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After I spotted this silhouette pumpkin on Design Happens last week, I was totally inspired to find ideas for black and white Halloween decorating and entertaining. I am loving what I’ve come across and thinking I may just have to go with this striking palette for my mantle this year. Do you think you could decorate for Halloween without orange? C’mon, get crazy!

black and white halloween ideas

Shelley from The House of Smiths shows us how to create a Halloween vignette of mostly black and white on a budget. This knotted black ribbon wreath immediately caught my eye on Pinterest. I love how simple, yet glamorous is it. Donna from Party Wishes added a few inexpensive touches to her porch to get in the mood for Halloween. And here’s the silhouette pumpkin tutorial featured on HGTV that inspired this post. Isn’t it fabulous?

The white foam pumpkin embellished with a decal and jewels is an easy project with a spooktacular result. My printable cupcake toppers lend to a glam black and white color scheme. Pair with a plastic spider for a creepy look. I spotted this gauze mummy wreath on Etsy and love it. Do you see the skeleton hands hanging down from it? Spooky. Spiders are a must when choosing this black and white theme for decorating or a party. This downloadable print is part of Shelley’s Halloween shelves.

black and white halloween

These creepy plates are freaking me out! Scare your guests by covering up the illustrations with food only to reveal body parts while they’re eating. Talk about freaking out! These real scorpions mounted in a display box will gross everyone out. Living in Arizona, I’ve seen a few in real life, and it’s not pleasant. Need a party favor? How about sending your guests home with a tub of embalming cream? Good news, it’s pumpkin marshmallow scent. Yum. Greet your visitors with this life-size ghost that you can easily make yourself with this HGTV tutorial.

Have I inspired you to decorate with black and white this year or do you think orange is required for Halloween?

Let me know by commenting below!


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12 Responses

  1. [...] Black and White and Spooky All Over HGTV Design Happens Tue, September 27, 2011 6:45 PM UTC HGTV Design Happens Rate this story Share this story [...]

  2. Queen of Chairs says:

    I love the black ribbon wreath, and I almost bought the embalming butter from etsy the other day.

  3. soulsingin says:

    I am all about black and white for Halloween! Great finds!

  4. Poison Apple Etsy says:

    Very cool finds… thanks for featuring our Embalming Cream Body Butter. We put a lot of love into it!

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  6. renee says:

    I love the black and white Halloween decor ideas, especially the silhouette white pumpkin. Our favorite pumpkin patch opens this weekend and I'm going to get three white pumpkins for my three daughters and attempt my own silhouettes of them on them for our front porch! Last year we made three little girl scarecrows. So fun!

  7. PagingSupermom.com says:

    I love black and white Halloween — my front room has green walls and I always put black and white vintage-y Halloween decorations in there and it looks fabulous!

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  9. [...] decorating my black and white Spooky mantel! After I researched black and white Halloween ideas for my HGTV post, I decided I wanted to go with it. I was really inspired by Shelley from House of Smiths’ [...]

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