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Black and Gold Halloween Tablescape

I’ve always decorated our home for Halloween. This black and gold Halloween tablescape is one of my favorites. It was so much fun and I can’t wait to do it again next year.

As you might have seen in other posts, we have collected witches and scarecrows and pumpkins for years. Before I get started making my vision for this year’s Halloween tablescape a reality, I wanted to share last year’s Halloween tablescape. Two Halloween tablescapes for the price of one.

Creating a pretty tablescape makes your table ~ where ever it may be ~a wonderful addition to your home.  I have invited guests over just because I wanted to share my tablescape.

I was so excited because this black and gold Halloween tablescape was going to play host to real people. The week after I shared this black and gold tablescape, I hosted a creative pop~up party for a few friends. We made a fun DIY project for the upcoming holidays, then enjoyed lunch and girl talk.

Black and Gold Halloween Tablescape

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Since I’m not into orange much, I decided black and gold would be my color scheme for this Halloween tablescape. Sweet Shark liked that idea because his high school colors were black and gold.


Since the wood palette that I stained with gel stain in Hazel Mahogany from A Maker’s Studio for our fall tablescape was still on the table, I covered it with a gold tablecloth that is usually part of our Christmas decorations. (We bought it in Germany almost 20 years ago.)

Halloween tablescape

Next, I brought in a few of our witches from other parts of the house. Since black and gold flowers aren’t available, this was the best solution for a Halloween centerpiece.

Halloween tablescape
Halloween tablescape
Halloween tablescape


I decided to use black placemats and gold napkins as my starting point. Not having black placemats or gold napkins required a trip to Joann. Luckily, I found the perfect fabrics. I’ve made placemats and napkins before which is so easy. I’ll show you in a later post what I did.

black and gold fabric
black fabric

I found some cute black and white napkins at the Dollar Store and they mixed well with the gold crinkle fabric. I used the gold napkin rings that I bought last year at Pier 1.

Halloween tablescape napkins

For my dishes, I used my mom’s gold and white china dinner plates in French Provincial by Royal Doulton.

Halloween tablescape

Since I knew that soup would be on the menu the following week, I added our little soup bowls and saucers from our Eternal by Lenox china.

Halloween place setting

I didn’t think that my silver would fit with my black and gold Halloween tablescape so I bought gold plastic utensils at my favorite party store. (It’s Party Bazaar on Lovers Lane if you live in Dallas.) The gold plastic utensils made the place setting fit my black and gold theme.

Halloween placesetting

I found these gold~rimmed glasses at Dollar Tree. They needed a little embellishing so I used my Cricut to make witch hat stickers. I also used the word “witch” that was weeded out on the glasses. When Halloween is over, I’ll remove the stickers and wash off the black ChalkArt.

Halloween wine glass

That completed my place settings.


Ya gotta have candles for a Halloween tablescape, right? Since I always want to include some DIY in my tablescapes, I added black and gold stars to my square candle holders. I did this treatment for our 4th of July tablescape too.

Using my Cricut, I made gold stars with adhesive vinyl. I didn’t have black vinyl on hand, so I had the brilliant idea of using the reverse design to make a stencil, which I’ve done before. Using ChalkArt in Preaching to the Choir, I applied it with a foam dome to the star stencil. Now the candle holders are also in black and gold.

Halloween tablescape

While I was at the party store, I found this cool tassel banner in black and gold. Hanging it around our bar cart added more sparkle.

Halloween tablescape

I loved sprinkling pumpkin and cat confetti on the table. It added such a fun vibe and more color.

And the final pièce de rèsisténce?  Black and gold balloons. They really add a great festive touch to any party. At a dollar a balloon, this is a really inexpensive way to repeat your color and provide a “wow” moment.

Halloween balloons

So the dining room was all ready for my little creative party and for trick or treaters. But you know who loved this the most? Sweet Shark. He loves for me to decorate the house for any and all holidays and I think next to Christmas, Halloween is his favorite.

Halloween tablescape

I have all the parts of my Halloween tablescape ready (except flowers). I think the time spent creating tablescapes is absolutely well worth it. Think of the time spend like browsing through a fabulous magazine of Halloween ideas.

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  1. I love the mix of the different napkins and your beautiful dishes. Black and Gold is so perfect for a Halloween table. The witches are so cute and the balloons are such a fun and festive touch!

  2. I haven’t entertained and many of my tables and your guests were in for a real treat. The witch looks like she was made for the center spot on your table and the balloons are a very nice surprise. My oldest daughter lives in Dallas and I know where Lovers Lane is. That party store will be on my must-visit list the next time I’m there. Happy Halloween and I’m looking forward to our next hop.

