Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year, so why not go all out and throw an elegant dinner party for a few of my friends? Setting the table is so fun for me. It’s like playing dress-up! The first thing I wanted were a few foundation pieces for the table. I knew I wanted a black and white color scheme with no scary elements and no orange. From there, I was inspired by a few products from Oriental Trading. Black and white stripes are so elegant, and I found a really nice long cotton Striped Runner set at Oriental Trading, perfect! I also got a set of Spooky Bird Spindles, Feather Place Card Holders, and Black Patterned Wine Glasses to get me started with my table. I was inspired by nature for my table, so spooky birds, white pumpkins and a little greenery set the tone for this tablescape.
My black and white transferware plates, raffia place mats, and black chalk-painted chargers look great together for each place setting. I used vintage silver and white damask napkins to add another elegant touch. The silver-toned feather place card holders have whimsical bat-shaped place cards. And the black wine glasses pull the whole look together!
To change things up a little, I set the heads of the table with a fun little white pumpkin and the others get a pretty ivory and gold pumpkin-shaped dish, as an accent.
For the center of the table, I gathered some subtly colored pumpkins on a glass cake stand, and added votives, greenery from my garden and a baby owl and baby crow.
I set up a little drink station on my sideboard with the 3 Spooky Birds that I got from Oriental Trading as the anchors of the space and to add a little drama. A feather wreath I usually hang on the front door gets a new home here over the vintage mirror.
I love this little “Bone Appetit” trinket dish! It fits in nicely with the décor.
Close-up of the center-piece, above.
Here are the four anchor pieces I started with.
It's soooo easy to pull this look together when you start
with a few foundation pieces and add your own twist to it.
More fun is on its way…
planning the menu starts tomorrow!
Thank you to Oriental Trading for sending me these products to review. The opinions expressed in this post are my own.