Spooky Supper: How to ace a romantic Halloween themed dinner table

OCT 23, 2015 | By Tasneem Merchant
Hand crafted twig heart (on wall) fabricated by Ferns N Petals; Dune galvanised steel chair by Pascal Mourgue for Fermob from World Bazaar; Petale galvanised steel table by Philippe Mathieu for Fermob from World Bazaar; Suzani poppy cotton by Robert Allen from Villa D’Este; Wela ceramic plates by Tata from Osaba Emporium; Glass tumblers (on plate) by Borosil from Mahindra Departmental Store; Allure goblet wine glasses by Royal Leerdam from FCML; Taper candles from Good Earth; Cement heart magnet from Gomaads; Spin Heflin chenille knit polyester ottoman from;

There’s an eerie feeling in the air. Chills are running down your spine, your palms are sweaty and you’re scared witless. It’s Halloween and you really have no costume or gimmicks. Your partner will be home soon, expecting a pleasant surprise…. Don’t stress – keep it simple instead. Follow our handy tips, play Michael Jackson’s Thriller in the background and set a really subtle Halloween inspired table for a lovely (and not too horrifying) dinner for two.

Let’s Branch Out: Walls too empty? Dainty fairy lights intertwined with thin, dry branches picked out from your backyard and bent into a heart shape, make a romantic wall display.

Wrap It Up: Drape floral foam in lace and insert three candles at equidistance. Place this in a transparent container and surround it with twigs to fashion a rustic candle holder.

Shimmer On: To keep the mood cosy and warm, assemble votives with coloured water in regular tumblers, few dried sticks (you can try cinnamon too) and floating tea lights.

4. Colour Scheme: With furniture and tableware, stick to subtle colours that don’t necessarily scream Halloween but it’s close enough – red, white and black should be perfect.