30 Oct

REAL PARTIES: Gothic Glam Halloween Dinner Party

gothic glam halloween party decorations

HWTM Reader Angela Hudson recently sent over some images of the Gothic Glam table that she created for her Halloween dinner party tomorrow night, and check out how cool it turned out!

gothic glam halloween party decorations

I asked Angela to share some details with us regarding how everything came together, so here are some shopping resources & “how-to” tips in her own words…

Glitter skulls: (from Marshall’s) The skulls are sitting on silver pillar candleholders to which I hot-glued about 6” of a feather boa. I liked that the candleholders gave the skulls a little height.

Five-arm candelabra: (from Grandin Road) I embellished the candelabra with crystal drops from an old silver-plated candelabra.

gothic glam halloween party decorations

Gothic figurines for place cards: (from Michael’s) I loved the way these once-gray figurines looked once they were spray painted with metallic silver and glitter spray paints!

Place cards: I added a little sparkle to plain white place cards by dipping the edges in glue and then in orange glitter.

gothic glam halloween party decorations

Napkin rings: These are strips cut from orange glitter foam sheets found at Michael’s. They’re embellished with stick-on gems and held in place with Zots adhesive dots.

Black glitter spiders: (from Z Gallerie) These were already a bit sparkly, but I couldn’t resist spraying them with additional silver glitter.

gothic glam halloween party decorations

Charger Plates: (from Hobby Lobby) For these, I used 12″ square mirrors and spray painted them with black and glitter spray paints before embellishing the corners with stick-on gems.

Black scroll salad plates: (from Kohl’s)

gothic glam halloween party decorations

Menu Frame: (from Marshall’s) This was a white cottage-style frame turned gothic with black and glitter spray paints and embellished with stick-on gems.

Feathered accents: I wanted to add a little height to the salad plates. So beneath them I used clear salad plates turned upside down. I hot-glued 10″ pieces of black boas around the clear plates.

Glitter votive candleholders: (from Michael’s)


Thanks for the fabulous Halloween inspiration, Angela!

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Joanna (hostessjo.com) SAYS:

Fabulous! So creative!

October 30, 2008 at 6:35 am

kris SAYS:

this girl is a creative genuis

October 30, 2008 at 7:10 am

Tiffany SAYS:

This is gorgeous! I just absolutely love the feathers under the plates and the silver statues!

October 30, 2008 at 11:59 am

Johnny Love SAYS:

You do such amazing work and take fantastic pictures! What camera do you use?

November 3, 2008 at 4:32 pm

Risa SAYS:

That’s my girl! It looks totally fab, Angela! I love how you took obtainable and store bought items and embellished them in your usual creative style and made everything pop! And I agree with the pp, the pictures are fantastic!

November 4, 2008 at 4:11 am

Jezzles SAYS:

This is officially my muse. This is spectacular. I would almost do this if it weren’t halloween. For my party I was thinking about black roses and spiderwebs and candles and elegance and this just… this is the kind of look that I really want to achieve. I love the glitter skulls. I love glitter! Sis-in-law hates glitter. Too bad for her. :D

September 6, 2009 at 10:47 am

Kelseyyy SAYS:

This is so trippy. i’d totally use this stuff

October 15, 2009 at 3:36 pm

Kayla SAYS:

Where did you get those AWESOME goblets?? I can’t find them anywhere!!

October 18, 2009 at 5:31 pm

Angela Hudson SAYS:

@ Kayla … I got them at Hobby Lobby I think. It was last year. You should also try Walmart, also here are some I found at Target: http://www.target.com/Black-Drinkware-Dining-Home/b/ref=sc_iw_r_2_1/186-9774605-1554918?node=332146011. Hope that helps.

October 19, 2009 at 8:57 am

April SAYS:

so nice! What did you serve? I can’t read menu. Thanks

September 25, 2013 at 4:06 pm

Jodie Wiggins SAYS:

that is a great idea for a Halloween party

September 19, 2014 at 8:41 pm
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