Romantic Gothic Halloween Dinner Table Setting

by Stephanie Eckman October 18, 2018 2 min read

halloween table setting

If you are looking for a spooky but elegant table setting for your Halloween dinner party, then look no further than this romantic table. This setup includes lots of Gothic glam plus some fun haunted party favors.


A spooky elegant dinner party must include an adorable skeleton couple decked out for the evening. You know they are dying to have fun!

halloween table skeletons

A romantic table setting should consist of lots of candles, especially tall pillars and candelabras for a more dramatic effect. I also added some gold and silver Mercury glass votives to add some glam. Once all the candles are lit, and the lights are dim, the horror can begin.

halloween table setting candlelight

I envision Gothic flowers as deep red, pink, and purple, so I created a centerpiece that has a simple but elegant feel in these rich dark colors with some seeded eucalyptus. I also added some succulents in gold geometric shaped terrariums. The skulls and skeleton hands add that spooky element to the overall look.

halloween table flower arrangement

halloween table setting flowers

halloween table succulent terrarium

halloween table skull with succulents

This gorgeous modern geometric black and gold tableware by Harlow & Grey add to the overall dark but glam look. Not only are they beautiful, but they are also disposable which makes clean up easy for you. Yay!

halloween table place setting

To add a little more gold to the table, I painted some mini pumpkins to display down the center of the table. I also painted some plastic mini skeleton hands to hold the test tube favors but you could also use as place card holders.

halloween table setting decor

Adding some spooky fun party favors to the Halloween table is a must for a conversation piece. Plus you can show off your creativity.

An easy and fun Halloween party favor is to fill glass test tubes with candy, nuts, or whatever small treat you want. I filled the tubes with black Sixlets forspider eggs. I created the laboratory specimen label for vintage and haunted effect. You can download these free labels here.

halloween table test tube party favor

The coffin boxes were a fun find at Michaels. When you open the box, it plays eerie music. They came natural, so I painted the coffin black and the plastic skeleton gold and then filled the box with vampire fang candy corn. A fun treat for guests to give to their kiddos when they get back home for the evening. The kids will love it! 

halloween table coffin party favor

I found the glass skull-shaped bottles at Joann's and filled with some potion, aka red wine. Guest can enjoy the wine at dinner or take home for later since it comes with a cork stopper to prevent spilling. Caution: keep out of reach of children! :) 

halloween table glass skull with wine

Now that you have some ideas for a gorgeous Halloween table setting and fun party favors for your guests, all you have to do is plan a haunted dinner menu.

Be sure and check out the post about the spooky Halloween charcuterie board.

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romantic elegant gothic halloween table setting

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