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Halloween Table Decor
Check out all the spooky details of our Halloween Table Decor project. I love fall in the South and all things Halloween (as long as it’s not tooooo gory), so when I found out that Gabby from ‘Cause We Can Events and Ginny at Au Petit Salon were doing a Halloween Tablescape contest, I was so in!
Voting for the best Halloween table design starts Sept 30th, 2020 and ends Oct 5th, 2020. So, if you haven’t voted for your favorites yet, you can do so HERE and HERE by commenting your vote in the comments at the bottom. You can also vote on Instagram by DM-ing your vote to either contest host. Or better yet, vote ALL FOUR ways!!!
My Halloween Table Decor Design
I few things that I focused on for my design were contrast, color and height. Since this contest involved floral designs, wedding planners, interior designers and bloggers, I knew I wanted to first start with a beautiful floral centerpiece. Then, I decided to add some height to the design using the candlesticks, and the bats on the wall. I played up the black accents, and the red and butterscotch colors because I knew my light wall color would be the backdrop.
If you want to try to recreate this look for your home, scroll down to the end of this post for a full shipping list and tips. And if you love how we designed this tablescape and are interested in using us for your Chattanooga area wedding, CONTACT US today. We’d love to hear from you about how we can help with your big day!
Here’s how you can bring this Halloween Table Decor into your own home
1. Black Bats
We used only a small portion of THESE bats from Amazon on the wall. They were super easy to apply and arrange and came with the little squares of double-sized tape.
2. Black Fabric
THIS item on Amazon came with a TON of spooky black fabric. Again, we used only a small portion of this stuff for the black table runner, and the black fabric over the corner of the window.
3. Spider Web
4. Easy DIY Linen Napkins
I made these napkins out of THIS drop cloth material, and they end up being the perfect raw-edge, natural looking linen napkin!
5. Spooky Candlesticks
I made the mistake of not buying dripless taper candles in the orange, and you can definitely tell a difference. The wax drips look kind of cool in photos, but if you’re using these in a real-life event, you definitely do not want all that wax mess on your table. Go with dripless…trust me! You can get orange and black dripless taper candles HERE.
We found most of the brass candlesticks from local thrift stores, because I love when they have a little patina to them. However, if you want to order them online, HERE’S where you can find a great set.
6. Magnolia Wreath
I hand made this wreath from some dried magnolia leaves we had left over from a wedding. However, you can buy a similar one from ETSY here.
7. Black Plates
You can get the spooky matte black plates HERE. I love how these brought in more black for contract, and I think these would be useful and gorgeous for lots of special occasions, not just Halloween.
8. Stone Bowls & Pot
9. Apples and Poison-Looking Cocktail
Check a local produce stand for the best selection of Red Delicious apples, and get creative with some spooky cocktail, wine, or juice drinks! I put blackberries on my drink and pepper around the rim for a “trick” instead of a “treat”. I wanted my cocktail to be a little poison-looking. But if you really have guests drinking them, try a colored sugar rim with a cocktail of something tart, like cranberry juice.
10. Trick-or-Treat Letter Board Sign
I use THIS sign on my mantle at home all year ’round. I even use it for my kids’ back-to-school 1st day photos. It’s so easy to change the letters out, so it has so many uses, not just Halloween.