Thursday, October 14, 2021

Disneys Haunted Mansion Tablescape

Welcome to Disney's Haunted Mansion, 
where Grim Grinning Ghosts came out to 
socialize for two parties this week.

The inspiration for our ghostly event came 
from this picture which we have had for 
quite a few years now.  We purchased it at 
Disney World a few years ago, 
signed by Larry Dotson, 2008. 

I happened to have this hearse 
that I got at Home Goods a few years 
ago, which looks so much like the one 
in the print.  

Then I got on Amazon and found table 
runners with the pattern of the 
Haunted Mansion, and the tables all 
came together. 

Hubby and I were Maleficent and Diavol 
for both parties.  This one was for a smaller 
party of ten, for friends.  

This one was for the family and we 
seated 26. 

I got new purple chargers from Amazon 
and used my white plates and gold 
flatware.  For the smaller group I was 
able to use these twig ones.  For the
larger group I used my everyday gold 
flatware, as I have more of those. 

A neighbor had gifted me 40 of these 
huge purple water goblets, as she knows 
I love tablescaping and purple.  Her 
MIL had these and had never used them. 

They were perfect for the large crowd 
and I didn't even mind using them on 
the kid's table as we had a few to spare. 

Of course, Madam Leota had to be 
present for the Haunted Mansion. 

And large candelabras are required 
at the Haunted Mansion.

I also purchased the Haunted Mansion 
music on Itunes and we had that playing 
as background music.  It features the 
entire soundtrack from the Disney ride. 

For the family party we asked everyone 
to make a Disneyland dish, so from left 
to right we have Bengal BBQ's spicy 
beef skewers, Carnation Cafe's potato soup, 
and Ronto Wraps from Star Wars.

A Disney inspired Halloween Macaron 
topped with Green Apple Pop Rocks 
and raspberry sauce and filled with 
black (cherry flavored) ice cream - wow!

We also had a huge assortment of 
wonderful Haunted Mickey cookies. 

For the friend party we did fondues. 
We had pizza fondue and cheese fondue 
for the main dish and chocolate 
and caramel fondues for dessert. 

So pack your bags and come along on 
our Haunted Mansion ride, 

but beware of hitchhiking ghosts!

Thanks for joining our scary ride and,  
"Hurry back, hurry back!"

I will be posting 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. Spooktacular! Love your Disney theme, The Haunted Mansion. You two went all out for two dinner parties. Everyone must absolutely loving coming to your magnificent parties. You and hubby look amazing in your costumes. The tables look hauntingly fabulous. Love the hearse, candelabras and that amazing picture. The food is perfect. Love the idea of fondue. Thanks for sharing your lovely Halloween dinner parties. Be sure to share at Love Your Creativity on Sunday.

  2. Jackie, Maleficent and Diavol certainly know how to host a dinner party or two! I absolutely adore your creative approach to celebrating holidays. Your friends and family are lucky guests! I know they must look forward to what the next holiday will bring at your casa. You have the perfect room for hosting these dinners, and of course you find the details that make your parties extra special. Bravo!!!

  3. Wow Jackie, you always leave me speechless with your incredible parties! Your tables are fabulous, love the purple black and white, spooky and elegant! I can't believe you were gifted 40 purple goblets, wow, and they are perfect! You and your husband look very scary in your Halloween garb, what fun you and your family have!

  4. This is absolutely incredible! You always amaze.

  5. Jackie - this is fabulous!! Your parties are so much fun to see in photos and I love how closely you pay attention to detail! You are hubby look fabulous and I love that he plays along! You are the host and hostess with the mostest!!!

  6. Wow, Jackie! Fantabulpus!! You are an amazing hostess and Disney Queen!

  7. Stunning comes to mind Jackie with your incredible parties. I love the attention to detail and the fabulous food which looks like art. Lucky are your family and friends who must leave with such happiness.........Have a wonderful week.


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