Halloween 2023: home decorations and ideas

Although Halloween is often associated with Anglo-Saxon festivities, but carving pumpkins on 31st October is also a long-standing tradition in Italy. For example, in the village of Serramonacesca in Abruzzo, there is a tradition whereby children dress up as ‘dead people’ and pumpkins in the shape of heads are carved, the so-called ‘Cocce de morte’.

But besides carving pumpkins, it is an opportunity to decorate the table and mise en place a little and why not the house too, especially if there are little ones or you want to organise a Halloween dinner or party. So here are a few ideas for decorating the table for a real dinner party!

Ideas to decorate the table

Very appreciated by the Milanese and non-Milanese alike, for their Do it Yourself items and gift ideas for the home, Flying Tiger offer their new Halloween-themed collection with many accessories and ideas for decorating the home. From themed garlands to glowing pumpkins, as well as many accessories for a creepy mise en place such as straws that light up in the dark, to baskets with a spider web pattern.

Le Creuset, the leading French tableware and cookware company, offers its Halloween Collection, available in a limited edition.

Among the products are iconic cast iron pumpkin-shaped cocottes, a set of Halloween-themed plates and even some pretty cool cake moulds and molds. The Collection comes in four different shades: classic orange, meringue, sea salt and flint.

Ideas for dinner

In addition to the decorations and mise en place, for those who have not organised anything for their Halloween dinner, until 1st November Il Mannarino has come up with a dedicated box you may receive directly at home. The box includes larded pork fillet, bombette Mortazze and bombette of the month with capocollo, taleggio, blueberry speck and porcini breadcrumbs. There is also no shortage of Grandma’s succulent meatballs and torta tenerina!

– Price 29 € (home delivery in freshness-saving packaging)

For info: ilmannarino.it

Halloween to eat: treats, pumpkin varieties and dishes

Cortilia, a leading company in the online sale of agricultural products, offers seasonal products and ready-made dishes to celebrate Halloween in the best possible way.

First and foremost, you cannot miss the pumpkins , which can be chosen in different qualities: from Violina to Butternut to Hokkaido. Ready-made pumpkin dishes that can be ordered include pumpkin and lentil curry soup. In addition, you can also buy the very successful organic Halloween biscuits in the shape of ghosts or, not to go off-topic, pumpkin.

For info: www.cortilia.it

On the occasion of Halloween, the ‘scariest’ day of the year, Cioccolateria Banchini 1879 in Parma offers twoscaryversions of its classic chocolate Bon Bons:

  • lots of little green eyes decorate the special pralines made of milk chocolate filled with raspberry gelée and hazelnut praline
  • white chocolate spheres composed of crunchy almond filling and raspberry gelée brushed with blood red

The exclusive creations can be purchased at the shop in via La Spezia 121 in Parma

For info:

Shop Cioccolateria Bianchini


0521 1759814