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Decorating a Halloween Table with Flowers

October 19, 2015Susan

Hey there! Today I’m getting a little spooky and kooky and taking a look at how you can incorporate flowers into a Halloween themed table setting.

I always think I’d like to throw a big Halloween party, but I never have (yet) as it feels like a bit too much hard work at the moment. I will venture down that road when the girls are a bit older I think.

I still like to have a nod to the fact it’s that spooky time of year and we have lots of quirky, odd things around the house that are quite fitting for a Halloween theme. So it’s just a case of gathering these Addams Family inspired oddities into one place to create a focal point or centerpiece for one area of the home, perhaps a sideboard or a table.

Adding flowers gives a sense of life and texture, but waiting for them to dry out a little so the blooms look almost antique offers a perfect sense of the macabre if you add things like cats, pumpkins or spiders into the skull table centrepiece floralimage is via The Jungalow 

So here is my little Halloween focal point or tableau. The flowers are a few days old in the photo but they are still so fragrant! I thought they went perfectly in front of this painting I have which happens to be full of those pumpkin colour shades- cream right through to orange. The glass poison bottles are all vintage as is the little brass cat and the vase. The painting is 1950s and is signed and dated but I’ve not been able to find anything out about the halloween pumpkin skull cat addams family

The black skull is a money box from Urban Outfitters from last year, and the Gomez and Morticia Addams figures are salt and pepper shakers (a gift off Mr OFS). The pumpkin we were given by our allotment owner neighbours!

I found this tutorial, on how to make a vase from a skull, which would also make a brilliant Halloween centrepiece at the table.skull flowers halloween decor



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Comments (17)

  • Pippa Jameson

    October 19, 2015 at 1:36 pm

    What a lovely palette Susie. Great that you have the discount as it’s the flowers that make the display so pretty x

  • Karen Knox

    October 19, 2015 at 1:46 pm

    Lovely styling! My obsession with skulls, heads and phrenology is still not over. I have a Darth Vader head money box but not a skull one. Mega want!

  • Arianna

    October 19, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    Oh I absolutely adore this Susie! Has made me really want to start decorating for Halloween 😉

    1. Susie

      October 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      Aw thanks ever so much Arianna! Means a lot xx

  • Kate

    October 19, 2015 at 2:03 pm

    Flowers for Halloween? How inspired Susie! x

    1. Susie

      October 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      Thanks Kate!! x

  • Candy Pop

    October 19, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Gorgeous rich colours. I’m feeling inspired to create a Halloween display now. Have a fabulous Monday!

    1. Susie

      October 19, 2015 at 7:57 pm

      Oh you should spook up your succulents! x

  • MissPond (@MissPond)

    October 19, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    What an awesome idea! I do love flowers and use them a lot to decorate the house in summer, but never have in autumn, maybe this year I’ll change 🙂

    1. Susie

      October 19, 2015 at 7:58 pm

      Ah thanks lovely! Let me know if you do x


    October 19, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    I love to decorate for halloween (we usually have a big party) Love the flowers and skull idea x

    1. Susie

      October 19, 2015 at 7:56 pm

      I’ll look out for any Halloween posts to do then Karen!

  • steph_baybee

    October 19, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    Beautiful pictures and wonderful styling. That would make a very good spooky table decoration for a party!

  • Alli

    October 20, 2015 at 6:56 am

    The table looks wonderful!

  • redheadrapture

    October 20, 2015 at 12:03 pm

    What a beautiful idea, I would’ve never thought of using flowers to make halloween decorations! x

  • Abi Kempen

    October 20, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    such beautiful ideas !!

    Kemples x


    October 20, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    Like the first photo 🙂

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