Spooky Halloween Table

By Susan Young | Decorating on a Budget

Halloween Table orange and black

It's time for some Halloween styling! This DIY Halloween table setting took only a few supplies from my home and garden, plus some dollar store finds. See how I put it all together...

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Why Decorate a Halloween Table?

Perhaps you're wondering if I plan on having a big, Halloween shin-dig at my home this year. The answer is: no. Then why oh why would you decorate a Halloween table, you ask? The answer is: I was inspired!

Dollar tree Halloween decorations

All of the Dollar Tree finds that I discovered on a shopping trip this Fall

My Dollar Tree Halloween Finds

I was shopping at Dollar Tree toward the beginning of the Fall season and noticed quite a selection of orange and black things. Not all of them were Halloween items, as you will see. However, my mind quickly put together a Halloween table based on some of the items you see above. So began the start of my black and orange themed Halloween table.

The Foundation of My Halloween Table

Every Table needs a table runner, right? So I started with a $1 damask black table runner from Dollar Tree and placed it on my table. Now, this table runner could be used for a graduation party, or just a black and white theme. So it is versatile enough to be used past Halloween.

black table runner halloween tablescape

The foundation of my table was this black damask table runner. I just love the pattern and love the price even more. They have even more colors to create the table theme you desire.

Filling in the Details of my Halloweeen table

To make the Dollar Tree table runner more spooky, I put some black creepy cloth over the top of my damask table runner.

creepy cloth Halloween tablescape

You can find all things creepy at Dollar tree in the Fall. Make sure to get there early in the season for the best selection of Halloween decor. Image credit: Dollar Tree

I also found an orange feather boa and some cute paisley and damask patterned paper plates to add to my Halloween table display.

Black and orange Halloween table

A close up of my Halloween table setting in progress. 

Featured black and white and orange items

All of the items I needed for my Halloween spooky table I found at Dollar Tree. Starting at the bottom, I layered my place setting with an orange round place mat. Then I found orange ceramic plates in the kitchen section, along with some black clear glass goblets. $1 each, people! Next, in the party section, I spotted these modern, black and white damask and paisley print paper plates, and some orange napkins, which looked great layered on top of one another. I also found two spotted pumpkins (one is foam, the other, ceramic) at Dollar Tree.

Orange glassware black glass table setting for Halloween

Zooming out, you can get a better look at my spooky cloth, black glassware and some orange glassware I picked up for my table. The orange carafe could also be used for drinks.

Black and White Florals Complete the Look

I found this DIY mini pumpkin decorating idea on Pinterest. It looked like a simple and easier way to wrap yarn around a pumpkin. Basically, you take four strips of equal length yarn and twist them together. Then you wrap them around the pumpkin lengthwise, and secure with hot glue. I won't show you all the steps here, but it basically works the same way as my black yarn pumpkin above. Also, I used green mini rope for the stem.

Black and orange and white table for Halloween

An overhead shot of my Halloween table: I added some spooky black faux flowers to one vase and some white Montauk Daisies from my garden to another orange vase I found on hand. I also splattered some mini pumpkin potpourri around the spooky cloth, topped with a Halloween scarf.

More Pumpkin Finds for my Halloween Table

For even more Halloween table fun, I found these two pumpkin items at my local Walmart: A pumpkin butter dish and a small orange pumpkin plate. Both were under $5 each and completed my look. I may use them again for my Thanksgiving tablescape. Stay tuned for that tutorial in an upcoming blog post.

Spooky Halloween table

My Pumpkin butter dish and plate from Walmart complete the look, along with a sparkly sign that says "October 31" of course. I wish I could remember where I got that sign! Ideas?

What do you think of my Spooky Halloween Table?

I love how this Halloween tablescape came together. Really, it only took maybe $20 worth of items purchased from Dollar Tree and Walmart. Several of the items are reusable in other areas of my home or for other seasons. Even the paper plates could be used after Halloween. I hope I've inspired you to create your own Halloween table this year, or how to find items that will work for a themed holiday table. For more ideas and Halloween decor please visit my  Instagram page. I'd love to hear: what your favorite part of my Halloween table? Please leave a comment below!

Dollar Tree black orange Halloween table setting

A Spooky Halloween Table for under $25

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About the Author

Susan is a Midwest mom of two and lover of all things colorful in the home. She works with homeowners to find their unique style and color palette while keeping their budgets and lifestyles in mind. You can find her hanging out on Instagram at @colorjoyinteriors or Twitter @getcolorjoy, where she shares her latest colorful projects and inspirations.

  • I can’t believe all these great Dollar Tree finds and I LOVE that butter dish from WalMart. Very festive!

  • Megan says:

    Loving how you have styled your Halloween dining decor. The black and orange touches are so perfect for the season!

  • Jerri says:

    Susan! I love all of it but especially how creative you were keeping it all under $20 from the Dollar Tree! The center piece and the plates are just fab!

  • Rita says:

    Looks great! Halloween tables are so fun!!

  • Becky Poole says:

    I love how you pulled this all together for such an affordable amount! Very creative πŸ™‚

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