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Halloween Table Top Decor with Skeletons

Create spooky Halloween table top decor with skeletons from the Dollar Tree! It’s fun and easy to design a festive table to entertain friends and family on a budget.

I’m once again joining my table stylist friends for a Halloween themed tablescape blog hop. Many thanks to my friend Rita from Panoply for graciously hosting this event. If you’re stopping by after a visit with Ann from Corner of Plaid and Paisley, welcome! Ann has such a talent for mixing patterns…I’m sure you loved her table setting. Be sure to visit all of the creative bloggers at the end of this post for lots of Halloween ideas!

Halloween Table Top Decor

My inspiration for this table came from this guy who’s been a part of my Halloween decor for several years. He’s hung from the front door, sat in a chair on the porch, and participated in Trunk or Treat at my daughter’s school. I knew he’d make a great centerpiece for a skeleton themed table!

I found the paper skull plates at Dollar Tree. I must admit that I’ve never used paper plates on a tablescape before, but these were just perfect for my theme. I dressed them up by placing them atop a black dinner plate and a silver charger.

I also found the creepy skeleton hands at Dollar Tree. Each place setting has one reaching toward the plate!

The mini skeletons in each black water glass are another fabulous Dollar Tree find!

The frosted mirror skeleton frame is a Halloween craft I made two years ago. It was right at home on this table!

I used black tulle as a tablecloth, and votive candles gave the table an eerie glow.

I hope you have a frightfully good Halloween!

More Halloween Ideas

DIY Spooky Halloween Decorations

White, Black and Cream Halloween Tea Party Tablescape

Garage Door Halloween Decorations

Next on the hop is my friend Chloe from Celebrate and Decorate. Chloe started these tablescape hops several years ago as a way to bring bloggers together who love to set lovely tables. Her creative and imaginative table settings are always a treat to visit!

Pandora’s Box – Snack Hour Portable Tablescape

Bleu Belle Interiors – A Sweet Halloween Table

Me and My Captain – And the Band Played On

Everyday Living – Halloween Critters and Treats

My Hubbard Home – Halloween Inspired Fall Tablescape – The Best of Autumn

Panoply – Apothecary’s Mystical Halloween Laboratory

Debbee’s Buzz – Spooky Spellbound Halloween Centerpiece and Table

Home Is Where the Boat Is – Black Cat Trading Company

Thrifting Wonderland – Practical Magic Halloween

Red Cottage Chronicles – How to Set a Halloween Tablescape Fit for a Princess

Life and Linda – If the Shoe Fits

The Little Yellow Corner Store – The Debonair Vampire, Leonard

The Bookish Dilettante – Halloween Tablescape: Midnight at the Ball

My Thrift Store Addiction – Jadeite Whimsy: Seasonal Tray and Table Setting

The Painted Apron – Slightly Spooky Halloween Tablescape

Bluesky at Home – How to Set Up a Sweet Halloween Buffet

Corner of Plaid and Paisley – Table of Vexing Vermin

Zucchini Sisters – Halloween Table Top Decor with Skeletons (You are Here)

Celebrate and Decorate – Halloween Tablescape in Gold and Black

Dinner at Eight – Welcome to Ghostly Hollow!

Karins Kottage – A Bewitching Black and White Tablescape

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  1. Rebecca, you can’t go wrong with skeletons. I love how you were able to pick up the skull skeleton paper plates that fit beautifully for your table. They do not even look at they are made in paper. And all of the mini skeletons and framed skeleton picture. What a great theme. Frightfully creepy but a whole lot of fun. Have a great Halloween!

  2. Your skeleton certainly sets the tone and theme for your Halloween tablescape. The little skeleton in the frame is a cute craft and does fit perfectly with your table theme. the skeleton hands and tiny skeletons are just right for your theme! Have a Happy Halloween!

  3. Rebecca, I wonder if the skeleton in your centerpiece is related to the one who once climbed into my kitchen chandy or the one who sat in my vintage silver punchbowl another year? He looks perfectly Zen, relaxing in the center of your table lol! I would never have guessed those were paper plates! I think using paper is a great way to carry a theme without the expense and then storage of ceramic. Plus, easy cleanup!

  4. Rebecca your table is sooooo full of skeletons and adorable. I have found more and more bloggers are using themed paper plates in place of purchasing and storing the “real deal” plates and there is nothing wrong with that. It sure saves space as well as the accidental breakage. I also find the dollar store has such cute items and I love buying greeting cards for 50 cents or a buck instead of the 5-8 dollar greeting cards elsewhere. Win all the way around.
    Great job with your table.

  5. The skellies step the show! Love the Dollar store. Great finds for all different occasions. I have used paper plates on my tables, they are fun and fit right in. The centerpiece skeleton is wonderful. You vintage silverware is striking. The added candlelight makes it eerie. I like the smelly hand on each plate, I have also used those. Always a pleasure hopping with you.

  6. Dollar Tree really has cute stuff for Halloween. The skeleton centerpiece is ideal for your theme and he has a history with your family. The paper plates work wonderfully with your table, and why not? I don’t think I would have known they were paper if you hadn’t let the cat out of the bag 🤣 Happy Autumn, Rebecca!

  7. Hi Rebecca, when I saw your skeleton so comfortably seated on that really great wooden board, I wanted to invite him to my house for a visit. The skeleton plates are great and go so well with the other skeletons in your decor. Have a Happy Halloween! Lynne

  8. Rebecca, what a scary and festive table! The skeleton makes the perfect centerpiece, and I love that he is part of your Halloween tradition. It is always so much fun joining you on these hops. Happy fall!

  9. Hi Rebecca! Nothing like a big skeleton centerpiece to bring creepy Halloween fun! Yikes, a skull and skellies in the glasses, very scary! There are so many cute paper plates around now, and paired with a real plate or charger, they don’t even look like paper, I could have sworn your plates were real! I’ve got to make Dollar Tree a regular stop! Happy hopping, so nice to see you!

  10. This is great. I swear, DT has the BEST stuff. I saw all those skeleton items back in August and was so tempted. You put it all together very well. Using the paper plates atop the real takes away not a thing in the overall appearance – a great look. Happy Halloween, Rebecca, so happy you could join!

  11. Make no ‘bones’ about it, this is a fun table!! There are so many fabulous paper and melamine plates out there right now for holidays and special occasions, so enjoy using them! Happy Halloween!

  12. Hi Rebecca, your skeleton table decor is so fun and I love how you’ve styled it! Blessings, Cecilia @My Thrift Store Addiction

  13. Those paper plates are perfect for this theme with the skeletons! Your old silverware totally makes this table! Great ideas! Fun to blog hop with you!


  14. I think the paper plates work really well. Using them was a good idea. And I love the tarnished silver and of course Mr. Skelton!

    Happy October,

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