Halloween Table Decorations and Setting-Creepy and Elegant For Halloween
Decorating for the Holiday With Beautiful Decor
Halloween Table Decorations and Table Setting-Creepy and Elegant. Holiday decorating and design have always intrigued me to do my very best to design a table setting for everyone to enjoy. Every child and adult look forward to the day they can dress in a fancy costume, eat candy, and witness the Holiday dÃÂ©cor displayed for their delight. Making a table setting for Halloween is a tradition I started when my children were young and was a way to enjoy the holiday throughout the month of October. Since I have a daughter with a birthday a couple days before the holiday, I always begin thinking about my decorations during the summer months.
Fall holidays in my home have evolved from childlike displays to amuse my children to a more elegant theme over the years. I have just begun my search for the perfect table setting for this years events. My youngest daughter has a 3 year old daughter and bakes for this special event. She is a master baker and decorator of cupcakes, complete with a tier display stand for my table. They add to my table setting and are delicious treats we all love.
The first step for me is to decide which style of tablecloth to choose. Sometimes I purchase ready-made tablecloths, while other times I make them from fabric to coordinate with my theme. Either way they are an important part of my Halloween table and I like to begin with it to determine my coordinating tableware. I need to decide if I should use something I already have or choose new pieces to the delight of the children in our family. Candles are always an important choice, last year after holiday I purchased some lovely silver ones coated with glitter. I think they would be perfect this year, since my theme is elegant and creepy.
I have chosen the Midnight Lace tablecloth below to begin my design and for an accent I will use blood red cloth napkins. I will use my good silverware for each place setting and found some elegant black dinnerware I will be able to use again. I keep all of my decorations in a large covered tub, storing the linens at both the top and the bottom of the container to protect the glasses and plates from breakage. I usually wrap each piece of stemware in one of my cloth napkins and layer napkins between the dishes. Each of my holiday table settings gets the same treatment and them I store it in the attic clearly marking the boxes with the holiday.
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Holiday Design - Start with the Tablecloth
This lacey tablecloth will impress you guests, it's elegant and creepy at the same time. A Goulash tablecloth for your best Vampire and other friends of the night.
Fiesta Ware has always been a classic choice. Durable for everyday use and in BLACK perfect for Halloween.
Libbey SMOKE colored glassware goes perfectly with black dinnerware. This classic design is also good of everyday use.
These RED cloth napkins compliment my tablecloth by adding an accent color for my elegant and creepy dÃ©cor.
I will be using these Moraccan style lanterns to accent my buffet, with it's black table runner.
Let Us Invite You to Our Home - WELCOME!
My son-in-law James will be our host this evening, he welcomes you to come see our elegant and spooky decorations. You can see we go all out for holiday. Everyone at our house dresses in their favorite costumes and everything is spooky and creepy at our house.
When it comes to James he keeps in total character of his costume and portray himself just like he looks. The older children will join in and since this years them is elegant and spooky I anticipate a few real characters. One of my older grandchildren Evan is into theater and drama so expect to see some great costumes as well.
We will also be playing games at our party I will be making them and one of the thing we always do is have a piÃ±ata hanging in the garage to distribute the candy. This years will be a giant bat with wings. I always hate to see my artwork torn apart but the kids have such a good time it's not too bad. One of the games is pin the poison apple to the witches hand. She will hang off the door and everyone will take a turn trying to put the apple in the correct place wearing a blindfold. As a teacher, I have always made games for the kids.
This year looks to be one of the best years in a long time. With seven grandchildren and their parents,, we are sure to have a wonderful celebration.
Count Scooter-Welcome to Our Home
Start with Some Lovely Decor
Wow Look at This - Stemware Decor
Every Elegant table setting calls for beautiful stemware. Invest wine glasses that will last from one year to the next, while enhancing your dining. These are perfect for wine or punch or why not try a bloody Mary?
Elegant Halloween Stemware for favorite Halloween beverage. Use again and again.
This Halloween bowl fit great with my theme it is from Amazon and you can click on the photo to purchase one. I loved it the moment I saw it my spooky design get a little more creepy when I serve snack and appetizers from it. My grandchildren think it's so cool that Granmama decorates the entire house for the holiday. They love to come over for dinner and in October it's all about Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
My dog Scooter is the Official greeter at the door, he dresses each year in his vampire attire to the amusement of the children. The local children in our neighborhood also enjoy my decorations and always ask to come it to look at them. It's all about the kids and us big kids too. The holiday ismeant to be fun for everyone.
I must admit I get a real kick out of decorating for the holiday, but Fall is my favorite. This years menu will include traditional beverages such as blood punch (tomato juice), finger sandwiches, brain soup (cauliflower soup) scab salad (cranberry topped salad), gut casserole (spaghetti) and of course my daughter's home baked cupcake for dessert with monster milk (milk) in my black glassware.
A bowl for your treats (click for info)
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