Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Frankie and Johnny's Dinner - A Halloween Tablescape

Beaulah decided to set a kid friendly
Frankenstein table today, so we are
calling it Frankie and Johnny's Dinner.

Frankie doesn't look too scary now does he?

Meet Frankie's friend Johnny who looks like a
a friendly enough kid in these adorable
plates from Target this year.

Johnny is a little vampire.

Since this table is geared more toward
children, we filled the candleholders
with Jelly Bellys  and popped in a candle.

These are Halloween colored Jelly Bellys
with green, orange, purple and black.

To tell the truth, I thought Johnny 
was a little Frankenstein too at first.

Then I noticed his little fangs and his
peaked hairline.  I don't think baby
Frankensteins have fangs!

But it is all good, they get along well together
in their green and black.

We thought Daddy Frankenstein should be here,
so we filled up this bucket with Green Slime Popcorn.

This Frankie bucket was also from  Target this year.

They also had spider web buckets too.

Both are overflowing with the candy
coated popcorn that I am going to give
you the recipe for in my next post.

Franken -green organza placemats covered in 
spider webbing

with green flatware adorn Frankie's table tonight.

Mmmmm more of that Green Slime popcorn for all of our guests.
(We actually had some girls over for dinner and served this
and called it our "green salad".  They loved that!)

Doesn't he just look too sweet to bite?

Oops, maybe just a little something to give a
 thrill and chill to the kiddies.

We seem to have a few hands running 
around Purple Chocolate Home these days.
(Be careful what you put in your mouth now!)

Maybe just a little something on the napkin ring
to "bug" the kiddies too!

Now this little fly doesn't bug me at all.

And who could get bugged by a cutie like

Beaulah and I hope you enjoyed
your not so scary Frankenstein  and Vampire
table today.

Click here to find instructions on how 
to make Frankie.

We are going to be sending along instructions
on how to make your own 
Green Slime Popcorn soon.

We will be partying the week away with


Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. This looks so awesome!!!!
    Your flatware is really beautiful, and I love the cute and spooky elements you mixed with it :)


  2. This is so adorable! I haven't seen anyone do this yet, what a brilliant idea!

  3. This table is so cute and very kid friendly. Love the cupcakes! Target has some of the best holiday stuff!

  4. Fantastic table! I love the black and green together, very striking. My favorite piece on the table is that green hand...with the sloppy polish job, ♥♥♥ it!

  5. So cute and not too scary for kids. Love the green popcorn.

  6. Lovin' every detail, down to the green popcorn:) The vampire plates are so adorable! I'm going to run by Target today and cross my fingers:)

  7. Cute, cute table! I bet the KIDS love it! Target sure had alot of good stuff this year. Love the cupcakes. XO, Pinky

  8. Boy, do I need a trip to Target! Your table is just adorable! Even though I am not a fan of green, I really like this. Love the flatware too. How pretty is that? Great job and can't wait to find out how to make the popcorn!

  9. So cute, Jacqueline. It must be wonderful having you as a relative or friend. ^o^ xo

  10. Everything just speaks of Halloween and the colors just SIZZLE! Love the Frankie cupcakes -- pinned them. Will you post for me? Joni

  11. Frankie and Johnnie...isn't that an Elvis movie? Elvis and Elvira...what a tablescape that would be. ;) Loving the table today. Full of brilliant and fun ideas with just the right touch of a little spooky. I'm digging that green popcorn...I'd take that as salad anyday. Totally cute!

  12. This is just the cutest thing!! LOVE the green with the black and it is so cute and festive the the kids!!

    Great job!!


  13. Oh my goodness! I love every stinkin' last detail of this table! Adorable.

  14. Love, love, love it! The hand really adds a scary touch and I can't wait for the recipe. I have little ones coming for the weekend...they might just like green popcorn. Everything looks wonderful and very festive.

  15. This is so cute.. I love the green and black. Perfect with the green slime popcorn. Jello? Love love this table as would my grands. Creepy green hand is certainly a favorite.. xo marlis

  16. Very cute! Love everything from Frankie to the placemats and the hand is just too cool:@)

  17. Love the table, where oh where did you get the sage flatware? Must buy it NOW! Please share... pretty please!

  18. For being a halloween tablescape, this is a very put together and chic table! LOVE it!

  19. This is fantastic! Each and every single picture is spooky.Love your delightful Halloween settings...yes, every bit of it. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

  20. Cute Halloween table where it looks like it IS easy being green.

  21. So much fun! I really like the Bordallo on your fabulous black charger. The little ones will have a blast. Thank you for inviting us to your wonderful, whimsical table. Cherry Kay

  22. I love Frankie and Johnny! So much cuter than you know who.
    Love all you special touches on the table. Green popcorn, who knew!
    Hate to tell you but the toothless wonders are over at my place, Really. :)

  23. I so LOVE your sense of fun...Frankie & Johnny...too cute :) What a fun table~ Target has had loads of tricks & treats this year. Your Jelly Bellys are a perfectly goulish color combination & I love your clever use of cupcake wrappers around your popcorn!

  24. I'm loving everything about this Frankie and Johnny dinner and table setting. The colors are fantastic.

  25. I really don't know where you come up with this stuff! The green popcorn is so cool...I'm sure it WAS a big hit with the youngsters! That hand is c-r-e-e-p-y!!!! The fingernails on it remind me of some of the women at the salon where I get my hair cut! Tee hee hee!!! Fun table for young and not-so-young!

  26. You have the most fun tablescapes!! I'll bet all the little ghouls & goblins adore you!!

  27. Fantastic tablescape and I love Frankie. He is just to cute to eat.

    Happy Halloween!

  28. Your grandchildren must love coming to your home! What a fun table. I hope Beaulah was upset that she didn't get any 'face time' in this post ;)

  29. Great table,Love the green! Joann

  30. My kids would love to eat at that table! And I have an uncle who has "an" eyebrow like Frank's ;)

  31. Oh, I so want to come to your house. That is the cutest table setting. I esp like the green flatware, the plates, the bugs on the napkin rings, the yummy popcorn that I can't wait for the recipe. Everything looks scaryyyyyyy.

  32. that is so cool, you never cease to amaze me with how much stuff you have! anne

  33. Amazing! I love all the green touches... Not your typical orange and black for Halloween. And that creepy hand? Perfect!

  34. What a fabulous party scene! I love every detail! And that hand!!! I want that thing! Where did you find it? It's a must have!
    Kindest regards,

  35. Wonderful tablescape! I love all the details and your plates are too cute! Thanks for linking up! :)

  36. Jacqueline, you are having way too much fun this Halloween season. And I'm loving it! This is a darling table. Each green detail making me giggle and smile with delight. ~ sarah

  37. Such a cute tablescape! That hand is the best! Love your green theme!

  38. Such a cute but fancy tablescape! I got the same Frankie dishes from Target for my kids this've given me great ideas! Thanks!

  39. Hi there- just stopping back by to let you know I am sharing this at tonights party~ thanks again for linking up!

  40. So, so CUTE!! I love the plates; green and black is so fabulous together, I think! I like the idea of the "slimed" popcorn in plastic cups with fancy cupcake liners! OMGosh, I need to steal that idea for my next party!!


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