All Hallows’ Eve Tablescape: Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

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With All Hallows’ Eve approaching, I couldn’t resist having a little scary fun at the table.

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 I was creeping along the aisles of HomeGoods a couple of weeks ago where I found haunted house plates, elegantly decrepit in a gold luxe finish for a haunted tableau, along with “no tricks, just treats” appetizer plates.

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“Eat, Drink, and Be Scary” bowls were just the right size to offer up some black and white treats of foil-wrapped ghosts and candy eyes. Skellie suckers, candy twist pops, and candy corn truffles in a spider web mini cupcake wrappers, are nestled in a bed of black paper shred.

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A lacy spider web tablecloth is layered over a matelasse coverlet for the table and straw black placemats have a web-like texture and setting for the haunted house plates.

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Grave Hill Cellars Witches & Warlocks, Cauldron Brewed Bubbled and Boiled, Established 1666, is bubbling with mini ghostly white pumpkins, ravens and black bottles of bubbly Brut . . .

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Flutes are waiting with straws to sip from if you dare. . .

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 In addition to treats, I have a three easy tricks or tips for scaring up a haunted table for Halloween.

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I use denture adhesive cream to keep candle tapers secure in their holders. I have better luck with it than tacky wax and you can squeeze out the amount you need. Anything safe for your witchy dentures is safe for your mother’s silver wedding candleholders too. Thanks, mom <|:>)

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Look on the costume aisle at Party City, Target or Walmart if you can’t find napkin rings for your table. I found inexpensive cuff bracelets at Target to repurpose as napkin rings to place on a sleeve of napkins.

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I always check out the Dollar Spot at Target, you never know what may lurk there! Foil bottle labels provided a little inspiration for a Dying of Thirst Cocktail for All Hallow’s Eve.

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Applied to a bottle of cava, Freixenet, the black bottle bubbly and serve.

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Mix the cava or sparkling wine of choice with pomegranate juice to the ratio you prefer. Festive for witches and warlocks served as is, or with ginger ale to stretch your bubbles, making it less potent and lethal.

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Add a black sugar rim to your glass, a glittery spider and some festive straws.

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Eat, Drink and Be Scary Table Details:

Haunted House Plates, No Tricks Just Treats Plates, Eat Drink & Be Scary Bowls / Luxe by Circoa, HomeGoods

Lace Web Tablecloth, Halloween Cuff Napkin Rings, Target

Skeletal Hands / Target several years ago

Flatware / Mikasa Cameo Gold, used here

Witches & Warlocks Wine Chiller, Spider Votives, Candles, Placemats, Straws, Mercury Glass Pumpkin / HomeGoods

 Crows, Spiders / Michaels, several years ago

Napkins / Pier1 and Bed, Bath & Beyond

Flutes / Z Gallerie, several years ago

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 Happy Haunting!

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  37 comments for “All Hallows’ Eve Tablescape: Eat, Drink, and Be Scary

  1. October 27, 2015 at 8:45 am

    Oh my those are a scream. ;-) Very spooktacular. I’ll be right over for some treats!

  2. October 27, 2015 at 8:51 am

    Just to die for, what a delightful tablescape, as always you shine… Thank you for the denture cream hint… Out to buy some right away!

  3. October 27, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I’m not really a fan of Halloween, but this table is adorable! Almost too elegant NOT to copy!! Love, the dishes and the denture cream tip. Makes perfect sense.

  4. October 27, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Wow! You did it again. Your table is over the top, and I LOVE the dinner plates, bowls and bread and butter plates. They’re classy and spooky. Well done. Oh, and that is a great tip about the denture cream for candles!

  5. October 27, 2015 at 8:59 am

    I saw the haunted house plates at TJ Maxx a couple of days ago it was all I could do to resist buying them. Since we are

  6. Ellen Stillabower
    October 27, 2015 at 9:00 am

    WOW!!! That is awesome!! I was at a Home Goods a couple of weeks ago and they had nothing..just some junk!! I wish we could get a better more stocked stores here!! But, thanks for sharing that table Is SPOOKTACULAR!!!!’ 😍😍😍🎃🍾🕷🕸

  7. October 27, 2015 at 9:01 am

    Now the rest…. Since we are generally on the road between Maine and Houston at Halloween there’s little opportunity for me to scare up spooky things. I do enjoy what the rest of you conjure up however.

  8. katwell321
    October 27, 2015 at 9:02 am

    Fabulous as always! Your amazing tablescapes always have me wishing I lived next door :-) Thanks for starting my day with a smile.

  9. October 27, 2015 at 9:10 am

    This is one lovely, SCARY table! I hope y’all have a fun Halloween. I bet kids LOVE trick or treating at your house!

  10. October 27, 2015 at 9:34 am

    The silver wine chiller is fabulous!!!! I thought at first it was a trophy and couldn’t imagine where in the world you came up with it! Love those votives too. And the candles, this table and the last one. You are amazing!!!!

  11. October 27, 2015 at 9:41 am

    Wonderful! I particularly like the wrist cuff as napkin rings idea – so creative!

