Monday, October 23, 2017

Spooky Halloween Buffet Display

It is fast approaching the scariest time of the year and while I don't like to play up that part of Halloween, it is fun to set the scene which I've done with this Halloween buffet centerpiece. It will serve as an appropriately themed backdrop for some appetizers and drinks to be served later this week. 

Let me take you through the spooky details. 

Two watchful owls were captured under this cloche and make the perfect centerpiece to my display.

Their all-knowing eyes survey the scene.

Skulls stand on guard on each side of the owls.

And next to them, black lanterns add an eerie glow.

Fairy lights wrapped around a faux candle help create the effect I was after.

 However, the illumination doesn't stop the vermin from scurrying around the table.

Black and white plates, napkins and flatware coordinate with the decor... do the black rats!

Gnarly branches with LED microdot lights provide the backdrop to the scene - almost like stars in the midnight sky.

Bats circle above.

A black raven lurks in the nearby branches. 

I haven't bought any new Halloween decor in ages so everything here may be quite familiar to those who read my blog around this time of year.  I like the challenge of trying to use what's on hand and make it look a bit different.

The fairy lights are the only recent purchase and are from Costco.  The black & white checked tablecloth is from Red Apple.

Will you be hosting any Halloween gatherings this year?

Wishing you a Happy Halloween!

Thanks for visiting!
I'll be linking this post to these wonderful blog parties:
Hauntingly Beautiful Halloween Decor at Follow the Yellow Brick Home


  1. While I am not one to decorate with mice (we have too many live ones around here!) I do have to say that one on the silvery pumpkins makes a great statement! I love your black and white and silvery theme.
    :) gwingal

  2. Super fun! Just scary enough without being ghoulish! Hooray for you reusing those items you already own. That’s when the creativity kicks into high gear!

  3. Another amazing and Hauntingly Beautiful Halloween display! Your table settings are gorgeous. Looking forward to seeing what you come up with for the holidays!

  4. Boo-tiful! You are all ready for Halloween fun! Great detailed tablescape.

  5. This is so cool. Spooky but not bloody. I love the detailed touches like the mice and the way you used the small string of lights and lit skulls. Such a fun effect.

  6. This is so erringly fun! Love the lights and the effect they give. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  7. Your Table Setting is beautiful. I would love it if you could share this post on Full Plate Thursday, we now have special features for Table Settings. Thanks for sharing and hope to see you soon!
    Miz Helen

  8. Gosh darn those vermins, sometimes it's hard to contain them! This is creepy cool and very well coordinated. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story and we hope you will join us again next week.


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