Whether you throw a party, keep warm with a bonfire, dress up in costume, watch scary movies, or stuff yourself with sweet treats, Halloween’s all about gathering with friends, family, and neighbors in the spirit of having some good, old-fashioned fun. At Bagoy’s Florist in Anchorage, we love Halloween traditions as much as the next, but our favorite way to celebrate the spirit of Halloween is with ghoulish and ghostly floral designs and gifts for Halloween!
Halloween’s Spirited Origins
As many as 3,000 years ago, the Aztec people honored their dead in a long-standing traditional festival that is celebrated today as Dia De Los Muertos (Day of the Dead). As long as 2,000 years ago, the Celtic people celebrated Samhain, a festival scheduled on the night when the veil between our world and that of the dead was believed to be thin enough to cross. The ancient Celts would light huge bonfires and dress up in costumes to confuse and ward off ghostly spirits.
Throughout history, the celebration has morphed and changed with Pope Gregory III’s 8th-century initiation of All Saints Day on November 1st and the eventual addition of All Souls Day on the 2nd of November.
Today, some of the spirited ancient Halloween traditions remain. Many cultures celebrate the Festival of the Dead from October 31 through November 2nd. We still dress up in costume on All Hallow’s Eve and talk of ghostly spirits. We gather together, and we still honor and remember the dead on All Saints Day and All Souls Day.
Our Favorite Halloween Arrangements for Gifting, Ghouling, and Gallivanting
Surprise your recipient or guests with a spooky message written in ghostly white chalk with the Gourds & Ghouls floral arrangement! Festive mums, marigolds, and snapdragons fill a fun and creepy container. The design features twisting willow branches, holiday accents, and bountiful ribbon embellishments.
Gourds and Ghouls
Perfect for those who love Halloween movies, we recommend the Beetlejuice arrangement! This design’s inspiration comes from the iconic movie and all its quirky, strange elements. This arrangement bursts with fun Halloween elements, like crazily patterned ribbons, pumpkin floral picks, spiders, stripes, and more! Featuring a palette of black, white, and orange, this design spills from a ghostly black and white ceramic pumpkin that you or your recipient will enjoy for years to come. This arrangement is perfectly sized for gifting to someone in an office, a teacher, or the host of your Halloween party.
Our Halloween Spectacular arrangement achieves the perfect combination of harvest elegance and Halloween fun. This arrangement features a real treat bag of flowers and festive decor with spidery mums, blood-red roses, yellow daisies, carnations, fall foliage, pumpkin picks, gourds, and jack-o-lanterns. The entire design burst from a seasonal ceramic container, that you can continue to enjoy throughout the harvest season.
Spooktacular Floral Spectacles for the Day of Specters, Spirits, and Spine-Tingling Fun
Sending creepy collectibles, floral arrangements, and other festive gifts is the perfect way to share the fun of the Halloween season with your family and friends. Whether you’re celebrating a Halloween birthday, anniversary, or have a special friend who loves trick-or-treating, you can find the perfect Halloween flowers and gifts at Bagoy’s Florist. To see our holiday selection, we welcome you to stop by our flower shop or order online today!