Beyond Black and Orange—22 Impossibly Chic Halloween Party Décor Ideas

Updated 05/06/19
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If you've ever thrown a Halloween party, you know it's never too early to start planning and prepping. And one of the most time-consuming tasks is finding Halloween party décor that doesn't look completely cheesy and childish. While it may be hard to find, it definitely exists—you just have to know where to look. So we took it upon ourselves to dig up decorative objects, wall hangings, and spirited tableware along with styling tips for each that will give your Halloween soirée a sophisticated edge while still being on-theme.

In fact, they're all cool enough to keep on display year-round, so you won't have to waste your money on any throwaway items (with a couple of exceptions that were impossible to pass up). Consider our roundup of 22 Halloween décor ideas your guide to throwing an elevated, festive monster bash. Take a look and add your favorites to your cart. This is not your average Halloween store.

Dinosaur Designs Classic Stone Servers
Dinosaur Designs Classic Stone Servers $125
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With marbled swirls of amber and yellow reminiscent of mysterious smoke, these servers are both alluring and stylish. 

Lisa Carrier Designs Pearl-Embellished Resin Skull-Black
Lisa Carrier Designs Pearl-Embellished Resin Skull-Black $450
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Go to your local Halloween store and you'll find walls and walls of skull motif décor. But none of them will even come close to being as cool as this pearl embellished, matte black design. 

AYTM GRASIL candle holder
AYTM GRASIL Candle Holder $170
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This candlestick holder will give your digs modern-day Addam's Family vibes. Opt for tapered black candlesticks for a gloomy and gothic yet distinctly posh vibe. 

AYTM Large Globe Vase
AYTM Large Globe Vase $110
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Channel a crystal ball with this amber glass orb vase. And then dress it up for the occasion with some moody roses. 

West Elm Moscow Mule Mug
West Elm Moscow Mule Mug $24
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Serve your drinks in copper mugs to play up the orange and black color scheme in a more subtle, timeless way. 

Williams Sonoma Large Gold Party Tub
Williams Sonoma Large Gold Party Tub $130 $104
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If you plan on setting up an apple bobbing station, use a polished gold drink tub like this one. 

West Elm Petrified Wood Coasters
West Elm Petrified Wood Coasters $59
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Like something out of a haunted forest, these brooding petrified wood coasters will lend themselves nicely to a Halloween dinner party. 

Williams Sonoma Halloween Tiny Taper Candles
Williams Sonoma Halloween Tiny Taper Candles $17 $10
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Dim the lights and opt for candlelight only. The darkness is sure to inspire plenty of scary storytelling. 

CB2 2-Tier Loop Server with Handle
CB2 2-Tier Loop Server with Handle $50
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Have we mentioned the fact that black is the perfect (and easy solution) to Halloween party décor? Display your desserts on this two-tier black tray to stay consistent. 

Conner Skull Paperweight-Orange
Connor Skull Paperweight-Orange $95
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Use this skull motif paperweight to keep your napkins in place or prop open a door with it. 

Dot & Army Black Linen Napkins (Set of 4)
Dot & Army Black Linen Napkins (Set of 4) $32
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Swap your normal dinner napkins for a set in an inkier hue. 

Cost Plus World Market Halloween Bats Hanging Decor Set of 8 by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Halloween Bats Hanging Decor Set of 8 by World Market $10
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If you're having kids over, you'll probably want to hang up some fun decorations. These flying bats will do the trick. 

Fail Brass Wall Mobile
Fail Brass Wall Mobile $188
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On the other hand, if you're keeping your bash adult-only, bring in some wall hangings without the Halloween tropes to strike a nice balance between stylish and festive. 

Black Fabric Spider Decor Set of 2 by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Black Fabric Spider Decor $14
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Scatter these cute little fabric spiders along the buffet table to conjure up the spirit of All Hallows' Eve. 

Cost Plus World Market Yoga Skeleton Decor Set of 4 by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Yoga Skeleton Decor $32
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A sense of humor is always welcome—not everything about Halloween revolves around doom and gloom. These skeleton yogis will lighten the mood. 

Cost Plus World Market Los Muertos Ceramic Candy Bowl by World Market
Cost Plus World Market Los Muertos Ceramic Candy Bowl $20
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Speaking of a lighter mood, Halloween is all about dressing up and having fun. And if you observe Day of the Dead, a Mexican holiday that celebrates those who have passed on, this colorful bowl will capture that spirit perfectly.  

Creekside Farms Seasonal Wreath Subscription
Creekside Farms Seasonal Wreath Subscription $260
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Show your wall some love with a lovely seasonal wreath like this citrus option. 

Super Stretch Spider Web Halloween Decoration
Super Stretch Spider Web Halloween Decoration $7
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If you want to go all out, give your home haunted house vibes with spider web cotton décor. 

CB2 set of 6 betty smoke tea light candle holders
CB2 Set of 6 Betty Smoke Tea Light Candle Holders $18 $17
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Scatter these tealight candleholders around your dining table to set the right mood. 

Factory Direct Craft Assorted Harvest White Pumpkins
Factory Direct Craft Assorted Harvest White Pumpkins $25
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Whether you place them in a decorative cluster on the front steps, display them on the mantle, or set up a pumpkin-carving station, no Halloween party is complete without some pumpkin action. These white ones transform the classic motif into a chic design statement. 

Beistle Satin-Soft Black Witch Hat Party Accessory
Beistle Satin-Soft Black Witch Hat Party Accessory $7
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Scattering some witch hats around will encourage your guests to have some fun and play dress up. 

CB2 Neil Black Nickel Cocktail Shaker
CB2 Neil Black Nickel Cocktail Shaker $25
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Make sure your drink station is stocked with sleek barware. 

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