A Jolly Halloween Table


With Halloween less than two weeks away, my cauldron is bubbling with fun and inspiration for a Happy Haunting!


 I like to keep the ‘Happy’ or ‘Jolly’ in Halloween, so I couldn’t resist these vintage-inspired Halloween greetings with little witches.


 Wiccan Lace plates with the quintessential black cats, bats, haunted houses and spider webs were at HomeGoods, a favorite haunt, a couple of weeks ago.


They’re paired with beaded spider napkin rings and festive orange and black tinsel-woven placemats.


An 8-light metal candle centerpiece, used at the table here, is filled with candy corn, witch hat tealights, and flowers.


These vivid orange sunflowers with their dyed purple leaves stopped me in my tracks when I spied them at the grocery store.  I usually think dyed flowers are downright scary, but these sunflowers and the contrast of the purple and orange seemed eerily perfect for a Halloween table.


“On Hallowe’en the thing you must do

Is pretend that nothing can frighten you. . .”


For the weight of the sunflowers, I placed a piece of chicken wire in the vase to support the stems, camouflaged and hidden by some vivid orange maple leaves.


Orangy-red mums and some greenery foraged from the shrubs and planters, add some contrast and lime green color to the centerpiece.


 A black and white checked tablecloth provides a foundation for the table and mini pumpkins are adorned with black and white checked ribbon tied on their stems.


“For Ways that are dark and tricks that are vain. . . Watch Out!”


 It’s not Halloween without a few treats!


A set of four Grace’s Teaware polka dot cupcake stands were scared up at HomeGoods for $9.99.



And all witches need festive straws to sip their brew!



Jolly Halloween Table Details:

Ciroa Wiccan Lace Plates / HomeGoods

 8 Light Metal Candle Centerpiece / Elements, used here

Tinsel Placemats and Spider Napkin Rings / Pier 1

Napkins / Kohl’s & Hobby Lobby

Tablecloth, Kohl’s several years ago

Halloween Glitter Greetings / Cavallini & Co.

Polka Dot Cupcake Stands / Grace’s Teaware, HomeGoods

Goblets and Halloween Straws / HomeGoods

Witch Tealights / HomeGoods

Treble Clef Flatware / World Market, several years ago


Wishing you a Jolly Halloween!



A Jolly Halloween Tablescape

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  43 comments for “A Jolly Halloween Table

  1. October 19, 2016 at 7:35 am

    Those flowers are fantastic! What a brilliant idea for keeping them sturdy in the vase. Great table and details.

  2. Kathi Layfield
    October 19, 2016 at 7:39 am

    I gasped when I saw that gorgeous sunflower with it’s purple leaves…so stunning. In fact, the whole centerpiece is stunning. And, I was bewitched by the entire tablescape. You did it again…you put a smile on my face!!! Thank you, Mary!

  3. Michelle
    October 19, 2016 at 8:01 am

    Nice table settings🎃

  4. October 19, 2016 at 8:12 am

    this is a Jolly Halloween! What a cute poem! The sunflowers are crazy cool Mary, and I love your candy corn filled candelabra- I had those adorable cupcake stands in my buggy at HG last trip, and with great restraint put them back…so cute! The tinsel placemats are really a wow factor too, very fun :) I can’t wait to play with my new box of giveaway goodies and brew up some magic!

  5. October 19, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Those flowers are spectacular, Mary, and make for the perfect centerpiece. Filling the votives with candy corn, and then topped with a witch’s tea light, is such a fun idea. I’m loving the cupcake pedestals, and of course, the yummy cupcake is calling my name. I’d love to be a guest at your happy Halloween table!

  6. October 19, 2016 at 8:38 am

    That is stinkin’ adorable!! Love it all!

  7. Anita Hinkeldey McVey
    October 19, 2016 at 8:59 am

    I felt like a little kid again looking at that table of fun! So many good ideas!

  8. October 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Sweet, in more ways that one!!! A big BOO to you!

  9. franniemeshorer
    October 19, 2016 at 9:35 am

    oh mary .. i was delighted when i read: “i like to keep happy and jolly in halloween” … with all the ‘scary and sad’ that is in this olde world of ours, and having three beautiful little ‘cute witches’ for grand-daughters, i made a decision to get rid of all ‘scary monsters and dreadful souls’ amongst my halloween decorations .. yep! just threw them in the trash! don’t even want to donate them to a thrift store and perpetuate ‘horror’ in other homes. i remembered the ‘gentleness’ that was halloween in my own childhood and that is what i believe halloween should be all about … HAPPY AND JOLLY! THANK YOU FOR REMINDING US ALL WITH YOUR ‘GENTLE SOUL’.

