This Halloween table setting is so easy to do with things you probably already have around your house. If you don’t own an orange table cloth (and how many of us do?), look for an alternate. This zigzag stitched cloth is actually a shower curtain I found at Goodwill for $3.00.
While I was shopping, I found a black rug pad. The rubber mat that you put under area rugs so they don’t slip. I love the texture and how it contrasts with the fabric. All I had to do was cut it to placemat size! No sewing required.
The napkins are dish towels I bought last winter and cut in half and hemmed. But you can always find paper napkins in any color in a pinch. I just folded them in thirds and placed a little witch’s broom my sister found in her craft box.
Everyone has white plates. If you don’t, start looking for a set. White dinner plates can be used over and over and depending on how you set the table and never look the same twice.
Black is the new color in dinner ware, so you shouldn’t have any trouble finding black salad plates. You probably already own a set of clear plates. I am not a big fan of translucent dishes. I’m not sure why I don’t like them. Not a pet peeve, just a quirk!
You really don’t need two salad plates, unless you only eat greens, I just love what you can do with the duo. I sandwiched a jack-o-lantern cut-out between the two and voila, instant Halloween dishes. I can’t wait to use this idea for other dinners.
I always use some sort of place card when entertaining. Maybe it’s the power of telling people where to sit! Anyway, this idea takes minutes to do. Cut a little strip of paper and make ribbon ends. Write your guest’s name and weave between the tines of the fork. So simple.
The centerpiece is a stack of mini pumpkins and gourds, black garland, a white cake stand and decorative dish. Or you can display the jack-o-lantern your kids carved out.
You can put together this holiday table with very little effort and expense just in time for October 31!