THECITY Magazine El Paso • Fall 2013

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Fall, 2013

When it comes to assembling a fabulous table scape for Halloween or any other holiday party, start with the dishes. Once you have chosen those, begin to build around them with the tablecloth, napkins and so forth. While it’s important to pick a theme to anchor your table, don’t be afraid to mix it up with different textures and unexpected accessories.

How do you deal with a last-

It’s OK to forgo fresh cut flowers

minute cancellation when your

that only last a few days… As with

intricate table is already set? The

this dinner table centerpiece, the

bony pirate became a seated

orchid arrangement easily works

dinner guest and saved us the

as a natural element surrounded

trouble of reconfiguring the table.

by Halloween-specific details. The tiny pumpkins and gourds can also be used for fall and Thanksgiving decorations once the Fright Night comes to an end.

Over the years, we have amassed a





Halloween decorations. But every Notice



centerpiece. Once the Halloween decorations are stripped away, it becomes the anchor for a Thanksgiving spread.

year, there is something new that catches our eye and finds its way onto the table. Guests love the unexpected! If you see something you love, best to snap it up right then because it’s likely to be unavailable next year. Case in point: the skeletons that served as the guests of horror, or, honor, for this party. Spotting a great conversation piece, we bought them a few years ago, and now they’re extremely hard to come by. Carpe Diem!