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How to Style a Floral Table for Halloween

How to Style a Floral Table for Halloween

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You wouldn’t normally think of flowers when planning a Halloween table, but I was inspired by these salad plates.

A rust-colored linen runner was casually arranged down the middle of the table and then topped with faux flowers and leaves.

When I spotted these salad plates with these skulls bedecked with flowers, I was inspired.  I knew I would use bold florals in the same colors as those on the plates. 

Skulls were added to the faux flowers to recreate the look of the plates. 

I used Dollar Tree skulls to decorate this table.  Giving my skulls a light spray of white paint made them more closely match the skulls on the plates.
A rust-orange napkin was selected for linens and knotted with a skeleton hand and arm tucked through each knot.  The skeleton pieces were sets of salad tongs from Dollar Tree.  At 50 cents each, those were bargains for adorning the napkins and place settings. 

Additional skeleton arms with hands were tucked into the floral runner centerpiece. 

The skull adorned plates came in four different colors, gray, purple, orange and black.  Dark gray diner plates are a bargain from Walmart.  Setting the salad plates off center allowed space for the napkin to rest on the edge of the dinner plates. 

Bone colored handled flatware seemed like an obvious choice for this setting.  Black embellished chargers set atop gold web-like placemats. 

This will be the a festive dinner for ten of us to celebrate the Halloween season!  

The sideboard holds some tall candle holders adorned with more skulls and faux flowers to continue the theme. 

Of course when the sun goes down and the chandelier is dimmed, the table takes on a warm, perhaps sinister glow. 

This week I have been hosting a Halloween Tablescape Blog Hop!  For more inspiring Halloween tables, visit the following blogs!  All of the blogs below have featured their tables except for those who will be sharing on Friday.  Tomorrow you can visit those for a peek at their tables!  

Monday

Intelligent Domestications | A casa di Bianca | The Little Yellow Corner Store  
Corner of Plaid and Paisley

Tuesday

Panoply | Life and Linda | Home is Where the Boat Is | Everyday Living

Wednesday

The Painted Apron | Debbee’s Buzz | Red Cottage Chronicles | Our Crafty Mom

Thursday

White Arrows Home | Sweet Sensations | Celebrate & Decorate | Zucchini Sisters 

Friday

Katherine’s Corner | My Thrift Store Addiction | Bluesky at Home | Follow the Yellow Brick Home

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Chloe is the creator of Celebrate & Decorate. Chloe is passionate about having a comfortable and well designed home - she also loves to entertain family and friends. Learn more about Chloe. Follow Chloe: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+, YouTube

27 Comments

  1. Spooktacular Chloe! I love your floral runner and skulls as a centerpiece for the table, pairing with your Marabella Skull salad plates! (Rowena couldn’t resist picking up a couple of those plates when she was shopping at HomeGoods a couple of weeks ago 🙂 Such fun with the addition of the skeletal hand server and your candles on your sideboard! Thanks so much for hosting and organizing our hop, I so appreciate all your efforts! Happy Halloween ♥

  2. Love everything you style!! The colors are so perfect and chic! ♥

  3. I love that your designs are always so full and lush, yet you haven’t spent a fortune on your items. Thanks for keeping your ideas affordable for the masses! I love this table!

  4. LOVE those plates! I had forgotten that I purchased some sugar skull [paper] cocktail napkins, and from where, I have no idea. But they’d look super with your plates. The gray plates from WM are also a nice addition. Their matte finish is just the right amount of contrast on your stack with the black glossy plates. Your DT purchases are perfect additions, and you always are able to do something out of the box with your DT buys. This table all coordinates with your great skeleton topiary you made too. Great work, Chloe, always!

  5. Chloe, your Halloween tablescape is colorful and classy. I love how you incorporated flowers with your Halloween items, especially since it is so prominent in the gorgeous salad plates. They are a great inspiration. Your decorated sideboard is an added bonus and helps play up your entire room with the same theme. The choice of colors are so lovely. The inexpensive arm bones tied into the napkin is such a nice touch and make a huge statement too. Your table is far from “bone-chilling, just bone-thrilling”. Thank you for all you do to organize this fun and very successful Halloween blog hop. Happy Halloween.

