Setting the Table for a Spooktacular Halloween Party


By: Lindi Haws of Love The Day

It’s FINALLY October and I’ve pulled down all of my black and orange Tupperware storage boxes. I’ve spent the last few days decorating my mantel, my front porch, and my gallery wall. It’s starting to look pretty spooky around here and I couldn’t love it more! I’ve also started pulling things together for a fun Halloween party for my girls and their friends. I thought I would share a few of the ideas I had for the celebration. 


Create a Gallery Wall
Prior to the party, I already had a gallery of photos on the wall just south of my table. I decided to turn the photo wall spooky by first placing black and white striped wrapping paper over the glass. I glued a 12x12 piece of cardstock on the wrapping paper and then cut out white Halloween shapes with my Cricut Maker. Finally, I glued those shapes on the black cardstock. The wall is the perfect backdrop for the party! 


Decorate with Paper
One of my favorite ways to decorate for a party is with paper products! They are especially great for parties with children who tend to make messes and destroy supplies and decorations. Paper tissue balls, paper fans and Chinet® brand plates are the perfect party supplies because you can easily spruce up a table and then throw everything away when done! 


For this party, I used a 12x12 inch piece of paper as a placemat with cut-out spooky paper spider webs on top of it. I stacked Chinet® Cut Crystal® dessert plates and Chinet® Classic White™ appetizer plates, and topped the plates with a sweet little gift. I love how the web shows through the clear design of the Chinet Cut Crystal plates.


Drape and Hang All the Bats
One of the easiest things you can do to spruce up a Halloween party is drape faux spider webs, cheesecloth or black fabric. There is something so creepy about draped webs and vintage cloth. I hung black cheesecloth over my black light fixture and placed paper bats in the webbing. I think the cheesecloth really helps bring Halloween to the party. 



I finished the party off with a striped candle and a bowl of candy. I love how festive and colorful the party turned out! Are you throwing a celebration this fall? We’d love to hear how you plan to celebrate using #MyChinetParty on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter! 


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Lindi Haws is the founder of Love The Day. There is nothing Lindi loves more than finding unique and creative ways to celebrate the most important days in life. From printable products to creative DIY decor, Lindi creates ways to make parties memorable so others can love the day.