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Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Day 31 ~ Whooo Loves An Inexpensive Halloween Tablescape and Treats?

Happy Halloween from Décor To Abore!

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Our family of four celebrated a day early as the Fashionista has to work on Halloween night. What a fright! I have to say we actually had a lot of fun with our feast. More so than when we are normally scrambling to get out the door to go trick or treating.

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I began by topping the table with a very old and tattered tablecloth I have had for many years. I knew I wanted to include this snowy owl in the vignette. I’ll be stalking Michaels the day after to see if I can find a few more on clearance for next year.

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The aptly titled spider mums, carnations and purple status came in a large bouquet I found at Fresh and Easy for $7 which I just separated.

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I used old crocks as watering vessels including the so apropos mini size of “bloater paste”. Ewwwwww!


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Old flower frogs were repurposed as pedestals and vintage jello molds became votives.

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It looks like it will be a frighteningly fun feast!

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The old crystal goblets were filled with “Grapestein” or “Bubbling Cauldron” also from Fresh and Easy – $1.99 a six pack.

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Each place setting had a pumpkin candy pouch I made HERE. The plates rested on lacy black scrapbook paper that reminded me of spider webs.

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It probably would have been more creepy to eat with our hands, but I tucked old silverware into tiny bags decorated with jack o’ lantern smiles.

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Now for the spooktacular treats to eat!

Care for some terrifying teeth?

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I can’t tell you where I got them….

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But the “lips” remain fresher longer after a quick dip in orange juice.

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How about a bowl of bloody good soup?

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My little monsters had fun creating “Cousin It wiches” and a one eyed, one horned tasty bite.

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Some crunchy witch fingers round out the meal.

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Of course we needed a bit of dessert. While I can bake with the best of them, sometimes store bought can be bliss too.

Mr. Décor and I nibbled on maple leaf cookies. I found them at the Dollar Store. Add a cup of cauldron boiled tea for extra happiness.

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Next up, Sweet Boy’s favorite:Trader Joe’s Halloween Joe Joe’s cookies. A 16 oz box is just $2.99. Bonus - each cookie has a different jack o’ lantern face.

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For those of you who don’t have a dollar store, Fresh and Easy or Trader Joe’s ~ go ahead and put the Fashionista’s favorite in your cart. They are sold at most supermarkets.

At the end of the evening, as I was cleaning up, I received a horrendous fright! I went to grab a plate of encrusted cheese and there was a…..

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Have a thriller, diller night!


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Maria Elena said...

Happy Halloween, Laura!!! Beautiful table and super great Halloween treats!!! Love, love the lips and teeth!

Jen said...

Happy Halloween Laura! It looks like ghoulishly good fun for everyone! Great ideas to definitely save for future reference!

Have a great day!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I love love love how his shirt says "Missing" with the teeth photo!! Those look AWESOME!!!! I love love love your table decor!!!!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Laura, you do the cutest things. I love your tablescape, sooooooo cute. Hugs, Marty

Linda said...

LOVE IT ALL, Laura!!! Fantastic!! I had to look up - what's this Fresh & Easy place.... There are none of those stores here in Illinois but it looks like they have an online ordering system perhaps. Interesting and some good buys. :)

Hope you have a marvelous Halloween,

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

What a sweet treat for your family. I sure wish you could get that scorpion problem under control. Yuck!

chris mckinley said...

Love the tablescape!!! Happy Halloween!!


Maple Lane said...

I enjoyed your photos so much! Happy Halloween to each of you!

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

This looks fantastic. You have inspired me to organize a Halloween party next year. Bisous

It's All Connected said...

What a fun meal for your family! I shudder at the mere thought of scorpions. ~ Maureen

Liz said...

LAURA! You are so smart! I love this table!! From the black lace doilies to the apple/peanut butter sandwiches!! How fun! I was cracking up. Thank you so much for sharing at Fresh-Cut Friday!


Ricky Meyers said...

Hi, these are excellent meal of yours, though a little bit spooky.

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Kit said...

What a great table! I love all your ideas. I bet you all had such a great time. :) Kit

Shirley said...

So all your photo's..and the teeth made me giggle, and the scorpion made me shiver..yeck! Looks like a lot of fun..