Halloween is one of those holidays that you either love or you hate. For the costume obsessed crowd, the night is jam packed with festivities, but if you’re like us and prefer to spend the spook-filled night at home, sans face paint and spandex, we’ve put a ghoulish spin on a Halloween brunch with friends. No resorting to rocking the bunny suit at this party- although we wouldn’t judge you if you did!


Brunch is one of our favorite past times and any excuse to have a themed one is as good as they come! Starting with a black tablecloth {or craft paper!} and a bountiful seasonal harvest you really don’t need much else to devise a dramatic brooding brunch!


For this spread, we really wanted to focus on a tablescape that anyone could recreate at home! We started with a major floral statement- that literally anyone can replicate – zero expertise required. Simply snap a dramatic apple branch from your backyard or snag a dry fallen branch from the park for an easy floral “arrangement” with a huge impact. Next, grab a plethora of produce from the farmers market {in a deep eggplant and moody green color palette, of course!} – think baby artichokes, a variety of squash, deep purple grapes and figs {while they last!}! From there, all you need are subtle hints of the haunting holiday incorporated in- no candy corn required. These x-ray snake plates are our current fave! Brass candlesticks and hints of gold pop against staple kitchen tools like slate and olive wood cheese boards. Throw up a black curtain to really set the mood and just like that, you have a beautifully haunting brunch!


If you like what you see, you’ll want to stay tuned: all the way up until Halloween we’re going to serve up seasonal brunch recipes that are so easy to make, it’s scary!


> Black Clara Chandelier
> Silver Stag Candlesticks
> X-Ray Tray
> Gold Cheese Knives Set
> Spider Web Skull
> X-Ray Plate Set
> Onyx Flatware
> Black and White Striped Napkin
> Spider Martini Shaker

For the recipes featured here check out our Eggplant Hash, Heirloom Tomato Tart, Blackberry & Formage Blanc Crostini

original photography for apartment 34 by Aubrie Pick // styling by Apartment 34

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  1. oh my gosh i absolutely love this! i’m not a huge fan of dressing up for halloween but your brunch idea is definitely something i could get behind. so beautiful.

    1. Thanks so much Molly – we’re so glad you’re inspired 🙂