Beyond Black + Orange: 10 Creative Halloween Ideas

Beyond Black + Orange: 10 Creative Halloween Ideas

Confession: I absolutely hate black and orange together. Halloween is not a good enough excuse for such an awful color combo. And, maybe it’s why I’ve never really been into the holiday! That said, I think a day to dress up and eat candy is of course, very fun for kids and adults alike. Halloween definitely has a certain charm to it. I am always inspired by the old-fashioned Halloween imagery in the film Meet Me in St. Louis. I like to cover my dinner table in linen, top it with green pumpkins and add beeswax candles or light up the yard with homemade luminaries. More ideas for a creative and unique Halloween, after the jump!

  • Lanterns + Light 1 of 10
    Lanterns + Light
    This image by Tosca Radigonda sparks all kinds of ideas for a poetic Halloween. Light lanterns and wear spooky white dresses! Use lots of candlelight and decorate with moss.
    Photo by Tosca Rodigonda. Used with Permission.
  • Linen 2 of 10
    Decorate with linen! Use this natural fiber fabric for tablecloths and top with pumpkins and beeswax candles.
    $13.28 Etsy.
  • Bittersweet 3 of 10
    Bittersweet is a gorgeous vine that you can harvest in the fall. The little yellow berries pop open to reveal red centers. Beware! These are super messy. Decorate a porch with them or make a wreath.
    Photo and idea from
  • Orange/Red/Navy 4 of 10
    Think outside of the box when it comes to color combos. These traditional orange pumpkins look fresh again on this navy table top and paired with a red ribbon.
    Photo and idea from
  • Petal Masks 5 of 10
    Petal Masks
    Halloween can be pretty too. Cover an eye mask with silk flower petals for a simple costume both kids and adults can pull off.
    Photo and idea from Martha Stewart.
  • Garden Costumes 6 of 10
    Garden Costumes
    These pea pod, pumpkin and tomato costumes from Martha Stewart are super clever for kids!
    Photo and idea from Martha Stewart.
  • Unfiltered Beeswax Candles 7 of 10
    Unfiltered Beeswax Candles
    I love decorating with beeswax candles in the fall. These unfiltered beeswax candles look super appropriate for Halloween! Super spooky and dramatic!
    Contact for price at Langston House.
  • Velvet Ribbon 8 of 10
    Velvet Ribbon
    Pumpkins look great tied with a bit of velvet ribbon. Or tie velvet ribbon on doorknobs or on wreaths.
    $20 at Save on Crafts .
  • Alternative Pumpkins 9 of 10
    Alternative Pumpkins
    Think outside the box when it comes to choosing pumpkins to decorate with. Pumpkins grow in all sorts of colors! Green is beautiful, especially with paired with grey and some of the paler shades can be lovely too.
    Photo and idea from Martha Stewart.
  • Luminaries 10 of 10
    Light up your front walkway with paper bag luminaries, or these old-fashioned copper lanterns from Smith & Hawken at Target.
    $9.99 Target.

Top photo: Chelsea Fuss for All other photos from respective sources.

Chelsea Fuss is a blogger and prop stylist based in Portland who blogs daily at Frolic!

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