This Halloween dining room was so fun to put together and it was super inexpensive!
A couple of weekends ago I hosted a mom’s night in. If you are a mom (especially with young children) I believe it is important to find fellow moms to hang out with. Spending time with women who are also in the trenches of motherhood is good for your soul….and sanity.
Halloween Dining Room Decor Ideas
Since Halloween is this month, I decided to do a Witch dinner party theme. I hadn’t planned on pulling out my Halloween decor but with this brilliant idea of mine (lol), I just had to now.
To create my Halloween dining room (spooky but not scary), I found the bats that I used last year above my mantle and put them around the mirrors. After a bit of digging, I also found the mice I used on my stairs and put a couple in the dining room. One of my friends was not a fan the mice. 🙂
Using the decor I already had (which isn’t much) I decorated the buffet under the mirrors. The candelabra hubby found in my grandpa’s barn was perfect for this occasion! With some battery operated candlesticks and some plastic spider rings from the Dollar Tree, it went from rustic elegance to spooky.
The webbing (also from the Dollar Tree) was fun to add around the room to add an extra layer of spooky.
To add a little bit of Poe inspiration, I stacked some books that would go along with my Halloween theme and added a feathered tree and black bird on top. How fun is that?! I love, love, love using books in my decor.
A spooky dining room wouldn’t be complete without a spooky table setting.
My base layer was a grey sparkle table cloth (from HomeGoods). I needed to darken it up a bit so I dug through my party supplies and found a black plastic table cloth and used it as a runner down the middle of the table.
For my centerpiece I started with a black and cream striped runner that I had (last year’s Target dollar spot…or maybe the year before that), then added some string lights (also from the dollar spot), black lanterns (ok, going forward, just assume it’s all from the dollar spot), a couple of vases I already owned and some black roses from the Dollar Tree (See? Decorating doesn’t’ have to be expensive). In the lanterns I used some battery operated tea lights. Can you guess where from? If you said Dollar Tree, you are correct! Man, I love that place.
Oh yeah, I added some black tulle around to kind of hide the ugliness of the string lights.
Dinner Party Table Settings
When it came to setting the table for the dinner party, I didn’t have any Halloween themed or colored place mats so I used some place mats I already had and turned them over so the solid lining side was face up. Then I used my rustic chargers from Hobby Lobby.
Now here’s where the cheap comes in. I layered with dollar store black plates and orange napkins. I also found these black and silver plastic utensils at the Dollar Tree! Can you believe it?! One of the ladies was hesitant to use it because it was so fancy. LOL
I also placed these cute witches hat headband favors at each place setting.
The Mom’s night-in turned out great! We all wore our witch hat headbands, ate lots of yummy tacos, drank margaritas and chatted the night away. We didn’t do much of anything else and that was perfectly fine with me because, well…..we are all moms….and we were tired. Ha!