This Way to Trick or Treating Halloween Tablescape


With Halloween a few weeks away,

I’m at the table with some tricks & treats!


Black and white plates are paired with checks

 for a festive foundation and Happy Haunting!


 A pumpkin and a wreath of orange berries

was scared up from the aisles of HomeGoods,

one of my favorite haunts, to place in an urn

 for an easy centerpiece.


Black mugs at each place setting

are filled with treats of candy eyes,

owls, ghosts and Jack-o’-lanterns~


Attracting the attention of crows

with their shiny foil wrappers~


A four pack of dish towels in a combination

of black, orange, checks and stripes,

are masquerading as napkins at the table.


Octagonal chargers frame square plates

from Mikasa’s Swirl Dinnerware collection.


The stoneware, with its simple, clean lines,

has a combination of

 matte and gloss glazes on each piece.


 And Swirl flatware by Mikasa combines

and contrasts a mirror and frosted finish.


Skeletal hands seem a little less sinister

holding a felted wool pumpkin ornaments

found at Target.



Chocolate Dipped & Sprinkled Apples

marry tricks with treats with

chocolate and vanilla flavored bark coating

and a Creepy Sprinkles Lab~


Easy to make for ghosts and goblins!


And a little anatomy and Halloween fun with

Wilton Candy Eyes or Eye(s) of Newt. . .


. . .And Wilton candy bones,

minimal bone setting skills required :)




Trick or Treating Table Details:

*Swirl Dinnerware, Glasses, and Flatware/ Mikasa

Octagonal Chargers/ Pottery Barn, last year

Tablecloth/ Kohl’s, last year

Skeletal Hands and felted pumpkin ornaments/ Target

Pumpkin, Wreath & Napkins/ HomeGoods



*Lifetime Brands’ products have been provided

free of charge in exchange for

promotional consideration.

Mikasa Swirl Halloween Treats

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  70 comments for “This Way to Trick or Treating Halloween Tablescape

  1. October 11, 2013 at 6:28 am

    Very cute Mary! I love the little eyes looking up at you from each cup! The last time I was at Target they didn’t have the Halloween stuff out… Guess where I’m headed tomorrow:@)

  2. October 11, 2013 at 6:31 am

    I played with the Wilton Candy Eyes this week too! Love the eyes peeking up at you. xo

  3. Peggy Thal
    October 11, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Such a beautiful and fun Halloween table. Love the creepy hands holding your fun Carmel apples and felt pumpkins. Great black pumpkin too!

  4. October 11, 2013 at 7:12 am

    Your collection of stuff amazes me. Always you have just the right thing for whatever table you’re doing. Dish towels are often in better patterns/colors than napkins and are very handy substitutes.

  5. October 11, 2013 at 7:15 am

    I love black and white … with the splashes of orange and that great Trick or Treat Centerpiece —- ready for Halloween!

  6. October 11, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Love the black pumpkin and the dish clothes!

  7. October 11, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Good morning, Mary! Love your black, white and orange table settings. 🍂🎃👻👀

  8. October 11, 2013 at 8:02 am

    What a fun table, Mary! You are certainly in the Halloween spirit with such festive decor and you’ve provided some yummy treats for your guests to adore!! xo

  9. Cheryl
    October 11, 2013 at 8:15 am

    Always love your tablescapes…especially lakeside…and this one does not fail. So adorable!

  10. October 11, 2013 at 8:17 am

    You are just SO darn creative! Don’t you ever have an off day? LOL Lisa

  11. Franki
    October 11, 2013 at 8:31 am

    Way CUTE!! franki

  12. Kim
    October 11, 2013 at 8:33 am

    So darn, cute. I mean spooky!

  13. Jo-Ann Ayres
    October 11, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Good morning, Mary, Loved the tablescape, very creative. Love the idea of using dishtowels for napkins.

  14. October 11, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Hi Mary, This is a great halloween table and without a single halloween themed plate in sight! This pattern is wonderful and so versatile. I must get some of those eyes and stick them on all the goodies in my house, in hopes that I won’t be able to eat something that is “looking” at me. Linda

  15. October 11, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Great table! Those cups of goodies look very tempting, and I love the skeletal hands. I’ll have to look for those eyeballs, I’m heading to the cake decorating shop this morning.

  16. Vicki Nuckols
    October 11, 2013 at 8:52 am

    Loving this tablescape,thank you for sharing!!!! One day would you do a tour of your beautiful home?You are so creative I know it must be amazing,Thanks again!!!!!! Happy Halloween from Georgia!!!!

