Spiders—The Rittners School of Floral Design, BostonHalloween began as a very somber and serious holiday. The Celts viewed it as the end of summer and the start of winter. They called it Samhain. It was a time when the boundary between our world and the “otherworld” became thin. It was believed that the dead and fairy folk could cross over into our world.

Today, Halloween is far removed from its Celtic roots. It is a time for parties and enjoying being a little bit spooked. Trick-or-treat, ghosts, spiders, witches and things that go bump in the night are part of the overall party atmosphere — enjoyed by the young and old alike.

While costumes and toy novelties are always popular at Halloween, people sometimes forget that flowers and floral art incorporating Halloween symbols and motifs can add color and flair to Halloween celebrations.

 

Cubes—The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

 

Here are some examples:

An abundance of flowers in a real pumpkin looks great in entryways, bay windows or reception areas. Smaller versions make great table centerpieces.

Pumpkin—The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Even small plastic Jack-o’-lanterns and trick-or-treat pails can carry the holiday theme with style and pizzazz.

Jack-O-Lantern—The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Let’s not neglect our favorite witches. On a side table, display novelty witch shoes in a wonderful floral design. In fact you can incorporate many of the Halloween toy novelties into floral art for great effects.

WitchesShoe—The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

A small mug with a Halloween theme works well in your kitchenette or perhaps would be a nice reminder of the holiday at your workstation. Makes you feel even better while at work!

Pumkin Mug—The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Designs for Halloween don’t have to be huge to have a big impact. I love making adorable monsters out of flowers. Here are three:

Monster1—The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

Monster2—The Rittners School of Floral Design, BostonMonster3—The Rittners School of Floral Design, Boston

 

Halloween gives you a huge range of possibilities for creativity and wonderful visual effects with flowers. Now go call your florist,  and get some Halloween flowers — they are sure to become conversation pieces with your family and friends. Your boys and ghouls will be glad you did.