With autumn is full swing, we are going to spend the next four blog entries discovering ways to celebrate Fall and Halloween. October is generally overshadowed by the last day of the month. While Halloween is a fun holiday, there are several ways to incorporate seasonal themes while including a dignified nod to the night of treat or treating.
Strictly October: Sometimes an autumn centerpiece can seem too brown. Too many dark colors can cast a somber shadow for a happy celebration like a wedding or sweet sixteen. However, ignoring the traditional colors of Fall can make October decorations feel out of place. The best option is to include white flowers alongside the amber and maroon colors. The white will brighten the overall appearance. In addition, don’t use a colored vase; use a clear vase to avoid the heavy feel that comes with a darker colored glass.
Trick or Treat Focus: If you want, don’t try to avoid a Halloween theme–embrace it. Start with a black vase and use only orange flora. Enhance the centerpiece with some candy bars on sticks. Or forget the flower option altogether; use clear vases filled with colorful candies like candied corn and gum balls. Add some skewered chocolates, and your guests won’t need a dessert served at the end of the meal.
A Nod to the Wicked: For a compromise, you can acknowledge the Halloween celebrations while maintaining a dignified feel. Consider hiring a pumpkin carving artist to create artistic centerpieces with a variety of gourds. Of course they also act as candle holders to brighten the tables.