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Indoor Halloween Fright Night

Last year we had lots of requests from our Grace for trick or treating, this year we’ve only had requests for a brilliant Halloween night like last year. Last year we shared our Halloween fun to avoid the lure of trick or treating and it clearly worked so I thought I’d share our plans for tomorrow in case you’re facing the same dilemma.

So yesterday was a full moon. Not in our house, the full moon is tomorrow. To little eyes it will still look almost the same and will make Halloween twice as scary.

As you can see from our beautiful picture, the posters have already been created – please note the weird green glow in the middle of the picture just appeared when the photo was taken!! Weeeeiiirrrrrdd!!!!

The first plan is to hunt from some twigs and sticks to make into our own broomstick. Then we’ll be carving our pumpkins. Then creating pictures to decorate our walls. Then we’ll be creating some little baskets to collect our treats – just make a cone with black or decorated paper and tape on a paper handle.

Then just before dinner, we’ll raid our dressing up box, get out the facepaints and create ourselves some scary Halloween monsters! Then off we’ll fly to dinner on our Continue reading

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Halloween Fun (without trick or treating)!

Now that Halloween has (in my opinion, unfortunately) well and truly taken hold in the UK – certainly in supermarkets at least – it’s hard to make Halloween really exciting when you really don’t want to allow 5 year olds to go out trick or treating – I’m afraid I just disagree with the whole concept.

For the first time this year we’ve had a lot of excitement that Halloween is coming so we’ve been forced to think about how to make it exciting – preferably without sending our children knocking on strangers’ doors.

In actual fact we’ve all had a lot of fun and this is exactly how:

  • Spent an afternoon carving our pumpkinPumpkin Carving for Halloween Creativity
    The nearer it gets to Halloween the cheaper you can get a pumpkin. Last year we actually grew our own which made it even more special!! This year, we saved the seeds from the middle of our pumpkin so we can plant some again next spring.
  • Horrored up for Strictly
    Our new Saturday night routine involves our 5 year old being allowed to stay up for Strictly Come Dancing. This Saturday’s Halloween special meant we could add to our Halloween fun. We face painted our faces, put out some treats around our lit pumpkin, put (pretend!!) spiders and snakes amongst Continue reading
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Scary Halloween Food Fun!!

We love a good party and Halloween is the perfect opportunity for some spooky fun.  We’ve had some great fun in the kitchen practising some scary halloween treats for our party and thought it would be only fair tHalloween Scary Worm Jelly Glasseso share them.

Slimy Snake Jelly

You will need:

  • 2 packs of jelly in different colours
  • small glasses
  • jelly worms – post supermarkets or newsagents sell these

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