My 15 Favorite Ideas for Pastel Halloween

I love pastel Halloween. In fact, if I wasn’t so deep into my current decor style, I would totally change how I decorate for Halloween for a year or two just to explore this gorgeous trend.

I’ll be the first to admit I’m less of a blood-and-guts, gorey kinda Halloween gal. I stay on the fun, whimsical and lighthearted side of things. (Well, for the most part – I like a bit of mystery and creepiness too. After all, I live with a ghost – a story I’ll have to share with you guys soon.) So it’s only natural pastel Halloween appeals to this ghoul.

Just in case you have no idea what pastel Halloween is…it’s pretty much what it sounds like: Halloween, but done up in pastel colors. Think soft pinks, purples, aquamarines, oranges, yellows and blues. It’s softer, more feminine and absolutely dreamy:

It’s also a perfect trend to explore during Springoween when everything is light, bright and happy. (i.e. the total opposite of Halloween decor!)

Here are 15 of my favorite ideas for pastel Halloween:

Pastel Halloween Enamel Pins

These Halloween cupcake pins from Little Lefty Lou are an easy way to bring a bit of pastel Halloween into your daily life if you aren’t ready to full commit to decor. (And would be fun to duplicate as a real cupcakes!)

Pastel Pumpkin Straw Toppers

While this idea would be cute for a party, I love it for, well, every day honestly. Grab the free printable from Make + Tell’s resource library when you join their email list.

Pastel Halloween Art

Valfré is one of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow for a bit of spooky fun when October rolls around. Their feminine color palette adds a little extra oomf to their sarcastic captions.

Pastel Skull Candles

I’ve featured Ember Candle Co. on the blog before because I love their work. Their stunning range of pastel skull candles makes me wish I hadn’t signed a lease promising not to burn candles in my apartment…

Eyeball Halloween Wreath

While this would be perfect in a traditional Halloween color palette, there’s just something about the lighter colors that speaks to me. It’s cute with just a hint of creepy.

Pastel Halloween Party

If you’re ready to commit, throw a pastel Halloween party! I love this party decor set-up from Admist the Chaos. It is the definition of dreamy!

Girls Night Pastel Halloween Party

If you’re looking for something a bit more simple in the way of parties, check out this wine and cheese party from Twinkle Twinkle Little Party. I love the pink and black together. (One of my long-time favorite color combos!)

Pastel Frankenstein Cake

This little guy is part of a larger Halloween party idea from Catch My Party. He’s so cute and such a perfect example of how you can apply pastel colors to traditional Halloween monsters.

Pastel Halloween Costume

I’ve had this costume idea saved since my early days on Pinterest. It’s so gorgeous and demure. Plus, this it totally the shade of pink hair I would rock if I could.

Pastel Skeleton Costume

And as long as we’re talking costumes, here’s one more idea from the same Brit + Co blog post. I love the colors in this skeleton makeup. It’s a bit on the brighter side of pastel, but I think it’s gorgeous all the same.

Pastel Halloween Macrons

If you’re adventerous enough to take on making marcrons, make them Halloweeny! Use an edible marker to draw Halloween designs on homemade marcons or store-bought ones. (One of my local grocery stores carries them in the freezer section these days!)

Pastel Halloween Planner Supplies

Are you a planner junkie? (That’s one trend I’m trying to keep myself away from…because I know I would go ALL. IN.) Make yours spooky with these pastel stickers from The Ginger Cat Co.

Pastel Candy Corn

I’ve seen this from time to time at Easter and, given I’m not a major candy corn fan, I always pass. But it’s good to know Amazon has this waiting for me all year long, should I decide I need pastel Halloween in my life!

Creepy Cute Kaiwaii Halloween Party

This blog post from Happy Mundane is LOADED with amazing pastel Halloween ideas from decor to sweets to cocktails. I want it ALL!

Pastel Planchette Necklace

And finally, no Halloween blog post from me would be complete without one Ouija item. This iridescent necklace from Cult Black on Etsy is just adorable.

Would you decorate for pastel Halloween?

I’d love to hear what you think about this style of Halloween decor. Is it totally your style or way too girlie? Share your thoughts in the comments! (If you absolutely LOVE it, be sure to follow my pastel Halloween board on Pinterest.)

And just in case you’re looking for more Halloween decor inspiration, head to this section of the blog for ideas.

Happy haunting,


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Miranda | Spooky Little Halloween

Miranda is the Houston-based writer, blogger and Halloween lover behind Spooky Little Halloween, the blog celebrating October 31st all year long. She is addicted to pumpkin guts, witches’ brews, skulls and all things spooky and celebrates her favorite day of the year with her annual party, Halloweenie Roast, each October.

14 Comments

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    Candace Jedrowicz

    April 3, 2018

    I can’t take my eyes off those candy corns! They make me want to dig out my polymer clay supplies and go to town!

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    Alison

    April 3, 2018

    Love the pastel Halloween party supplies! Although I favour traditional Halloween colours, I admit there are some really pretty alternatives there.

    Now what’s this about you shacking up with a ghost?

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      Miranda | Spooky Little Halloween

      April 5, 2018

      Isn’t pastel a fun change? I really love it!

      I’ll have to share the full ghost story on the blog soon, but basically I believe our building (built in 1924) has a ghost. She doesn’t live in my apartment, but she stops by from time to time and likes to knock things over or play little tricks on me. She’s friendly, so I don’t mind her visits.

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    SundriesAndMoonlight

    April 3, 2018

    I love all the ways people play around with Halloween now a days. If I were rich, I’d have so many different themes going on at once. My normal aesthetic is a combination of Autumn/Halloween, but I really love this and also super elegant vampire/gothic Halloween settings. There are just so many possibilities and themes within themes.

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      Miranda | Spooky Little Halloween

      April 5, 2018

      I’m always drawn to the uber gothic looks, even though my own style is a bit more rustic and whimsical. It’s fun seeing all the ways people decorate for Halloween!

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    Jazz

    April 4, 2018

    I love these color scheme ideas! This is my kind of halloween decor. :)

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    Holly B. Strange

    April 5, 2018

    I LOVE everything in this post! Especially that eyeball wreath. I’m going to attempt making it.

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    Sheila Echols-Smesny

    April 6, 2018

    Whoa, just whoa. Candy corns! Love the pastels! Also, I’m goung to be on the lookout for enamel pins for you. Xoxo

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    Chelsea Celaya

    June 5, 2018

    I’m not 100% sold on a pastel Halloween, but there are some super cute things that have come from it. I know my own Midsummer Scream outfit will be inspired by a pastel look. I might do a spooky pastel tea party for a halfway spooky celebration, though!

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