I have to admit I never used to be a fan of Halloween, I've always found it a bit tacky. But slowly over the years this seasonal holiday has really grown on me. I think I have Instagram and Pintrest to thank for my new found obsession, or maybe it's because I'm the Mummy of two small boys who love all the spooky stuff!
Love it or hate it here's five things to do this Halloween.
Pimp your Pumpkin
The most obvious Halloween tradition - and the most satisfying! This year I'm all about pumpkin painting, decorating with glitter, rockstuds and obviously a bit of crazy face carving. Why not pick up a selection of sizes and colours (the white ones are just so pretty) and get creative - you can find tons of inspo on Pintrest. A great activity for kids and the big kids amongst us!
Visit a Pumpkin Patch
I don't know about you, but my social media feeds are full of people donning their Hunters and raiding the local pumpkin patch! Why not spend a lovely autumnal afternoon pumpkin picking - grab your wheelbarrow and get hunting. This is the most fun way to find the largest, prettiest or ugliest pumpkins (whatever floats your boat). Usually they are a good price too and most Pumpkin Patches work with local charities so your also doing a good deed too.
Bake Some Trick or Treats
Any excuse to get baking right? Why not surprise your trick or treaters with some home made goodies? (that's if you actually open the door to them). Instead of hiding in your living room with the lights off because you forgot to pick up a box of celebrations, try this recipe instead. Or if you have the Tanya Bakes cook book there is a delicious Halloween cookie recipe to try. If you can't bake or (can't be bothered) then icing some plan gingerbread men in the style of some skeletons or vampires can be equally as enjoyable! Just a bit of fun they don't have to be GBBO worthy.
Have a Movie Night
Turn off the lights, grab your blankets and popcorn, light some candles and get cosy. It's cold out there anyway so why not have a night filled with all your favourite scary movies. From classics like Sleepy Hollow, and The Children of the Corn to the hugely raved about The Babadook there's a large choice on Netflix. If horror isn't your thing, but still fancy getting into the spirit of things then why not go for a comedy - horror l'd recommend Trucker and Dale vs Evil.
5. Join a Ghost Walk or Visit a Haunted Location
If Ghost hunting is your thing then why not embark on a ghost tour or visit to a 'haunted' village. If you live in the UK and are based in the South East then Kent has plenty to offer. From The Haunted tours of Dover Castle, Canterbury Ghost Walk or a visit to Kent's most haunted village Pluckley there's so much to choose from on Halloween weekend. And if you fancy a quieter or less jumpy evening, why not take a stroll to the local pub/bar and soak up the trick or treating atmosphere along the way.
What will you be up to this Halloween?
Happy Halloween Love L xxxx
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