Note: Do not spray-paint any surfaces that will come in direct contact with your party food.
Spray-paint all items black, omitting areas such as the interiors of serving cauldrons and the tops of serving plates. Use the vases, water pitchers, and lidded candy dishes for decorative urns. For serving pieces, glue candlesticks to the bottom of plates, and then glue a cauldron or a serving plate on top. Set a cauldron in a plant holder. Line the bottom of a birdcage and use it for a serving piece (see picture of buffet).