  17. October 11, 2013 at 9:17 am

    Hi Mary, I love the skeletal hands holding the cute apples! Thank you for sharing your wonderful Halloween table at the Open House party.

  18. Tricia
    October 11, 2013 at 9:25 am

    I love it. I like that you don’t make it all “kiddie” or gruesome. This is a classy table for all ages!

  19. October 11, 2013 at 9:32 am

    No need for trick or treating at this table, you have provided all the treats! That big fat black pumpkin looks adorable on the orange wreath atop your urn~and I love the way you have set the plates at different angles on the octagon chargers. 4 pack dish cloths make great napkins with your black and white checked cloth, and those hands do look less creepy with your felted pumpkins and apple sprinkled treats. I don’t like Halloween gruesome, but I just love Halloween sweet, like this table! Thanks for the eye candy, I’m off to find some chocolate!

  20. Sandi Lee
    October 11, 2013 at 10:22 am

    Hi Mary,

    Did you find the skeletal hands at Target this year? I have looked everywhere for some but none to be found at Target or anywhere else so far. If you have seen them anywhere please let me know. The table is wonderful and I love the black and white tablecloth from Kohl’s too. Thanks for your help.

    • October 11, 2013 at 10:51 am

      Thanks Sandi! No the hands came from Target several years ago, they were sold as votive holders. I’ve seen the servers several places this year but not the holders. If I run across them I’ll let you know :)

  21. October 11, 2013 at 11:33 am

    Oh Mary, what a very special Halloween Tablescape. Everything is perfect.
    Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  22. October 11, 2013 at 11:36 am

    I have a question regarding your tea towels as napkins. What are the dimensions? I have a set that would be fabulous for Halloween, but I’m wondering how big is too big. Mine are 18″ x 28.” Thanks!

    • October 11, 2013 at 11:47 am

      Hi Pattie, My dish towels are 16 x 28, folded to 6 x 14, they hang off the table :)

  23. October 11, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    loving your big black punkin! it looks like you made it, great find! another spooky gooky table galore, i bet the kids in the neighborhood are treated very well by you~

  24. October 11, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    This is so cute, Mary! Love that you used the dish towels.

  25. October 11, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    How clever! Mary, you never cease to amaze ~ all the details!! You know I’m going back up to the top to linger and enjoy. Thank you for sharing all of your fabulous ideas. (Have a wonderful weekend!) xo

  26. October 11, 2013 at 8:40 pm

    You’ve put together a really fun table! I’m loving all the Mikasa Swirl pieces, especially the black! Thanks for the insipiration.

  27. paula
    October 11, 2013 at 10:17 pm


    Love the cute little eyes in the mug, Heres LooKing at YoU another winner !!
    Have a super weekend!
    p.s the pumpkin center piece is so darn scary, I mean Neat !! :)

  28. October 11, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Thanks for the towel dimensions. I think mine will work. I found eyes at Michael’s today. I think I might use them to scare my husband at breakfast tomorrow…on pancakes. ;-)

  29. October 12, 2013 at 12:53 am

    Mary, no one does a festive table better than you, my friend. This is so cute — I love it!! I really like your black and white checked tablecloth (it reminds me of my kitchen curtains). :) Your centerpiece is great, and HomeGoods is my favorite haunt, too. :-D I love the way you’ve stacked your plates, and the flatware is lovely. The spooky candy is so cute, and so are the skeleton hands with the burlap pumpkins. Thanks for sharing the Halloween treat recipes; they look like real winners!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend, Mary!



  30. October 12, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Those apples would thrill any child or adult for that matter! They are so attractive. I have fond memories of treat or treating and going to my teachers home where she always had a huge tray of candied apples.

    Your table is so festive and fun and super creative as usual.

  31. October 12, 2013 at 8:09 pm

    Mary, your tablescape is so darn fun! Love the decorated apples along with those little felt pumpkins in the skeletal hands! How fun it would be to dine at your table beside the lake!

  32. October 13, 2013 at 8:48 am

    Mary- you never disappoint! I love everything you do.

  33. October 13, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Mary, I always look forward to seeing what you have created to share with us and your trick or treat table is darling. Love the pumpkin, the wreath and tablecloth. So perfect for the event.

  34. October 14, 2013 at 9:02 am

    I love your table setting! So many adorable touches! I have the same black and white table cloth and it’s fun to see it in a different setting!

