I’m so excited to share my festive Halloween party tablescape with you today. It’s 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.
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.
My husband led the small team of fathers who brought to life those fabulous Halloween creations. 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.
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!
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.
A little planning and organization is key to putting together a fun and festive Halloween party tablescape. Starting in September I start collecting little Halloween decorations that can be brought together with one cohesive and festive Halloween party tablecape theme. Every year there’s a fresh new spin on things.
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 festive Halloween party tablescape in the classroom so it can be enjoyed by all of the children. 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 Halloween Party. Semantics can be very important.
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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!