Welcome to the first week of October, the time to add a little haunt to your home! That’s why today I’m posting my spooky chic Halloween table decorations.

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Over the past several years, it’s become a tradition of sorts for me to share my Halloween table decorations. You may remember that back in my St. Marys’ house, I pulled together this tablescape inspired by a chocolate skull cake. Then last year I created two table settings: one a bit more elegant and the other a bit more haunted.

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Today I’m excited to be teaming up with my fellow ghouls and goblins of the Seasons of Home series to share my 2018 Halloween Tablescape. Each of us is showing a space in our home that we’ve decorated for All Hallows’ Eve. So if you’re looking for Halloween decorations for other places in your home, be sure to visit all the links at the end of this post.

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Right now let me show you what I concocted in my dining room.

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Using things I had on hand plus some new goodies, I outfitted my table in a skeleton theme.

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First off, I covered the middle of the table with a runner made from the inexpensive black cheesecloth you can often find it at many big box and party stores.

The tattered texture adds movement and makes an interesting base for Halloween table decorations.

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From there I laid out the place settings. I used my everyday white dinner plates and topped them with these skeleton printed salad plates. Matte black flatware nicely complements the plates.

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Ideas and Inspiration for Spooky Chic Halloween Table Decorations #halloween #decorations #decor #spooky #tablescape

For glassware, I used my favorite French wine glasses and these gold dipped martini glasses.

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In the center of the table, I made a flower arrangement with this collection of test tubes. This was another HomeGoods find. I chose strange and quirky-looking flowers for the arrangement and stuck in a pair of skeleton hands for added creepiness!

Quick tip: When shopping for Halloween décor, look outside the Halloween section. Items do not need to be specifically designed for Halloween to create the look you’re after.

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Ideas and Inspiration for Spooky Chic Halloween Table Decorations #halloween #decorations #decor #spooky #tablescape

Ideas and Inspiration for Spooky Chic Halloween Table Decorations #halloween #decorations #decor #spooky #tablescape

Next, to spook up the table, I brought in more elements to suit my theme. These gold skeleton keys decorated each place setting. Being gold, they add a bit more chic to my table.

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Ideas and Inspiration for Spooky Chic Halloween Table Decorations #halloween #decorations #decor #spooky #tablescape

Since candles are must at a holiday dinner, my Halloween table is graced by these skull-shaped ones.

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Ideas and Inspiration for Spooky Chic Halloween Table Decorations #halloween #decorations #decor #spooky #tablescape

I even found skeleton-shaped taper candles, which I used over on my buffet. They are in the big silver candelabra I got on clearance at HomeGoods. Speaking of my buffet, I dressed that up for Halloween, too!

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Ideas and Inspiration for Spooky Chic Halloween Table Decorations #halloween #decorations #decor #spooky #tablescape

Ideas and Inspiration for Spooky Chic Halloween Table Decorations #halloween #decorations #decor #spooky #tablescape

This skeleton drawing from Michael’s adds a charming fear factor to the buffet. And a big silver bowl held up by a claw ghoulishly offers snacks.

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Ideas and Inspiration for Spooky Chic Halloween Table Decorations #halloween #decorations #decor #spooky #tablescape

I also tied in that deep maroon/purple from the table centerpiece with a coordinating orchid. While beautiful, I think the orchid blooms also have an other-worldly feel, making them great for Halloween table decorations.


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Ideas and Inspiration for Spooky Chic Halloween Table Decorations #halloween #decorations #decor #spooky #tablescape

To finish things off, I added white ceramic pumpkins, a jar with gum “eyeballs,” and more skeleton keys.

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Once everything was in place, I couldn’t resist serving a few Halloween treats. You might have already seen it on the blog, but the first thing I whipped up was this Cranberry, Bacon, and Walnut Cheeseball.

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I inserted this mini cleaver in the top of the cheeseball. Not only does it give an eerie effect, but it doubles as a cheese knife. You can find that cheeseball recipe here.

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Try this Cranberry Bacon & Walnut Cheeseball for a delicious and easy Halloween appetizer recipe. #halloween #cheeseball #cranberry #bacon #appetizer #recipe

Try this Cranberry Bacon & Walnut Cheeseball for a delicious and easy Halloween appetizer recipe. #halloween #cheeseball #cranberry #bacon #appetizer #recipeTry this Cranberry Bacon & Walnut Cheeseball for a delicious and easy Halloween appetizer recipe. #halloween #cheeseball #cranberry #bacon #appetizer #recipe

I also created a collection of mini spider cheeseballs to crawl across the table. The spider cheeseballs were inspired by the iron spider I bought at HomeGoods.

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With a black sesame seed coating and pretzel stick legs, they are both creepy and delicious. You can see how I made those here.

