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20 Halloween-Inspired Table Settings to Wow Your Dinner Party Guests

Halloween is a ton of fun for the kids, but it doesn’t have to stop there! Why not throw a Halloween dinner party fit for kids, adults, or both? After all, everyone needs to eat a little something before the trick-or-treating, games, or dancing can take place. It’s a great excuse to elaborate as much as you can on a stunning Halloween theme for your dinner setting, complete with a color scheme, impressive centerpieces, and matching dishes too. Here are 20 fabulous table setting ideas that will get you into the Halloween spirit.

Traditional Black & Orange

Everyone knows black and orange is the ultimate color scheme when it comes to Halloween. This table setting from B Lovey Events is perfect for both kids and adults. Fun and not too spooky!

Adorable black and orange Halloween dinner setting with pumpkins, crows, owls
Adorable black and orange Halloween dinner setting with pumpkins, crows, owls

For a bit of a more grown-up style, you can still have fun with black and orange. This table setting featured on Home My Design adds some lovely orange roses as centerpieces.

Romantic Halloween table setting with orange roses
Romantic Halloween table setting with orange roses

Orange can be a bit tiring on the eyes, so as an alternative you can go minimal with it — like this mostly black “ghoulish glam” table setting from Hostess with the Mostess.

Ghoulish glam Halloween table setting with black skulls
Ghoulish glam Halloween table setting with black skulls

A Halloween color scheme is a good excuse to get a little glittery too. Check out those orange skulls and bones in that centerpiece from HGTV!

Black and orange Halloween table setting with lots of skulls
Black and orange Halloween table setting with lots of skulls

Silly Centerpieces

One of the best things about Halloween is that it doesn’t always have to be about spookiness. Have a look at this adorable trick-or-treat pumpkin centerpiece and this other hilarious witch’s legs alternative, both featured on Home Is Where the Boat Is.

Cute outdoor Halloween table setting with black pumpkin centerpiece
Cute outdoor Halloween table setting with black pumpkin centerpiece
Outdoor Halloween table setting with witch's legs centerpeice
Outdoor Halloween table setting with witch’s legs centerpeice

Swapping Out the Orange

Black and orange is very Halloween, but it’s not the only color scheme you have to stick with! In fact, you can pair almost any other color with black for a look that still very clearly screams Halloween. Take a look at this incredibly gorgeous red and black table setting again from HGTV, which almost looks fit for a vampire party.

Vampire-themed black and red table setting
Vampire-themed black and red table setting

Green also looks incredibly creepy when paired with black. Here’s a great example with lots of spiderwebs from Minimalisti.

Black and green Halloween dinner setting with spiderwebs
Black and green Halloween dinner setting with spiderwebs

What about black and purple? Great for a witch’s theme, in my opinion!

Black and purple Halloween table setting
Black and purple Halloween table setting

Skulls, Spiders, and Other Spooky Decor Items

Instead of going for a general Halloween look, it’s always fun to get more specific with your theme by sticking to a couple of decorative items. The first table setting below makes use of skulls, eyeballs, and these black owls from HalloweenCostumes.com.

Creepy Halloween setting with skulls and eyeballs!
Creepy Halloween setting with skulls and eyeballs!

Another table setting from Hostess with the Mostess features these incredibly gorgeous skull plates — perfect for Halloween!

Halloween-themed skull plates and spiderweb glasses
Halloween-themed skull plates and spiderweb glasses

This next example from HGTV doesn’t have all the dishes laid out, but it still looks spooky enough with the mummy decor in the background and spiderweb centerpiece candle holder.

Mummy-themed Halloween table setting
Mummy-themed Halloween table setting

Here’s one from A Perfect Setting Always that really runs with the skull theme. Those tall candlesticks really go well with it too.

Outdoor Halloween table setting with large candlesticks
Outdoor Halloween table setting with large candlesticks

For a different take on Halloween, you could go for a mad scientist-themed table setting featuring all sorts of different jars and bottles of creepy concoctions — like this example from The Happy Heathen.

Mad scientist-themed dinner table setting
Mad scientist-themed dinner table setting

Between Naps on the Porch features a table setting that has sort of an Edgar Allan Poe theme to it, with black ravens and mercury pumpkins.

Halloween table setting with mercury glass pumpkins and black ravens
Halloween table setting with mercury glass pumpkins and black ravens

And of course, who could forget The Addams Family? What a perfect theme for a Halloween table setting, featured on Camille Styles.

Addams Family-themed Halloween table setting
Addams Family-themed Halloween table setting

A More Elegant Halloween

Sometimes there’s just nothing better than a Halloween theme that replaces all the spooky stuff with elegant style. Here’s a gorgeous example from Home My Design that does without most of the typical Halloween decorations.

Elegantly subtle Halloween table setting
Elegantly subtle Halloween table setting

If you plan to stick with the black, why not dress up your Halloween table setting with gold too? Here’s one that includes some simple black pumpkins among the gold centerpiece items.

A less scary Halloween table setting in black and gold
A less scary Halloween table setting in black and gold

Another fabulous table setting that makes use of the black and gold color scheme comes from Anno Domini Home, which adds just a touch of spookiness with the skull plates.

Black and gold plates with skulls on the make for a perfectly scary Halloween dinner party
Black and gold plates with skulls on the make for a perfectly scary Halloween dinner party

Finally, you can turn almost any regular fall-themed table setting into one fit for Halloween by keeping the pumpkins and other seasonal plant decor, but pairing it with anything and everything that’s black. Take a look at this example from Old Brand New Blog.

Very elegant black Halloween table setting with pumpkins and autumn foliage
Very elegant black Halloween table setting with pumpkins and autumn foliage

Despite not exactly being a real holiday, Halloween is still a great time to entertain. Whether you’re planning a sit-down dinner or something that’s more buffet-style, there are endless ways to create an incredible look that everyone will love!

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