To many folks, Halloween is more than trick or treaters and scary costumes. To many, it’s party time.

For those who want the best decorated goodies at their party, or to take as gifts to a party, it’s best to plan ahead.

Think about what you want — cookies, cupcakes, doughnuts, cakes, etc. — consider your options and place an order to take some stress off the event.

Chain businesses planning special Halloween treats include Chili’s, IHOP, Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’, Wendy’s and Baskin-Robbins.

We found some locally owned spots to check out the frosted frights, too.

MERRITT’S BAKERY

3202 E. 15th St., 918-747-2301

9521 S. Delaware Ave., 918-296-9000

4930 W. Kenosha St., Broken Arrow, 918-250-1607

Merritt’s annually offers a wide selection of cookies, cupcakes and cakes. Give at least a 48-hour notice for a spooky cake.

HURTS DONUT CO.

111 S. Detroit Ave.

918-574-2211

Preorder line: 918-574-1104

If it’s a big, flavorful, spidery doughnut you want, Hurts has you covered. To make sure you get what you want in time, calling the preorder line is highly recommended.

LITTLE J’S BAKESHOPPE & COFFEE

10032 S. Sheridan Road

918-995-7979

Nestled away in the corner of a strip center, Little J’s has whimsical cookies and cupcakes in the display case. Call ahead for the availability of a custom-made cake.

LUDGER’S BAVARIAN CAKERY

6527 E. 91st St.

918-622-2537

Decorated cookies and cupcakes will be available, but here’s the ticket at Ludger’s: Order a Bavarian cream cheesecake with a Halloween decoration (no dark colors allowed, though orange is OK) at least 48 hours in advance and be the hit of the party.

BARBEE COOKIES

8393 S. Memorial Drive

415 S. Boston Ave. in the Atlas Building

918-369-7997 for both stores

The huge, yummy cookies from Barbee will delight friends and family with their colorful decorations, including friendly looking pumpkins, spiders and ghosts. Something to think about: These can be shipped anywhere in the country.


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Scott Cherry 918-581-8463

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Scott is in his second tour of duty with the Tulsa World. He was a sports writer during his first stop. Since returning to the World in 1992, he has been the food writer and now restaurant critic and wine columnist. Phone: 918-581-8463