Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Snacky Hour Portable Tablescape


"Snacky Hour"


I am joining Rita@Panoply for a Halloween Tablescape Hop.  This "portable tablescape" is common in my house!

Visit the talented bloggers at the end of this post for some fabulous inspiration for Halloween Tables!


What is "Snacky Hour?

We like to have Happy Hours, but sometimes we forego the"happy" and just enjoy the snacks, therefor "Snacky Hour".

This large tray is perfect for transporting everything to the patio or coffee table:


I loaded the tray with a little sliced beefstick, manchego cheese crackers and cheddar cheese



To make it festive I added my 'skeleton key tree', a striped pumpkin and a funny sign:


The skeleton plates are melamine (perfect for the grandsons!):


There are always lots of straws at my house!



I also added 2 pumpkin muffin skull heads just for fun - My husband thinks I am losing my mind, so I just smile and keep surprising him with my "food humor":


This "portable tablescape" is a bit non-traditional, but easy for the two of us, especially for 'Snacky' Hour!

Hop around for some inspiration:
Bleu Belle Interiors - A Sweet Halloween Table
Me and My Captain - And the Band Played On
Home Is Where the Boat Is - Black Cat Trading Company
Thrifting Wonderland - Practical Magic Halloween
Life and Linda - If the Shoe Fits
The Little Yellow Corner Store - The Debonair Vampire, Leonard
Corner of Plaid and Paisley - Table of Vexing Vermin
Celebrate and Decorate - Halloween Tablescape in Gold and Black
Dinner at Eight - Welcome to Ghostly Hollow!

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Patti @ Pandoras Box
Patti @ Pandoras Box

I live in central NY and I am a retired family and consumer science teacher. I enjoy all types of crafting, decorating and cooking

22 comments:

  1. Patti, your portable tablescape is perfect for Halloween or any day. Who doesn’t enjoy a snacky hour?? The melamine skeleton plates, skeleton key tree, and reservation sign are great additions to your tray. The pumpkin muffin skull heads are fun! It is always a treat to join you at your table or for snacky hour!

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  2. Luv your snacky hour...Patti, that is my kind of hour or two or three. Your dishes are adorable and melamine is so popular right now...good for grands as you say. Always a pleasure to hop with you.

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  3. Patti, I think your October tray setting is a great way to make snack hour fun! Especially the skull muffins. Did you make them yourself?
    Rachelle

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  4. Patti, this portable tray is so cute, and I love the skeleton theme. It's amazing how versatile the Courtly Check pattern is! Your crackers look delish. Did you make them?

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  5. Your skeleton theme is spooktacular. Have a great day.

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  6. Your Snacky Hour tray is so cute, I LOVE the skeleton key tree; so fun!

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  7. Patti, your portable tray setting is perfect! The skeleton key tree is so creative and so are your skull muffins! Pinning!

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  8. Very cute snacky tray filled with delightful food. The muffin skulls are so perfect. Love your black and white theme. A delightful Halloween snack is what we enjoy. The skeleton key tree fits right in.

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  9. Oh this is just adorable! I love the idea of snacky time! Love the black and white!

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  10. This is such a brilliant idea, my kind of evening eating, honestly. I have that tray too, and it really can hold so much. You have decor (cleverly done with skeleton keys on the tree), table elements AND food! Your melamine plates are terrific. Hey, he may think you're losing your mind, but I bet he ate the muffin bread, am I right?! Thanks for joining the fun with your unique idea for a table setting.

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  11. Oh Patti, what a cute idea, Snacky Hour!! I love all your cute Halloween things, the spooky cups, skellie plates, and the to die for sign ๐Ÿ˜‚ Very much fun!! The skeleton key tree is adorable, love it all!
    Jenna

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  12. So cute. Could you say where to buy the skeleton plates? Thanks!

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  13. Patty, I love to have Snacky Hour. I may have to borrow your idea for a Halloween inspired snack tray. You have created the cutest Halloween Snacky Hour tray ever. You have incorporated so many darling Halloween elements from the skeleton plates to the spooky tree. It is always so much fun joining you on these hops! Happy Halloween!

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  14. I love the idea of Snacky Hour, Patti. I sometimes make a small charcuterie tray just for myself. Your muffin skulls are fun for the grandsons. Your tree is so cute!

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  15. What a wonderful idea....the snacky hour. It is great to have some ideas for this kind of entertaining rather than a full dinner or lunch at a set tablescape. I believe there is more options to dress up a snack tray, especially when it is football season and guests visit during the game. There is also options to add in paper products like plates and napkins which there are some really awesome designs that I never get to use. Easy entertainment and still a lot of fun like you demonstrated. Love the fun with food too. Awesome. Happy Halloween.

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  16. I had not thought to do a snack tray, Patti, but I certainly will keep that idea in mind. I love how easy it would be to play in different settings. The muffin skulls are really great. You incorporated so many great Halloween ideas it made for a fun presentation. Happy Halloween.
    Lynne

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  17. Snacky Hour, what a hoot! Such cute additions to your trayscape from your skeleton plates and tree, skull muffins and spooky tins to pair with your Courtly Check! As always, it’s a treat to join you at the table and hop with you. Happy October ๐ŸŽƒ๐Ÿ’€๐Ÿ—️

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  18. Patti, I love your portable trayscape idea for snacks and how you styled it. Those skelly plates are so cute and practical --- for kids of all ages lol!

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  19. Patti, your snacking hour is a delight for any Halloween lover!! My two favorite things are the cute little skeleton plates and the skeleton key tree!! ๐Ÿ— so clever!!! ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ–ค I hope you have a fun Halloween with lots of treats and no tricks!!

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  20. I love this idea Patti! It is the perfect way to enjoy some snacks while taking in a Halloween movie while adding atmosphere and partaking in the fun of staying on theme! I love your skeleton key tree. What a cute idea, but the little sign "guests are dying to stay here" had me giggling! Love the muffins too :)

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  21. Patti, your whimsical snacking hour tray would bring serious fun to waiting at home for the trick-or-treaters to arrive. The skeleton key tree is inspired! Happy Halloween!

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  22. I love your snack tray, Patti. It's so cute and festive! You've made it special with all of the little details. I'd love to try this with my girlfriends! It was fun hopping with you. Happy Halloween!
    Rebecca (Zucchini Sisters)

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