Hello everyone. I hope you all had a restful Sunday! Are you enjoying fall? I have to tell you, it really doesn’t feel like autumn here yet. The leaves are slowly turning but the temperatures are still fairly warm for October. And to be honest, I don’t mind it at all.
With Halloween just a few weeks away, I wanted to bring you a little inspiration for a grown up Halloween Party. I’m usually not into Halloween that much, it’s definitely out of my comfort zone, but I’ve been inspired by other bloggers this season! Some of my fellow creatives love Halloween and have styled truly beautiful tables this year. To follow my friends, I decided to create my version of an Elegant Halloween Dinner Party and to offer you tips for creating your own.
TIPS FOR CREATING AN ELEGANT HALLOWEEN DINNER PARTY
Step One: The tablecloth. You’ll want to go bold!!! Use a black and white tablecloth to add drama and elegance. The bold print instantly set the tone for my chic Halloween tablescape without too much fuss. If you don’t have a black and white tablecloth, you can just get a piece of fabric from a store like Joann Fabrics. That’s where I purchased mine and the fabric was 70% off. It actually came to $18.00 for three yards. The napkins are from Amazon and were $18.00 for a set of 4.
Step Two: The centerpiece. I wanted the center of my table to be dramatic, yet simple. Instead of using flowers in the center of the table, I went with a bust. It’s whimsical and by dressing her with a top hat, pearls and ribbon, it is in keeping with the “moodiness” of the table.
Step Three: The Place Setting. Tie in your place setting with the theme of your table. Use a mix of white and gold when setting the table. I went with a gold charger, white plate, coupe champagne glasses with a gold trim, gold vintage flatware and black and white napkins. I added a Masquerade masks for instant drama and a fun way to dress up the place setting. The Masquerade masks I used are from Michael’s. They were a good score at 50% off and are decorations that I will use for many festive occasions. I finished the place settings with pumpkins and a skeleton place card.
Step Four: Add Something Unexpected. Instead of using orange pumpkins, I had my husband spray paint a few orange pumpkins with black paint and added black glitter for an extra element of glam. The stem got a gold paint to match the gold accents on the table.
Step Five: Add Something Whimsical. To create that conversation piece, I used skeletons as place card holders. Would you believe that these cute skeletons came from the Dollar Store? I just simply sprayed them with gold paint to make them more glam. They are so darling and glam up the place setting.
Step Five: Flowers. I think flowers should be a part of almost any tablescape, even for Halloween. Here’s the thing, with the tablecloth being so bold, you‘ll want to use a strong/vibrant flower with deep reds or pinks so it can stand out. I used faux red roses in small pink glass containers at the top of each place setting. It adds a nice pop of color to the table!
Step Six: Candles. The candles are such a major part of any tablescape. I went with pillar candles to create height as well as tea lights placed in gold candle holders to add sparkle on the table.
I hope you are feeling inspired this Halloween!!! I had a ton of fun creating this table.
Let me know how your festive table turns out.
Thank you for your visit friends. Glad you stopped by today!!