Orange You Scared?
Consider it a comeback. This forever Halloween classic is also the coolest color in town these days. So go ahead and go bold: using it, with black, for your tablescape and all your cake, candy, costume, and cocktail creations. Display goodies on a black-covered table, like the large Messina Dining Table from BallardDesigns.com. Display orange party goods (available at CelebrateExpress.com) on a black base, such as this Home Office 3-Drawer Hutch from BallardDesigns.com. The Party Starts Here! Search “Orange & Black Bash” at CelebrateExpress.com for all these paper goods, candies and lots more. Check out Party Trends from Evite.com! TOP PARTY TRICKS Roll out the ’’orange" carpet and host a Halloween costume fashion show • personalize banners and treat bags with custom stamps, stickers, and ribbons • mix and match hats, props, and jewelry to make costumes unique • Use glitter to add some sparkle to your facepainting • create a costume chest with various styles and sizes so everyone can join in the dress-up fun year-round •use a hollowed-out pumpkin to showcase flowers, drinks or food •’’boo’’ it forward by gifting Halloween treats or special crafts to celebrate the season with those in need • host a “Party for a Cause” to raise money for a favorite charity at your Halloween party. TOP 10 PARTY THEMES Frightening Flicks: Costumes, decor and sinister spreads inspired by classic horror movies. White Ghost: A white color scheme boasting shiver-inducing shrouds, ghosts, and skeletons. Medieval Malice: Game of Thrones-esque costumes against a frighteningly feudal backdrop. Orange You Scared? Classic orange-and- black with crepe paper and jack-o'-lanterns. Princesses on Ice: A frozen landscape of pumpkins, icicles, and utterly chilling drinks. Scary Tales: A terrifying take on timeless fairy tale costumes and storybook decor. Somewhere in Time: A spooky neutral back- drop lets guests dress for their favorite era. Superheroes vs. Villains: Comic book heroes face their nemeses in a spooky Gotham setting. Zombie Apocalypse: Guests lurch through a graveyard setting dressed as the undead. TOP 5 ”ORANGE YOU SCARED?’’ COSTUMES It's easy to find sweet, funny, or creepy costumes to go with a classic orange-and-black color scheme. To find the ones worn at this party, go to buycostumes.com, where you can browse many more. Tip: Keep the gorgeous wings (above) for dress-up or to use for next year's fairy theme. 1. Monarch Butterfly 2. Skunk Hoodie 3. Princess Scarecrow 4. Mini Man Scarecrow 5. Black-as-Night Kitty Find your Evite invitation at Evite.com/sandralee Make a “cake,” using frosting to hold two layers of Oreo cookies together. Dastardly Drinks For the kids, serve cola and orange soda pop, but concoct this mysterious looking cocktail for adults. Haunted Jack Fill a tall glass with ice. Add 4 ounces tangerine punch and 1⁄2 ounce grenadine. In a small measuring cup, tint 1 1⁄2 ounces of Captain Morgan® Black Rum with a little black food coloring. Carefully pour the blackened rum onto the punch over the back of a spoon so that it “floats” on top. Embellish with jack-o'-lantern garnish. Makes 1 serving. For jack-o'-lantern garnish, slice a round piece of orange peel, lightly carve features, and scrape off the orange. Leave white pith beneath and dab on black food coloring. For a cute cooler, hollow out a pumpkin, insert a plastic bowl, and fill with ice. For more ideas, go to ideas.evite.com Try these great recipes to include on your Orange You Scared Tablescape!