he dragon skeleton we got from Oriental Trading received much love from the kids this Halloween season. They weren’t quite ready to move on to Thanksgiving, so in one last hurrah, I put together this Halloween Table Setting Quickie to take advantage of our beloved dragon for just a few minutes longer.
As I said, this was quick set Halloween table. I really just walked around the house and found things that I already had to make it work! A dragon skeleton smack in the middle of the table as a centerpiece? It’s really tall enough you can see around it, so hey! It works!!
The table runner is so old I can’t even remember when I got it. Maybe 9 or ten years ago? I think it went into the first Halloween Trick or Treat table I ever put together. Goes to show when you buy something classic and good quality, it lasts forever!
The striped dishes are from Ikea, and I picked up the spider plates on a lucky trip to Home Goods. Paper spiderweb placemats, some ghostly napkins and my favorite little spiders (also about 8 years old) and we had a place setting.
I’ve been collecting white and black and white pumpkins for awhile now. In this quick set Halloween table, a few sprinkled around the center of the table set off the centerpiece perfectly. I added this one on a cake stand to give it a little height off the table and to balance out the size of the skeleton dragon.
Who, by the way, is looking mighty handsome this Halloween because someone in the house decided he needed to be a little more VSCO and added some scrunchies to his horns. My kids continually amuse me.
On the sideboard, I put the Eat, Drink, and be Scary sign from the I’m just here for the BOOOOS party. And, more of those white pumpkins!
This one is new, though. It just came in the mail from Oriental Trading. I was amazed at the quality–it’s good stuff!
Make your own Quick Set Halloween Table
Quick set tables aren’t meant to be complicated. Look around to see what you have that you can mix up to create something new! Or pick one really fun piece (like a dragon skeleton) that you want to display and work around it. Minimal effort is the goal!
What’s YOUR favorite thing to put on the table to make a splash in a jiffy??