The last part of the year seems to be packed full of holidays and big events – Christmas, back to school, Bonfire night and, of course, Halloween! If you’re struggling to sort your ghouls from your ghosties, your trick from your treat, or even just trying to find a great costume for those little monsters, you’re in luck. Here at Littlewoods we love Halloween, so we’ve put together a guide to making this the best Halloween ever.
First thing’s first: the kids aren’t going to be satisfied unless they’re dressed up as either a monstrous devil or a pretty fairy, so sort out their costumes with our brilliant selection here at Littlewoods. How about dressing as a fearsome scourge of the seven seas, a deadly pirate? Or maybe something like a creepy Frankenstein’s monster would suit your boy better? For those who are Batman fans, we also have a suitably scary Joker costume, sure to frighten the neighbours! Older children might like the Ghostbuster outfit, the perfect solution to the outbreak of ghouls on Halloween night. For cuter, sparklier costumes for your little girl, why not try a Pumpkin Fairy? Or maybe the Royal Vampira would suit sophisticated girls more, with the great velvet dress and gold trim. Our personal favourite is Scar-let, a lady pirate who is as scary as she is stylish! Don’t forget the very tiny ones either – the Lil Pumpkin costume is perfect (although we have to say it’s more cute than scary).
If you’re hosting a Halloween party, setting the scene is very important, so set everyone’s nerves on edge with a selection of ghastly party decorations. No Halloween is complete without a menagerie of spooky animals, maybe including an ugly, fat toad or even a hairy rat assortment! Decorate the table with our dangerous animals confetti and plastic spiders for a creepy but simple addition to your décor. The spiders are also brilliant for popping in with the trick or treat bags.
For serving up your Halloween treats, and for decorating the kitchen, check out our great collection of tableware and accessories. This black cauldron is ideal for serving Halloween punch, or simply for a treat bowl – and keep the drinks as cold as the grave with this great Halloween Flexible Ice Cube Tray featuring bones and skulls. If you make any Halloween themed cakes, why not pop these cute five pack of candles for some moody lighting on top? We also really like our Creepy Critters tumblers for a fun, colourful take on Halloween: these would also make great cups for making jelly in for Halloween after-dinner treat!
Lastly, but maybe most importantly, you’ll need some trick or treat bowls for carrying round all those delicious sweets. These adorable pumpkin plastic candy baskets are ideal: they’re hardwearing, easy to hold, and (of course) have plenty of room inside for sweets! For an older child, try the Pumpkin Steps fabric bag, a useful tote bag with creepy pumpkin-themed print that’s excellent for holding their candy swag. Games are a great way to burn off some of the sugar once all those sweets have been consumed, and what better way to reward the kids than with this cute Halloween Assorted Award Medals?
Armed with our advice, Halloween will be a breeze – which just leaves Christmas!