You won’t have to buy a ton of supplies to execute this simple table idea. All you need are a few small and big pumpkins for the centerpiece, plus place card holders, black and orange cardstock for the confetti, place cards, black napkins, simple white plates, and striped twine for the cutlery.
Set the scene for an elegant gathering with a dark and moody table, like this one by Cassandra Lavalle of coco+kelley. Just add some “creeping” foliage for the centerpiece, black candles, napkins, vintage-inspired plates, and a tablecloth.
Ditch the usual orange and black color scheme for something a little more sophisticated, like this black and gold table. The tablecloth is made from burlap layered with black lace from a fabric store. For each place setting, a gold charger is topped with a black sparkly cobweb decoration, a white plate, and a gold pumpkin place card holder. And the centerpiece is a grouping of gold and black painted pumpkins with a gold skeleton and skulls.
This candelabra idea can work both on a dining table as a centerpiece or to dress up a side table. Take a halved log and drill holes two inches apart along the top of it. Put black candles in the holes and place pumpkins, skulls, and a fake raven next to the candelabra to complete the vignette. When Halloween is over, you can replace the black candles and decorative objects with something more Thanksgiving- or holiday-appropriate.
Get some inspiration from one of Edgar Allan Poe’s most famous poems: The Raven. Stefanie of Brooklyn Limestone set a mysterious and dark table with a birdcage, fake ravens, white pumpkins placed on black candleholders, black and white napkins and plates, and even a vintage typewriter. To finish the look, she wrote a quote from the poem on her dining room mirror and hung black pennants across the room.
Dress up your snack or buffet table with a few spooky decorations—which can all be bought at your local craft store. The candles are decorated with white washi tape and placed in candleholders that were spray-painted black. Skulls and a small wooden coffin were added for a macabre look. And finally, the garland with a spooky warning and a black spiderweb tablecloth finish the scene.
If you’re not into the idea of dressing your dining table in a super dramatic and moody theme, create a fall-inspired look that could last you through Thanksgiving. The centerpiece is easy to put together with pumpkins and large candles placed in glass cylinders. Each place setting is simple—a dishtowel serves as a placemat and white plates are topped with orange napkins.
If you want to go all out for your Halloween party, this is the way to do it. Decorate branches with fake crows and black leaves and then place them in a mason jar filled with sand or pebbles. Place the mason jar inside a large hurricane or vase and fill the inside with cotton batting. Add a lace black table runner and vintage dishes and candleholders to finish the spooky look.