Halloween, as we know it, is celebrated every 31st of October. This year it falls on a Friday, giving ghouls and ghals the chance to host spooktacular parties. You can get creative with decor and props to stage the perfect setting for your invited guests. We have compiled floral varieties that will make your centerpieces and event designs boo-tiful!
A new variety, Explorer is a gorgeous scarlet red. The petals have a velvet appearance and is similar to the rose Black Baccara–but not as dark. It blooms tight and has a lengthy vase life.
Inspiration: Get creative and recycle old glass bottles to make “potion” vases for your flowers. Add some labels from which you can get from Martha Stewart’s craft collection for Halloween.
Blue Eryngium is a unique filler, and is used in bouquets and boutonnieres. Also known as thistle, this flower is also available in green.
Inspiration: Eryngium is naturally eerie-looking, which is suitable for the occasion. Getting a bit more creative, use floral paint in black to make it resemble spiders.
Purple Intrigue is a novelty product. The roses are sprayed lightly on the tips with purple spray to give it a slight coloration.
Inspiration: These novel roses are excellent for Halloween designs. Make a purple intrigue rose wreath and embellish it with black feathers.
Celosia is availbale in many colors. This interesting flower closely resembles a coral you would find at the bottom of the ocean reef. The velvet
Inspiration: The curvy shape of celosia also looks like a brain. If you think outside the noggin, you can create a fun centerpiece for a Halloween gathering. Get a skull head and arrange the celosia in the vase to give your skel-o-head a flowery brain!
Eternal roses are quite an interesting product at Virgin Farms. They were once living roses, but they were cut at the bloomed stage and preserved to last forever. Many are in natural colors, but the advantage with eternal roses is that you can dip it in any color dye you wish.
Inspiration: Eternal roses are excellent for craft projects. They still have a life-like texture and appearance, but the roses can be glued to surfaces or foam without compromising the flower. The best part–no water necessary and it lasts for an eternity.