Looking for great ways to spook your wedding guests this Halloween? Couples who plan their weddings for October and/or Halloween have a wonderful selection of creepy goodies to use as wedding favors at their receptions. Their entire decorations are practically sold everywhere!
What’s the number one thing associated with Halloween? Candy, of course. Halloween candy exists in every form and fashion, but here’s a unique way to use it as a wedding favor. Using miniature pumpkins found at your local grocery store, carve around the stems. Continue to carve the insides out until all of the tiny pumpkins are hollow. Fill with wrapped candy and place the tops back on. Too cute!
Wanna bake up something that looks gross but tastes good? For the less squeamish, try the “Sweet Bones” recipe by Martha Stewart. These bone-shaped cookies use only meringue and sugar, and are sure to be a hit at your Halloween wedding. For the recipe and a photo, click here.
Turn out the lights at your wedding reception, and light a few ghoulish candles for a freaky effect. Even better? Place candles in carved pumpkins and send each guest home with a jack o’lantern. They will simply glow over this traditional Halloween decoration.
Here’s an easy and cheap way to get a few screams at the reception tables: Go to any craft store and purchase white yarn and fake spiders. String the yarn around the reception food (not in the food, of course) and place spider wherever you think a finger might get near. Great way to impress your new in-laws!
Get ghoulish with these homemade wedding favors: Using white cloth napkins, form the head of the ghost using a round lollipop. Gather the fabric and tie with black yarn to make the neck. Decorate the face using black buttons for the eyes and mouth. Place the ghosts upright in a jar or small vase so the white cloth napkin covers everything and they appear to be free-standing.
Extremely pressed for time? I suggest candy corn. It’ s seasonal, cheap, and yummy. Place in black favor boxes, bags, or netting. Or serve as part of the reception food in black candy dishes or Halloween-themed trays purchased from a dollar store.