Halloween Table Decorations and Dining Buying Guide

Often less formal and more than a little bit fun, Halloween table decorations and dining items can provide creative ways to celebrate this fun holiday. If you're looking to dress up your tabletop, or want to add to items you already have, review our buying guide to all the ghoulish Halloween goods out there.

Types of Table Decorations and Dining

Types of Table Decorations and Dining

Remember the lonely old jack-o'-lantern? For years, the carved pumpkin was virtually the sole accent for Halloween. Fortunately, that's no longer the case: Halloween is as festive as any other holiday, with table decorations and dining gear to match. There are Halloween table decorations and dining items for styles subdued and serious as well as exuberant and tongue-in-cheek. Those accents include tablecloths and linens, candles, flowers, pumpkins, Halloween figures, and dinnerware and serveware. Here's how to sort through the options and start building a set of spooky-inspired decorations you'll love.

Tablecloths and Linens

Halloween tablecloths and linens include runners, place mats, and napkins in a range of sizes. More subdued autumn-inspired patterns—just pumpkins or the season's signature colors—may be useable beyond Halloween.

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DII Halloween lace tablecloths work great as an overlay for a solid color tablecloth or on its own. Make your table spooky and dre...ss it up for Halloween! DII lace tablecloth is an elegant and easy way to transform your table. This tablecloth is a beautiful seamless one piece design. DII spooky lace Halloween tablecloth is a fun Halloween inspired collection for a party or décor. read more

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Find Disposable Tableware at Target.com! Lace Décor Tablecloth. This is a woven, polyester lace, tablecloth with bat and spider we...b pattern. Measures 48 inches x 96 inches. Black tablecloth. 100 percent polyester. Rectangle. read more

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Create a terrifying tablescape in seconds with this Haunted House Halloween Plastic Tablecloth. Featuring a spook-tacular design o...f all sorts of frightful sights, including a haunted house, a ghastly ghost, and a scary skeleton, this plastic table cover will be just the thing for any kid or adult Halloween party or a haunted house party. Spread it out over a lunch or dinner table to keep it protected from knocked over witch's brew, or pumpkin cookie crumbs. Or, use it to add some frightening flair to a snack or beverage table for a bone-chilling bash on Halloween night. read more


Protect party tables from spills and stains with ghoulish flair with this Spider Web Halloween Plastic Tablecloth. This table cove...r makes it easy to dress up the dessert or buffet table to fit the theme of a Halloween party while still offering protection from the inevitable messes. read more

Candles and Candleholders

Plain-color candles in Halloween colors may be a nice contrast to an elaborately carved candleholder. Or seasonal candles might include images such as spiders. Either way, these can be used in centerpieces or as table-setting accents.


Flowers in seasonal colors—a natural choice for a centerpiece—are also a nice way to accent Halloween decor. Try unusual blooms or foliage to provide texture on your tabletop.


Pumpkins, of course, are almost a requirement for Halloween. Fresh pumpkins are still a staple of table decorating and dining, but faux pumpkins in a range of sizes and colors are also nice options that last from year to year.

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Boston International

Add a spooky flair with this intricately designed and painted snow globe. Sculpted, hand-painted resin base with glass globe. Shak...e it up for a blizzard of "ash." snow globes were exhibited at the Paris universal expo of 1878, and by 1879 at least five or more companies were producing and selling snow globes throughout Europe. read more

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Wally is a small pumpkin with a big heart and big dreams. Fall has come and all the pumpkins are discovering their purpose except ...for Wally. Saddened by loneliness and rejected by his neighbours, Wally is about to find his Grand Purpose in an unexpected and magical way. read more

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Item Type:Candys Bag Feature:Halloween DIY Material:Woven Color:19 Color Weight:80g Pattern:Solid Inner Pocket:Main Pocket Closure...:Open Attention:You shoulder stick it by yourself diy,there a self-adhesive on the back of pumpkin patch. Package Included: 1 Bag read more

