Halloween Tablescape: Dining in the Killer Cafe

Welcome to the 112th Tablescape Thursday!

We’ve had the most amazing weather here alllll week. Last year’s Halloween tablescape was indoors, but this year I’m still playing out on the porch.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

With candles lit…

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

The napkins looked way too plain so I stopped by Hancock Fabrics and purchased some black tulle. It was on sale for .99 cents a yard. I only needed a yard to create sleeves or overlays for my gold napkins.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

Beaded napkin rings are from Old Time Pottery…only $1 each.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

Flatware is new…found it a few weeks ago at Tuesday Morning.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

The creepy tablecloth is from the Dollar Tree. It only took two to cover the table.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

We’re having swamp juice tonight as our beverage…hope you’re thirsty! πŸ™‚ How about an eyeball stirrer for your drink? ;).

Halloween Table Setting Decorating


For my centerpiece I used a fun Witch Halloween Costume Hat. I” also be wearing it to give out candy on Halloween night.


Halloween Table Setting Decorating

Hope the menu meets with your approval…

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

Witch pitcher is Fitz and Floyd, from 1988.

Halloween Table Setting Decorating


Cracker Tray is Fitz and Floyd, from 1988

Halloween Table Setting Decorating


Halloween Table Setting Decorating


Halloween Table Setting Decorating


Halloween Table Setting Decorating

Eyeeee am looking forward to seeing the tablescapes posted for this Tablescape Thursday!

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

Halloween Table Setting Decorating

Resources for this tablescape:

Gold Chargers: Hobby Lobby, last fall
Dinner plates: A Classy Flea, last year
Salad plate: Pier 1, a year or two ago
Stemware: Lenox, Fair Lady, 1978
Flatware: Hampton, Tuesday Morning
Witch pitcher and witch cracker tray: Fitz and Floyd, found in an F & F Outlet in 1988
Creepy Tablecloth: Dollar Tree this year
Napkins: Kohl’s long time ago
Beaded Napkin rings: Old Time Pottery, only $1 each
Menu: Dollar Tree, last Halloween
Candelabras: A Classy Flea, last year
Witch Halloween Costume Hat: Provided by Colonial Candle

After you visit all the wonderful tablescapes posted for this TT, click HERE for a little more tablescape inspiration.

Looking forward to viewing your beautiful tablescapes!

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  1. Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful says

    What a fun table, Susan! I love that it's festive without being "too-too." That witch hat is wonderful, and the candelabra are perfect for this Halloween theme. Love the tulle idea!

  2. Thanks for hosting again and again, just love it every week.

    We were thinking along the same lines this week. I love your menu – "Killer Cafe". We did our big family scary dinner on Monday night, it was lots of fun.

  3. I love your Halloween Tablescape and I really really love the witches hat centerpiece! I am going to use that as my inspiration this month for a new dinner scape!
    Thanks for hosting!

  4. Great table, Susan. I love the witcher. :o)

  5. A smashing hat and a spooky table! Thanks for another round of Thursday tabletop fun…Happy Halloween!

  6. Pam @ diy Design Fanatic says

    I LOVE it! Your Halloween table is fabulous! I love the candelabras! Thanks for hosting!

  7. Fun Halloween table~ LOVE those Eyeball stirrer pics πŸ™‚

  8. Hauntingly good! I love your fancy witch hat! What a fun table, EYE like it!
    Thanks for hosting, Susan. Hope you get lots of treats and no tricks!

  9. Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) says

    Hi Susan, I like your tablecovering! Perfect for a scary dinner. The menu is unique too! I can't believe you are letting the witches and mummies and vampires use your beautiful Lenox glasses! And I love the centerpiece! Linda

  10. Grammy Goodwill says

    That flatware is beautiful.

  11. currentlychic.com says

    Loved your post. Really! (Especially the witches hat!)

    But I am most excited about this being the first time I linked to one of your (or any other blogs's for that matter) parties! If I didn't do it right, please let me know. Do not delete it! Give me a chance to correct it! I think I followed all the instructions correctly!


  12. Linda @ A La Carte says

    Susan what a fun table. Love that hat, it makes a wonderful centerpiece! Love your Fitz & Floyd serving pieces!

  13. OOh i love your table.. and not one Halloween plate in sight but the entire composition is totally halloween. It's wonderful. Eyeball stirrers. Where did you find those???

    Okay, I won't be able to sleep tonight!!! I am so delighted and thankful that I actually won.. omg.. what can i say because Thank you doesn't seem to be enough!! '53 was a great year!!

  14. Now who doesn't love a eyeball in their wine glass? So cute and perfect for Halloween.

  15. Katie@LeBeauPaonVictorien says

    Oooh! Love this! The witch hat is too cute, as are the eyeball stirrers! I adore the candleabra too!

  16. Mid-Atlantic Martha says

    Oh Susan! Won't you be the most elegant witch of all — in that charming hat! Love it….and of course your perfectly set Halloween table…how fun on the porch!

  17. Dianna@DecorMadeSimple says

    Table scaping is too much like work, I'm a catering director. So, I don't normally do them, but, I've been having fun lately. It all started by inviting my in-laws to dinner for their anniversary.

    Love how you combine discount store items for an elegant Halloween table.

  18. laurie @ bargain hunting says

    What an elegant witch hat! It is great on the table, but it is going to look so cute on your head! Clever idea to cover the napkins in the tulle. The eyeball stirrer is so fun! Thank you for hosting. laurie

  19. Spa spa spa spooky and elegant all at once.

  20. OOoooooooooo, what a "booooootiful" table setting. Can't even tell you "witch" thing I love the most. All are "spooktacular." Truly, a great table setting, Susan. Sincerely, Susan

  21. FUN FUN FUN! I adore this tablescape. Everything is to "die" for! πŸ˜‰ Really very well put together! When is dinner?

