Today, we’re sharing a few super easy last-minute Halloween Tablescape Ideas!
Truthfully, I had no plans to decorate for Halloween this year. I was happy with our Elegant Fall Tablescape and decided to get my Halloween fix at my Mom’s annual Halloween party because we never have any trick or treaters anyway.
But a few weeks ago, she told me she was just not into it this year and I almost dropped the phone.
She definitely has a million things going on and like so many people I know she’s already jumped the shark and moved onto Christmas planning because we won’t be spending Thanksgiving at home this year.
I get it, really, I do.
But I’ve also been making a concerted effort to celebrate all the good things that have happened this year in order to leave the bad things behind.
And that includes finding micro-joys in our daily lives.
So, I grabbed my purse and headed to the Dollar Tree determined to find a budget-friendly way to celebrate and pick up a few last-minute Halloween tablescape ideas.
As you can imagine the selection had already been picked over.
In fact, as I was shopping, they were scooting the Halloween bins over to make room for Christmas décor.
Undeterred I grabbed some creepy cloth
to lay over the pom pom table runner I made from a curtain,
a few spooky bats,
a few not so spooky spiders,
and a spool of orange ribbon.
Then I ran to Joanns (whose selection was down to one tiny display) and found a set of wooden numbers
which I spray painted black
and while I was at it, I decided to spray paint a set of black chargers too. After all, I can use these for our New Year’s Eve Tablescape as well.
Once home, I created a super simple pumpkin centerpiece using the same ironstone soup tureen I used on our Fall tablescape and filled it with hydrangeas from my flower stash.
Then I added a clip-on sparkly spider I found at the bottom of last year’s Halloween box.
With the all the last-minute Halloween tablescape ideas in place, I decorated the coffee bar with creepy cloth,
a few pumpkins, a candlestick we picked up years ago in Savannah
and Lady May.
And just so she wouldn’t be by herself I decided to add this guy (I could seriously do an entire gallery wall of old black and white portraits from my stash) and foam bats we used last year.
All in all, it took about an hour to pull these last-minute Halloween tablescape ideas together and the cost was around $20.
While this is probably the only area of the house, I’ll decorate for Halloween this year, it immediately made everything feel festive and I’m so glad I put forth the last-minute effort now.
Because as we’ve all learned this year, effort does not have to be extravagant in any way, simply being intentional then following through is enough.
Other Halloween Inspired Posts to Enjoy:
- Fast and Easy Halloween Treat Station
- Festive DIY Decoupage Pumpkins
- Simple Halloween Spooky Trees
- How to Create a Spooky Curiosity Cabinet
- DIY Spooky Medusa