The Art of Darkness

A Question for the Hive Mind

August 11th, 2009 by Cobwebs

A reader wrote me with a question about her upcoming Halloween wedding. I gave her a few suggestions, but figured I’d ask my wonderful and creative readers for their ideas as well.

Shauna asks:

My fiance and I are planning to get married October 23, 2010. We are planning on having a traditional nonreligious ceremony and a halloween themed reception. Our idea is to have a haunted house feel for our reception complete with the guest changing into costumes during cocktail hour. I am going to have a bit of trouble though. The colors. My fiance and I are having pink and green [like a rose petal pink and clover green] for the ceremony. Now, I know nothing of planning a wedding but I’m hoping its not going to be too tough trying to incorporate pink and green into a haunted house theme. As crazy as this may sound, it is important to us that we do have pink and green as the colors [I wanted black and orange but we decided on pink and green because we always invisioned those being our colors.] I was just wondering if maybe you had any suggestions as to how we could use pink and green in our haunted house theme. I’m very open to suggestions and I’m not trying to make the who reception in pink and green but I do want the colors some how incorporated.

What do you think? How would you incorporate some very non-haunty colors into a haunted reception?

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6 Responses

  1. Ghoul Friday Says:

    I wouldn’t focus on the objects that are pink and green, and instead think of ways to add accent pieces TO the pink and green items that make them spooky. For example, pink flowers in a black vase with spiders glued to the petals.

    You can also age items.

    I think if we had a list of what’s going to be pink and green, it might help.

    Think about themes that would use pink and green (like a garden party) and then give them a haunt twist (a haunted garden party).

  2. JoAsakura Says:

    also, the range of what constitutes “pink” and “green”

    for instance, going off of Ghoul Friday’s “Haunted Garden Party” idea- pale pink vases with dried/dying style silk pink roses and thorny vines coming out of them… or maybe green glass bowls floating with ash-rose candles and something with scary eyeballs lurking at the bottom of the dish under the water?

  3. Marin Says:

    I second… third? I think a bunch of black and white with roses in green and pink vining around it would be cool.

  4. Kitten Herder Says:

    I do like the idea of the pink and green accents to a basically black and white decor.

    In addition to pink flowers, one could also add the occasional pink body part to a centerpiece. Or, how about a few green rotting zombies or ghouls hanging about the room? Green glow lights would be awesome accent pieces as well.

    Ever consider a pink punch with maybe eyeballs floating in it? Pink and red are not that far apart that you couldn’t blend some red blood spills into some more pink (washed out) stains.

    How about a green zombie cake theme?

    How about a pink glow-y crystal ball somewhere?

    Also see:
    http://cottageinthemaking.blogspot.com/2008/08/this-year-have-pink-halloween.html

    I particularly like the trolls and the pink jack-o-lanterns on the black fabric.

  5. Elean Says:

    How about continuing with the pink/green by moving to a dark rose/sage green (or burgundy/hunter green)? Same basic colors, just darker…deeper.

  6. Tala Says:

    Playing catch up…I too think using darker versions of the pink and green as accents, and focus on the lighter colours in the form of old and faded haunted house idea – adding some cobwebs and perhaps some shredded cheescloth accents, aged looking linen and stationary…

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