Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Setting the Table for Halloween

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Today, I am showing you my Halloween tablescape.  I can't wait to show you what it looks like...but first, I am going to start by showing you how I made my quick and easy centerpiece.  I started the centerpiece with a vase of candy corn.  We LOVE candy corn and since it is the theme of the table I just thought that a little candy corn would take the whole table over the top.  I stuck a handful of birch branches into the candy.  (I got my birch branches from my favorite florist, but you can take a pair of clippers to the backyard and use what you have.)  I love the birch branches.

I cut various colors of ribbons in to six inch pieces.

I tied the ribbon to the branches in various places to make the whole thing fun and interesting.

Viola!  I just love it how it turned out.

Now for the tablescape.  A few weeks ago I ran across this fabric.  I instantly knew that it would be the inspiration for this year's Halloween tablescape.  I love it and the kids got a kick out of it too.

Orange place mats and white plates go on next. 

I also picked up this fun plaid fabric at the store to make into napkins.  I love how they turned out.  Surprisingly, I do not own Halloween inspired napkin rings.  Do you?  Anyway, I am just going to use a bit of yellow curling ribbon as my napkin ring.  Cheap and easy.  :-) 

Viola!  I love the way it turned out.  I tied the napkin off center so it did not look like a bow tie. 

My little helper added the silverware and cups.  Now it is time for a whimsical little party favor. 

I have these fun little glasses that sort of remind me of the shape of candy corn.  I also found these colorful chocolate gems in candy corn colors.

Start with a handful of white gems in the bottom of the glass. 

It's starting to look so good!

Now it's time for the centerpiece.  I am using some cute little white pumpkins along with some mini pumpkins from the farmer's market.

And finally, the centerpiece...

I always try to design a meal to go with my tablescapes.  

Our Halloween Menu:
{So delicious and the color is perfect for Halloween!}

Squid Ink Pasta, Garlic Butter and Bay Scallops
{Squid Ink Pasta is so dramatic and lovely and what would Halloween be without a bit of garlic to keep the vampires away?}
Halloween Cupcakes 

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

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I am linking to Tablescape Thursday at Between Naps On The Porch and On The Menu Monday at Stone Gable.


  1. Your festive tablescape is so not "corny".....giggle....could not help saying that. I adore everything you have done....the tablecloth, napkins, favors, centerpiece.....every thing is so creative, and I especially loved how you allowed your child to help you!! That is how wonderful memories are made. Congrats on a wonderful fun table!

  2. This is really well coordinated and so cute! Very creative! Love the centerpiece! I love candy corn and have done a few candy corn tablescapes too! So fun!


  3. This is so cute, and I enjoyed going on the step by step with you! Festive and fun!

    Happy Tablescape Thursday to you...


    Sheila :-)

  4. What a spooktacular tablescape!

    I created a mad scientists lab this past Monday. I hope you'll come by for a peek and shriek. :)

  5. Gosh that is one cute all the candy corn related things, especially the tablecloth!

  6. Your table is just adorable! What a clever idea for the centerpiece and your "candy corn" goblets! I saw that fabric, but I never imagined how "sweet" it could look!

  7. The tablescape turned out really great! I love using things like candy corn and m&ms as an inexpensive way to add color to a table.

  8. Your tablescape looks great. It started with that cool centerpiece - such a small thing - the ribbons on the branches - but a big accent. I also like your napkins and "rings". Of course, the candy corn goblets were a necessity with that tablecloth.

  9. You table is just adorable! That centerpiece is one I will make too! What a great idea to tie ribbons around the branches!
    Thanks for joining ON THE MENU MONDAY and bringing us your table, tips and a great menu!