An Elegant Halloween Table

Halloween is less than 3 weeks away. Are you ready?! This elegant Halloween table will have you counting down the days until October 31st. In fact, there’;s no need to wait until the last day of October to dim the lights, bring out your dark serveware and pile on the decadence. The beauty of today’;s featured table is its abundant look…and its affordability! Plus, the color palette is perfect for fall and winter. Don’;t think we won’;t be making the endive salad below throughout the holidays! Keep reading for all of the details, including purchasing information should you see something you can’;t live without.

*photos and styling by Kate Simmons for decoradvisor

A Festive Table

Ready to take a closer look at the table?! Mini pumpkins are the perfect dinner party favor, so don’;t hesitate to set one at each place. Just make sure they’;re washed if you pile them on top of plates that will be holding food. I stuck with a palette of black, grey and berry tones for a Halloween-perfect combination that has staying power throughout the holidays. The table runner is a super-affordable Amazon purchase, while the garment-washed graphite napkins are a CB2 find.

As for the plates, my Maison dinnerware from Crate & Barrel is perfect for every season. It’;s hard to go wrong with classic white. I love adding festivity with appetizer plates in different colors. The lavender appetizer plates from CB2 are no longer available, but any berry tone will do. For the flowers, I couldn’;t find a hue I liked better than the wine tone of these budget-friendly alstroemeria:

I kept it simple by putting them in an eggplant vintage spherical vase. After all, layering deep reds is the ultimate in decadent style! Speaking of decadence, who’;s hungry?…

A Decadent Cheese Platter

A cheese platter is easy to throw together, it’;s often the hit of the party, and it can be given a Halloween twist by adding unexpected goodies to the mix, from dried orange slices to dark chocolate. After all, Halloween is all about treats! Today’;s featured slate cheese board is from Crate & Barrel.

Try adding variety to your cheese platter by incorporating both hard and soft cheese. I love coating goat cheese in crushed pink peppercorn, and I never mind when the peppercorn flakes scatter across the cheese board. Other popular items include nuts, olives and figs. The beauty of a good cheese platter is the way it can give your guests the perfect, multifaceted bite of various flavors:

Plus, a cheese platter is the perfect appetizer. Prep is minimal, and guests can simply serve themselves!

A Crisp Salad

Whether your Halloween table is filled with appetizers/small plates or it includes a multi-course meal, make a texture-filled salad a key focal point. This endive salad tastes as good as it looks. The amounts of items will vary based on how many you’;re serving, but here’;s what’;s included in the eye-catching mix:

  • red and white endives
  • red-leaf lettuce
  • pomegranate seeds
  • toasted walnuts
  • ground pepper

Top with the vinaigrette of your choice and serve! Speaking of serving, I’;m a huge fan of the way black flatware adds drama to the table. Below we see the knight serving spoon and knight slotted serving spoon from CB2:

With a couple of show-stopping dishes to serve your guests (and some amazing tableware), you can create an inviting Halloween spread on a budget. Our magic formula: decadent food + a dramatic palette of dark tones and berry hues. We at decoradvisor with you and yours a delectable Halloween!

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