  12. October 27, 2015 at 9:47 am

    Mary – do you actually host a dinner party utilizing these beautiful things or do you just do tablescapes for photographing for magazines etc? Always so beautiful! I am always blown away! :)

  13. October 27, 2015 at 9:48 am

    I want to come to your house for some Halloween fun, Mary! I love all your tips that you share with us. The flutes turned out super cute with the spider topper, and yes please, I’ll take a sparkly pomegranate drink before I leave. Cheers to you!

  14. Jencyn
    October 27, 2015 at 10:11 am

    You are, quite possibly, the most creative person on the face of the earth.

  15. October 27, 2015 at 10:55 am

    Love everything! Your blog is such an inspiration , I find myself saying”Why didn`t I think of that”! Thanks for the denture cream tip. Happy Haunting. :))

  16. October 27, 2015 at 11:56 am

    Mary, this is elegant with a touch of scary. Ha! Creeping along the aisles . . . you have the magic to see something in the aisles of Home Goods and transform it all into an incredible party scene. I do think you have magical powers!
    Thanks for the tip on the dental cream. I’ll put that to good use!
    Enjoy the day!

  17. Cassie
    October 27, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    Simply amazing all the work you put in to your masterpieces. Thanks so much for sharing with us.

  18. Kay
    October 27, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    Love the Fixodent idea. Genius!

  19. Susie
    October 27, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    The Fixodent hint is a winner!! So are your wonderful scary tablescapes :) Always a delight!

  20. Diana
    October 27, 2015 at 2:25 pm

    I love Home Goods too, great tablescapes. Denture cream on my
    shopping list. Thanks for the tip.

  21. Kathi
    October 27, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    I am bewitched by this awesome post. You have a talent like no other when it comes to decorating, styling and photographing. It is always a treat and never a trick to see your post in my in-box!!! I was wondering if you would share where you can find those adorable candies, like the foil-wrapped ghosts and skullie suckers. Thank you for sharing your incredible talents!

  22. October 27, 2015 at 2:55 pm

    Very cool. I’ve simply avoided going to Homegoods the last two weeks, since I wouldn’t be able to use anything scarey this year. We will have to muddle along with some spooky napkins…and we are only getting a quick visit with the grand on Saturday. I seriously will look after Halloween for next year, your choicews are always…gorgeous! Thanks, Sandi

  23. October 27, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    You can always combine the scary and elegant with such ease!…Love, love the table from those amazing dishes to the great tablecloth and scary dishes of spooky candy. And, love the denture cream idea!….

  24. Linny
    October 27, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Love your table setting. Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. My wine glass has spiders, and the saying EAT, DRINK, AND BE WITCHY. I love this wine glass. Have a Spooky Halloween.

  25. October 27, 2015 at 5:53 pm

    Oh how I wish I could raise a glass with you for a spell Mary! Lovin’ the no tricks just treats plates-so cute! Also had a chuckle from the strategically placed eyeball peeking out in the first pic:@)

  26. Sherlie Magaret
    October 27, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    Love these dishes, they are like adult Halloween dishes, what an enchanting tablescape you have made with them.

  27. October 27, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    FABULOUS tablescape!!! Thanks for all of your great ideas – especially your tip about using denture cream to hold tapers. Great idea.
    Best,
    Michelle

  28. Lanita Anderson
    October 28, 2015 at 7:28 am

    I’m not a fan of the “creepy” side of Halloween, but I love your haunted house and “No Tricks Just Treats” plates!!
    Thanks for sharing!
    Lanita

  29. October 28, 2015 at 8:38 am

    Halloween is one of my favorite holidays! Loved both of your Halloween posts. Can’t get enough of your Halloweeh decor. Hope I’m invited to party at your house!

  30. October 28, 2015 at 10:34 am

    Mary, I’m going out to get some denture cream and then I’m buying stock in the company! What a great idea!! I love the scary but elegant and enticing dinner plates and the spidery tablecloth too! Woo–hoo, so perfect for this witchy woman! Hope you are planning a spooktacular dinner at this wonderful table! Linda

  31. Paula
    October 28, 2015 at 9:19 pm

    ~Mary~

    Call me the “green eye monster” hehe. You always find the neatest items , love it all as always!!

    Paula
    IN

  32. October 28, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Who knew Fixodent would fix my candle problems??? Why, you did! You are a hoot, Mary, and super talented!

  33. October 29, 2015 at 8:35 am

    I almost bought those plates Mary! I think they are frightfully cute, and I love all the scary treats you found to go with your table of creepy spiders and devilish dining. Your lethal potion is terrifying with the spider topped rim! Love the fabulous cauldron of bubbling brew, the skeleton hands and creepy peeking eyeballs~yikes! Happy Halloween!
    Jenna

  34. November 2, 2015 at 8:13 pm

    the devil is in the details and this is pure devily!

  35. November 4, 2015 at 11:51 am

    I love the Witches & Warlocks chiller!! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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