Elements of design: Movement Another way to show movement is by going from small elements to large elements. This is why varying the heights of the elements of your party table is so important, it's visually more appealing. This penguin table from Hello, My Sweet has elements that start from table level to the towering black fixture, and even mimics that in the penguin backdrop.
There are many ways to have a Dumb (Silent) Supper. Typically, a place is reserved/set at the head of the table for spirits/loved ones with photos, personal items or a candle. Dinnerware should be all black, candlelight only and no one may speak from the time they enter the dining room. This is a solemn & silent occasion, not a party. The menu is up to you, but because it's Samhain, you may wish to make traditional Soul Cakes, as well as dishes with apples & late fall veggies.