If you love Halloween and are getting married in October, a themed reception or open house can be a treat. However, all Latter-day Saints want to invite the spirit into the wedding festivities and some Halloween themes can drive it away.
Luckily for all Halloween lovers out there, we have five classy ideas that will incorporate your love for this October holiday while maintaining a classic wedding feel.
Stick to Black and White
Orange is a Halloween staple, but it can definitely be garish. Cut out color completely and stick to a totally black and white theme. Sticking to mostly black with a few white and gray accents is an easy way to get a classy Halloween ambiance.
Cook Up Homemade Candy
One of the best parts of Halloween is all of the candy. Take your reception to the next level by serving homemade versions of your favorite Halloween candies. This is an especially good option if you’d only like to serve a dessert bar at your wedding. A lot of simple recipes exist online for these delicious candies. Here are just a few we found:
- Homemade Peanut Butter Cups
- Homemade Butterfinger Bars
- Homemade Caramel Apple Suckers
- Homemade Twix Bars
- Homemade Red Licorice
Create Classy Pumpkins
Pumpkins are THE symbol of Halloween. Trade in cartoon jack-o-lanterns for classier alternatives. Add lace, paint, or intricate carving patterns to add a fall warmth to your wedding reception decor.
Serve Sparkling “Potions”
Create a special drink station full of delicious “potions.” Mix together your favorite mocktails and punches and serve them in old fashioned serving bowls. Dry ice and a variety of bright colors will add a deliciously fun touch.
Change Your Dress
Want to make more of an extreme statement at your Halloween wedding reception? Consider changing into a different colored dress for the reception. A simple black party dress can completely set the tone and give you a little more freedom to move around and have fun.