Elevate your Halloween party with this Midnight in the Garden Tablescape Tutorial
What you will need for you Midnight in the Garden Tablescape:
- Table cloth
- Table overlay
- Faux florals (we used purple allium, green allium, and purple allium stems)
- Black pumpkins (small & large)
- DIY Halloween Moss Creatures
- Black Skull
- DIY Magic Potion Drink Bottles
- Black dishware
- Black silverware
- Mini witch hat
- iloveplum Bow Hairclips
- Any additional dark Halloween decor to add on!
Step 1: To begin creating your Midnight in the Garden Tablescape start by laying down your table cloth, table over lay, place settings and any larger decor items i.e. pumpkins and skulls.
Step 2: Add any glassware you will be using for vases and arrangements.
Step 3: Begin adding your florals and greenery to you Midnight in the Garden Tablescape.
Pro-tip: It is always fun to include a takeaway gift in your tablescape! For ours, we included the mini witch hats with the iloveplum Bow Hairclips and the DIY Personalized Magic Potion Drink Bottles!
The most important thing to think about when creating a tablescape is what mood or vibe do you want your guests to experience. Try not to necessarily go with a theme but for more of a story. For example, if you’re doing witches, don’t get witch plates, glasses with witches on them, etc. Instead, think about how a witch might live day to day, the cauldron, the broom, fabric as the table cloth that the witch might wear. you’re creating the feeling and mood. With this Midnight in the Garden tablescape, the story we’re telling is the “potion bottles” were created by a Midnight witch to help bring to life these topiary moss creatures in a magical garden.
In some cases when you’re building layers on a table like this it’s easiest to pre-set your place settings so you can see how much room you have to work with, you would hate if you spent some time with your design, then your plates, glassware, etc don’t fit. For this Midnight in the Garden tablescape, we started in the middle with foam rounds which were then covered in moss. Using dark/ plum colors and dark greens we used faux florals to build into the rounds. from there you just keep layering until you are happy with the design.
P.S. Don’t forget levels! You never want your table to feel flat. By using the two-layered racks with the potion bottles gives height and dimension, it also helps tell the story.
About the Creator!
Austin Riel is an interior designer based in Los Angeles. Over the years Austin has worked in Hospitality and Events working with great teams producing events from fashion to premieres to retail pop-up spaces.
What has always been a hobby and side gig’s designing his friends’ apartments and homes he has now been able to turn his hobby into a career. He has always had a keen eye for design. With his knowledge, he gained from the events and hospitality industry and working for a boutique design firm building out retail spaces he has been able to take what he has taught himself and learned into what he creates now.
You can follow Austin on Instagram @austinriel to see more designs, renovations, and home makeovers!