How2Girl Courtney Sixx shows us how to set a gothic-glam party table.
Halloween is one of How2Girl blogger Courtney Sixx's favorite holidays, and she has been a guest at some of the most fabulously ghoulish Hollywood fêtes. Many of the details she sees become muse for her own ideas, and now she is sharing some scary stylish decorating details—for table covers, menus, chair backs and cushions, candles, and more! Above, Sixx sets an eerily chic tablescape that would be perfect for a Halloween-themed enagagement party or bridal shower. To re-create, set your table outside, if possible, and at night amid a bevy of low hanging branches for a naturally spooky backdrop. If indoors, dim your lights for effect.
Flowers and Fabric
Use Halloween as motivation, but move beyond the typical black and orange—like this chic black-and-gray combo punctuated with gold accents and arrangements of rich red and deep pink flowers. Sixx created a festive backdrop for the flowers and other table details by muting a shimmery silver table covering with a black lace overlay. The tablecloths can be ruched on the sides or left to hang long. Place lush, deep-hued floral arrangements down the center of the table.
Spray paint candelabras in matte black. Courtney loves spray paint for easy, budget-friendly allover coverage. Set tall gold taper candles in squares of black tulle and then place together in candle cradle for an edgy detail.
Bowls of Berries
Add more deep colors to the table setting with small silver bowls of blackberries and raspberries. Dot them at every few place settings for a pop of festive color and texture—but don't be surprised if your guests think they are for snacking!