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!