Tonight we hosted our first annual Spooky Dinner which was a blast! We chose the night before Halloween so everyone could make it and still be home to see their trick-or-treaters. Instead of a costume party, we thought a dinner party would be fun and asked guests to wear something black.
The theme for the table was spiders and skulls, which looked great with candlelight. I took these photos with the lights on just to show the details!
I chose burnt orange napkins from World Market because 1.) I could use them for Thanksgiving 2.) I thought white would stain 3.) I thought black would fade in the wash.
The crystal goblets are from Goodwill for $0.99 each. I thought they had a 'haunted mansion' feel. The black plates are also from Goodwill and were $0.99 each. I needed round plates so I could use silver chargers to hold the creepy plastic spiders!
I used plastic skulls to create place card holders and printed everyone's names using the font 'Cracked'.
The decor included skeletons hiding throughout the house, a DVD of spooky scenes and sounds, and lots of ripped netting and spider webs!
The menu consisted of regular food that we could easily make more spooky with some changes in color and a spooky name:
I found these halloween tortilla chips at Aldi and 'Skeleton Bones' at World Market that made planning the appetizers easy!