Some years I just don’t know what to think about Halloween. It’s definitely not my favorite holiday (I’ll never understand why people like to be scared), but it can still be quite fun. When else can you pull out ALL your favorite Gothic accents without friends becoming concerned? With both dressing up and trick-or-treating out of the picture for now, it sometimes seems easiest to ignore the holiday altogether. I urge you not to do that, however. At the very least, Halloween is a great excuse to have friends over and eat caramel apples. And candy- always candy.
I dislike when things feel overly themed, but I think this dark setting has just the right touch. I find black and orange to be a bit jarring on a large scale, not to mention a little predictable, so I think black and silver is the perfect alternative. I love the idea of an all-black dessert table, with eerie candy apples, and the most gorgeous bottle of red wine. A black quinoa salad is the perfect antidote to all the sugar you’re sure to consume.