Are you looking for some NEW Halloween decorating ideas? You’ll love this spooky, unique, and entertaining skeleton Halloween table setting.

Halloween Skeleton Table Setting

I’m thrilled to join 9 other very talented home decor bloggers here today for the “Celebrate the Holiday” Blog Hop, sharing all our Halloween inspiration hosted by Carol from Blue Sky at Home.

If you are joining me here from Leslie over at Feet Under My Table, welcome! Leslie has such amazing recipes, and how about her post today, Do You Need a Great Halloween Popcorn Ball? They look so yummy!

Halloween Skeleton Table Setting

Do you own a couple of Halloween skeletons already?

If not, plan ahead and order yours here today. Skeletons are an investment for sure. They don’t go out of style, and there are so many fabulous ways to use them throughout your Halloween decor, both inside and outside. Here are a few of my favorites:

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How to Create a Halloween Skeleton Table Setting

Let me show you how I created this Halloween skeleton photographer table setting.

First, I started by laying my skeleton on our dining room farmhouse table as the centerpiece and focal point.

Next, I foraged around the house and found a wig, costume jewelry, eyeglasses, and a hat to create her character.

Halloween Skeleton Table Setting

I collected and staged up a few vintage cameras that I found at a flea market this past summer, which instantly transformed our Halloween skeleton on the table into a photographer!

Fallen rotten apples collected from underneath a neighbor’s apple tree added color and texture. And our neighbors appreciated it, too…

Decorating skeletons is so much fun; check out last year’s skeletons on our porch in the post, Halloween Spirit of 2021. I used the same wig, costume jewelry, and old mink. I just switched out the hat and clothing.

Female Dressed Skeleton

How to Make Creepy Halloween Drippy Candles

Drippy candles are a must in obtaining that creepy Halloween vibe.

Because I didn’t want my vintage brass candlesticks to get melted wax on them, I created this drippy look by lighting another candle of the same color and dripping the wax from one candle to another.

Drippy Creepy Orange Candle

That way, the lighted centerpiece candles would not ruin my brass candlestick’s finish. I hope that makes sense.

I then displayed a small cutting board with cheese, fruits, and some small plates.

This would be a fun Halloween skeleton table setting for a cocktail party or a small gathering of friends and family, with the table filled with appetizers around the skeleton!

Halloween Skeleton Table Setting

You may also enjoy these 24 Best Outrageous Scarecrows; It’s Fall in Vermont!

And the post, Picturesque Table Setting with Autumn Mountain Views.

24 Best Outrageous Scarecrows, It's Fall in Vermont

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Halloween Skeleton Table Setting

To create your own Halloween skeleton table setting, you’ll need:

  • Skeleton
  • Apples
  • Cameras
  • Brass Candlesticks
  • Candles
  • Wig
  • Hat
  • Eyeglasses
  • Costume Jewelry

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Halloween Mantel with Halloween Skeleton Table Setting

Halloween Brass candlesticks

I created this Halloween mantel as its backdrop to accentuate the skeleton table setting. You may see more of the details in the post, Halloween Vintage Mantel.

I had my husband draw a few witch’s brooms on a vintage chalkboard I found while out Thrifting with the Gals.” Aren’t they so cute?

Halloween Mantel
Halloween Mantel
Halloween Skeleton Table Setting

To create your own Halloween mantel, you’ll need:

  • Chalkboard
  • Mink Furs
  • Pumpkins
  • Bat
  • Brass Candlesticks
  • Candles
  • Chalk

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Spider and Apples on Table

Halloween Skeleton Table Setting on YouTube

Halloween Skeleton Table Setting

A Vintage Affair

If you have any thoughts, comments, or suggestions, I’d love to hear from you. Please share in the comments below. And be sure to share this blog post link with your friends who are also vintage enthusiasts.

Do you have a flair for all things vintage, too? I would love to see and feature you in our Reader’s Showcase Series. A place for you to share and be recognized for your talents and passion for all things thrifting, vintage, and antique decor-related inspired by your time here with Dabbling & Decorating. Email me at

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Next up on today’s tour are Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms. You will love their Simply Spooky Ideas to Decorate Your Home for Halloween.

Be sure to stop by and visit with the others joining me on today’s

“Celebrate the Holiday” Blog Tour

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    1. Thanks so much, Rachel, of course. I’m happy you like it!

  1. The tablescape with the skeleton is hilarious and off the charts creative !! My 5 and 7 yr old grandsons would LOVE IT !!!
    I love your blogs and look forward every week to reading them !!

    1. Awww thanks so much Wanda. That means so much to me. I had fun designing it!

    1. Thank you so much Kim, I’m so glad you enjoyed it!

  2. Oh my goodness Ann, this is the perfect way to display a skeleton… the wig, glasses, pearls and the hat too! Darling tablescape and your mantel makes the best backdrop ever!

  3. Ann this is seriously the cutest idea I have seen in a long time! I love how you dressed up the skeleton. Too much fun, pinned!

  4. Such a creative twist using the vintage cameras, Ann. This is such a fun Halloween table and your mantel looks fantastic! It’s been fun hopping along with you!

  5. Hi Ann –
    I’m not a huge Halloween decorator but this would be so fun sitting out on my front porch.

  6. Leslie Watkins says:

    Oh, my goodness! This is the BEST! My husband loved that this year he is a photographer. It’s a Halloween version of Elf on a Shelf! You never know where he will be next year. So creative this year…and I love the attire from last year. What a joy to hop with you!

  7. Ann, this is the most creative Halloween idea ever. I have witches and goblins, but no skeletons so I may just have to order one. Love how you styled your table and mantel. Miss Skeleton will be a hit on Halloween, I’m sure. Love the camera idea. Thank you for being a part of the first Celebrate the Holiday blog hop.