Host a spooky yet elegant Halloween gathering with colorful, bold table settings and decorations. These easy Halloween ideas are sure to impress even the bravest of guests.
By : Farima Alavi
The Dark Black Raven
For an ominous look, RMSer michellelouise22 placed a black raven and spray-painted tree branches at the center of her fireplace mantel to represent Edgar Allan Poe's poem The Raven. She made the "nevermore" sign with vinyl letters, and the black candleholders and miniature pumpkins give an extra dark touch.
A Succulent Dinner Party
Host a lush dinner party with a vampire theme. Courtney Dial of Pizzazzerie started with a black velvet tablecloth and dressed it up with dark red accents. To resemble blood, Courtney hung cloth napkins from the table and added red drip candles on top of antique black candleholders. Add a mirror to the table to reflect the eerie candles, and stick "Blood Red" labels on the red wine bottles.
Skulls fill this creepy dining room decorated by RMSer nyclq, who chose a black-and-white theme. She topped a gauze table runner with a delicate branch centerpiece that holds skull tea lights. The skull theme is carried through to the buffet table, featuring black candelabras and a mummy skeleton. The bright orange window panels are the only pop of color, which adds a dramatic touch to the space.
Pumpkin Carving Party
Carving pumpkins is one of the most interactive Halloween activities, so throw your own party filled with delicious treats and whimsical decor. Korinne Seel of Swank Sweets set a playful spider web tablecloth as the backdrop and enhanced it with inexpensive paper Halloween fans. All the edibles are from the local supermarket and customized with party printables by Anders Ruff Custom Designs. Set the pumpkins on cake stands to make them the focal point of the table.
Skeletons on the Table
You don't need gory decorations to spook your guests. RMSer debbiedoos set a frightening table with a metal skull centerpiece, red skull wine glasses and plastic bones on the place settings. To add more of a scare, she hung yellow CAUTION tape on the windows. This dinner table is sure to lead to a thrilling night.
Decorate in red, black and white for a pirate-themed Halloween party. Courtney spruced up vanilla cupcakes with pirate ship cupcake toppers. Fill an old rum bottle with root beer to act as decor and refreshments for guests, and serve other delicious treats in large treasure chests.
Magic and Whimsy
RMS user michellelouise22 chose a yesteryear theme for her Halloween decor. She made a kid-friendly centerpiece by placing fake red apples in a black "Poison" pot and painting one apple black to symbolize a poisonous one. The spider wine glass and hard resin book complete the supernatural look.
A Witch Gathering
Create a tall grim centerpiece by filling a three-tier cake stand with various Halloween decor. RMSer Tamgypsy filled the centerpiece with glittery skulls, bones, spray-painted Christmas ornaments and a silver witch's hat. She placed miniature skulls on the plates and brought crystal elements to the table with candle holders and wine glasses.