While Halloween might normally be thought of as just for the kids, there’s no reason why adults can join in the spooky fun as well. But no need to pull out the plastic spiders and jack-o-lanterns; keeping the color palette limited will elevate any soiree from kitschy to sophisticated.
Set the stage for a mysterious evening by incorporating natural elements such as succulents, birch logs, white pumpkins, and spider mums into a black and white palette. Add black taper candles and plenty of votives for the perfect eerie glow.
Try a Gibson Martini: swap the traditional olives for goul-ish cocktail onions. In a cocktail shaker, combine 2 1/2 oz of gin (or vodka) with 1/2 oz dry vermouth. Mix with ice, strain into a chilled glass, and garnish.
Or, pick up some scary skull shot glasses and fill with your favorite libation.
And since its not Halloween without sweet treats, incorporate black and white confections, such as gourmet truffles and rock candy.
Trick or treat!