Black & Orange Halloween Ball

This Halloween celebrate with a Black and Orange Ball that is easy to put together, but elegant at the same time. Think about it, Halloween decorations, invitations and favors all in black and orange. It’s fabulous.

black and orange halloween Ball Invitations
You want your guests to know what a fantastic Halloween party your Black and Orange Ball will be, so send a personalized Halloween Ball invitation that will knock their socks off! Let your guests know that this is a "black (or orange) tie affair", so they come in their black or orange best.

You can also turn your Black and Orange Halloween Ball into a masquerade by sending a black mask with your invitation. Mail them in padded envelopes or hand deliver them.

If you're feeling creative, make your own invitations from black and orange cardstock!  Add some black star confetti to the envelope for a sparkly touch.

Black and Orange Halloween Decorations and Party Supplies
Welcome guests to your ball with a personalized Halloween ball banner near the doorway.

Lower the lighting for a romantically spooking setting. Place bloody rose bouquets in vases throughout the room, and place a few orange battery operated flicker candles around each one (they look realistic but won't catch anyone's costume on fire!)  Orange and black lanterns are incredible hanging from the ceiling. And, we would add black and orange balloon bouquets throughout the party area.

Set the mood with soft spooky classical music playing in the background. Try a few of these selections, and everyone will be toe tapping in terror!
  • Brahms - Piano Quintet in g minor, Op. 25
  • Bach - Toccata and Fugue in d minor, BWV 565
  • Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King
  • Mendelssohn - First Walpurgis Night
  • Orff - Carmina Burana, O Fortuna
  • Gluck - Dance of the Furies
  • Mussorgsky - A Night on Bald Mountain
  • Mozart - Requiem "Dies Irae"
Decorate your mantle with the midnight lace mantle scarf with orange lights and a candelabra on each end. Small carved jack o' lanterns can decorate side tables and the inside of your fireplace.

To further decorate your ballroom you can float candles in clear containers. Tint the water orange or even red (mix red and purple for a deep color).  
 
Black and Orange Halloween Tabletop and Menu
If you're having a more formal ball, choose black linen tablecloths with orange linen napkins.  If you're going more simple, then the black or orange paper goods will make setting the table easy (and easy to clean up!) Place a few candelabras down the middle of the table, and sprinkle pumpkins and bats confetti around the bases.

Orange cutlery will look fantastic wrapped in a black napkin and tied with orange ribbon for a napkin ring. A light up martini glass at each place setting is the final elegant touch.

The food at your Black and Orange Ball should be elegant. If you are doing a sit down dinner you should consider a stunning entrée such as rack of lamb or beef tenderloin. Serve sweet potatoes and roasted squash on the side, and devils food cake for desert. 

Hors d'oeuvres are fine in lieu of a formal dinner. Whip up some Halloween recipes that are great to put on trays and pass around. Stuffed mushrooms, crudités platters with assorted dipping sauces, crab cakes, cheese and crackers, hot artichoke dip and other appetizers are appropriate. You can decorate the buffet or the desert table with black streamers  above the table and a few votive candles and skulls across the back of the table.

Your guests will be having such a great time, they are bound to get thirsty. Don't forget the cocktail napkins and garnishes. Serve a great black and orange signature drink -

Jack O' Tini
  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1/4 ounce pumpkin puree
  • 2 ounces orange juice
  • Black liquorice
Combine vodka, pumpkin and orange juice in shaker with ice, shake well and strain into the glass. Garnish with black liquorice.

Black and Orange Ball Party Favors
Send guests home with their own bottle of champagne or wine with a personalized bottle label that matches your invitations. Many companies release special edition Halloween wines and champagnes.

Here are a few more fun Halloween party favors -
Let your guests know that the light up martini glass is theirs to take home as well. Everyone will be toasting your party planning skills, and waiting for your next fabulous event!