Sweet Not Scary Halloween Flowers

Decorating for Halloween doesn’t have to be a scary endeavor. In fact, it can be a lot of fun and a great opportunity to showcase your sense of style when you choose the right designs. This year for Halloween, think about decorating with gorgeous floral arrangements that include spooky holiday accents for a sophisticated yet fanciful look. The design experts at Walter Knoll Florist have created some awesome holiday pieces that will delight young and old alike this Halloween.

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Fall In Love With Dahlias

This autumn, we invite you to fall in love with dahlias, like we here at Walter Knoll Florist have. And frankly, so has the rest of the world. This unusual, star-shaped bloom is related to mums and zinnias, but has an uncommon beauty all its own. Its patterning is so intricate, and its range of available colors so rich, that it’s pretty much the “It” bloom for Fall and holiday floral decor. Let us show you what this showy flower can do.

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Halloween Decor & Spooky Gifts

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It’s finally here – the season of gleeful jack-o’-lanterns, ghosts swaying among the trees, faux graveyards set up in the front yard and trick-or-treaters tearing down the streets. We’ve been busy at Walter Knoll Florist scaring up some Halloween decor and spooky gifts that will properly celebrate the most macabre of months.

This year, remember to build a little of the fantastical into your decorating. Look for decor that adds whimsy, humor and an element of magic to your home, especially when it comes to flowers. After all, what is Halloween other than a feast for all the senses? Set out some fragrantly frightening blooms and watch the magic happen.

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Halloween Bouquets, Decor and Fun

Halloween bouquets

Halloween brings out the kid in all of us. At Walter Knoll Florist, we have captured the whimsy, beauty and fun of this season in the most unique arrangements you will find in St. Louis. After all, costumes are the biggest part of this holiday, so why shouldn’t we dress up our Halloween bouquets as well?

Light up the night with this creative and festive centerpiece. In addition to the jack-o-lantern or cat providing the illumination, orange roses and carnations get a style makeover from grinning pumpkins and holiday ribbons and accents. For the Halloween party or to place on the front desk at your office, this is a frightfully fun design.
Halloween bouquets Those who love to be spooked a little should enjoy Charlotte, a truly creepy crawly design that will send shivers down your spine – and a smile to your face. Created with purple dahlias and mini calla lilies, Charlotte is the most chic spider in town this Halloween!

Halloween bouquets This happy guy is excited to deliver beautiful fall flowers to your friends or family, and the keepsake container will be with them for years to come. Carnations, daisies, and button poms celebrate the harvest festival – and one black rose adds a bit of spooky to the mix. By the way, the Halloween face can be removed from the pumpkin after October 31, creating the perfect fall and Thanksgiving piece!

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Looking for a little something to adorn your desk, or to give to your best friend as a reminder of the upcoming fun? Check out our charming Ghost ceramic collection – there is a friendly ghost available for everyone you’d like to give a treat.

Halloween Bouquets

In fact, we have so many Halloween designs that you’ll have to see them for yourself! Just browse the website to find Halloween bouquets, arrangements, gifts, wreaths and more. Halloween is all about a fun and spirited celebration – and in Saint Louis, Walter Knoll Florist is the place to find your every Halloween decor need.

Halloween with Walter Knoll

halloweenGhosts, goblins, witches brew and jack o’ lanterns – decorating for a Halloween party is almost as much fun as trick-or-treating was as a kid. Whether you are looking for décor for your home, or a clever gift to send to a colleague, Walter Knoll has been busy at work creating some whimsically creepy floral arrangements to set the eerie mood.

 

Charlotte is a creative homage to a Halloween version of the famous spider. With eight purple mini calla lilies as legs, and a dark purple dahlia body, this display will make a perfect centerpiece for your party. Even if you simply like to decorate for the season, both the floral Charlotte and her counterpart hovering overhead will give anyone the shivers.

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Charlotte

 

If you need to adorn the treat table or want to give a small gift to someone special, Scary Ghost is a haunting choice. This little guy is actually not scary at all, with his bright red carnation, gerbera daisy and cheery Monte Casino blooms, he’s all about Halloween fun. For a more macabre touch for your party, try Skull on a Stick – a glittering skull perched in blood red roses and hypericum berries is a dapper and dark party guest.

