The frightful night of 31st October is creeping up on us, and we want to try and help you have a fang-tastic Halloween night – whether we’re able to trick or treat or not, so we’ve pulled together some of our favourite tips to help you have the best night!
It all really starts with the decorations and décor. If you don’t have some great theming, then it could just be any given day. Make sure you start shopping for decorations early, as Halloween themed items always seem to sell out early – or if you cannot be bothered fighting the shops, then let us help! We’ve got some great pre-made boxes of Halloween frightingly fun decorations and table décor that are ready to ship, or you can select your own from our online store.
Whether we’re still under Covid restrictions and you are needing to stay home in your bubble, or we’re free to trick or treat, you’ll need a ghouly costume to feel fully in Halloween mode. If we are still under restrictions, you could start building anticipation with the kids, and get them to make their costumes this year out of items you have at home – think old sheets, paper bags from online grocery shopping etc. Or if you have a costume from previous years, recycle that. Also remember a little bit of face paint can go a long way to adding to the effect of your costume, so make sure you have some handy.
You can’t have a party without some freakishly good food, and we’ve got you covered this month with our blog around Halloween food – so go and check out the simple ideas we’ve discovered for you, so you can enjoy some spook-tacular snacks.
If you’re hosting a party, make sure you have some games that your guests can sink their teeth into. How about a Mummy wrapping game! Guests are split into groups of two, they are given a roll of toilet paper and need to make the best Mummy they can out of it.
Or, get a bucket, add some cooked spaghetti. Hide a few party favour type toys inside, cover the lid with cardboard (make sure you cut out an arm sized hole in the top first), and tape the lid over top of the bucket. Have your guests dip their hands into the slippery slimy spaghetti, searching for some Halloween treasure. Warning this one is best done outside as it can get messy!
Or, if it’s just you and your bubble celebrating lockdown, maybe pop on a Halloween themed movie, turn the lights down and snuggle in.
Most importantly, stay safe and have fun no matter how you celebrate.