There’s still plenty of time until we finally get to wear our Halloween costumes this year. However, it’s never too early to start planning the décor. Today we’re starting the long list of Halloween decoration ideas and tips so don’t forget to come back for more inspiration. Right now we’re going to focus on table decorations.
There are lots of things you can decorate your Halloween table with. One of them is a spooky centerpiece. An idea would be to use a mirror as a base. It will give depth to your creation and it will make it look even spookier. You can also use black netting along the base of the candleholder to create some sort of fog and then try to hang some scary decorations as well.
If you don’t want to waste much space with centerpieces on the table, you can limit yourself to using a few candleholders and maybe you can find red or black candles and then just spread some plastic spiders between the plates. If the circumstances allow you to, you can also add some decorations to the chandelier above the table.
You can also go with something traditional such as the pumpkins. But to make the décor a little more original you can use white pumpkins Just put some pumpkins in the middle of the table, the larger ones in the middle and the smaller ones I between them and to the sides. You can also add some candles and maybe even some leaves for an autumnal look.
A black tablecloth can also do the trick. It’s an easy and quick solution if you don’t have much time to prepare the dining area and it can also be a more elegant look. Of course, the black tablecloth alone would not feel that festive if you don’t add some decorations. A single pumpkin would be enough.
You can also use some leftover pieces of fabric in colors like grey, orange, even black or red and make some individual decorations for each guest. You don’t have to look far for supplies. Just use some elaves or others things you find in the garden.
Here’s a more elaborate idea. For the Halloween dessert table you can make a table linen out of burlap and a ruffled table runner out of plain black cotton fabric. You can also use a nice branch from the yard or garden and paint it black. Then add some orange leaves and some black-painted leaves. Here we also have coffins that were also painted black and filled with moss and with a skeleton inside. A few ghosts hanging from the branch and some more small decorations are also a nice touch.
And since we were talking about branches, here’s another idea: make a bat mobile. Again, you need to find a nice branch in your backyard or garden. Paint it black, let it dry and use transparent thread to hang it from the ceiling, window frame or anywhere else you want. Make some small, black bat decorations from paper or fabric and hang them from the branch as well.
If you have the time, you can dress up your entire house in spider web. It’s not that difficult. All you have to do is hang ragged-looking spider webs around the room. You can make them by pinning, snipping and tearing cheesecloth. A few plastic spiders would also complete the look.
Another lovely idea is to decorate your dessert table with cute Halloween-related pieces. Just find some cute designs and print them out and then use them to decorate the table. You can use canning jars and fill them with gummy worms and other treats. Decorate the jars with the designs you printed out. For some extra flair you can also bake some creepy cookies.
Another idea, a little more elaborate, is to make the whole table look spooky. Just find a theme and go with it. Then find ways to make each item look spooky by improvising. Just take a look at this table. Everything looks so scary and spooky and yet so delicious. It’s the beauty of Halloween.
This is a gothic-styled Halloween dessert table/mantel. It’s filled with classic candy pumpkins, candy corn, jelly beans and even some more unusual treats such as the fingers and the skeleton cookies. It’s true that there are also clouds of cotton candy but even those have been taken over by the crows. The Halloween spirit is all over this delicious table.
This Halloween table is spooky for several reasons. First of all, it lacks color so there’s not much you can say about this part. Then the table has been taken over by spiders and spider webs and everything on it looks gothic and not at all cheerful. Perhaps this is not the most appropriate idea for a family Halloween table.
This is a more cheerful Halloween table. The décor is simple but stylish and, even though it’s not a traditional idea, the decorations are pink. It’s a more personalized version that still includes some of the classics: black-bordered plates and wine glasses.