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Scary Ghost

 

Of course, should your tastes tend more to the traditional, we have gourd centerpieces, fall flowers in pumpkin containers and other bouquets that celebrate fall festivals and the season in general. Fill your home with the sights of autumn, with yellow, gold and red blooms, berries, fall foliage and rustic accent details. Spooky to festive, Walter Knoll Florist has created some of the most gorgeous Halloween décor you will find anywhere in the St. Louis area. Don’t be scared – come in today to see our ideas, or create a few of your own.

Halloween Pet Costume Contest

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CELEBRATE YOUR PET’S CUTENESS!
Enter our Pet Costume Photo Contest by October 30th for a chance to win our Grand Prize: a $100 Walter Knoll Florist gift card, plus a gourmet pet basket from FOUR MUDDY PAWS and a one hour pet/family photo session from Ikon Photographs LLC here in St Louis!

 

HOW TO ENTER ONLINE:
1. Follow our link and click the button to like our Facebook page: http://woobox.com/btwn9y.
You must like our page before you can enter your pet or vote for your favorite costume.

2. Upload a photo of your pet dressed in their Halloween costume.
It’s fast and easy! Just enter your e-mail address (so we can contact you if you win), and upload your picture!

3. Get your friends and family to vote on your photo!
After uploading your pet’s picture, you will be prompted to share your entry. This is the quickest way to get votes. But remember, likes and votes are not the same! Liking shares the picture, but voting counts! So make sure to click the VOTE box on your pet’s picture. (The number of votes is hidden to encourage competition.)

4. The pet with the most votes wins the Grand Prize! We will also award a second prize to the runner up.

The winner will be announced on October 31st.

GOOD LUCK!

And the winners are…

We certainly got quite a range of photographs submitted to Walter Knoll Florist’s annual Halloween Pet Costume Contest this year.

1st Place goes to Kyle Weber for his entry “007”

 

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2nd Place goes to Mary Ann Meyer for her entry “Rally Squirrel Louie!!”

 

Rally Squirrel Louie

Rally Squirrel Louie

3rd Place goes to Dak Lam (Zoe) Fung for her entry “Batman ‘Captain'”

Batman "Captain"

Batman “Captain”

See all the entries here

S’More Brownies

I’ve made these 4 or 5 times, finally “measured” and photographed them. 

The marshmallows in the batter melt into it to make a really chewy gooey brownie – the neighbors’ favorite!

S’more Brownies

They won't last long!

1 18.4oz box Betty Crocker Original Supreme Premium Brownie Mix with Hershey’s Syrup in Pouch.

2 cups mini marshmallows (divided)

1 pkg of 9 graham crackers (divided)

For the brownie mix:

1 egg

¼ cup water

¼ cup oil

Preheat oven to 350F.  Line bottom and sides of an 8-1/2” x 11-1/2” (quarter size) sheet pan with parchment paper.  USE PARCHMENT or you’ll never get it out of the pan.

Break up about half the graham crackers into ½ or so size pieces into the bottom of the lined pan. 

Mix brownie mix per package instructions. 

Fold in 1 cup of mini marshmallows and spread mixture onto broken grahams in lined sheet pan. 

Make the cracker pieces small to make cutting the brownies easier

Break up the remaining crackers over the mixture and bake for 15 minutes. 

Remove from oven and sprinkle remaining 1 cup of mini marshmallows over mixture and put back in oven for 15 to 18 minutes.  Toothpick will come out with crumbs on it – find a spot with no marshmallows to test.

 

Allow to cool before slicing.  Use a knife dipped in hot water to cut into desired size portions.

Are you looking for a cute Halloween gift to send?  Check out our “Hey Jack” mug bouquet

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Not exactly Jack Skellington, but just as cute, our Halloween pumpkin face mugs are just the seasonal gift with a bouquet of orange roses, statice, wax flowers, grevelia and purple ting ting.