Halloween has always been widely recognized as a time filled with the dark side of the holiday – witches, spiders, skeletons and skulls. A few people reach out to me for ideas on glamming up their Halloween table without the scary and gory items usually associated with the day.
A pumpkin theme is always a great way to forego the gory and a great start to the holiday season. As an added bonus, you can leave this décor out through Thanksgiving to the beginning of the Christmas season.
Are you tired of the scary table décor? Below are five ways to glam up your table design this year using pumpkins.
- Map out the color and design for your table. Faux pumpkins can be found in just about every color – blush pink, green, gold, brown and the traditional orange. Fresh pumpkins can be found in the color orange, white and even the rare color green. You can choose to use a combination of colors are just one color.
- Before purchasing items, I recommend establishing an inspiration board in a program such as Canva or Pinterest. These programs will allow you to see how your chosen colors will coordinate and blend.
- Your centerpiece is the focal point on your table. A combination of highs and lows will give depth to the table. Candles and fresh flowers are always an added touch of elegance and glam. You can refresh your flowers as often as needed throughout the season.
- Details are so important and can include a full array of options. Details are plates, glasses, place cards, menu cards and a gift for your guests to compliment your color theme. Your glasses can be switched out closer to Thanksgiving to reflect more of a Thanksgiving theme.
- Shop a variety of stores for your glam products. Specialty retail stores, department stores and outlet malls are good sources to find unique items in glass, wood and stone.
The adult version of Halloween is fast becoming a celebration geared towards people hosting adult parties complete with costumes while others are opting for a chic Halloween soiree or masquerade ball. If you are a fan of the traditional “scary” aspect of Halloween or looking for a different twist with an upscale chic feature, by any means, celebrate in the fashion that you love but remember to glam it up.
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