Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Halloween Table in the Great Hall

It's time to celebrate with all of the family,
for a big Halloween party, so for the first
time ever, the Halloween dinner is taking
place in what we lovingly call
The Great Hall.

A little furniture gets moved out, but most of
it gets pushed back, and we can seat twenty in here,
in the living room.

You can see one of Beaulah's friends down
next to the fireplace.  Yes, they have flown in
to celebrate Halloween with us.

I used two black and white striped rounds
set on the diagonal,
to top the two six foot folding tables,
and those were topped with a cutout black
spiderweb tablecloth, and finally
a spider web runner, that ties the two
tables together.

My inspiration for this family friendly table
were the fun goblets that I found at Dollar Tree.
At $1 each, even the little ones can be trusted
with a goblet, and THEY LOVE THAT!

I used some of my white square plates, 
which I got several years ago from Home Goods,
and I was able to purchase 24 of them, so they
are perfect for a family crowd.
I topped them
with an assortment of fun Halloween salad
plates, also all from Home Goods over the years.

A giant spider webbed candelabra 
anchors the center of the table, with lots
of fun goodies running the length of the table.

Notice some of my fun Halloween Bristle Brush trees
to decorate the center of the table.

Glittery black pumpkins, which were purchased
last year from Home Goods, but which never
got out of the package are all over the table.

I pulled in my mercury glass container 
that I made this year, and a scary crow.

 Of course, creepy hands are always showing
up everywhere during Halloween.

Black and white is the theme, but there is a touch
of color here and there.

My black flatware is the perfect spooky touch
for the table.

Four different salad plates worked perfectly
and made the table more interesting.

Don't be afraid to mix and match on your tables.

Here is a shot of one of the Halloween goblets
with the sparkly spider webbed runner in the background.

The runner was another purchase from last year,
that never got used.

Looking this direction, you can see another
of Beaulah's friends.  Of course the kiddies
love to see them attend any party.

 So pick your poison, and have a seat,
we have room for lots.

Of course, costumes are required!

Thanks for joining us in the Great Hall!

We will be partying 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. Very nice. Your guest are very lucky

    1. Thank you so much! I think the little ones appreciate it the most! So fun to see their excitement.

  2. Jacqueline, I love the fact that you still celebrate the fun of Halloween with your children and grandchildren. How special to have this family meal in the Great Room. Love the table and all its spooky details. I like that you mixed the different Halloween plates. I do that too. I love the variety and the fact that I get to use them. ;-)

    1. Haha - I don't think anyone will ever let me stop. The neighbor kids expect big things from me on Halloween and once when we were out of town, I sure heard about it!

  3. How much fun Jacqueline, I have admired this table from your previous Christmas posts, I hope to someday seat everyone in our family in a similar fashion, when the babies grow up a bit! I also really enjoyed your bottle brush tips and tutorial, yours look fabulous! Have a wonderfully wicked party!

    1. It really is easy Jenna, but you have to have willing furniture carriers! I actually did it all myself this time as we didn't carry the cough out! It makes for a fun gathering, as everyone wants to be together.

  4. Oh I want to pull up a chair at your spooktacular table in the Great Hall! I love the mix of plates and all the fun additions including your bottle brush trees, crows, candelabra and Dollar Tree glasses! Enjoy your party!

    1. Yes, the Dollar Tree glasses make it special for the kiddies. They always want a goblet too, and I don't mind letting them use one that costs only $1. I actually bought a few extra just in case!

  5. Such a lovely vision, the Great Hall. Your family members must absolutely love you presenting beautiful tablescapes with I am sure lovely food. The bottle brush trees are too cute and you cannot beat the dollar store goblets. A beautiful Halloween vision.

    1. Thanks Linda! Always so fun to have the little ones appreciate it. They are the most grateful!

  6. What a fun table Jackie. That is certainly a GREAT hall! Love the white plates and fun to have goblets for everyone. You know how to do things up just right!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

    1. Someday we will have to invite husbands to our craft group dinner, and use the Great Hall!

  7. This is grand and fun Jacqueline! How great it will be with everyone there. Your grandkids will always have these treasured moments to remember! Love the mix of dishes and all the little accents.

    1. I have decided to help them remember by creating a grandchild book with pictures. I remember so much with the use of pictures, and I hope they will too!

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    1. Thanks Sandra! I told my husband I wanted it written on my tombstone "The Magic Maker"! Haha.

  9. Amazing place for each person to sit and have a great celebration of Fall and Halloween. Love all the details and the background ladies (I mean witches).

  10. I love all the different salad plates put together in the Great Hall. What a fun party this must have been. The Dollar Store glasses are great too.

  11. You look ready to serve the whole rollicking, spell-casting Hogwarts/Rocky Horror/ Transylvania crowd! What a splendiferous setting, especially with the two lady-guests sitting a spell in your hall.

    Visiting you is like a wonderful puzzle, sometimes, with all the charming details and hidden little secrets---I just look my eyes full, and then see some other clever touches I missed the first time. What FUN!!

    I hope you'll be showing the costumes, as well.


  12. Jacqueline, This reminds me of a prettier version of Disney's Haunted House banquet table! I would love to sit here and the kids must be so happy with their own goblets!! So funny about your secret stash of pumpkins -- glad they made it to the party this year! Linda


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