Is it just us or is there a certain chill in the air that’s starting to rattle our bones and send shivers down our spines? That’s right – because with the changing of the seasons comes one of our favourite times of year… Halloween!
So, if like us you think spooky season is to die for, then you’re going to want to read on! We’ve carefully curated a collection of hauntingly good homeware that will help you create the most spellbinding table setting this Halloween. Whether you’re hosting a fancy-dress party, an at-home cocktail-making class, or a cosy Halloween film night, our vault is packed full of terrifyingly terrific Halloween home decorations. Take a read and pick your poison…
Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble with Designs by Lolita:
Calling all ghastly ghouls and devious devils… this one is for you! If you’re planning on getting in high spirits this Halloween, why not gather your sister witches and hubble, bubble, toil and trouble over a cauldron of cocktails?
You see, every piece from Designs by Lolita features a very special cocktail recipe on the bottom of the glass! So rather than trick or treating and painting the town red, why not stay home this Halloween and turn your hand to your own concoctions, in your very own at-home mixology night!
We adore the Flirtini glass – it’s certainly naughty but nice! This cocktail glass from Lolita is frightfully flirtatious as much as it is fabulous. A great glass if you’re heading to an at-home Halloween party and are dressing up as an Evil Queen or Wicked Stepmother!
Or how about the Manhattan Cocktail Glass from Lolita? The breath-taking design features the evening skyline of New York City. There’s something hauntingly beautiful about this glass and reminds us of scenes from American Psycho or Ghostbusters. A great glass to use during your at-home Halloween cocktail-making, especially if you’ll be playing some spooky scenes from movies in the background to add to the ambience.
Last up from Lolita, what about the Appletini Cocktail Glass? And here’s a hint from us: to really harness your Halloween vibes, how do you turn your Appletini into a Poison Appletini? Add a shot of tequila (although – of course – please do remember to drink responsibly!).
Wickedly wonderful pieces from English Ladies:
Perhaps you don’t want spirits (get it…?) to be running too high with your at-home mixology session. Instead, you might be planning on celebrating spooky season with a more refined affair – step forward these wickedly wonderful pieces from Disney by the English Ladies Company…
Featuring the Disney Villains we all love to hate, we think the Maleficent Plate and Maleficent Cup and Saucer, as well as the Ursula Plate and Ursula Cup and Saucer will make spook-tacular place settings for any afternoon tea! Line your dining table with delicate black lace as a runner, use a gothic candelabra as the centrepiece, and lay the table using these to-die-for fine bone china pieces!
As both the Maleficent and Ursula pieces feature intricate dark detailing set against a predominately black backdrop, why not add some green food colouring to the bread of your buns, top cakes with jelly spider sweets, and create the illusion of blood on your sandwiches by using strawberry jam!
It’s really not-so-scary with our Disney Showcase Collection:
If Halloween with its ghosts and ghouls sends chills down your spine, and you’d rather your celebrations be not-so-scary, then take a look at these suitable spooky (but not terribly terrifying) pieces from our Disney Showcase collection!
All fans of Disney’s Haunted Mansion will squeal with delight at the magnificent Haunted Mansion Decorative Goblet. Adorned with black gems around the top and base, this ghostly goblet makes a beautifully spooky statement piece. It features a clock design on the stem, a bat on the body of the piece and gravestones wrapped around the base, all inspired by the iconic Haunted Mansion!
Do we have any fans of Jack Skellington and Sally in the (haunted) house? You’re going to want to get your fingers on this next piece…it’s the Disney Showcase Nightmare Before Christmas Decorative Goblet, inspired by Tim Burton’s smash hit, The Nightmare Before Christmas. This official chalice of Halloween Town features Jack Skellington and Sally, as well as Jack’s ghostly dog Zero, surrounding the body of the decorative cup. With cobweb detailing and purple faux gemstones, this piece is set to be a showstopper in any Disney-loving home this Halloween.
Or how about raising a glass to the Mistress of Evil this Halloween, with the Maleficent Decorative Goblet from Disney Showcase? Featuring the villain from Disney’s 1959 film, Sleeping Beauty, the spooky silhouetted shadows of Maleficent’s different forms can be seen on the goblet, surrounded by ghastly green flames, as if rising from the ashes. One side of the goblet depicts this Disney Villain in her wicked human form, while the other presents Maleficent as a fire-breathing dragon.
All of the decorative goblets from Disney Showcase make for brilliant (not-so-scary) Halloween pieces. We love that the stainless steel inner is removable for easy washing. So, why not create a spooky scenescape in your home this Halloween, by lining up these goblets and filling them with treats (no tricks here…) for the spooky season! Think chocolate eyeballs, jelly worms, or white mice for a creepy but cool vibe for your Halloween celebrations.
Scent-sationally spooky with Yankee Candles:
Of course, what is a Halloween table setting without some flickering Yankee Candles to add to the scent-sationally spooky ambience? We think the Midsummer’s Night Signature Votive from Yankee Candle is to die for (it also smells heaven-sent [or should that be scent…]!) With its heady blend of musk, patchouli and sage notes combined with mahogany cologne, this small, black-coloured scented candle will add to the spookiness of any celebrations this Halloween.
Or how about this double-wicked Midsummer Night’s Signature Large Jar Yankee Candle. Add some intriguing interest to your Halloween table settings this spooky season by adding in different heights to your candles. This large candle – measuring in at 15.5cm – will look great next to the smaller signature votives, as you dress your table around the gorgeous decorative goblets, to-die-for fine bone china sets, or frighteningly fabulous cocktail glasses.
Finally, if you’re not really into the spookiness of the season and aren’t a fan of frights, maybe you would rather celebrate the magic and mystique of the changing of the seasons with a cosier vibe, then this one is for you…
You can still fill your home with an autumnal ambience in more subtle ways. We adore the look (and smell) of the Pumpkin Maple Crème Caramel Signature Large Tumbler by Yankee Candle. Measuring in at 15.0cm tall, this glass features the symbols of the season, with images of pumpkins, turning leaves, and warming home cooked, sweet treats. This cosy candle combines delicious smells of cinnamon sugar, brown butter, spiced pumpkin, and maple glazed scent. We’re also big fans of this fragranced candle but in the much smaller sampler form.
Use the Pumpkin Maple Crème Caramel Original Sampler by Yankee Candle to fill your fall-themed candle holders and pair with the beautiful coordinating Pumpkin Maple Crème Caramel Signature Large Tumbler. Style them on sideboards, coffee tables and in window sills for a welcoming vibe, as the flames of your autumnal candles flicker and dance as night falls, and the darker evenings set in. For the ultimate cosy aesthetic, why not dress your tablescape or window sills with delicate twinkling fairy lights, garlands of fallen leaves in autumnal shades of reds and burnt orange? Lock the door, grab a chunky knit blanket, and settle in for snuggles on the sofa – just perfect!