Happy Halloween Non Spooky Tablescape.
Trick or Treat time has always been a fun time for my children when they were small.
These days, we don’t have many trick or treaters coming to our door.
Sadly, It is a sign of the times.
As kids, we loved to take our brown paper bags (no fancy pumpkin pails for us)…as we wanted a big bag for all the loot we hoped to collect from our neighbors and friends.
Living in a very, very small town we usually canvassed the whole town, which was about a 6 block in any direction kind of canvassing.
We knew to stay away from a few of the “grumpy people” houses and focused on those we knew pretty well.
And in a small town…everybody knows everybody, so we really didn’t get into any trouble because our parents would be called without a doubt.
Good clean innocent fun.
We practiced saying trick or treat to each other in preparation for the big night.
Fast forward to today and I still buy lots of candy for trick or treat. Our church has a trunk or treat Harvest festival which is a safer way of going trick or treating.
However, we do have a few friends who like to visit us, and at this time of the season…I really like to decorate with a fun and happy spooky tablescape.
I started off with a cheese cloth webbing, black and white and placed down the center of the table….a sort of table runner of sorts.
I found the black broomstick witches on line a couple years ago and placed them on the runner.
Each year I try to add something new and a little different and last year when I saw the extra large coffee cups…I knew I had to purchase them. The bottom of each cup has a little phrase that becomes visible after drinking the imagined potion! Isn’t that a great trick or treat cup?
I love the cup that says…you have been poisoned..a little late after the dregs are drained.
For this tablescape, I filled the cups with black confetti and candy corn.
Speaking of which, did you know that candy corn comes in other flavors now?
Yep! Pumpkin spice and caramel apple.
I used Happy Halloween hand towels for napkins. I like to do that if I am having a problem finding just the right napkins.
The black cat stemmed glasses, I have used several times in other tablescapes.
I have had the little black and orange buckets (dollar store) along with the black glitter trees and the black and orange balls that I used a a filler.
I never feel guilty when I use items that cost $1.00….and I save them from year to year.
And they are absolutely saying Happy Halloween.
For the flatware I used the treble clef that I have had for several years. It just looks spooky.
I debated on using the bent twig flatware… but the black treble clef just fit perfectly.
The chargers are black and white and so I used a black dinner plate and topped that with the dessert plates from my Wiccan Set of dishes.
I have used those Wiccan black and white dishes in so many tablescapes, that they have more than paid for themselves over and over.
A Menu can be just as fun to prepare…just let your imagination run a bit out of the ordinary. I will be posting recipes later in the week.
I found the ghosts and the pumpkins on sticks at World Market. They have some of the cutest candy, I just couldn’t resist.
Have a great Happy Halloween, trick or treat week!
Wiccan plates-Home Goods, several years ago
flatware-Pier 1 on-line several years ago
Candy treats-World Market
Straws/chargers/black plates-Michaels years ago
Large Halloween cups-Ebay
Black cat stemmed glasses-Dollar Store
I am joining Chloe for a Blog Hop which includes many different Halloween tablescapes.
Be sure to check out these amazing tablescapes.