Who says Halloween is just for kids and trick-or-treating? Instead of handing out candy to little ghouls, invite your favorite revelers over and throw an electrifying monster-themed halloween dinner party!
When I saw these Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein plates and trays, I knew I had to put together a dinner party tablescape with a monster theme. However, everything in the collection is black and white, so I brought in my love of color in other ways that included the flowers, napkins, drinks, and candy favors.
My centerpiece for the table? An electric-colored Frank “vase”. He’s a DIY-painted styrofoam head from the craft store, and since I didn’t want a realistic Frank, but instead an over-the-top electrifying Frank, I painted him bright pink with neon blue hair, purple eyes and mouth, and green neck bolts. I then cut out a piece of the top (of his head), added floral foam, and arranged my brightly colored flowers.
When I was done, I shouted, “He’s alive!”
I set the table using two brightly colored napkins to bring in more pops of color. The pink napkins acted as a placemat, and the bright blue napkins allowed for the Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein plates to really pop off the black dinner plates.
I also set out Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein sodas for each guest. I wrapped a black tulle bow around each bottle, and if you want to assign seats, you could add little tags with the guests’ names to the bottles to act as place cards.
The candelabra and black candles added a bit of sophisticated drama to the table, and the licorice candy added color and fun. I then used the Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein trays as wall art; I just couldn’t use them for food and cover them up, so I added some hanging strips and put them on the wall!
Now I just need to come up with a mad scientist-themed menu to serve to my guests on Halloween night!
Shop this post: Bride and Frankenstein Melamine Appetizer Plates | Bride and Frankenstein Melamine Rectangular Platters | Frankenstein Tin Serving Tray | Gold Wave Flatware Collection | Fuchsia Buffet Napkins | Fanfare Teal Buffet Napkins | Black Iron Candelabra | Metallic Black Taper Candles | Bride of Frankenstein Grape Soda | Frankenstein Green Apple Soda | Licorice Pastels