October has arrived and I’m so happy about it! I absolutely love decorating this time of year. When we built our home, I designed our black dining room with October in mind. I love to create scenes that feel almost like an old, haunted mansion. Dark, moody jewel tones, gold, and a mix of all the “gaudy” faux florals I’ve collected over the years. I have plans for an upcoming themed dinner party and am showing you all my tips in creating a Moody Elegant Masquerade Halloween Table.
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Over the years, I have accumulated and collected a full storage room of props and decor specifically with Halloween in mind. Our annual Halloween Bash is fast approaching so I began to dig out all the things to create the haunted mansion vibe in our home. A few essentials I use every year are black tulle, torn out book pages, and faux florals mixed with tree branches, and candles everywhere.
The best thing about decorating a table with a halloween theme is that it doesn’t have to be perfect. In fact, I make sure it’s imperfect. That’s the beauty of it.
I layered the dining table with black tulle to serve as a table runner. Tulle is inexpensive and can be layered to add a dramatic effect.
A layer of seeded eucalyptus is so pretty against the black tulle.
The centerpiece was created by using an old large champagne urn. I filled it with a mix of faux florals of burgundy, deep reds, black, and antique ivory. I burned a few of the floral tips to make them look even more old. Twiggy branches and various greenery are all mixed in to give the look of clippings from an overgrown garden. A black crow perched on top with billows of black tulle spilling out of the urn.
A masquerade mask is at each place setting for guests with each setting being distinctively different. I used old torn out pages from psychology books to add a bit of curiosity. A black feather boa from an old costume is woven between the layers of tulle and eucalyptus. (Tip! Think outside the box and get creative with what you have on hand! I use old costume pieces for my Halloween decor years later).
The tableware is a mix of black and gold. The black speckled dinner plates are a new favorite from Walmart. You may recall I shared them last week in our kitchen on these shelves. I have found that Walmart.com has absolutely everything you need to create a beautiful tablescape for the season.
To set the mood, I have an assortment of votive candles and candelabras. An eclectic mix of old and new. This square candle holder can be styled so may different ways. I added moss and a votive candle in the center. Black candles are my favorite for the season.
I created a beverage and serving station as well. The gold studded pumpkins and marble pumpkins are from years past. I often use cake stands like this black stand to elevate objects in groupings. They are so versatile and great for parties! Cake stands don’t have to be for food only!
I hope our Moody Elegant Masquerade Halloween Table inspires you to create your own fun, themed tablescape. “Shop” your home for items you can pull together for an eclectic look. Be sure to also check out Walmart.com for everything else you need to get your tabletop ready for entertaining this holiday season. They even offer free 2-day shipping for most orders $35 and more!
Black Wine Glasses // Gold Twist Mirror Tray // 9 Candle Candelabra // Black Dinnerware Set // Black Marbleized Plate Set // Flatware // Glass Square Candle Holder // Black + Gold Serverware Bowl Set // Black Pitcher