How to Set a Chic & Festive Halloween Table

halloween table
Photo: Lauren Kelp
Decorate your table with these cute Halloween tablemakers.


Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. My parents, every year growing up, would host these huge Halloween parties. The furniture would be covered in white sheets, cobwebs would be strung from every possible surface, and their costumes were nothing short of amazing. My mom and dad would have evolving costumes, meaning they would change and grow as the night progressed. How can you not have an affinity for Halloween when it's introduced to you like that?!

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While many opt for a Halloween evening that involves going out and being seen, I much prefer to set the stage and have a bunch of friends over.

10.17.15 Halloween Tablemakers

Step one, set up a buffet table with sweet, spooky treats and a festive libation or two. Step two, create a relaxed, but celebratory environment. Plug in your iPod and pick your favorite Halloween playlist. My favorite decorating tip is layering candles. This is the holiday where you can never have enough candles, so I make sure to layer them up in various places.


Your guests will love your decorations, plus your Halloween themed sweet treats. Throw on a fabulous costume, and enjoy the night!

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