Host a Halloween Themed Dinner Party in Black to celebrate the holiday in a more adult way. Set a tablescape that’s a balance between creepy and sophisticated with these ideas.
Happy October, friends! It’s time to think about celebrating Halloween, even if you don’t have kids who are trick-or-treating age. One way to do that is to host a Halloween themed dinner party in black.
I’ve created this black tablescape to inspire you to have fun with this classic children’s holiday. While I still love a grown up costume party, I also enjoy a more intimate gathering of friends over a delicious meal. If you’re part of a monthly supper club this Halloween themed dinner party is just the thing for you! Make this a girls only affair, a mix of friends, or couples night, and gather ’round the table!
Halloween Themed Dinner Party in Black
Get maximum impact with minimum effort by setting the table in all black. I used my black dishes from Walmart, on top of a black sheet-turned-tablecloth and black spooky fabric. This table gave me a great excuse to buy some new tabletop items like these black wine glasses from World Market, and this set of black flatware. I love how modern and stylized this set is!
To give the table the “creepy” factor I used small decorative skeletons and skulls at each place setting. Guests can take home a simple party favor of a test tube filled with black M&M’s. These double as place card holders too!
Rather than using flowers in a centerpiece, I filled small vases with seeded eucalyptus. It just seemed more “Halloween-appropriate,” plus it allows the food to be the focal point.
Speaking of food, this is a great time to put together a gorgeous cheese & charcuterie board. In this case it becomes an integral part of the meal rather than an appetizer. Serve it with black pasta and slow cooker beef tips, and round things out with a butternut squash baby kale salad.
For dessert I made these chocolate lava cakes in a jar, and dressed them for Halloween by adding a spider ring on top.
So what do you think of hosting a Halloween themed dinner party? Why not invite some friends over for a night of fun…you can even get dressed up in costume!