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The Ultimate Guide To A Halloween Theme Event


The Ultimate Guide To A Halloween Theme Event

Halloween is one of the staple event themes of the year and from October to November, its pumpkin-headed influence will be seen everywhere.

At Table Art, we don’t think any celebration or holiday should come as standard and we believe that a Halloween theme should be pushed to its fullest so that guests are transported to a lovingly nightmarish world of ghouls, ghosts, and other creatures of the night.

To help you create your own Halloween masterpiece, we’ve created this guide to styling a venue with spooky decorations, lighting, and centrepieces. You can look here to find some of our past Halloween events for inspiration.


Getting Started

Most events held in October and early November can be made to fit a Halloween theme whether it’s a dedicated Halloween party or a product launch, birthday party, or formal banquet. It can also be a good time to hold an office party or conference.

However, a Halloween theme doesn’t just need to be for October. You can use many of the same ideas and decorations to create a movie monster or haunted house theme that can be used at any time of the year.

Ideal venues for a Halloween event are manors, museums, and other historic buildings where the chances of spotting a haunting are higher. Luckily though, it’s simple to make most venues come alive with ghastly decorations and eerie lighting.


Decorations And Design

There is a huge range of decorations choices when it comes to a Halloween theme so it’s usually a good idea to focus in on a more specific theme.

Haunted houses are often the most natural choice as you can make use of cobwebs, candelabras, creaky floorboards, and old pieces of distressed furniture. A graveyard theme is also a strong choice as you adorn your venue with skulls, skeletons, tombstones, coffins, and old iron-railings.

Another option is to go for a general monster theme using witches, Frankenstein’s monster, ghosts, ghouls, vampires, werewolves and more to create a picture book Halloween scene.

If you want a more refined look, then you can go for a Victorian Gothic style that uses lots of lace, velvet, candelabras, and antique furniture to take guests back in time.

Complete your design with lit cubes, poseur tables, and light panels containing images of iconic Halloween scenes.

halloween event decor

Centrepieces, Lighting, And Colour Scheme

There are two main approaches when it comes to lighting and colours. The first is to use traditional Halloween colours such as green, orange, purple, and red for a fun and colourful experience. The second is to go for greys, black, and blue to put a chill into your guests.

Lighting can be used to emphasise your colour scheme and you can use candlelight style light-sources if you want to create an authentic feeling. Cobwebs can be used to dim lighting or cast a strange glow over your venue.  

A custom centrepiece is an excellent way to have full control over your lighting and to make each table Halloween themed without making your event feel too cluttered.

At Table Art, we’ve created a fantastic range of props and statements pieces including Venetian candelabras, ghoulish heads, and flames that will tie your theme into every inch of your venue. Take a look at some of our other creations to see what’s possible.

motorbike skeleton prop

Doing The Monster Mash: Halloween Events With Style

To have a truly unique Halloween party that is remembered for years, you will need to think big about your use of props, centrepieces, and decorations. Halloween is an event that allows you to really push your creative flair and come up with wicked designs.

Take the time to discover your favourite Halloween styles and characters and do what it takes to make them come alive.

If you want to have a meticulously planned Halloween event with a stylish finish, then get in contact with Table Art for a consultation.


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