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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

My first Tablescape Tuesday!

Hi everybody! I've been absent from blogging for awhile (my explanation is in the post under this one) but I have been lurking on Tablescape Tuesdays @ Between Naps on the Porch for a couple of weeks. Now this is a blog party right up my alley! I don't have the talent that Susan does but w/ y'alls influence & inspiration, one day, maybe...just maybe.

This is a Halloween table I did last year when our grandson Caeden (he's 6) had a sleep-over near Halloween-time.

I used a glass charger, black plate, then a BOO! print out & then topped that w/ another glass plate. I added a paper Boo napkin to a black & white cloth napkin just to tie into the theme & dress the paper napkin up some.

For the centerpiece, I used a black feather wreath encircling candy suckers under a cloche & then added candy containers w/ "spooky" titles. I got the downloads from MarthaStewart.com. I just printed them out & stuck them on w/ double-sided tape. A few ghosts completed the centerpiece.

For dinner, we had "Blood, Eyeballs & Worms". I used Bucatini pasta, added olives to meatballs & used a jarred sauce.

For dessert, because Caeden is a fruit lover, we had pears dipped in white chocolate & then decorated w/ candies to resemble skulls...chocolate chips for eyes, licorice piece for nose & jelly beans for teeth. I placed them on sticks & then embedded them into a juice glass of jelly beans, as a way of presentation.

Caeden soo enjoyed his spooky dinner, even if he did pick the olives out of the meatballs. (I knew he would!)

Now I'm off to see what fabulous tables y'all have created @ Between Naps on the Porch

Looking forward to meeting everybody & playing w/ y'all on Tuesdays....thanks for the invite!


Bo said...

Hi...what fun and what great ideas you gave us...oh so cute! ;-) Bo

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi there. thanks for popping in on my blog.... Cute tablescape... Have a great week.

Carrie said...

Very nicely done...the details make for a charming setting. I'm sure the kids enjoyed it very much.

What A Dish! said...

I'm gonna have to make those eyeball meatballs, for sure!! Love them!

Great table, like always. ;)

Anonymous said...

Howdy Gal!! I love the mix of glass and black on your table! I see how the Ivy confused you and I have corrected that.....thanks!! Jannet

Shelia said...

Hi Cami. I think you've nailed this tablescape it's very nice! But what I like the most is that delicious looking pasta. It's lunchtime and I'm getting hungry!!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Myrna said...

Oh, I can tell you are one FUN Grandma! Cute tablescape!
Thanks for visiting me and your sweet comments--love your blog!
(I like lots of 'stuff', too!)

Susan (Moonlight and Magnolias on RMS) said...

Ha! What great fun! You are the best grandma in town! Love the eyeballs and worms...yum! Awesome centerpiece, too! Thanks for sharing this great tablescape...perfect for this time of year! Susan

Glenda said...

This was a spooktacular table. I feel sure Caeden and his friends had a blast. Especially liked the way you did the pears. My tree has more this year than I know what do with.
Congrats to Clifton and Stacie on the birth of their first child, Noah Christopher. I will keep your family in my thoughts.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Hi! What a cool grandma Caeden has!! Love your great ideas, such a fun & exciting Halloween tablesetting!! That pear skull is just adorable!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

imjacobsmom said...

What a cute and creative and spooky and creepy table you set. I bet your grandson loved it! Thanks for the ideas! ~ Robyn PS I read your previous blog and it great to hear that your son is recovering! I can only begin to imagine the pain and suffering that he endured (& you, too). ~ Robyn

laurie said...

Oh I hope my grandchildren don't see this. They might expect me to be as much fun as you are. Cute, cute. laurie (bargainhunr)

Neabear said...

That looks like it was a great tablescape for your grandson! I hope your son continues to get better and reach his goals. Congrats on the birth of your new grandchild!