With All Hallows’ Eve approaching, I couldn’t resist having a little scary fun at the table.
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.
“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.
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.
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 . . .
Flutes are waiting with straws to sip from if you dare. . .
In addition to treats, I have a three easy tricks or tips for scaring up a haunted table for Halloween.
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 <|:>)
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.
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 ThirstCocktail for All Hallow’s Eve.
Applied to a bottle of cava, Freixenet, the black bottle bubbly and serve.
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.
Add a black sugar rim to your glass, a glittery spider and some festive straws.
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