Halloween is just around the corner. But while the candy-coated holiday may be driven towards costumes and kids, we're here to show you that this holiday's decor can be sophisticated and spooky. Embrace the Halloween spirit by ditching the guts and gore and incorporating our top 5 picks for a grown-up, Gothic-themed celebration that will give your guests a boo-tiful dining experience.
1. Glass Act
Leave the Jack-o'-lantern for the children and opt for mercury glass pumpkins to illuminate your dining table. Nestled between candles, they will offer a flicker of light that will create a Gothic glow across your tablescape. That warm, understated glow paired with old antique opulence makes them the ideal accessory for bringing the Halloween spirit.
2. Wine & Dine
Skip the crystal glasses this season, and opt for tinted goblets to give your table an added pop of style. Red, silver or white options create a bold statement on a Gothic-inspired spread, bringing aesthetic appeal and functionality to any Halloween dinner party. Plus, the wide variety of options available mean that you can select your goblets based on your budget.
3. Perfect Placement
Catch your guests in a web of spooky style by adorning your table with these steel spider web place card holders. The distressed black finish gives them a weathered feel, perfect for a subtle-yet-sophisticated dining experience. And for less formal affairs, the holders can also be used to label buffet items or highlight cocktail options at your home bar.
4. Simply Stated
Before designing your place settings around the high-gloss dinnerware that's become popular in today's kitchens, consider incorporating a matte element into your Halloween decor. These matte plates by Heath offer an earthy, almost rustic element that will bring a fall-harvest feel to your table, and pair beautifully with silver cutlery.
5. Born to Run
Continuing the arachnid aesthetic, this artistic ink blot table runner perfectly pairs the black and natural tones of a sophisticated table spread. Plus, the runner brings the elements of our 4 Halloween finds together to create an eye-catching and understated focal point for your Halloween dinner table.