Gourds come in colors other than orange. Keep your eye out for light or white pumpkins and gourds the next time you visit the Farmers’ Market. White mums and a light colored wreath help add texture and depth to this monochromatic look.
Repurpose gallon jugs by having your kids (or the neighbors kids) draw spooky faces on them. Cut a hole in the bottom of each jug big enough for a battery operated candle. Trick or treaters (and their parents) will thank you for the extra light!