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.
Home is Where the Boat Is | Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Knock it Off Kim | Stately Home Lane
Life and Linda | The Painted Hinge
Corner of Plaid and Paisley | Loveland Lodge
Me and My Captain | Debbee’s Buzz
Sweet Sensations | The Painted Apron
Camelot Art Creations | The Little Yellow Corner Store
Zucchini Sisters | Celebrate & Decorate
Red Cottage Chronicles | My French Twist
Blue Sky at Home
Sandra @ Dinner at Eight says
Spooky fun! I love each and every item you used — together they’re perfect! The cups though are my favorite with each a different design.
Those cups are a hit with everyone including myself Sandra. I smile every time I use them. thanks for stopping by.
What a fun table Kari! I love the witches silhouette. That is so unique and makes the perfect centrepiece. Your teacups are priceless. The fact that they say “you have been poisoned” at the bottom is just perfect! The fact that they are filled with sweet treats is the icing on the cake!
thank you Maureen, I love a non scary Halloween table. I am a Casper the friendly ghost type of person.
Kari, you outdid yourself. The halloween mugs are precious and I love the big witch cutouts as centerpieces. Your layered plates and tableware are so fun. What a fun tablescape. Pinned.
thank you Carol….these tablescapes are so much fun to do. Have a great week. Thanks for pinning
Such spooky fun for Halloween! I love your mugs – those are adorable and really make the table!
thanks for stopping by Jenn. Halloween can be such fun.
Rita C. says
This is really cute, Kari. I love that witchy centerpiece. The black & white placemats are great (I can see lots of versatility with those), and that flatware very fun. The cups with messages would make for some great laughs with after dinner conversation. 🙂
thanks Rita for all your comments. Not sure why, but I keep thinking of Charlie Brown in the pumpkin patch. I watch that every year hoping that this time he sees the great pumpkin. LOL I am just a kid at heart.
Hi Kari! Doesn’t Halloween bring out the kid in all of us? I love the witches on the table and those huge mugs with the surprise message at the bottom. I will definitely be on the look out for pumpkin spice and caramel candy corn! I hope your foot heals soon. It’s nice that the Captain has been able to help you out. It was fun hopping with you!
thank you Rebecca, If it is candy, I’ll find all the new and improved. LOL I appreciate your thoughts on my foot…hopefully, I will be back among the walking world very soon.
Chloe Crabtree says
Oh Kari, how fun! I really LOVE your witches. They would be perfect in so many places….like on my mantel! The little witch on the oversized cups are so sweet and the message in the bottom…priceless! When my own children were trick or treaters we always had chili in a crock pot on Halloween, those cups would be perfect for serving up chili on a cold Halloween night. We get lots of trick or treaters here in Celebration, and of course I will have a pair of little ones myself this year! Happy Halloween and thank you for joining another hop!
thanks Chloe, enjoy your trip to Texas with your grands, I know how fun (and challenging) they can be, but you will look back at this experience as a great time had by all. Thanks again for hosting….you always make hopping fun. Now I want to make a big pot of chili. LOL
Hi Kari! LOVE your Halloween tablescape! I love the traditional Halloween colors and all the candy! And those Halloween tea cups are just too cute! So happy to be hopping with you!
Thank you Michelle, I love these blog hops as we get to see such inspiration!!!
Kari it’s all just adorable! I love those smiling Jack-O-Lantern faces lined down the center of your table. I also enjoyed hearing your Trick-or-Treat childhood memories! Great tip on using the hand towels as napkins too! Your little buckets caught my attention right away. Aren’t Dollar Stores the best for finding little extras for holiday decor?
I hope you will share with us at Thursday Favorite Things and The Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween Link Party!
Happy to be hopping with you this week. Happy Halloween!
Thank you Amber, I love finding bargains at dollar tree and target. Some of the things are just too stinking cute. I would love to share with you at Thursday Favorite Things and the hauntingly beautiful decor halloween link party. Thank you for stopping by.
Fun table full of great accessories. Love the mugs, especially I have been poisoned…ha ha, I wasn’t aware candy corn came in different flavors.Super cute table with plenty of eye candy…..It’s always a pleasure to blog hop with you.
Thanks for stopping by Linda….and I was just as surprised as you are about candy corn flavors, but I think I love the original flavor the best.
Spooky fun galore Kari! Those Halloween Witches Party Coffee Mugs are my favorites, filled to the brim with paper shred and candy treats! I love shopping at the Dollar Spot in Target for those fun pails and spooky trees too. I was reading the comments above, sorry about your foot and boy, could I use an assistant or three 🙂 Fun hopping with this week!
thanks Mary, I love those large cups filled to the brim with hot chocolate and marshmallows.
Yep! broken foot….can’t put any weight on it.