  6. Chloe, those plates were the perfect inspiration for your table. The floral runner mimics the floral/skull plates so perfectly. Flowers are always appropriate, no matter the season and your incorporated them for Halloween so beautifully! Thank you for your hard work in putting together these tablescape blog hops, they are always fun and exciting to see everyone’s take on a theme!

  7. I am a flower girl so I love your centerpiece and floral on your themed plates. Very creative table. The embellished chargers and web placemats make the plate stack full and dramatic. Your table for ten is quite impressive.

  8. Chloe, I love all of the florals and your plates are just wonderful! Thanks again for organizing the hop! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  9. The overhead shot of your table is breathtaking and the salad plates are so pretty. So many Dio de los Muertos that I’ve seen have been more comical, these are elegant. The skeleton arms through the napkins are the perfect finishing touch. Beautiful styling and thank you so much for continuing to organize these blog hops for us. Happy Halloween!

  10. Chloe, I love everything about this fearless floral tablescape! The centerpiece running the length of the table is both boo-tiful and elegantly eerie. I’m not usually into the Day of the Dead look, but those plates are really special. And, I like how you did the stack off center to accommodate the napkin. Using those salad tongs was a brillant, And what a sweet treat, deal!

    Wouldn’t it bee grand if we twenty bloggers could present our Halloween tables in one place? Like a fundraising gala? I’ll bet we’d raise big bucks for a worthy cause — plus have a lot fun!

    1. Wouldn’t it be amazing just to get us all together to display our tables for any occasion? That would be so much fun!

      1. Chloe, have you ever been to the Greek Church in Maitland when they have Tables Extraordinaire in Feb ? It’s a sight to behold.
        Love your table and sideboard.

        1. I just heard about that last year, and am hoping to get up there this year to take in all the amazing tables! Thank you!

  11. Chloe, your table is so colorful and fun. I love those plates. Great idea using the dollar store skulls with your pretty garland. What a lovely overhead shot of your table. Clever with the skeleton arms with each napkin. The chargers are pretty cool. Great plate stack with so many fun elements. Thank you again for organizing these fun tablescape blog hops.

  12. Oh my goodness it is spooktacular! Big Wow factor my friend love the arm/hand bones in the napkin. This is so creative, Hmmm should I be worried that you have so many skulls? LOL. Many thank for including me in these wonderful hops. Big Hugs! P.S. pinned of course .

  13. Oh my goodness it is spooktacular! Big Wow factor my friend love the arm/hand bones in the napkin. This is so creative, Hmmm should I be worried that you have so many skulls? LOL. Many thank for including me in these wonderful hops. Big Hugs! P.S. pinned of course .

  14. Fabulous fun Chloe, the flowers in your centerpiece and on the cute plates are a dramatic contrast to the creepy skulls! The napkins folded with the skeleton arms are brilliant and very spooky! The vignette on your sidebar is a great finishing touch! Now all you need is a cauldron full of mystery stew and some guests! What fun we are all having this week, thank you Chloe!

  15. Chloe this is so wonderful! I love those plates and how you layered them! I love how it inspired that gorgeous floral centerpiece down the table!! I also love how you put the skeleton arms in the napkins!! The sideboard is fabulous!! You inspired me!!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous Chloe!!! I Love all the color and your classy dishes. You completely transformed those skills with paint!

    Fantastic and creative Halloween table

    Thank you for being the hostess with the ghostess! Oops, mostest!

  17. Oh my. You really did take the floral Halloween plates and run with them. The table arrangement down the center is amazing. Using the Dollar Tree salad tongs was brilliant. This is such a pretty, fun, and just a little spooky tablescape. Thanks so much for hosting and sharing.

  18. Your beautiful floral centerpiece softens the spooky in your table. I love that you spray painted the skulls. They look more expensive and match better. Those sugar skull salad plates are really pretty. You will have a nice time entertaining at this fun table and I love the napkins with the bones! Thank you for organizing these events. It is a pleasure to be included.

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