Decorating For A Halloween Party is Fun with These Halloween Table Decorations Ideas
Whether you are thinking light and fun or dark and spooky, decorating your table for a Halloween party is always a fun treat! If you’re struggling to come up with some creative centerpiece or place card ideas for your party, try these Halloween table decorations that are sure to “wow” your dinner guests.
Halloween Centerpiece Ideas
Gather up a punch bowl, a large candy jar with a lid, and a quart-sized Mason jar and fill them each about 2/3 full of water. In the large punch bowl, add 3 drops of green food coloring and a couple Tablespoons of milk. In the candy jar, add 1 drop of red food coloring and 1 Tablespoon of milk. In the Mason jar, add two drops of yellow food coloring and 1 Tablespoon of milk. Peel the outer layers off of a green cabbage head so that it looks “brainy”. Place it in the punch bowl. Cut the fronds off of a fennel bulb and place the bulb in the candy jar to look like a heart. Place a handful of Brussels sprouts in the Mason jar to look like eyeballs. Place all three vessels in the center of your dinner table to create a creepy Halloween table decoration.
Layered Candy Halloween Centerpiece
For this yummy Halloween table decoration, you’ll need a 6″ or 8″ round glass vessel, any height. Purchase several of the following candy items and just start to layer them in the vessel.
- Mini marshmallows
- Chocolate licorice
- Marshmallow pumpkins
- White mints
- Large black gumballs
- Candy corn
- Large white marshmallows
- A mixture of large orange gumballs and small yellow gumballs
You can either create an entire layer with each of the items, or you can create a wall of the candy around the edges of the vessel and fill in the center with mini marshmallows. Purchase 5 or 6 different types of Halloween lollipops to stick out of the top.
Halloween Place Cards
Bat & Pumpkin Halloween Place Cards
Supplies needed per place card:
- 1 mini pumpkin
- 2 toothpicks
- (2) 2″x5″ pieces of black construction paper
- Glue stick
- Black thread
- Mini tag
Cut the black construction paper into the shape of bat wings. Glue the top 2/3 of the toothpicks to the back of the wings on the 2″ end. Stick the remaining end of the toothpicks into the pumpkin so that the pumpkin looks like the body of the bat. Write the person’s name on the mini tag and tie a thread from the tag to the stem of the pumpkin.
Graveyard Halloween Place Cards
- Small, plain paper sacks
- Gray cardstock paper
- Black permanent marker
- Black hard candies
To make the graveyard, cut the paper sacks down from the top so they are 2 1/2″ tall and discard the tops of the sacks. Measure down from the top of the sack 1/2″ and cut the sack in a picket fence pattern. Open the sacks and fill them with the black candy. Now you have a graveyard surrounded by a picket fence!
Cut tombstone shapes out of the cardstock, about 4″ tall and 2″ wide. Write your dinner guests names on the tombstones like this: “Here Lies John” and “Here Lies Sue”. Place the tombstones into the candy so that they are able to stand straight up in your graveyard.