*This post contains affiliate links.It’s my favorite time of the year! When the air turns cool and crisp and we spend more time readying our homes to entertain holiday guests and gather by toasty fires and snuggle under warm layers. Decorating for Halloween, in particular, has stolen my heart over the last few year. I just can’t get enough. Crafting, sewing, preparing fun and delicious foods has filled my October free moments. So much so, that Halloween has now arrived and I have a slew of photos from our Halloween dinner party and house decor to share – I hope they provide inspiration for future years of spooky good fun!
My prior craft/sewing cubby organizer antique thing has moved out into our living room and holds all kinds of witchy concoctions and supplies.
An outdoor evening dinner party. I gathered a variety of silver-plated serving platters and chafing dishes and decorated the table with a simple sequin table runner, taper candles, and simple bat-laden tree centerpieces. This year’s theme was “Gathering of the Witches” and it was lots of fun. Remember last year’s Murder Mystery Halloween Dinner Party?
Adding hurricanes, candelabras, lights around the trees, and overhead string lights completely transformed the backyard into a beautiful, warm party space.
I found little black twiggy trees in the dollar section at Target and cut a bazillion small bats out of black cardstock using my Cricut Maker machine. I hot glued the bats all over the branches and popped each tree into a silver-plated coffee/tea pot with a little spanish moss. Perfect simple, classy, and festive centerpieces.
What do you do when your backyard is in upheaval and you have dirt and dead patches of weeds instead of a lawn for your outdoor party? You turn it into a graveyard!
Can’t wait to see what kind of spooky tricks I can gather up for next year! Happy Halloween!
Eyeball Decor and Gold Skeleton
Black Felt Top Hat
Silver-plate Serving Pieces: various antique stores
Black Sequin Table Runner
Waterproof LED Floating Candles
Grey and Black Faux Lilies and Black Roses