I’m so excited to share my festive Halloween party tablescape with you today. It consists of a Halloween centerpiece and other fun Halloween table decorations. This set-up is the product of colorful seasonal imaginings that start building in my heart and mind when it comes time to celebrating the fall season with flair. I feel so much happiness right now! Cooler weather has finally arrived. Acorns are dropping off the beautiful mature oak trees in my yard, and tree leaves in my neighborhood are starting to change colors.
Halloween Fall Festivals
When my daughters Ashley and Brooke were in elementary school, my husband and I looked forward to helping the PTA organize a fabulous fall festival that included a fantastically spooky haunted house. Those were some of the most memorable Halloween party celebrations for our family and for everyone who participated.
It takes a small village of volunteers to plan, build and implement a spectacular halloween haunted house and fall festival. But, believe me, it’s so darn worth it! The love that’s poured into a project like that lives on in memories years after the hay bales have been picked, the real-life coffin has been returned to the funeral home, the wooden decks and porches with railings and rocking chairs have been dismantled.
Right now, even the earthy smell of giant bags of potting soil and damp autumn leaves that had been raked up at the park near our home and transported to the school’s multi-purpose room fills my soul with sweet memories. We used the dirt and leaves to transform the floor of the multi-purpose room into a huge graveyard with grave stones, shovels, lanterns and an open-grave site.
Creating Beautiful Halloween Memories
My husband led the small team of fathers who brought to life those fabulous Halloween creations at the school site. We women of the PTA concentrated on planning the fall festival activities and trick-or-treating that would take place in the school’s courtyard, and on putting together a PTA fundraiser dinner in the cafeteria. So many wonderful parent and teacher volunteers stepped forward to help before, during and after the event.
The girls’s elementary school was so blessed to have great parent leadership during their years there. And I was honored to be the school’s PTA president for a few years in a row. It’s some of the most meaningful volunteer work I’ve participated in. We had such fantastic families who appreciated all of the special activities, fundraisers and events we organized each and every year.
Halloween Treat Ideas
This festive Halloween party tablescape is a beautiful reminder of exciting years gone by, and those wonderful moments being created and enjoyed right now too! Are you crushing on any specific Halloween table decorations shown here? How about these Halloween treat ideas? The focal point of this year’s Halloween tablescape is the large cupcake stand displaying yummy decorated cupcakes. Although I have both white and black cupcake stands, I chose the white one because it provides more of a happy, not too spooky, kid-friendly feel. My Halloween party snack mix is super popular with all age groups, as is my orange and frothy Halloween party punch. For quick and festive Halloween brownies, try my yummy recipe for Monster Mash Brownies.
The years have a way of flying by so quickly. For me and my family it’s so important to soak in all the fabulousness brought on by every holiday and season. This spirit of celebration and immersing yourself within the specialness of each holiday has been our family’s focus. It’s one of the beautiful traditions I hope will be passed down to the generations through my daughters and their future families.
Halloween Table Decorations
A little planning and organization is key to putting together a fun Halloween party with festive Halloween table decorations and centerpieces. Starting in September I start collecting lovely items that can be brought together with one cohesive Halloween tablecape theme. Every year there’s a fresh new spin on things, but I find that adorable desserts on cakes stands are the perfect focal point when it comes to putting together Halloween centerpieces that capture the spirit of the season. When setting up Halloween tablescapes, less is often more. You want the look to be clean and inviting, not cluttered and overwhelming.
Halloween Classroom Parties
Your festive Halloween party tablescape can be enjoyed on Halloween day or prior to the holiday if you’re hosting a fun Halloween party or movie night. If you have little ones and their teachers are on board with the idea, you can set up a small Halloween tablescape in the classroom. Select Halloween table decorations and Halloween centerpieces that are made with non-breakable items (no glass, no breakable ceramics, etc.). When your Halloween decor is in a classroom setting it can be enjoyed by the children for a week or two before the holiday instead of just a single day when used at a party at your home. To be mindful of religious traditions and/or restrictions of the students and their families, you can celebrate the occasion as a Fall Party rather than a classroom Halloween Party. Semantics can be very important.
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For my taste, beautiful felt bunting provides a colorful yet soft touch to a festive Halloween party tablescape. Although the exact Halloween bunting seen here in this post is no longer available through Amazon, there are so many other fun and fabulous choices! Allow your creativity to shine when selecting fun Halloween table decorations and one to three Halloween centerpieces. The quantity of decorations needed will depend on the size of your table or the area you have to work with. But overall, aim for keeping things streamlined and simple.
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How are you celebrating the fall season with your family? What do you think of this festive Halloween party tablescape? Do you have a favorite Halloween Party memory to share? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!