Halloween 09.24.08

Get Inspired: Modern Halloween Tabletop!

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Denise Baker from Little Ant Design sent in some pictures of her new Halloween table… and – seriously – how fun is this?! I’m especially loving the bony silver hands that are “holding” the utensils (clever!) and the cool skull & crossbones labels wrapped around the soda bottles…

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Where does one get those cool modern trees used in the centerpiece? At IKEA… for only $5 a pop! (Side note: I actually have the same trees in yellow, and they look super cute with little photos and paper butterflies perched on them for a bridal shower or birthday party!)

Here’s a view the entire table… looks fabulous!

modern halloween decorations

For full details and instructions on how to recreate a similar table at home, visit “get your spook on: someone set the table” over at Denise’s blog. Thanks for sharing, Denise!

modern halloween decorations


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14 responses to “Get Inspired: Modern Halloween Tabletop!”

  1. Natalie at FLHomeBlog says:

    I love the lables on the soda bottles idea. I can just see some Witch’s Brew with green soda, etc., really cute!

  2. How fun. I was just looking at these this morning. Denise does it again.

    (I haven’t got to tell you this on gmail yet, Denise, so instead I say it the world…love this!)

  3. denise says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this on your blog – I’m giddy with excitement.

    I love your blog and look to it daily for inspiration and ideas.

  4. Ooh, fun. and I already have those black trees…thanks for the great idea.

  5. Hilary says:

    I definitely got one of those trees in white at Ikea to use at our Halloween table at our party! In the meantime, it’s on my counter holding my jewelry :).

  6. LillyB says:

    This is awesome! Thank you so much for sharing! I love dressing up the table too! See my country looking tables at my blog! I love your idea, so cool!!

  7. Ali says:

    I love the orange chargers! I’m thinking about using them for Halloween AND Auburn Tailgating parties! :)

    PS – I LOVE the chandelier ornament laid over the photos. Where did you find it?

  8. jenn s. says:

    Hi Ali – I got it on istockphoto.com. I can’t remember the exact name of it because it was a long time ago, but I’m happy to email you the Illustrator EPS file if you want…let me know :)

  9. Ali says:

    I would love that!


    Thank you, thank you!

  10. I love these! Halloween is so exciting to decorate for!

  11. This is great! I actually have one of those Ikea trees in white and use it to hang my necklaces on. :) Great great ideas! Where do you get those silver hands?

  12. denise says:

    paper monkey

    The hands were purchased at Z Gallerie a year or two ago. I did notice while checking out their site this week that they have them available again this year.