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Eat Drink and Be Scary: Simple Black Halloween Table Setting Ideas

Updated on October 9, 2014

Create A Black Halloween Table Setting This Year

You don't need a lot to put together an eerie black Halloween table setting for a dinner party. You just need a bit of imagination and a few great black pieces.

On this page you will find a lot of Halloween table setting ideas. Everything you need to create a black, goth-themed tablescape including black tablecloths, dishes and glasses plus gothic centerpieces, candleholders and more.

Just pick and choose a few great Halloween items and incorporate them with some of the things that you already own and love and you'll have a masterful Halloween table.

Some of the items featured on this page are not black, in case you think all black is too much for you and some are versatile and will work all year long. Many items are also available in other colours but remember that a basic black tablecloth is perfect on Halloween but can also be dressed for New Year's Eve. Handsome French pressed glassware is ideal for drinking those blood red punches at Halloween but also useful all year long.

Happy Haunting!

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Halloween Dining Room Decor
Halloween Dining Room Decor | Source

Start With A Basic Black Tablecloth

Start With A Basic Black Tablecloth

Now Designs 60 by 108-Inch Spectrum Tablecloth, Black
Now Designs 60 by 108-Inch Spectrum Tablecloth, Black

A basic black tablecloth is versatile & can be used throughout the year. You can click on the picture to see what other shapes and sizes of black tableclothes Amazon stocks.

 

Add A Set Of Black Dishes

Add A Basic Black Dish Set

Like This Waechtersbach Fun Factory 16-Piece Dinnerware Set

Use this set for everyday or for Halloween, you can even mix and match it with other Waechtersbach pieces to create a totally unique table setting.

Waechtersbach Fun Factory II Black 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4
Waechtersbach Fun Factory II Black 16-Piece Dinnerware Set, Service for 4

A service for four will allow you to set a complete Halloween table with black dishes.

 

Or Even Just Four Black Dinner Plates

Waechtersbach Fun Factory II Black Dinner Plates,Set of 4
Waechtersbach Fun Factory II Black Dinner Plates,Set of 4

A set of dinner plates will allow you to set a dinner table -- without all the accessory pieces -- but with other Halloween themed accents or even your ordinary, day-to-day dishes.

 

And Halloween Glasses

Lolita Martini Glass Wicked Witch, The 3rd Retired - Wine Martini New Love GLS4-5575T
Lolita Martini Glass Wicked Witch, The 3rd Retired - Wine Martini New Love GLS4-5575T

If you find a lot of black a bit too much, try adding a shot of purple or green to your table setting. I love this handsome Lolita Wicked Witch Martini Glass, which would really pop on a black tablescape.

 

La Rochere French Glasses

La Rochere Set Of 6, 8.5-ounce Jacques Coeur Water Glasses
La Rochere Set Of 6, 8.5-ounce Jacques Coeur Water Glasses

I love these La Rochere French glasses. They are simple, yet appropriate and you can use them all year long! At Halloween, they'd look great with a serving of your best bloody wine...

 

And A Gothic Centerpiece

A gothic centerpiece
A gothic centerpiece | Source

And At Least A Few Halloween Themed Candles

Skull & Skeleton Tea Light Candle Holder Votive

Cool Skull & Skeleton Tea Light Candle Holder Votive
Cool Skull & Skeleton Tea Light Candle Holder Votive

An interesting skull and skeleton themed votive candle holder adds a macabre element to the best set Halloween table!

 

Or Maybe You Would Prefer A Gargoyle Candle Holder

Awesome Angry Gargoyle Statue Candle Holder Evil
Awesome Angry Gargoyle Statue Candle Holder Evil

This, ah, cute little buy will add a vintage maybe even Dracula-themed feel to your tablescape.

 

More Halloween Ideas For Your Dark Halloween Table

Halloween Table Decor
Halloween Table Decor | Source

More Halloween Items To Add To Your Table

  • An inexpensive lace tablecloth thrown over a black one is effective.
  • Some Halloween themed, black or orange colored napkins.
  • A string of Halloween colored lights.
  • A pumpkin, carved as a jack-o-lantern or not.
  • Assorted body parts; fake ones, if you please.

Martha Stewart Halloween Magazines
Martha Stewart Halloween Magazines | Source

Martha Stewart's Magazines Are PACKED With More Great Halloween Ideas

And the past issues are readily available online.

If you are looking for more ideas for spooking your Halloween table or for haunting your entire home, there is no better resource than Martha Stewart Living's Halloween magazines. They are all readily available on line through this index of Martha Stewart's Halloween magazines by clicking right here.

Every issue is packed full of horrific Halloween ideas from recipes and crafts to creative pumpkin carving and ways to haunt your house this year. Shown here is the 2000 Halloween special issue.

Happy Haunting!

© 2010 Treasures By Brenda

What do you set your table with at Halloween?

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      5 years ago from United States

      So many wonderful suggestions! It really is fun to put together a stunning Halloween table like you have described and shown!

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      Rosyel Sawali 

      5 years ago from Manila Philippines

      Awesome! Well put lens ^_^

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      beckyf 

      7 years ago

      I really enjoyed this lens. It's very well put together. :)

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      SacredCynWear 

      7 years ago

      Great lens! I broke you 13 rating! Happy Halloween~!

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      anonymous 

      7 years ago

      Great Halloween table settings! Some "black" angel dust to add to the décor!

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      tandemonimom lm 

      8 years ago

      Who knew you could get so fancy for Halloween? Wow!

    • Sylvestermouse profile image

      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 

      8 years ago from United States

      What fabulous ideas and table settings. A black tablecloth with that skeleton candle holder alone would scare the wits out of guest. I love it! LOL

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      Robin S 

      8 years ago from USA

      Wow! I love these black table setting ideas! Awesome! I've left you some angel dust!

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      Nancy Tate Hellams 

      8 years ago from Pendleton, SC

      Fantastic. You had my mind spinning with ideas. I love to set the table for Halloween and this year will be extra special thanks to you.

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      SofiaMann 

      8 years ago

      Fantastic! Congratulations.

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      Joan4 

      8 years ago

      Oh I do love those Halloween tables!! wish I had done that when our kids were young! That's a hoot!

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      Wendy Henderson 

      8 years ago from PA

      I really like the goth centerpiece.

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      Virginia Allain 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      What a sophisticated Halloween themed table. Halloween isn't just for kids anymore.

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      bdkz 

      8 years ago

      Congratulations! You've been SquidBoo Blasted. Happy Halloween!

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      bconnor11 

      8 years ago

      Very nice ideas. I'll be sure to use these at my next Halloween party! :D

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      Susan Deppner 

      8 years ago from Arkansas USA

      I love these Halloween table setting ideas! I absolutely adore the Waechtersbach's ghost plates. I like it best when scary is cute!

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      Dianne Loomos 

      8 years ago

      I love the ideas for a dark Halloween table. Great goth centerpieces and I love the ghost plates too. Lensrolled to my Halloween Recipe, Stuffed Pumpkin.

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