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Spooky Spider Cheeseball for Halloween #appetizer #recipe #halloween #snack #cheeseball #spooky

And with that, my dining room is ready for the holiday! What do you think of my spooky chic Halloween table decorations?

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Ideas and Inspiration for Spooky Chic Halloween Table Decorations #halloween #decorations #decor #spooky #tablescape

I hope these ideas inspire you to create some Halloween decorations of your own!

Want more Halloween tricks and treats? These are some of my favorites:

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And remember, if you’re looking for more hauntingly good ideas, check out all of the posts below.

More Halloween Decorations and Home Decor Ideas:

Ella Claire | French Country Cottage | So Much Better with Age | Sweet Rose and Wren | My Sweet Savannah

Inspired by Charm | Happy Happy Nester | The Wicker House | Zevy Joy | Nina Hendrick Design Co.

Paint Me Pink | Brooklyn Limestone | Clean and Scentsible | Twelve on Main | The Happy Housie

Finding Silver Pennies | Nest of Posies | A Burst of Beautiful | Kelly Elko | A Blue Nest

Sagehill Cottage | Taryn Whiteaker | Town and Country Living | Tattered Pew | Live Laugh Rowe

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  • Emma at

    Omg I love the skeleton key with the cat on it!! I dig this overall look so much too.

  • Cindi at

    Michael you are so talented! Everything looks amazing!

  • Cherie at

    Michael, this is all beyond STUNNING! Every last detail is such perfection! Oh what a dream it would be to dine at this table. Beautiful!

  • Cat at

    Michael, when can I come and eat that cheeseball? The food all looks SOOO good! I love how you have decorated for this spooky occasion in such a chic and sophisticated way. And I looove all of the colors you choose for this tables cape. SO pretty!
    Now i better go check out that recipe or you will have me knocking on your door with my 4 kids in tow,lol!
    Happy Halloween<3

  • Leah at

    So spooky chic! You really know how to do Halloween!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thanks so much! It was so fun to put together!

      xo Michael

  • Jamie at

    Wow! I have no words, this is just stunning, every detail. I feel like I just came over to an amazing, classy Halloween party! (hint hint, if you want to send me an invite) Well done.
    Hugs, Jamie

  • Norma at

    I love your style, Micheal! This is so beautiful I don’t even know where to begin! You have an eye for beautiful details and how darling are those gold pumpkin keys!! Love it all! xoxo -Norma

  • Amy at

    Hello Michael! I’m really enjoying your blog since you bought your new home. I’m digging your modern colonial style and this Halloween table is spectacular. Your styling, photography and design skills are really shining brightly. And may I add that I never met a cookie that I didn’t love 🙂 . Inspired by Charm is now on my short list of lifestyle blogs that I recommend to family and friends. It seems the move to Pittsburgh was perfect for you. I wish you many years of happiness in your new home and I’ll be enjoying all the changes (and recipes) you make.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      This made my whole week, Amy! Thank you so much for your thoughtful and kind message. I can’t tell you how much it means to me!

      Lots of love!
      Michael

      • Amy at

        LOL, thank YOU! Have you considered chronicling the journey of Bayberry House through the seasons in a book? A DIY or coffee table book would suit you perfectly. You have found your unique voice and I think it deserves a wider audience. Anyway, just my opinion, but I would definitely buy it.

  • Sandra at

    Always love your posts! Can I ask where did you find those skeleton plates? They are too cute!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I found them at HomeGoods last year. However, I did spot them again this year too!

      xo Michael

  • Emily Sweeten at

    You are full of such amazing ideas. Always! I am stunned by you every time. Awesome tablescape!

  • Jennifer Lifford at

    Oh my! This looks absolutely amazing!! I love the centerpiece and those spider cheeseballs are awesome!

  • Jenn at

    Also, where is your popcorn bowl from? I need that!! 😉

  • Danielle at

    Okay, can I just come over now and eat that whole cheeseball. I LOVE it all. Love the centerpiece, the hands, the black cheesecloth (I didn’t even know they made that!!!), the food, the eyeballs. You really know how to do Halloween in a classy way. I LOVE Halloween so much!

  • Jordan at

    Total Halloween goals! You nailed spooky chic!

  • Susan at

    As always, another wonderful display! I hope you’re having a party! 🧙🏼‍♀️👻 really love the candelabra ☠️💀

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you, sir!

      xo Michael

  • Monica at

    Oh my gosh!!! this is spooktacular ….the whole setting style and color tones and i hope to use a few of your ideas in 2 weeks. by the way where are the red round crackers from…they give the right amount of deep red pop. I need to run to Michaels and see if there are any of the skeleton diagrams left. I knew 2 weeks ago i should have bought one.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      They are “beet crackers” I found them at Target. I believe Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods has them too! And thank you so much!!

      xo Michael

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