015 at 12:08 am

    Love love this! Perfect for my granddaughter, she is a huge MH fan.

  3. @trrg12 April 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm
  4. Maria Healey April 22, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Super cute styling Jenn! My niece would just love the scooter!

  5. Michelle April 22, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    LOVE!!! Makes me think of my niece! B

  6. LESLIE SWAN April 22, 2015 at 5:27 pm

    What cute ideas, especially if your daughter is into Monster High!

  7. Kathy Remington April 23, 2015 at 2:13 am

    My daughter loves MH and would be over the top excited for this!

  8. Danielle Hacker April 23, 2015 at 2:26 am

    Could have used these tips for a mh party last week

  9. Jamie C. April 22, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Love your blog and so hope I can win this giveaway. :)

  10. Lacey April 22, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    My daughter would love this scooter!!

  11. Catherine Good April 23, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Love love love it

  12. Michelle Knox - Ellery Designs April 23, 2015 at 4:45 am

    This is AWESOME!!!! Love the coffin style food tags – so clever!! You always amaze me!

  13. Tom Hartman April 23, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Love the give away!

  14. Tom Hartman April 23, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    Me and my husband share the facebook-Tammy Kuta-Hartman

  15. […] main Monster High colors, which I used throughout the rest of this party (as posted in Part 1 and Part 2), but are still in the same general realm, so I used a mix of printables and accent elements to […]

  16. Rhea Frawley April 23, 2015 at 8:42 am

    Love this!!

  17. Leanne Godfrey April 23, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Wow! I’m so excited about this prize pack! My girls will love it!

  18. marlana ward (@wiffieward) April 23, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Can’t wait to chat with everyone today! My daughter’s birthday is in Mid-May so I’m getting things ready and need great ideas! #TRUBestBirthday @wiffieward

  19. Amanda C April 23, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Such a great giveaway!

  20. Cindy C. April 23, 2015 at 9:11 am

    My GD loves Monster High and is having a MH party soon. Getting lots of ideas!

  21. Sobella Lynne Corey April 23, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    My daughter LOVES this party!

  22. Donna Boruff April 23, 2015 at 9:28 am

    My daughter would flip over this!

  23. […] lots of ideas on how to utilize these free printables. You can find them here: Part 1: Activities | Part 2: Dessert Table | Part 3: Drink […]

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