Orange You Scared?

Orange You Scared?

1 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. 12 The Party Starts Here! Search “Orange & Black Bash” at CelebrateExpress.com for all these paper goods, candies and lots more. 15 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 9 Find your Evite invitation at Evite.com/sandralee 3 Make a “cake,” using frosting to hold two layers of Oreo cookies together. 6 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. 10 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!  
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