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Glam’n It Up for Halloween

Glam’n It Up for Halloween


A classic black and white color scheme can work just about everywhere and for everything, and Halloween is no exception. For this Halloween, I wanted to create a completely new look so I chose black and shades of white tablescape. It began with a 4-piece set of Lenox salad/dessert plates. These enchanting plates are crafted of ivory porcelain and each features hand-drawn artwork of haunted symbols: a spider-webbed chandelier, a raven, bottles of various potions, and a candelabra, contributing a bit of mystery to my table.

HALLOWEENSearching Amazon, I found the black and silver chargers that worked perfectly for this table and will also complement my New Year’s Eve tablescape. I needed a simple white and silver plate to frame and separate the Halloween plates from the chargers, but I didn’t want to spend more money on more plates. As you

Black & White pumpkin salt and pepper shakers

might imagine, I already have way too many plates!

At Party City I found durable, plastic, silver-rimmed white plates. You’ll notice that you cannot tell they are not china dishes! What I wanted to see was a broad silver rim and because of the candle lighting the photos of the plates look beige but they are actually silver.

HALLOWEENThe lighting is all about battery-operated candles. The tall black tapers can be set to flicker or hold light with multiple timer options. Using my Wallace Grand Baroque silverware and crystal wine glasses set the scene for a glamoureen Halloween table. Top it off with a fancy fuzzy trimmed witches hat and BOO it’s done. Now all I need to do is decide what meal to serve to suit this tablescape. Does anyone have any suggestions?







Pat Burns is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Orange County Children’s Book Festival; a Celebrity Journalist, Film Reporter, the author of Grandparents Rock®. Also, a happy grandmother of four.


Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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