Modern Halloween Table Decorations

Entertaining guru Jennifer Sbranti shows how to set a modern, hip table for your next Halloween party by mixing a traditional orange-and-black color scheme with contemporary florals, funky skeleton patterns, and shimmery dishes.


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Black and orange buffet
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Tasty Treats

    Set out black-and-orange bottled beverages, such as these Halloween drinks by Jones Soda, which come in fun flavors like Black Cat Licorice.

    Editor's Tip: Create an impressive drink display by using tiered shelf organizers to display your drinks in a stair-step fashion.

    SOURCE Tiered shelf organizers: containerstore.com.

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Daring Desserts

    Give desserts and appetizers a little Halloween flair with fun food toppers such as these skull-and-crossbones flags.

    SOURCE Food flags: Michaels.

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Spider Sprinkles

    Set a centerpiece on an orange table runner or plate and sprinkle spiders around. A little tacky wax will help keep bugs perched in precarious places.

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Tantalizing Orange Tea Lights

    Line your table with orange tea lights in contemporary white holders. We love the punched-hole version shown here; it reminds us of a jack-o'-lantern.

    SOURCE Tea-light holder: IKEA.

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Ghoulishly Goofy Straws

    Look for fun Halloween straws to serve alongside bottled beverages.

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Orange Floral Centerpiece

    Choose bright orange florals for the centerpiece. For a frightening effect, opt for unusual or abstract designs over traditional flowers.

    SOURCE Artificial orange stems: Jo-Ann Stores.

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Modern Midnight Madness Tabletop

    Quickly dress up your table with a basic black tablecloth, dinner and salad plates in orange and black, and party napkins with a contemporary Halloween pattern.

    SOURCE Melamine plates and skull napkins: Target.

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Midnight Madness Place Setting

    Fold your dinner napkins in half and place them on top of the salad plates with a single orange gem or candy set on top. Turn the beverage napkins at a 45-degree angle and place them under your cocktail or water glasses.

    SOURCE Gems: moonmarble.com.

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Party Decor

    Vases with fluffy orange and black ostrich feathers and funky floral stems crawling with spiders work for perfectly petrifying party decor.

    SOURCES White vase: IKEA. Plastic spiders: orientaltrading.com.

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Spider Candles

    Wrap orange and black pillar candles with Halloween-patterned paper, such as the spiderweb and orange dot designs shown here.

    Editor's Tip: To add height, flip black bowls upside down and use them as pedestals for your candles. Never leave lit candles unattended.

    SOURCE Bowls: IKEA.

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Eerie Embellishments

    Further embellish orange and black pillar candles with coordinating ribbon and plastic spiders.

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