  3. I know this an old post but I wanted to let you know how great I thought it was. I love the witches you used and I think the confetti on the table is adorable.

    Using gold utensils to work with your look was great too. Balloons are perfect. Inexpensive and make a fun statement.

    Looking forward to your table this year.


  4. Carol, that witch is too cute! I love the black and gold theme and what you did with those dollar store napkins was such a great idea (I think I will borrow!). Especially love the gold and black balloons! Always a pleasure hopping with you!

  5. Hi Carol! I can’t believe your gold silverware is plastic! It looks great paired with your fine china. I just love your black and gold Halloween color scheme. It’s very festive (especially with the balloons) and the witches look more friendly than scary. It will be perfect for entertaining your friends. It was great to join this hop with you. Happy Halloween!

  6. Your tablescape is so beautiful! I love gold accents…gold makes the ordinary look a little extraordinary…not overstated, just a little cut above. Gorgeous!! Have a great one!

  7. Your black and gold themed table is so pretty, and I love your DIYs – your star embellishments are so versatile, but are lovely in this setting. That is the cutest table scatter ever! The balloons on the ceiling shout “there’s a party coming!!” – and I hope it’s fabulous! So fun hopping with you again – Happy Halloween!

  8. The gold and black theme looks great! I love the layered napkins inside the napkin ring holder! Never thought of that! Such a fun Tablescape! Happy hopping with you!

    1. Thank you Desiree. Found the napkins at Dollar Store and I thought they might add to the gold. Can’t beat $1.00 for some tablescape bonus points.

  9. Great table, Carol, and the best part is that you will be entertaining at this lovely table. The combination of the black and gold make it perfect for Halloween and for elegant entertaining! Have a great time with friends gathered around this table! Thank you, friend, for joining another hop! Happy Halloween!

  10. Black and gold is a great alternative to orange and gold! I love your fun witches and the balloons are so awesome. I am sure your friends are going to enjoy your classy-spooky tablescape and I hope you have wonderful time crafting!

    So happy to be hopping with you again! You are welcome to share with us over at the Hauntingly Beautiful Decor Halloween link party too:

    Happy Halloween!

  11. Love the glam factor of your gold and black Halloween table, Carol. Your friends are going to love this atmosphere. I think it’s so cute when our guys get into our decor too. Have fun!

  12. Love your black and gold combo and so festive, especially with your balloons. Your coven of witches make the perfect centerpiece! I love your Scarecrow Jack too 🙂 Fun blog hopping with you this week!

  13. You have some great witches in your collection – they make for a perfect Halloween centerpiece.
    It’s nice to hear that Sweet Shark loves having the house decorated – it makes it all worth it when there is someone there to enjoy all your hard work! I never would have known that your flatware is plastic, all the gold looks lux! Have a fun Halloween!

  14. Carol I had to smile over the one witch in your centerpiece. She reminded me of someone who is always the last to know or the one who doesn’t quite measure up or one who is a day late and a dollar short. I am still smiling at the look on her face. The other witches are spooky and scary while she just falls short. I LOVE HER! And I love the rest of your table in gold and black. Great idea to substitute gold when not going for the orange. The balloons make the room so festive, and I love the dollar store too. I have toyed with the purchase of a cricut machine and you have shown the versatility of this and chalkart.
    Always fun to blog hop with you my friend.
    Kari @ Me and My Captain

  15. Wonderful Carol! Black and gold is elegant yet a touch creepy at the same time! Love the bat table confetti and the scarecrow pumpkins, plus the ballons that just scream “Party!” I know your guests will be amazed and have a ball! I have really enjoyed seeing so many unique and creative interpretations from our tablescape hop group this week! Happy Halloween!

  16. Carol, what a great table! Love the witches, as I also have collected a small coven of my own figures and dolls for decorating. You’ve got me thinking of collecting them into a centerpiece as you did. I don’t have Halloween or black glasses, and like your clever, temporary stems that aren’t another thing to store. My (witch) hat is off to you!

  17. Hi Carol! I love your black and gold color theme! The gold hats in the wine glasses are a nice touch. I love the pumpkin and jack-o-lantern confetti sprinkled about the table. The witch centerpiece is gorgeous. And the balloons on the ceiling are a creative finishing touch! So happy to be hopping with you!

  18. Such spooky elegance to your black and gold Halloween tablescape. The cute witch centerpiece is adorable. She is so elegantly dressed for being a witch–she definitely parties in style! I love your plates and the scattered confetti is such a lovely touch and adds so much even though it is a small detail. The party balloons floating on the ceiling really is an attention-grabber.