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I think Halloween is such a fun excuse to celebrate! And I’m not alone. Over the years, people have created lots of unique and clever ideas and products surrounding this bewitching holiday.

Today, inspired by All Hallows’ Eve, I’ve pulled together this Haunted Halloween Table. And because I’m not especially into the gore side of the holiday, I decided to focus on spooky chic. These eerie, creepy, and menacing touches are just enough to set the scene for a frightfully fun evening.


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If you’re hosting a Halloween get-together, here are five tips for a Haunted Haunted Halloween Table. (a.k.a. How to Add Spook to your Chic.)

Tip #1: Gauze Cloth

Gauze cloth has become a Halloween must-have for me because it’s inexpensive and versatile. In a table setting, it works well as a runner or tablecloth. I’ve also added gauze cloth to my fiddle leaf fig tree to make a place for creepy crawlers.


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I recommend cutting holes in the cloth, fraying the edges, and stretching out some of the holes. This will make it look a bit worn and tattered, which is exactly what you want for a haunted look.

Tip #2: Candles

Candles are a must for Halloween. Dim the lights and scatter as many candles as you can, while still being safety conscious. (Never leave a lit candle unattended or if you are worried about forgetting to blow them out, HomeGoods has fake candles that look like the real thing!) The flicker and glow of the flames amid the darkness will instantly give your space an element of mystery and menace.


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Tip #3. Skulls

This may be the year of skulls. I was thrilled to find a fabulous selection of them at my local HomeGoods. This brass one might be my favorite. It’s the perfect example of spooky chic. The style is simple, and the material is classic. However, it’s still a skull with the sense of macabre we seek at Halloween.


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I used this iridescent blue skill as a planter for an orchid. Its open top would also make it a perfect container for candy, chips, or punch. Get creative with your terrifying touches.


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Tip #4. Go Black

Think outside the box when planning your Halloween table. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a skull, spider, witch, or bat. If you’re shopping at HomeGoods, check out all the sections. This is what helps to keep the chic in your spook. I looked for items that fit a black theme, which lead me to this marvelous teapot and creamer and sugar set. While not designed specifically for Halloween, they fit my theme beautifully.


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The same applies to napkins, candlesticks, and glassware. Spooky details are important, but you need elegance, too.

Tip #5. Have Fun

What I love most about Halloween is that for one day you get to be anything you want. This is the one holiday that doesn’t require a lot of fuss or that things be perfect. Have fun with the holiday and get creative with your decorations, attire, and refreshments.


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“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen. the moon laughs and whispers, ’tis near Halloween!”


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I hope my spooky chic tablescape provides a little inspiration for your own bloodcurdling celebration. With all of the treats (no tricks) HomeGoods has to offer for Halloween decorating, I would head to your local store asap to see what is in-store. Whether you are hosting a Halloween-themed event for adults or kids, they have endless decor (plus pet and kid costumers) for your celebration. Happy hosting and Happy Halloween!

Michael Wurm Jr. is a paid blogger and founder of the popular lifestyle blog, Inspired by Charm, where he shares his love for a decorated life. Whether it’s ideas for easy decorating, a delicious recipe, entertaining inspiration, or a unique DIY project, his goal is to provide tools and tips for everyone to live a happy, colorful life. You can also find Michael on InstagramPinterestFacebook, and Twitter


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