One of my favorite celebrations throughout the year is Halloween! The month of October brings pumpkins, witches, ghosts, goblins, and color! Halloween has certainly changed in our home over the years. Gone are the days of childhood costumes, school parties, and trick or treating. However, there are still traditions we hold onto… and my personal favorite is embracing the spirit of Halloween through a fabulous tablescape.
I love the colors of fall and Halloween. Hues of black, orange, purple, vivid green, and white! When creating my Halloween tablescape I begin with these colors as my base palette, then adding in old and new collectibles. The items I use vary from year to year, but there are a few that have a standing seat at the table… Vietri stemware, assorted velvet pumpkins, and black candles housed in my crystal candle holders.
When it comes to the centerpiece, I try to incorporate Halloween components that are both festive and timeless. I almost always start with a black table runner adorned with a variety of items. I love choosing from my velvet pumpkins, sparkly skulls and studded pumpkins, ravens, crystal pieces and candles of varying heights, shapes and sizes. The centerpiece trails from end to end of my dining table with tiny fairy lights gently tucked throughout to create a magical illumination.
When it comes to place settings, I tend to gravitate towards a traditional place setting with a pop of color, ornamentation in the napkin ring and a bold charger plate. I love building a place setting with a charger plate that serves as a foundation and adds a pop of color, dimension, texture, and elegance. Build the setting with a dinner plate, salad plate, napkin fold (with or without a napkin ring), flatware, and a place card. To add a bit of Halloween spirit, I laced a black feather through the napkin ring!
Shop Halloween Collectables
I’ve collected so many of these items for years. However, there are so many fabulous places to shop Halloween collectibles. Below are a few of my favorite vendors!