  10. Ellen Stillabower
    October 19, 2016 at 9:50 am

    Love, love this table!!! I have been looking for a big checked, black & white tablecloth for years. Can’t find one..wish I knew about this long time ago…back to the table…I live the centerpiece sooooo clever..thanks for sharing…🎃💀🍁🕸🕷

  11. baywatch2002
    October 19, 2016 at 9:58 am

     Just looking for Sperry low flowered boots.  Would like to purchase a pair.  They may have been on Naps on the Porch.  Any help would be sooo appreciated. Carol Wilson

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

    • October 19, 2016 at 10:19 am

      The brand is Sloggers, not Sperry. They offer lots of prints. Do an online search to see, I found mine on Amazon several years ago. :)

  12. October 19, 2016 at 10:12 am

    I’m trying to stay away from Homegoods. You aren’t helping! ;) May I Trick or Treat at your house???!!!

  13. Stephanie Lane
    October 19, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Absolutely love this table. You are so creative!!!

  14. October 19, 2016 at 10:19 am

    Mary, I love this Halloween table…fun and creative, but not scary! The centerpiece is really pretty and candy corn is always a favorite…cupcakes look delicious! Pam @ Everyday Living

  15. Debbie
    October 19, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Your flower arrangement is stunning!!! Love it. Everything is wonderful and festive.

  16. October 19, 2016 at 11:03 am

    What an adorably festive Halloween table….jolly indeed! I love it all, but my favorite is the centerpiece with the cute witches’ hats candles. LOVE them!

  17. Vikki
    October 19, 2016 at 11:48 am

    This is such a beautiful post. That centerpiece took my breath away. You are sooooooooo creative. I’ll be out of the country for this Halloween (Italy) so it was a TREAT to view all the fun of the last day of October on your blog. I am also trying to stay out of HG but after seeing all the pretties here I may have to make a visit. Vikki in VA

  18. Joan
    October 19, 2016 at 3:27 pm

    What a beautiful post. Everything is so beautiful. Enjoy them.

  19. Marion
    October 19, 2016 at 3:28 pm

    WOW! What gorgeous things you have. Thank You for sharing.

  20. Donna
    October 19, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    Such a treat for my eyes!

  21. October 19, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Lovin’ the cool spider web plates and great polka dot cupcake stands Mary! Looks like you’re all set to scare up some fun:@)

  22. Marilyn
    October 19, 2016 at 7:39 pm

    You never cease to amaze me with you displays. Everything is so inviting and lovely.

  23. Paula
    October 19, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Love the vintage greeting cards, so very cute ! And of course the whole table setting looks booootiful !!


  24. RS
    October 19, 2016 at 8:44 pm

    The big sunflower has me mesmerized.

  25. October 20, 2016 at 10:29 am

    Your tables are always the best! What a setting too!
    What would we do without Home Goods?!!! It really is my one addiction in life!!! (Cackle, cackle!)
    I adore the polka dotted little cake pedestals, and the lace plates are fabulous. What a clever idea to fill the candle cups with candy.

  26. Beth
    October 20, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Love your table setting! As always…. you capture the spirit of the season. And I like the happy in Halloween as well. I love the small pedestals for the cupcakes…. where did you find those?

    You certainly have an eye for design!
    I can’t wait to see your next post. Thank you for your inspiration!

    Happy Haunting!

  27. Joni
    October 20, 2016 at 10:35 pm

    Mary, your table is so bright and cheery. The floral centerpiece is just gorgeous! I love the vintage cards, so sweet, and the great statement of your checked tablecloth. Love the straws. So fun! Joni

  28. October 21, 2016 at 5:37 am

    This is exactly my type of Halloween table, Mary! I love those plates! What a find! I’ll have to stop at HomeGoods the minute the open the store today. I, too, am not crazy about the ghoulish, absolutely dreadful turn Halloween has taken over the years. That sunflower is stunning! This table is utterly delightful!

  29. October 21, 2016 at 11:13 pm

    Definitely a happy and jolly Halloween table!!….So many creative details that make you smile!!…My kind of Halloween table!!! Have a great weekend Mary!

  30. October 22, 2016 at 9:25 am

    I think I love this post almost the best of all yours….what a perfect table setting that would appeal to young and old. You really outdid yourself, if that is even possible, Sandi

  31. October 22, 2016 at 1:49 pm

    This is so beautiful… I really like the centerpiece with the flowers and the candies and candle. Where ever did you get that vase?

  32. Darlene Gardner
    October 26, 2017 at 11:58 am

    So very pretty and I love the dyed sunflowers – a perfect touch to your gorgeous table!

  33. Joanne
    September 20, 2019 at 11:49 am

    Oh my Mary, where to begin. You have so many wonderful and delightful ideas to make Halloween even more festive and fun. Your table setting is swoon worthy. Thank you so much for sharing your ideas with us

  34. October 5, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Mary, this is an adorable table! I’m one who likes the jolly in my Halloween. Scary isn’t my cup of tea. Every detail here is fun. I’m working on a Halloween table which is fun and light hearted. No scary. Thanks for always inspiring me.

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