If your kids have talked you in to hosting a Halloween party this year, it’s easy to make your buffet table a fun and spooky focal point. With a few clever tricks from the Wipe Easy Tablecloths team you can create the perfect spooky-themed table without having to spend a fortune.
- Choose a wipe clean tablecloth you can use again
- Get clever with accessories
- Find some yucky surprises!
- Minimise clearing up
Your tablecloth should form the backdrop of your Halloween table arrangement. We have a Midnight Blue Tablecloth covered in beautiful stars – ideal for a magical-themed Halloween party. We also have a Charcoal Victorian Oilcloth, Damask Tablecloth and a Black Dotty Tablecloth, which would all create a dark background, perfect for the Halloween festivities.
Once you’ve created the right backdrop with your orange and/or black tablecloth, use accessories to bring to life your Halloween theme. Disposable cups, paper plates and napkins in Halloween designs are a cheap and easy way to create an eye-catching table.
A few pretend spiders, fake cobwebs and plastic rats can be bought for a few pounds from most supermarkets – scatter them around your table to surprise your guests when they’re least expecting it! If you’re hosting a children’s party be careful to choose items that can’t be mistaken for food.
With a little advance planning it is possible to minimise the dreaded task of clearing up. Encourage your guests to stay near the table while they eat– that way you won’t find your carpet is littered with food and it’s easier to scurry round collecting plates, cutlery and cups. Stock up on large bin liners and prepare your family in advance that they’re expected to do their bit (age permitting!)
Need some inspiration for Halloween party games? Check out our ideas here.