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I have been seeing all the Christmas trees up in Costco, so I knew that we were close to Halloween. Isn’t that how it feels? All of the holidays are so rushed. You don’t even know what month you’re in anymore.
Anyway, back to Halloween. I love decorating for the Fall and Halloween. I still decorate outside with pumpkins, mums, and a few friendly ghosts. (I don’t want to have all the scary decorations and frighten the little ones). I have seriously curtailed the outdoor decorations from when my son was a child, but I still like a festive tablescape and indoor decorations.
Back in the day, my son and his friends in the neighborhood would go door to door trick or treating for a few hours after school and then I would have some of my son’s friends and their parents over for a Halloween party.
The menu was pizza for the kids and Three Bean Turkey Chili with Sour Cream Cornbread for the adults. I still keep the tradition and make chili every Halloween.
I have collected quite a few decorations over the years which allows me to change the tablescape, except for my favorite table accent that is always on my Halloween tablescapes.
It is a Frankenstein mug that was the base for a floral arrangement I received years ago and Frankie is always a welcomed guest at the table.
So let’s get started…
The tablecloth this year is what other colors but orange and black. This year the tablecloth is plaid with a few Halloween designs featuring pumpkins, spider webs, black cats, bats and candy corn.
The designs on the tablecloth match my treat bowls.
The placemat is a black spider web and I put a little plastic spider crawling up the side of the web. No need for a charger plate with this placemat.
The dinner dishes are solid orange ceramic dishes and I am using a new purchase, black and white melamine salad dishes with the word “Spooky” written over a black & white pumpkin.
I bought them in Wegmans of all places, last year on a visit to see my son. There were only six dishes on a clearance shelf and I took it as a sign they were just waiting for me.
The flatware is the standard black matte for Halloween.
Instead of using cloth napkins and glassware, this year I decided to use paper napkins and paper cups.
The candlesticks are wire spiders holding a black tapered candle. I decided not to use the big candelabra this year.
To continue with the spider theme, I put decorated Halloween cupcakes iced in green and orange frosting with sprinkles in spider cupcake holders scattered on the table for dessert after dinner.
I just love these cupcake holders! They were too cute not to purchase.
The centerpiece is a combination of cake plates and a pumpkin trio tea light holder taken from the kitchen window (shop your house first) with two sparkle black pumpkins with attached black crows, some glitter ribbon and Halloween paper shred.
This centerpiece was truly a work in progress. I had no plan what I wanted when I started out. It was a little of this and that.
My table accents are of course a salt and pepper shaker; this time a ghost and black cat, both with pumpkins.
To add to the table accents, I have four assorted Halloween treat bowls.
I put glass Halloween table scatter in two bowls, paper napkins in another and left one to be filled with candy.
The Halloween glass table scatter looks great, especially when the candles are lit.
And last but not least, “Frankie”.
Instead of holding flowers, Frankie now holds pretzel rods with plastic witches fingers.
The tablescape is complete and I am now ready for today’s trick or treaters and a piece of candy for myself here and there. I have a weakness for peanut M & M’s and Milky Way bars. (Notice what is in the bowl)?
Have a very Happy and Safe Halloween!
Until my next post, make every day a celebration!
Plaid orange and black tablecloth from Homegoods
Black spider placemats from Bed, Bath & Beyond
Orange ceramic dinner plate from Dollar Tree
Black & white “spooky” melamine salad plate from Wegmans
Spider Cupcake holders from Crate and Barrel
Spider candlesticks from Michael’s Arts & Crafts
Orange ceramic candy bowl from Homegoods
Halloween treat bowls from Sur La Table
Black pumpkins with black crows from Michael’s Arts & Crafts
Pumpkin trio tea light holder from Michael’s Arts & Crafts
Black Flatware from Bed, Bath & Beyond
Paper Goods, witches fingers and plastic spiders from Party City
Halloween paper shred and black tapered candles from Michael’s Arts and Crafts
Glass Halloween table scatter from Homegoods
Frankie mug from previous floral arrangement
Salt & Pepper shakers from too old to remember
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