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How to Create Halloween Tablescapes

Posted on Monday, October 9, 2023
by AMAC, D.J. Wilson
Halloween Tablescape

A tablescape is the design of a table setting for dining. It incorporates choosing a theme, such as a holiday one, to express a mood or style. When creating a Halloween tablescape, one should start by asking, what vibe do I wish to create? Do I want to create a spooky vibe or one that incorporates the fall theme to include pumpkins and the like? Wondering how to create Halloween tablescapes? Use our chart for ideas!


Tablescape Supplies needed

Theme one:

Spooky Ghosts

Theme two:

Country Pumpkin

Theme Three: Scary


Theme four:



Table runner


Embroidered Ghost runner

Plaid runner in fall colors

Black crow themed runner

Antique white heirloom runner



Large ghost figurines surrounded by smaller ones

Floral mums & a scattering of artificial fall leaves

Candelabras surrounded by artificial skulls & spider webs

Crystal candlesticks & bouquets of roses



Orange vinyl placemats

Round wicker placemats

Spider web shaped placemats

Luxury damask placemats



Sturdy disposable ones with ghost designs

Assorted colored ceramic dishes in autumnal colors

Square black plates

Gold trimmed fine China



Orange plasticware

Wood stemmed cutlery tied in burlap

Black or white handled cutlery

Elegant gold silverware



Plastic milk jug tumbler with orange straw

Green mason jars  

Black goblets

Crystal water & wine glasses



Orange paper napkins in a ghost napkin ring

Orange pumpkin shaped fabric napkins *See below

Black & white fabric napkins with attached spider ring

Gold napkins folded into a rosette

Place cards


Paper ghost shapes featuring guests’ names

Wooden placeholders w/engraved guests’ names

Black chalkboard placeholders w/guest names featured in chalk

Antique gold mini picture frames w/guests’ names in calligraphy



Glowing luminary globes featuring ghosts

Maple leaf and acorn string lights

Dripping blood candlesticks in assorted sizes  

Elegant gold fairy lights



Fun Halloween songs like “Monster Mash”

Folk music such as “Feast” by Firewoodisland  

Haunted sounds soundtracks – creaking doors & scary howling

Classical music such as Bach’s “Toccata & Fugue in D Minor”

Party favor


Ghost shaped vanilla lollipops & candy corn filled gift bags   

Leaf shaped soap sets wrapped in cellophane

Gummy worms or candy eyeballs in a take-home mason jar

Assorted fall teas in a gold giftbag


Bring your theme alive!

Curious how to create Halloween tablescapes? Use our ideas – or mix and match them with your own. When it comes to setting the table, dining enthusiasts enjoy getting creative with themes. This adds excitement and sensation to otherwise ordinary table settings. We hope you gain inspiration from these super fun ideas and use your own imagination while creating a one-of-a-kind Halloween tablescape. In doing so, your gathering(s) will likely be the talk of the town!

Additional resources:

*To watch a YouTube video on how to fold napkins into pumpkin shapes, please click here. Looking to improve your fall landscape or enhance your décor with mums? Learn more by reading our sister article entitled, Caring for Mums.

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