Halloween Flowersby Stephen Rittner on October 26, 2015 at 7:48 am
Halloween 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.
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.
Even small plastic Jack-o’-lanterns and trick-or-treat pails can carry the holiday theme with style and pizzazz.
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.
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!
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:
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.