Setting up a
spooky Halloween table for your Trick or Treaters or your
Halloween party is a lot easier than you might think! You can find all
kinds of table props at art & craft stores, Halloween retail stores and
on-line Halloween shops. We use a very gothic, seven
candle Spider Web candelabra and a Graveyard Fountain display that we
had purchased years ago at Spencer Gifts as the
center pieces for our main table.
We picked up a table cloth,
Halloween plates, cups and napkins for our local Big Lots dollar store to add to the
whole theme. If you find deals on some of the items like that, it will leave you more cash
to spend on bigger props for you table and home.
The Graveyard Fountain is a great prop
and very well
made. It comes with a mini water pump and mist diffuser. It pumps the water up
through a hose in the back and runs it down the front, through the graveyard and
into a small pond at the bottom.
Water is diverted to a small hidden area where the
misting diffuser sits, causing a nice fog to roll down the grave yard and into the pond
For a small diffuser, it puts out a fair amount of
"fog". The "fog" rolls over the edge and across the table, giving it
an eerie Halloween aura. A Tip: you might want to put something absorbent or moisture
repellent under it, as the mist causes a lot of condensation to form around the table in
Stand the Spider web candelabra behind the table,
but well away from walls or any other flammable materials, so as to not cause a fire. It
comes ready to go with seven scented candles, black, of course. The candelabra stands
about 5 feet tall and made entirely from metal. It makes a lovely piece to put behind the
table or in a corner next to the table.
Put this all together and you have a great table display for
your party or by the front door for the Trick-or-Treaters to see as they stop by. With
some imagination and cash, you can make a table that your guests will be talking about for
months afterward. And it'll make you the hit of Halloween!