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The very best of Halloween

Wed 12 October 2016

The very best of Halloween

Are you ready for Halloween yet?

Whether you're dressing up as a witch, a zombie or a Disney character, here are our tips for having the best Halloween ever. 


A good costume is important at Halloween.  If you want to be a bit different or even to just get some hacks on how to make your outfit more easily, remember to look on sites like Pinterest and YouTube.  They have great ideas and step-by-step guides, and you might even find links to websites where you can buy costumes for cheaper than normal – just remember to give yourself enough time so they arrive in time.

Themed food and drink

Spooky food and drink are perfect for parties or even just putting in lunchboxes and they don’t have to be complicated or expensive.  Try cutting your sandwiches or a pizza into a spooky shape like a bat or a spider (or a pumpkin if that’s easier).  You could make soup or cocktails that look like a witch’s potion, or make fake finger biscuits – there are plenty of recipes online for you to look at.

Pumpkin Carving

This is almost mandatory at Halloween – and something you can get the whole family involved with!  Why not make it into a competition with your family, and see who can carve the best pumpkin (to give you a head start here are some great ideas for designs).  It’s simple but joining in with a seasonal activity will make you feel more excited and involved.  Pumpkins are usually cheap enough from supermarkets, but make sure to check your local markets and fruit and veg shops for good deals too.


It doesn’t matter if you’re not throwing a party, a few Halloween decorations will get everyone in the Halloween spirit, and trick-or-treaters will love it.  Poundland have a great range of decorations that all cost – you’ve guessed it – a pound, so dressing your house up doesn’t have to be expensive.  Try your local supermarket for decorations too as most have a seasonal section with some bargains to be found.