The Halloween table decor I purchased from Kmart
Kmart Halloween Decor Challenge
This weekend is our dessert and coffee party, but that doesn’t mean we forgot about Halloween! Kmart challenged me to decorate with a $100 and since I’m too frugal to spend the full amount on items that can only be used for one holiday, I leveraged the decorations and planned them so that many of them would transition into Thanksgiving!
The first thing I picked up and my big splurge was a fabulous urn shaped garbage can ($24). Seriously cute and perfect for the top of the table, it’s gold, auburn, and brown with just the perfect amount of shimmer. Then I added a golden yellow tablecloth ($9.99) and gold tea light candle holders and three flameless candles (the only kind the fire fighter who lives here allows us to have).
Decorating for Halloween – it’s a family affair
Here I took a decidedly creepy turn! First I laid out a spiders web black table topper ($7.99) and then I filled the urn with florist’s foam wrapped in brown bubble wrap to fill the jar. I stuck two very realistic looking zombie hands (complete with shirt sleeves – $9.99) down into the foam and then filled in the top of the urn with natural dried potpourri - leaves, flowers, and twigs (5.99). I added black river rock ($2.99) and my creepy centerpiece was done.
Meanwhile the hubby hung the big creepy fake spider (7.99) in the corner. I’ve been attacking him with it for the last few days – he HATES spiders – and then he added spider webs. I worked on adding fake chains (Totally Ghoul 74in Rusty Chain - $5.99) from the urn out to the two place settings. I chose the black plates with stylish orange skull and crossbones ($2.99) and black bubble goblets ($1.99). I added just a bit of color and filled in with other decorative gourds.
We finished the whole thing off by putting spiders webs over the whole thing…they’re much more prominent in the photos than they are in real life. They add just enough creepiness to the hands and urn. We purposely ran the decorations down the center of the table with the two plates on either end so that we can set additional places for our party along each side without purchasing additional skull plates which don’t fit our dessert and coffee theme. This allows us to marry the two themes this weekend.
Halloween decor ready for a party
The tablecloth, urn, flameless candles, and tea light holders will be reused for Thanksgiving and I’ll add some fruit and leaves garlands ($19.99) that I picked up around the base of the urn as well as a floral arrangement in the “garbage can.”
Still need Halloween decor? You can find everything here and so much more at www.Kmart.com/Halloween - order online an pick up at the store or visit your local store. Don’t forget the Kmart Kostume Kreator contest is still going on – the winner will be announced on Halloween. Read: Kmart Kostume Kreator – Create Your Own Virtual Halloween Costume for all the details.
Our Creepy Halloween Centerpiece