Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Halloween Breakfast for the Grandchildren

This Halloween breakfast table was set with our adorable grandchildren in mind.
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Both of them are early risers, and when they're visiting, they like their breakfast as soon as they come into the kitchen. The inspiration for this table came from these cute ghost tealights from Crate & Barrel.

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Since candy is essential on Halloween, why not start the day off right with some candy corn?


Or, perhaps you prefer candy pumpkins, as I do?  The nutritional rules are different at Grandmama's house!


The simple placesetting includes plain white and orange plates, individual bakers, and white napkins tied with ribbon.  I used both black and white gingham and candy-corn print ribbons.

 Here's a view of the table.  Since the children are up well before daylight, we may very well light the candles!  The Halloween print fabric I'm using was purchased for my daughter's birthday party back in 1990.  I think I've gotten my money's worth, don't you? 

 On the right, the same fabric lines a black and orange basket we'll use for muffins.


Thank you for visiting my table this week!


I hope you will leave a comment before you leave to visit all the wonderful tablescapes at Susan's Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps on the Porch!





43 comments:

  1. Well, you can call it candy corn FLAKES! Yeah...that's it!

    I love your table and think it's so cute that you did it up with candy for the grandkids. The gingham on the napkins gave it a breakfasty feel too for some reason. You're right about nutritional value. It's all "good" when it comes from Grandma's table.

    Happy Halloween breakfast to all!

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  2. Well, Tricia, I think you will definitely be the favorite Grandmama after this breakfast! And I don't think Halloween fabrics ever go out of style! The black and white gingham ribbon is the perfect final touch. Happy Halloween! Linda

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  3. Oooh, they are cuties for sure, those two! I can't wait to have Grandsies to give candy to at breakfast. But wait, isn't that really the same as the French toast I'm giving the teens already? :))) I might have to add some sugary pumpkins this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration, and have a wonderful holiday with those darlings!
    Cheers, Andrea

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  4. Can I come eat dinner at your home? I love candy for breakfast and what a fun table to wake up to! I would be flying high all day. Love the gingham ribbon on the napkins. Joni

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  5. This is so cute. Our g'kiddo's would love this too.

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  6. What an adorable table and I know the kids loved it! Could life be any better than waking up to candy:@)

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  7. OOh a real Grandma.. reminds me of Bill Cosby and his let them eat cake! It's delightful and I'm sure the kids had a wonderful time. Love the gingham, it just goes with everything!

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  8. So fun~ there's nothing better than candy corn for breakfast! Your grandkids are adorable :-)

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  9. Your tablescape is so cute, Tricia. I love the candles. I have them in the store and I still cannot believe that they have not sold. I guess it will be lucky for me if they don't cause then, I will just use them. Your grandkids are so cute, bet they love this table!....Christine

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  10. Adorable, indeed! They are lucky to have such a creative and fun grandma!

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  11. How darling -- isn't it so much fun to do this all over again with the grands? What cute little goblins you have.

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  12. Very cute. Love the ghost tea lights! I would love a breakfast table like this!!

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  13. What a great grammy you are! I just love to surprise my little grandsons with the silly factor. As long as they remain polite, the rules are greatly relaxed at our house. I let them go swimming before their popcicle breakfast. How's that for fun?
    Linda @ A Toile Tale

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  14. What an adorable table. I doubt your grandchildren know how lucky they are to have such a clever grandma. I love that candle holder in the center. I'll bet it gets a lot of use.

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  15. I needed a grandma like this! My grandkids think sugar is one of the main food groups at my house! But corn and pumpkin, those are good veggies to start with. I love the little ghost candle to set the mood. Fun fun!

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  16. Very cute table. I love the candle ghosts. They are too cute to burn. And love the black and white ribbons.
    D

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  17. Candy corn is a great way to start the day! Love, love, love it. What a sweet G'ma!

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  18. Very well done as always! I'll bet you are the most popular grandma!

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  19. I can see that you and I use the same nutritional guide when the grandbabies are visiting. Your tablescape is perfection! Thank you for sharing your charming design. Cherry Kay

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  20. The kids are gonna love it, especially the candy corn for breakfast. Of course, they may be on a sugar high all day and you better have lots of energy. Enjoy!

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  21. Cute table! The grands will love eating breakfast here, and lucky too! I have the same Granny/Candy rules here too! he he he!

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  22. that is so cute, I can imagine how much the kids will love it.

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  23. Good morning Trish,
    What a lovely treat to your lovely kiddies! I love the way you set your table. So simple but so elegant.

    This is the way it is. LOVELY...

    Have a happy TS.

    Greetings from chilly Stockholm,
    /chie

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  24. What a cute table! I'm sure your grandchildren will love it. I especially love those cute ghost votives. I also used gingham ribbons for napkin holders this week. Great minds think alike!

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  25. How much fun!
    This made me miss my grandsons even more!
    Enjoyed visiting,
    Laura

    I linked to the same party.

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  26. Cute, cute table...when I was little I would have loved having candy corn or pumpkins for breakfast!

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  27. Very cute! I love the idea of candy for breakfast!

    Donna

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  28. Adorable. I love the simplicity of it all. I still have kids at home and I'm finding it difficult to find time to get up into the attic to bring down the Halloween decorations this year! Shame on me - and I'm a decorator! I'm finding you by way of Tablescape Thursdays, I'm crashing the party - but if I decide to enter a new post, then I won't be a crasher anymore. I'm following you now and look forward to your future posts!
    Michelle
    www.jamiesoninteriors.com

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  29. How very sweet! Literally, you're the best Grandma!
    Love it!
    Kathy

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  30. What a wonderful Grandmama you are!! Table is adorable!! So enjoyed visiting!

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  31. Oh my gosh I wish you were my grandmother!! I love the orange pitcher and I love the candles centerpiece. How sweet. Your grandchildren must have been very happy to wake up at your house! And, if their parents were there they must have been quite pleased to be able to sleep in.

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  32. I bet they squealed with delight when they saw that sweet table!
    Sheila

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  33. Thank God for Grandma's! I love your table and I bet your grandchildren loved their breakfast!

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  34. You are such a great Grandma! I'm the Grandmother kids think are weird because I make "treats" out of fruits and vegetable and expect them to accept that! Oh, well...I do try! Although it would probably not be a bad idea to get revenge on our kids by filling THEIR kids up with candy and then sending them home! :-))) I hope you and your family enjoy a safe and happy Halloween!

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  35. This is really neat, I bet your grandchildren loved it! The orange and white is so pretty with the black!

    Katherine

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  36. What a fun table! It's a great table for kids of all ages.

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  37. Trisha, this is such a great table! It is filled with the Halloween spirit and yet not over the top. I just love it! Your grandchildren are adorable and I bet they really enjoyed this special table.

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  38. So cute! I love candy corn too.

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  39. Oh what a great table for them!! I know all too well that the nutritional rules are different for grandmothers! My mom is next door, and I just cringe when she heads over in the morning with the candy, lol!! This table is fun, but you always manage to make everything elegant too!

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  40. What a cute table! I bet your grandchildren loved it.

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  41. Tricia, Your table is great! Can I come for breakfast? I love your table runner and your dishes and the candy. It all looks so colorful...and yummy!
    Blessings, Beth

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  42. How adorable! I love your table for Holloween that you came up with for your grandchildren! I have 2 granddaughters I just simply adore, they're 3 hours. away from me, next year I'll certainly fix it for them a table as fun as yours.

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