  35. October 14, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Sio behind on posts as we had a VERY busy weekend. So glad I didn’t miss this FUN table! You ahve inspired me to do a table. I just haven’t been able to motivate myself lately with so much going on here. You are the QUEEN of staging/merchandising. Love the teatowels.

  36. October 14, 2013 at 8:18 pm

    Love the tablescape, love the black and white checks, so cute with the bright orange and I adore how everyone has their very own cup of clever..Phyllis

  37. Marty@A Stroll Thru Life
    October 15, 2013 at 9:25 am

    Your treat cups are so fun, I love this idea. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

  38. October 15, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Terrific! Just the right amount of “spook” with “spectacular”! All the details are fantastic when put together. Those apples look delish!


  39. October 16, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Love this tablescape!! The sinister looking hands holding the felt pumpkins are too fabulous! I love all the linens too. I am craving one of those apples too!! Come link up to Centerpiece Wednesday and share this idea with us.
    Karin :)

  40. Bev
    October 16, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Gorgeous, as always! Love all the spooky details. Those cupcake holders are to die for….hmmm…maybe I should choose better words.

  41. October 16, 2013 at 8:59 pm

    You can make spooky and creepy elegant!!! Love the pumpkin message!!!

  42. October 16, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    As always, Mary, your table is fantastic…so festive and pretty. I have the pumpkin from home goods as well but mine is the ivory with black lettering…really enjoying moving it from vignette to vignette.

  43. October 17, 2013 at 8:56 am

    I love this, it looks great for Halloween without being too spooky. I like that you can use items you might already have like black and white dinner ware. Happy Halloween!

  44. October 17, 2013 at 9:50 am

    What a beautiful setting on the water. Every detail is just wonderful. I loved seeing it! Love the black dinnerware!

  45. October 17, 2013 at 12:00 pm

    So cute! I love the orange, black and white theme. All the details you added are perfect!

  46. October 17, 2013 at 8:08 pm

    Your table is so cute! Love the place settings and the trick or treat pumpkin!! So creative!

  47. October 18, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Love the table setting! Those little hands are creepy. Thanks for sharing! Stop by my Friday’s Five Features and link up this post (and others)!

  48. October 19, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    Hi Mary…Just wanted you to know that you have been featured on my blog…again! :-) You have so many fabulous ideas! Thanks so much for sharing at The Scoop!…hugs…Debbie

  49. October 20, 2013 at 9:31 am

    Perfect Halloween colored table, just the right amount of trick!
    That flatware is very pretty. My Dansk is starting to get pitted.
    Have a great Sunday! You have been a very busy poster, how do you do it!

  50. October 23, 2013 at 7:12 pm

    This is so cute! I think several of us used black and white checked tablecloths this time – love what you did with yours. Your decorated apples are the most adorable things. What a creative idea!!

  51. Joni
    October 23, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Mary, I love all of this table. The pumpkin in the urn as a centerpieces is just great! Love the hands with the aplles in them. the eyes are so fun that I think I have to borrow that idea. love the black and white tablecloth too. You always put together the yummiest little buckets of candy. Joni

  52. October 23, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    Great Halloween table, Mary…I love those bony hands and ravens roosting on the pumpkins!
    Have a spooktacular week…

  53. October 23, 2013 at 10:51 pm

    So sweet! Love the apples!

    – Alma, The Tablescaper

  54. October 24, 2013 at 12:35 am

    Another adorable table, Mary. The centerpiece is a clever way to set the stage of this table with all the treats. Of course, the black and white theme with a touch of Halloween orange makes me smile. The selection of dish towels are the perfect addition. I find myself buying dish towels more and more for use as napkins.

  55. Liz @ Infuse With Liz
    October 24, 2013 at 9:03 am

    So cute- your talent is always amazing. Love the apples and little pumpkins. Those cups full of candy look too good! I bought some dishtowels that I thought about using for napkins- this gives me ideas!

  56. Bev
    October 16, 2014 at 10:36 pm

    So lovely…your cupcake holders are wonderful! Great attention to always!

  57. October 8, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    Oh how adorable and clever. I loved everything about this table. What a clever way to use a pumpkin to give “directions” I just loved it!

  58. October 8, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Cute as ever, Mary! I picked up packages of Halloween kitchen towels at HG recently to use as napkins. It’s a fun touch, and they make great napkins. I missed those cute felted pumpkins at Target. Did you find them this year? If so, what section? I’ll make a Target run tomorrow. ;-)
    Happy Treating!

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