Dinner 16: Halloween Cocktail Party, Table Settings

Freakishly Fabulous Halloween Table Setting #3: Sweets Buffet

0 Comments 01 November 2011

By Hairee Lee

The Sweets Table in front of the fireplace

For the Sweets Table Melissa brought a lot more lightness than the other tables. White table mats and white frosted votives, white candlesticks and the absence of pewter made the sweets buffet feel lighter, not just look more light colored. But reminders of Halloween were still there with the arrangment of Verso RINKI Pot holder and Verso KIVI Pot holder in red, bright bloody red.

The lighting provided by Simon Pearce Cavendish Candlestick, Simon Pearce Thetford Votive, and Iittala Aalto Votives-Frosted

Melissa first covered the coffee table with Chilewich Bamboo Table Runner-Jet Black and Chilewich Lattice Table Runner in silver. Between them, Melissa placed three Chilewich Bamboo Round Tablemat – White to represents the moon or moons.

Iittala Aalto Votive in Frosted on top of Chilewich Lattice Table Runner in Silver, Chilewich BambooBamboo Table Runner-Jet Black and Chilewich Bamboo Round Tablemat in White. Red accent from Verso KIVI Pot holder in red

To light the table she used Iittala Aalto Votives-Frosted, Simon Pearce Thetford Votive, and Simon Pearce Cavendish Candlestick. The rest of the light came from the fireplace and carved pumpkin.

Caramel "Bad" Apples on Heath Ceramics Plaza Salad Plate in onyx

The extra worms from the Caramel “Bad” Apples was served in Iittala Marimekko Bowl 6″-Black, tying the sweets table to the cocktail table that featured the Iittala Marimekko Bowls.

Pumpkin bars with cream cheese icing on the Revol France Round Tray, slate

My pumpkin bars, which tasted great but had a funky consistency, were displayed on the Revol France Round Tray, slate. The dark grey set off the white icing to appetizing effect. And almost made up for the odd doughy-ness.

Heath Ceramics Serving Platter in jicama sets of the darker and chocolatey witches' hats with the pop of red underneath the platter from Verso RINKI Pot holder - 106 red

The witches’ hats, ridiculously easy to make but fabulous looking, were displayed on the Heath Ceramics Serving Platter – Jicama. The slightly off white color of this platter dramatically contrasted the dark chocolate of the cookies.

The over all effect was a table that echoes all the elements in the previous two tables–cocktail bar and savory buffet table–but lightened up for the sweeter side of the party.

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