Instead of funny decorations in materials that won’t last beyond Halloween, embed the holiday at the color and style of your everyday. Black and orange and ghostly clear are amazing colors that complement the Halloween theme but still get the job done for the rest of autumn too.
I want some fun during the month of October, and such pieces bring it won’t lose my focus from year to year. A number could become a part of your area indefinitely. I think of Halloween since the beginning of the entertaining season. Invite some folks over for a Halloween dinner to observe the magical transformation going on in your kitchen.
Halloween sometimes comes out kitsch, but these pieces may keep your cooking, dining and entertaining classy all month — and season — long.
— Mariko Jackson from The Little Foodie
Kosta Boda Mine Large Black Plate – $40
The wisp of black on this gorgeous serving plate feels like a mist or cloud on a Halloween night sky. This makes a stunning piece for any dinner.
3-D Faux Chandelier – $39
This very simple light decoration makes your dining table haunted and gothic without the massive expense of a true chandelier.
Barbuzzo Candle Carver – $6.14
I adore this takes a very simple apple and leaves it a source of light. This may be even be used for smaller pumpkins. I really could find uses for all these candles throughout Christmas.
Vine Pumpkins – $5.95
These beautiful vine pumpkins would sit well on your kitchen island on the dining table as a centerpiece. I enjoy the tone of the vine as contrasted with the standard orange of Halloween pumpkin decorations.
Fondue Set, Orange Enameled Pot – $64.95
To get a dinner or dinner, put a cauldron on your desk and get to delicious dipping. Heat chocolate or cheese such as a witches’ brew!
Le Creuset Braiser Buffet Casserole – $184.95
My favorite cookware is flexible enough to go on the stove top and from the oven. I’d use this for stews, curries, braising meats or any reassuring long-stewed dish you can consider. Inside this color it provides a bright spot to your dinner table.
Spider Cupcake Holders, Set of 6 – $9.95
Display your Halloween cupcakes with dash. These spider cupcake holders add a little spooky to your Halloween celebration. I bet some of these would walk off!
Pumpkin Serving Bowls – $32.50
Whether filled with soothing soups or candies for grabbing, I’d make use of this pumpkin serving bowl season long. It has a natural color and grain that I prefer in an autumn setting.
Marimekko Kumina Orange Napkin – $8.95
Stylish table napkins with wrought iron autumn squash blossoms. I adore the arch stalks that cut through the colors of orange.
Iittala Taika 5 computer. Set in Black and White – $156
The detail on these dishes could sit in well on a fall afternoon tea party. The white and black is tasteful and just slightly spooky as a result of the hooting owl.
Here are some darling invitations you could use for your Halloween dinner celebration. I love the detail in these types of pumpkins almost as much as I like paper.
Riedel Sommeliers Black Tie Bordeaux Grand Cru Glass – $117.95
Just barely accented in black. You might swirl around a fancy drink for striking effect.
Halloween Creepy Creatures Glass Markers, Set of 13 – $9.95
These fun suctioning ghouls and goblins will help you find your drinking glass in your next Halloween party — which is, if your kids do not steal them!
Starck Louis Ghost Chair in Clear
Are you currently sitting or are you floating? Even though the expense places these on a “when you win the lottery” wishlist, a set of these stylish Victorian ghost seats are really fun on Halloween. (Plus, you can get miniature chairs to the kiddie table!)
Delicious Nigiri Sushi Baby or Toddler Costume – $60
These sushi infant outfits are great enough to eat in a costume party. The wasabi/ginger headband accent is the sweetest aspect of the ensemble. I’ll take all of them.
Tea-And-Crumpets Child’s Apron – $24
Bring your little one into your kitchen to get an afternoon of Halloween baking. I wish they had one in my size.
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Tangerine Hand Mixer – $49.95
What better way to add to your cooking style than with this tangerine mixer? The color is inspiring for some Halloween cookie baking.
Pumpkin Patch Pan – $41.50
I crave pumpkin desserts all the month of October (and let’s face it, way beyond that). These would be ideal for individual pumpkin cakes or breads.
Kuhn Rikon Pumpkin Knife – $24.95
Carving pumpkins is difficult and dangerous. This knife should help me reduce squash and pumpkin easily, as well as split for Halloween.
Totally Bamboo NewBoo Black Silicone Spatula – $11.54
The modern woman’s magical broom. I love the wooden dark-grained handle along with the sleek look of the heat-resistant silicone spatula.
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