Creative Converting

Use for festive fun in a lunch box or be the best house of the block with baggies filled with candy for trick or treaters. 120-Cou...nt (12 packs of 10) sandwich bags with zip closure, each 6.25 x 7-inches. Whether you're planning an intimate dinner, a family gathering, or a huge party, you can trust Creative Converting for high quality, consistent color matching and attention to detail. Creative Converting, with the most seasoned staff of design experts in the party industry, you know you are getting the best in disposable paper and plastic goods, decorations and party accents for every holiday and all occasions. read more

Halloween Figures

Iconic Halloween figures—ghosts, crows, spiders, and witches, to name just a few—can be used as table decorations and on dining setups. Use smaller versions with place settings or larger ones for a focal point.

Dinnerware and Serveware

Plates, bowls, platters, and silverware may also be designed to have specific appeal at Halloween through the use of colors or patterns.

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Product Features

Product Features

Differences in product features in Halloween table decorations and dining items affect both length of their use and your enjoyment of them, as well as their life span. It's important to take your time and review each item and how it fits in with what you have—or what you plan to purchase. That includes colors and patterns as well as material of the Halloween table decorations and dining pieces. Here's a short reminder of what to consider.

Colors and Patterns

Halloween table decorations and dining items can be designed with a variety of colors—some very specific to the holiday, others more generic—as well as patterns that give them a distinctive look.


Some Halloween table decorations and dining items are made from relatively durable materials, including fabric, ceramic, and heavy plastic (such as serving bowls).

Purchase Considerations

Purchase Considerations

Halloween table decorations and dining items differ based on how long you wish to use them. Some are designed specifically for easy disposal and use—which also means buying new every year. Other pieces will last as long as they're properly cared for—but probably cost more, too. As you think about your lifestyle and budget as well as decorating needs, keep in mind these purchase considerations to find the Halloween table decorations and dining items that work best for you. They include care and storage, durability, versatility, and replacement opportunities. Here's a guide to review.

Care and Storage

Items that are intended to be used from year to year will last longer if they are properly cared for, but those care instructions vary based on what the item is made of. For example, some plastic bowls may not be dishwasher-safe. You will also likely need the appropriate containers to store your pieces.


The types of materials used to make Halloween table decorations and dining items will affect how long you're able to use them. For example, paper napkins and plates are created for one-time use, as are plastic tablecloths.


The things you love should also be the things you use. Halloween table decorations and dining items that are very distinctive may have less versatility when it comes to other autumn-related events and days.

Replacement Opportunities

A one-of-a-kind set of Halloween plates may add panache on the tabletop, but if one piece breaks, it might be difficult to find a replacement. Investigate whether you can replace items.

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Happy Haunting Halloween Garden Flag Garden Flag. Measures 12.5" x 18". Features spooky jack o'lanterns with a haunted house in th...e distance. This haunted flag has the text "happy haunting" , which is correctly readable on one side of this Halloween garden flag. Better Home and Garden offers art for your home that captivates, delights and inspires. This original artwork is reproduced on 100% polyester fabric for finer quality reproduction. The 100% polyester fabric stands up to the weather and is mildew and fade resistant. This decorative floral garden flag slides easily on a garden flag stand via the sleeve at the top. Add this decorative flag to your collection today! read more

Meyda Tiffany
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A Pumpkin Orange Jack O' Lantern, Handcrafted Utilizing The Copperfoil Construction Process, Is A Charming Accent Lamp And Hauntin...gly Beautiful Work Of Art Tiffany Sculptures Jack-O-Lantern Tiffany Accent Lamp 1 Candelabra bulb, 15w (max) read more

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Yankee Candle Company
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For kids who dream of being an Astronaut, get ready for lift-off with this amazing White Astronaut Costume! This NASA inspired whi...te jumpsuit with NASA embroidered patches will be sure to take your imagination out of this world! This full body jumpsuit... read more

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