Hosting a frightful fête? Forget the dinky plastic spiders and single-use balloons, and choose instead naturally spooky fruits, vegetables and plants to decorate your haunted table-scape. We’re talking a chilling arrangement of spiky air plants, curiously colored fruits and strange flora to impart an eerie quality to your Halloween party. Pair this spooky scene with a soundtrack of ghostly noises, and you’ll have goose-bumped guests in no time.
Arrange a long piece of black lace down the center of the table. Forage for fallen, twisted sticks in your neighborhood, and scatter them over the lace.
Spear whole kumquats with wooden skewers; arrange vertically in a vase for a pop of color.
Place handfuls of bristly skinned rambutans around the table, and encourage your guests to sample them.
Air plants’ spiky, sage-hued leaves are inherently creepy. Purchase several, and place them around the table. After the party, move the plants to your shelf and spritz with water once a week.
Place white candlesticks in dark-green wine bottles. Before guests arrive, light the candles so the wax drips down the side of the bottles.
Scatter rosemary sprigs across the table. Their barbed leaves evoke a spooky natural feel.