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moody Halloween tablescape + blood orange cocktail recipe

October 30, 2018

Dark berry tones - black candles - florals - festive cocktail - moody - dark

Halloween Eve calls for a moody tablescape don’t you think?! Meg Grant and I started brainstorming an elevated Halloween-themed table for a festive fall dinner party. Our goal was to evoke a mercurial yet whimsical feel; we wanted to avoid token skeletons and spiders and fake blood (ha!), but it still feel like a celebration of the spooky Halloween season. It all started with deep fall hues of dark purple, black, maroon and blood orange…

Dark berry tones - black candles - florals - festive cocktail - moody - dark

Meg designed the name cards with a black wax seal and gold wire with a funky font to play to the theme. For the flower arrangements she used a mixture of ranunculus, anemone, snap dragon, and Dahlia.

Dark berry tones - black candles - florals - festive cocktail - moody - dark

Dark berry tones - black candles - florals - festive cocktail - moody - dark

A collection of aged brass candlesticks found on Etsy spanned the entire length of the table; black candles created a mysterious ambiance, especially at dusk.

Dark berry tones - black candles - florals - festive cocktail - moody - dark

Blood orange cocktails are the perfect pop of moody color and we served these delicious margaritas which are great for a large dinner party.

Moody blood orange margarita

  • Juice from 2 blood oranges (approximately 1/4 cup)
  • Juice from 2 limes
  • 2 ounces of silver 100% agave tequila
  • 1 ounce of Grand Marnier, or another orange liqueur
  • Splash of Topo Chico
  • Coarse sea salt, for the rim
  • Rosemary sprig, for garnish
  • 1 tablespoon of honey (to make sweeter if desired)

Mix above ingredients together. Taste for sweetness, add 1 tablespoon of honey if desired.

Dark berry tones - black candles - florals - festive cocktail - moody - dark

Tablecloth | Runner | Placemats | Dinner Plates | Salad Plates | Napkins | Julep cups similar here | Brass candlesticks here here and here | tapers | votives | Flower dish | Flower frog

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