In my recent posting discussing the perks of theme weddings, I also mentioned to my love for Halloween. After discovering a Halloween Themed Inspiration Board through BrideTide this morning, and with the 31st right around the corner, I now feel it is appropriate to discuss why.
Of course not everyone is a Halloween buff, but let’s be honest; the day does have fun attributes for those who appreciate them. This is a day that can be fun for both children and adults. With or without costume, whether you are trick-or-treating, accompanying, or attending a party, there is never a shortage of fun activities. It is also the one day of the year that it is socially acceptable to wear just about anything you want. Really, is there any other evening you are able to go out in a cape, funky hat, or crazy home-made ensemble, simply because you like it?
After perusing the inspiration board and its associated links, and with Halloween’s “anything goes” concept in mind, I was compelled to play around with some ideas of my own. After all, whether you are planning a children’s party or an elaborate theme wedding, you can make your Halloween event as fun and cheesy or as elegant as you choose.
Some may disagree that a Halloween wedding can be elegant, yet elegance can be pulled off with the right details and décor, as seen on the board pictured above. This Martha Stewart Weddings pumpkin decor idea serves as another example. A spin on the traditional jack-o-lantern, these monogrammed pumpkins are a unique way to incorporate Halloween without tackiness or overkill.
Pictured to the left is another great example. Found through Brides Magazine, this simple invitation idea lets your guests know that your wedding will be a unique theme, yet still classic. Though certainly not a mainstream design, the invitation’s combination of colors, Gothic graphics, and fonts allows for an offbeat, yet elegant feel. This invitation could be easily replicated with a Pumpkin Japanese Linen Backing Card cut to size, Clear Vellum Overlay, Self-Adhesive Black Satin Bow, and wording and fonts of choice.
Thinking about some more casual and fun Halloween ideas, yet another Intimate Weddings blog posting inspired me to make the party invitation seen here. This posting offers a variety of free templates for download, including labels, themed papers, and graphics. After looking around, I decided upon the skeleton paper graphic. I simply downloaded the graphic, sized it to fit my underlying A9 Invitation Card, and printed it to serve as a backdrop for my wording. Next, I printed the invitation wording on an 5 1/2 by 8 1/2 piece of Translucent Orange Vellum, and fastened it with a Black Spiral Clip. This design was quick, easy, and a simple way of setting the tone for Halloween fun!
From elegant to casual, theme or not, with a bit of imagination and creativity, you can pull off any look you desire.