Halloween means a few things for us. It’s finally acceptable to munch on candy corn throughout the day (haters to the left, that stuff tastes like pure sugary heaven), we’re going to watch Hocus Pocus like 13 times a week, and we’re going to decorate every square inch of our house with the spookiest stuff around. But according to Pinterest’s 2019 Pinfrights Report, this year you might want to leave the black and orange decor in storage. This year’s Halloween trends are a lot more colorful — and unique — than you might think.
According to the pros at Pinterest, instead of orange and black, searches for “pink Halloween decorations” are up 221 percent this year. And we’re not mincing words: We love this idea. After all, October weather can be pretty dark and gloomy in plenty of different parts of the country, so why not try to keep things light and bright in your house at least?
If a pretty-in-pink Halloween sounds like a good idea to you, check out these quirky and cute decor, food and party ideas.
1. Bejeweled Pink Halloween Skull
Imagine this sparkly, spooky skull sitting above your mantel with some tall white candles and a string of candy corn-shaped fairy lights. Come on.
Bejeweled Pink Halloween Skull, $17.99 at Pier 1
2. Halloween Felt Ball Garland with Felt Ghosts
This felted ghost garland keeps the traditional black accents, but swaps orange for a few shades of pink.
Halloween Felt Ball Garland with Felt Ghosts, $19.95 at Etsy
3. Bayberry Orchard Glazed Ceramic Pumpkin
No Halloween decor is complete without pumpkins! This shiny pink ceramic number does the trick nicely.
Glazed Ceramic Pumpkin, $9.99 at T.J. Maxx
4. Bat Neon Light Led Sign
Lure trick-or-treaters and Halloween party guests to your door with a vibrant pink LED bat light.
Bat Neon Light Led Sign, $13.99 at Amazon
5. 4TH Emotion Happy Halloween Throw Pillow Cover
Even your couch can get in on the Halloween fun. A couple of pink pillow covers (featuring flamingos, of course), a fuzzy pink throw blanket, and you’ve got the perfect place to curl up and watch Casper.
4TH Emotion Happy Halloween Throw Pillow Cover, $8.99 at Amazon
6. Glass Art Pumpkin Decor
If going all the way pink isn’t your thing, you can always add some other shades of pastel accents instead. This turquoise and gold pumpkin fits the pastel Halloween decor trend (searches on Pinterest for this one are up 154 percent this year) perfectly.
Glass Art Pumpkin Decor, $16.99 at The Lakeside Collection
7. Color your food
Why stop at the decor? Make your Halloween snacks trendy too by incorporating the light, blush pink into your baking.
8. Throw a pink and black party
We love this idea for a kid’s party! How cute are the balloons that spell out “beware of hitchhiking ghost“?
Sure, doing a traditional Halloween with black and orange decorations, witches, mummies, and vampires is always fun, but we’re absolutely here for trying a whole new look this year. Whether you opt for shimmering pink ghosts, bejeweled skulls, or pastel cookies, your Halloween decorations are bound to be lit.
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A version of this story was originally published September 2018.