Halloween Decorations that are to Die For

Halloween entertaining - beautiful Halloween table setting

Last year I wanted to execute the idea, but in a time crunch, I was unsuccessful finding a skeleton with the bones attached. I was delightfully surprised to find this not-too-creepy skeleton at Target last week and he’s been riding around with us since. Well, until I served him up for Halloween decorations.

Pretty Halloween decorating ideas from lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner

We named him Bob. Bye, bye, Bob. He’s been making the girls giggle all week. Imagine their surprise when they came home from school today to find him laid out on our table.

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I’m always in favor of Halloween decorations that are slightly pretty, just a little creepy and not too cheesy. This Halloween table is perfect for entertaining dinner guests or as a backdrop to a buffet and it only takes 20 minutes to make!

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I was really excited about creating this Halloween table setting, but also a little cautious. Would it be too disturbing? I turned to a couple of friends who said yes, but I was dead set on it and thought “what’s the harm?”

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I’d love to know, do you love it or hate it? Don’t worry, you won’t hurt Bob’s feelings.

Pretty Halloween decorations

Halloween entertaining - beautiful Halloween table setting

To create your own skeleton table, you’ll need:

skeleton

small bud vases {I used beaker style vases found in the $3 Target aisle}

large vase

flowers {roses, thistle, seeded eucalyptus}

apples

Pretty Halloween decorating ideas from lifestyle blogger Julie Blanner

  1. Position your skeleton however you’re most comfortable {or uncomfortable, if that’s what you’re going for}. I decided to position an arm/hand to hold a vase and the other arm to be reaching toward the large vase of flowers.
  2. Arrange your flowers, with the buds just above the neck of the vases. Disperse along the table on both sides of your skeleton.
  3. Add apples to each place setting and enjoy!

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The best Halloween party ideas | skeleton buffet

I have a little more Halloween fun coming later this week…I hope to see you again soon!

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Halloween entertaining - beautiful Halloween table setting

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Pretty Halloween decorations

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