Five Things To Do This Halloween

Halloween is almost upon us – and I don’t know about you but I’m VERY excited. There’s something very satisfying about having an occasion to celebrate and feel like a kid again. It’s an excuse to eat lots of sweet treats, get creative with your costume and spend the night with friends, spooking one another out.

If you’re not opting for a night out this year, I thought I’d put together a couple of ideas for things you could do to celebrate instead. You don’t needs tonnes of money – just a creative brain and a few willing participants.

Muhahahaha….

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Snazz up your outfit

I do think the majority of the fun of Halloween is the fact you can dress up without being questioned or attracting worried stares. If you turned up to the pub dressed as a spider at any other time of the year, you may risk spending the night drinking alone, however over the next few days – it’s totally acceptable to get creative and get yourself one snazzy looking costume! This year’s most popular choices seem to be Harley Quinn or a nightmare inducing clown, however I’d probably advise against the latter. Why not try a character from Stranger Things? Em from My Pale Skin made a very convincing Eleven! Even if you’re on a budget, experimenting with make-up seems to be a popular choice for getting all dressed up, the gorgeous Sophie Hannah Richardson has some amazing tutorials to try!

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Treat yo’self!

Halloween, like many other festivities, is a time for giving and indulging – so make the very most of the occasion. If you (like me) are pretty upset that you’re now too old for trick or treatin’, why not host your own sweet treat party instead. One of the coolest things I’ve come across this Halloween is by M&M, who are offering Limited Edition Halloween Gift Boxes where you can actually have the renowned chocolate beans printed with a message of your choice and (get this), your very own face on them! They’re amazing if you’re throwing a party and want something super special and unique – or even as a gift for a friend! If you don’t want to miss out, I’d treat yourself to some soon as they’re only available for a short time, however you can place the order online for 400g, so it’s super easy! What a way to make a lasting impression on trick or treaters, or accompany a scary movie marathon!

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Get some spooky decor

Perhaps everyone doesn’t quite share the same enthusiasm as I when it comes to Halloween inspired interior decorations, but still – if you’re inviting friends over for a frightening film night, it adds something extra to have some spooky props! You can usually pick up bits quite cheaply at your local supermarket – my pumpkin is currently sitting pretty on my chest of drawers – and is far less fussy than a real one! David and I actually carved some pumpkins over on Superdrug’s Channel with little success, but it’s fun to do with friends and family if you don’t mind getting a bit messy! Finish off all your creepy additions with a few battery operated tea-lights and you’re good to go!

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Spend time with friends

More than anything else, I think Halloween offers an excuse for friends to get together and enjoy one another’s company, as it’s something we often overlook leading such busy lives. Get together a group of your favourite people, pick a few snacks and treats and enjoy! Or if you’re looking for something a bit more active, there’s a number of Scare Fest’s up and down the country, offering an immersive experience (usually on some sort of farm/activity centre). I can’t vouch for each individual one (or if I’d be able to survive myself, because quite often I flinch at any noise) but it’s something different to do!

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Have a spooky dinner party

If you’re really feeling creative this Halloween, why not go all out and throw a scary dinner party. It sounds a bit more grown up doesn’t it. The term ‘dinner party’ really makes you feel as though you’re properly ‘adulting’! Yay! Anyone, if you fancy giving this one a go, you could start off with some ghoulish looking cocktails in skull chalices. Then you could bake some pastry cheese fingers and dips (pumpkin hummus) to enjoy while telling ghost stories, before moving onto the starters – lantern stuffed peppers (complete with carved faces). Soup could take the place of your main course, with slimy snake breadsticks. And then if you all make it to dessert, you could enjoy ghostly white chocolate dipped strawberries (with little ghoulish faces on them in icing), a spiderweb cheesecake (if you want to get your GBBO on and pipe on a design), candied apples or pumpkin caramel pie!

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This post is kindly sponsored by M&M’s Halloween Gift Box, however all opinions and silly festive ideas are completely my own! 

#Halloween #CantWait

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  • Pam Scalfi

    considering I have to work monday, all I will do is go to the gym afterwards. But this weekend we are eating out and enjoying it a little 😀
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