Archive for the ‘halloween’ Category

Halloween is approaching and if you dare

Decorate your home for a one of kind scare

Some new items to liven your decor

with Spider and Pumpkins and so much more

Frightful Halloween Table Topper

Frightful Halloween Table Toppers that are orange bright

For a classy Halloween that will sure to delight

Gothic Table Runner

Or a Gothic look in a choice of two

Printed Spiders and Skulls is a great option too

The Spider Web Tablecloths are classy and delightful

Make this Halloween Fun and Frightful!

Spider Web Rectangle Tablecloth

Read Full Post »

Halloween is a time for merry making and fun get togethers. Here’s a bit of Halloween fun fact knowledge for you:

Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.

Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.

Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for making all sorts of incredible creations!

Pumpkin Fondant

Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.

The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.

Halloween Ghost Cupcakes

Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.

Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.

Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.

Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.

Elegant Fern Tablecloth

Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.

Black cats were once believed to be witch’s familiars who protected their powers.

The fear of Halloween is known as Samhainopobia

Read Full Post »

Halloween is a busy day. There’s the costumes, Trick or Treating and Halloween Parties. Decorating the the house with Halloween Decor does not have to be complicated. It can be fun and simple. After spreading out your favorite tablecloth, preferably black, white, orange or grey, and decorate with a Spider Web  Table Cloth or Spider Web Table Topper and give the house a spidery appeal. You may want to consider putting on a vinyl tablecloth so there will be an easier cleanup  when the party is over. Fold some cloth napkins and make some fun spider napkin rings. This is something you can make in advance with the children. Made with felt, black pom poms, and pipe cleaners is it fun and inexpensive and is pleasing for children and adults alike. Here’s how its done:


Spider Napkin Rings


Create a witches place card and invite all your friendly witches inside. Get the children involved by asking them to go outdoors and collect the branches. Personalizing the place cards makes everyone feel special. Click on the link to show how its done:


Witches Broom Placecard


This Halloween Pinata may take some time to put together-but a fun activity with candy? What can be better than that?! This bright candy corn pinata is a great colorful decoration as well. There’s still enough time! Lets roll up our sleeves and take out our scissors and glue. We may still have some time for some Halloween desserts as well!


Candy Corn Pinata




Read Full Post »

Decorating for Fall doesn’t have to be costly. There are so many items available at our fingertips that celebrate the Fall season. About a Mom posted a pretty Pumpkin Flower Bouquet that is so easy to make. You can use a few small pumpkins as centerpieces or one large one as decoration. Slice off the top of the pumpkin, scoop out seeds and add fresh Fall flowers. Click on the link for more info:


Pumpkin fall decor

Brighten your kitchen and dining room areas by adding Fall table runners, leaf place mats, and bright autumn color tablecloths and cloth napkins to add beautiful autumn decor to your home.

orange tablecloth

Decorations though are not just for the living and dining room areas. Bring serenity into your bedroom by making this creative wall art out of leaves. Use pressed leaves and tape them to crafting paper. Hang a few rows with removable adhesive strips for high impact above a bed or sofa.


Fall Wall Art

As mentioned in our previous post, pumpkins and apples (and of course colorful leaves!) are bountiful this time of year so we can make good use out of them and enhance our surroundings.


Read Full Post »

As summer is winding down we try to get in as much as we can of what’s left of the summer. There’s bountiful fruit still to pick, beaches to soak up the sun, family trips, and long days we can fill with endless fun.

tavern checks fitted round tablecloth

However our minds tend to wander to all we need to do in the coming days, weeks, and months. School is starting and we want our children to be well equipped. Teachers are covering tables with fitted vinyl tablecloths so the tables don’t get full of markers and glue. It also gives a classroom a fun and cheerful atmosphere for there are an assortment of bright colors that can perk up the room. We found some really clever ideas for teachers to organize their classrooms, it can also be used for parents at home as well.

happy back to school

Schools and Colleges are assessing if their lunchrooms tables need new table cloths for the coming year.

People like to be prepared for the Holidays and are choosing appropriate table linens for Halloween and for Christmas as well. Let us know how you’re spending the remaining summer days and good luck preparing for the days ahead!


Read Full Post »

Halloween is a great time for merrymaking and tongue-in-cheek devilment, however the weather can be a little hit and miss and of course – sometimes – your neighborhood is not somewhere you want your youngsters to roam unsupervised. With that in mind, why not host your own gloriously ghoulish gathering where friends and family can gather safely together for fangtastic frolics, fun and feasting?

halloween deserts

Halloween is a centuries old tradition. In fact the word Halloween was first used in print during the sixteenth century. The Scottish used “hallow e’en” (or evening) as a variant of the fuller All Hallows’ Eve because it is the night before All Hallows’ Day (the Old English for the mass-day of all saints). Traditionally, it was considered to be a time when the ‘door’ to the Other-world opened enough for the souls of the dead, and other mystic and magical beings such as fairies and witches, to return temporarily to the real world. A place was set at the table for them and a “feast for the dead” was held. Perhaps this was just an excuse. Late October in the northern hemisphere has always been a time of harvesting and gathering of fruit and berries. Animals were slaughtered ready for the great midwinter feasts, so why not splurge a little early?

pumpkin snow globe

Set your table so that it looks suitably spooky for your spectacular feast for the living. We have a number of table cloths and table toppers that will complement your carved pumpkins and perfect party fare. The spectacular Spider Web Rectangle Tablecloth measures 60 x 90 inches and spun by the largest spider in the whole of North America! It looks suitably ghoulish with its black outlines. The Spider Web Round Tablecloths measures 90 inches. Lay either of these over a deep colored tablecloth underneath – perhaps blood red or absinthe green – for a sickly and dramatically demonic look.

Spider web round tablecloths

Another devilishly decorative idea is to try one of our Spider Web Round Table Toppers (measuring 30 inches). Once again, you can layer your look by using colored under tablecloths and finish with our tempting table toppers. You can even choose a choice of colors. Go for Gothic with the black Spider Web table topper, opt for a spiritual experience with ghostly grey, or perhaps most hideous of all, try the phantasmagorical green, spun by the space spider from Planet Hallow.

alien green table topper

Once you have made your choices, decorate your tables with a feast to satiate the hungriest of witches and wizards. Lay out the pumpkins and pies, open sandwiches and segments of pizza with ‘odd’ toppings, colorful drinks, and cakes made using vibrant but safe food colorings. Make a display of seasonal fruit and try putting out as healthy a food as possible. You can have lots of fun with stuffed soft toys – rats and mice, cats and birds. Your local joke shop should have plenty of spider webs for the corners of your room (if you don’t grow your own already that is) and you can create a witch’s broom or a cauldron to use as part of a display.

Finally as host or hostess, on this scariest of all nights, treat your guests to tall tales of terror and whisper in their ears about ghostly goings-on. Be the something that bumps in the night. Beckon them closer as the night draws in. Keep them safe. Feed their bellies, their imaginations and their souls. Gift them with a night to remember.

Read Full Post »