    You will be a hit with your fancy witch's hat Halloween night!

    Thank you for a fun tablescape; such great ideas, as always!

    From Virginia

  22. Wow, Susan, this is so cool! You are so creative. Thanks for hosting, too.

  23. Thank you for hosting Susan! Tablescape Thursday is the reason I started blogging. As always you are so creative with this table!! Love the tablecloth and the tulle on the napkins!! Very ghoulish!!

  24. I love that HAT! And the tulle that you added to the napkins…so clever and makes a huge difference! How fun! Thanks! christie at Three Pixie Lane

  25. What a fun table, Susan! I love the F and F pitcher and cracker dish! The hat is great, I can just see you in it! I posted tonight, please stop by! It is also on RMS. Thanks so much for doing this! I love participating when I can. I ahve several more tables planned!!!! XO, Pinky

  26. I just love it! The tulle made such a difference and the tablecloth is my favorite! Love the menu too. Maybe you could fill the cracker dish with some skulls from the dollar store, lol!

  27. Chari at Happy To Design says

    Hi Susan…

    I love your halloween table, my friend! It looks like you had so much fun putting this one together! Love the big witch hat for the centerpiece and Ohhh…those tall, black candelabras are gorgeous! You're so creative, Susan! This table was so much fun to view! Thank you for sharing it with us and for hosting TT! I hope that my note finds you well, dear friend!

    Warmest autumn wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

  28. Auntie Bliss says

    Thank you thank you for this party ability! I love your table today and want to sit at it and eat πŸ™‚ Especially with the candles lit.

  29. Jessa Irene (Holiday-Haven) says

    Fun and stylish. Love this one.

  30. Southerncook says

    Beautiful Halloween tablesetting. What an inspiration you are. Congratulations also to the lucky winner of those gorgeous feather placemats. They are stunning.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

  31. Style Sisters says

    Love your table this week! Great ideas…the netting looks so good. Your dishes and silverware are always stunning. I love the Killer Cafe signage…that really adds some pizzaz. All the candles, the witch hat! It really looks awesome! I need to do one with a witch hat…it is just so cute!

    Thanks again for hosting this each week. I get so inspired by everyone.


  32. The flatware is divine. That will be so great in so many settings. I know you will use them to their best showing.

  33. Tamara Jansen says

    That is just a FABULOUS table!! You are just MAGIC πŸ™‚

  34. Hi Susan,

    You must have had such fun creating this one! The table by candle light is really dramatic — elegant and somehow both eerie and inviting! I particularly liked the shot with the black bird perched atop the menu. It's beautifully composed and has nice movement and energy.

    Thank you, as always, for hosting. It's such a pleasure to enjoy the shared creative energy your parties inspire and encourage.

    Hope the rest of your week goes well.

    Very best regards,

  35. Momma Button says

    I can't even begin to tell you how much I look forward to Tablescape Thursday! This time you have out done yourself. I adore this tablescape!!! I think that this one is my favorite. And I'm with you, the hat should be worn to hand out the treats.

  36. Dear Susan,
    what a fun. This is a real scary Haloween table. But I love your Italian salad plates combined with the black and yellow ones and the black flatware. This looks gorgeous.
    Thank you again for hosting this wonderful meme.
    Greetings, Johanna

  37. sweet european dreams says

    It's actually very romantic with a twist of Halloween chill. Well done! -diane

  38. sweet european dreams says

    It's actually very romantic with a twist of Halloween chill. Well done! -diane

  39. Le Chateau des fleurs says

    Very fun! Love everything!

  40. Purnima@a creative project says

    very lovely table decor !!love your centerpiece!! Thanks for the fabulous linky party!!!!!

  41. Patricia Torres says

    I absolutely love your halloween table!!

    It looks like so so much fun putting this one together!

    I love the candle holder.. its awesome!!

  42. Christi @ A Southern Life says


    Isn't it wonderful how the weather is cooperating to allow us to still enjoy the porch! Your table is fabulous. Love the napkin idea. Always inspiring around the porch!

    Christi @ A Southern Life

  43. Ooh, spooky. You did a great job as usual. Thanks for hosting.

  44. Judy@cutest-little-things says

    Eek!! Gave me goose bumps! You did an outstanding job!! That witch hat for a centerpiece is icing on the cake!!



  45. Rona's Home Page says

    You have so many items that I love but favorite is the eyeball stirrers.
    What a fun table.

  46. As always a beautiful table with the fun theme of Halloween. Love your decorations of stick ons too! Thanks for hosting!

  47. Susan, I am lovin this table and that is saying something because I am just not a big Halloween person. To me if you're setting an adult table for Halloween this would be it.

    The Fitz & Floyd pieces are perfect, and I love your new silverware too. Your witch's hat is a great piece, it reminds me that I bought one when I was at a craft show a couple of months ago, I'll have to get that out.

    For your candelabras were they old silver pieces that you painted black.

    Thank you so much for the inspiration, I'm going to get going on my own Halloween table.

  48. Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) says

    Hi Char,
    Thanks! Actually, I found those already painted in a local antique/thrift store. You can tell that they were brass prior to being painted. Hope it wasn't really good brass. LOL Probably not, since they painted over them. πŸ™‚

  49. Very nice table –Love the new flatware πŸ™‚ You just know how to pull a tablesetting all together

  50. I'll have the I SCREAM SUNDAY!..and some swamp juice to rinse it down.Eyeeeee love this
    "killer cafe" on the porch!

  51. vignette design says

    Hi Susan,
    Your tablescape is quite an "eyeful!" Very creative and spooky! Love those eyes in the glasses. Thanks for hosting!

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