Halloween isn’t just for the kids, it’s for grown-ups alike, and gives you a great excuse to get the gang together for eats and drinks — most would like to be away from their own houses on Halloween anyway, right?
The experts at Wren Kitchens have come up with some truly original new Halloween table settings that, with a few minor tweaks, can last all the way up to December. One of the best things about them is that you can DIY these table settings yourself.
From unconventional color combos to sophisticated natural centerpieces, these ideas will elevate your on-theme Halloween table to the next level to create an unforgettable evening!
5 Fabulous New Halloween Table Settings
1. Natural green wonder
Looking for a sophisticated grown-up look? Then look no further. Pile up green pumpkins instead of orange for a softer esthetic. Add black candle sticks and lashings of greenery naturally placed on the table. Don’t forget to add a throw or two to keep it cozy.
2. Go subtle with white
Spray your pumpkins white for an understated, subtle design. Add a clean white tablecloth along with a strip of natural hessian (an affordable purchase from fabric shops) to create a mini runner. Simply add tealights in jam jars to create a real ambiance for the evening. Don’t forget to add sprigs of eucalyptus along the runner, as well as rosemary in your napkins to create a subtle scent.
3. Black and pink
Black and pink; who would have thought it? Go for this bold and feminine design to break the boundaries for typical Halloween decor. Paint your pumpkins pink, add some faux flowers and purchase a skull vase to pop on each plate, which you can easily switch out to something more subtle after the 31st. To go one step further, go all pink with crockery and cutlery.
4. Glowing golds and oranges
This picture-perfect tablescape is so effective with its effortless appeal. Go natural and purchase your pumpkins, squashes and fruit the day before to scatter on the table. Think apples, pomegranates and lemons. Add gold silverware and spray a sprig of foliage in gold too, to tie the theme together. Don’t forget to finish it off with candles and a flower centerpiece. This will take you right through Thanksgiving.
4. Sleeping skeleton
Have fun with the kids to create this simple yet fun table setting. Pop a little skeleton on each plate with a napkin over him as if he’s tucked up in bed! An orange plate will make this sweet yet spooky creature pop. Pick up some autumnal leaves and add a few baby squashes (the uglier the better!).
5. Dark spooky cobwebs
This one is not for those who are afraid of spiders… this tastefully spooky table decor is understated yet glam. Get some cobwebs and faux spiders and stretch it around the plate and table. Add in a couple of crispy autumnal leaves too. Add a hessian napkin and tie it around your silverware. For a little bit of atmosphere, don’t forget the simple tealights! Okay, so this one’s to going to work after the 31st, but at least you can save all the pieces for next year!
The beauty of all of these ideas is that they can easily be adapted into table decorations or centerpieces for buffets. No tricks, all treats!
We love to decorate outside for Halloween — now it’s time to spook up your interior with these 5 new Halloween table settings that, with a tweak or two, can last through Thanksgiving.