Holiday decor is great—that is, if you have space to store it. But for those of us without a basement to fill with seasonally themed bins, we recommend investing in pieces a little less, well, themed. Instead of pumpkin-shaped votives, why not go for a spheric, terracotta-hued candle? Or rather than a melamine platter that says “Boo!,” consider a made–in–New York decoupage dish decorated with an insect silhouette. Less kitsch and more chic means you’ll want to keep these accessories on hand, even in peak summer. 

And because holidays are really about eating, drinking, and being festive, we’ve picked out the best spooky-lite tableware out there. Whether you’re celebrating with a grazing table-style aperitivo hour, a family-friendly trick-or-treat pregame, a scary movie snack buffet, or nothing at all, we’ve found a moody piece for everyone.  

Plus, if we’re being real, there’s nothing scarier than reality right now, which means blood-red tumblers are always on theme.  

Spooky Sips

Pyro Play

Serving Up Scares

Monster Mashup