I go back to the doctor for more x-rays tomorrow which I hope will allow me a walking boot for the next 8 weeks. So far, I am in a huge boot with an air pump which reminds me of air Jordans; That coupled with a knee scooter and I feel like I could soar off into infinity and beyond!!! LOL
It is always fun blog hopping with you as you are an inspiration to us all.
Debbee M says
Kari, what a festive, fun table for kids of all ages! Don’t we all love those Wiccan Lace plates? Ish I had seen those adorable cups. Your witch silhouette centerpiece is to die for! I covet it for my little coven of witch figures. I also enjoyed your reminiscing of childhood Halloweens. We roamed all over too, and I remember loving the sight and smell of jack-o-lanterns.
Thanks Debbee, one of my favorite memories of Halloween was when the teacher devoted the time to make black and orange construction paper chains and jack-o-lanterns. Sigh! Memories.
Sandra Garth says
This table is jam packed with Halloween fun! I love that the centerpiece runs the length of the table. The writing in the bottom of the over sized cups is a fun and wicked surprise. Sadly, we don’t get many kids coming out for candy like we used to. Thankfully, when our kids were little Trick or Treat was still a big thing. Let’s hope times change and we can get back to having good old fashioned fun.
Thank you Sandra….it does seem as if this tradition is slowly dying and what a shame our kids have to miss out on the fun we had as youngsters.
Kari, first of all, I did NOT know that candy corn comes in different flavors! lol Your tablescape is so festive and fun. Love the writing in the bottom of the dishes! Good job. It looks awesome! BTW, my kids always took pillowcases to fill with candy…. greedy little boys!!
thank you Wendy for stopping by…and I love the pillowcase for candy. We might have used one a time or two ourselves. LOL
the Painted Apron says
Adorable Kari! I have a trio of sneaking witches too, they make such a great addition to your Halloween fun! We don’t get many trick or treaters either, dead end cul de sac, and I share your memories of loving trick or treating with simple bags in a small town…so sad that Halloween has gotten so dangerous and the costumes so extreme! I love your cute coffee cups full of candy and the not too scary but oh so Halloween table! I am amazed at all you do on one foot! I always forget about WM, that is a great place to shop! Happy Hopping, and in your case literally hopping!
Thanks Jenna….and I have to admit that it is indeed a challenge to set a table. It takes me forever to do what I used to do in twenty or so minutes.
The Captain has been so helpful and is my “go fetch and carry” while I do what I do best and that is to plan and supervise the settings. LOL
It has made me envious of those bloggers who have assistants to do all their fetch and carries and set ups.
I had one blogger tell me at the conference, she not only had assistants to do her bidding, she also had photo editors, bookkeeping and an IT person to “fix” any issues with her website. Wow! I am still a pioneer, while she is a off to the future kind of person. LOL
the Painted Apron says
It is a lot to do alone, but I do it for fun, not trying to make a living, just enjoying the creative process…take care Kari and you’ll be healed in no time!
so true Jenna, thanks for the well wishes. hugs
Kim Young -KnockitOffKim says
So many great ideas here! I love the over-sized mugs – even drinking coffee or hot cocoa becomes a spooky adventure! I love that you mix things up every year, I do the same! World Market really does have the BEST and most unique candy selection! Spooktacular fun! Happy Halloween!
I love World Market for just that reason Kim…I can always find little surprises there. Happy Halloween to you too.
Ann Krucek says
Kari, Your table looks appropriatly spooky with those witch silhouettes lurking down the middle of the table! I love the tea cups filled with goodies. Your memories of trick or treat sound very similar to mine, those were fun and innocent days, as you said. I missed all of that until we moved to our lake community – now the kids are back – and in hoards!! I have run out of candy the first two years we were here – this year I bought a truckload – so I should not run out! It’s always fun to hop with you. Have a fun Halloween!
Those silhouettes were definitely a little spooky, even for me but a fun element too. Thanks Ann for stopping by.
So charming….the witches centerpiece and poison cups are so unique. I love all the candy details and the cat wine glasses. Your whimsical table makes me relive the Halloweens when my children were small too. I feel like I am trick-or-treating at your Halloween table.
Thank you Marsha…seems I am always re living my childhood these days…is that a sign of old age? LOL
Love the cups Kari. They would be perfect for a warm spiced apple punch.
Hugs from the lounge… waiting to puddle jump your way’ish. Xx
Thanks Ross…apple punch sounds delish. Is your foot ready to puddle jump? I am sure all the FSA’s are going to be happy to see each other again…..and in a warm place. Let me know your itinerary….I may hop a flight to California. 🙂
Only daughter says
So inventive I love the table decorations
Thanks! I love happy Halloween decor. I will take Casper the Friendly ghost any day of the week…This tablescape was a definite dollar tree bonanza.