All posts filed under: Halloween

Hallowe’en Made Easy with Personalised Gifts Shop

In two short, autumnal days, it will be October and the countdown to Hallowe’en will be on. Though not a huge fan of the Americanisation of Hallowe’en celebrations in the UK, I do enjoy the festival as an excuse to have fun with the children, and I adore the process of bringing the outdoors in by choosing a pumpkin and using conkers and leaves in craft projects.  This year, we are planning a Harry Potter-themed party with a couple of close friends and will also be engaging in a few seasonal traditions, such as visiting a local pumpkin display to choose the beasts we wish to carve. If you are yet to make any plans, you may be interested in checking out this Hallowe’en checklist from Personalised Gifts Shop.  A totally free downloadable pack of ideas and resources, it will come in so handy for October half term when the children are bored and need entertaining. Containing ideas on films to watch, music to listen to and games to play as well as pumpkin decoration …


Halloween Inspiration with Richard Burbidge

With the spooky season just around the corner, everywhere children are getting ready to dress up as characters from their favourite scary movie, carve pumpkins and of course… free sweets! Another tradition is the exterior and interior decorating of your house to resemble the result of a violent slasher movie. This year, one area of your home that will receive a flurry of ‘trick or treaters’ is your hallway. So make sure it is a priority for any spooky decorations this year. Why not, hang some cobwebs (OCD cleaners avoid!) or string Halloween shaped lights down your hall to create an eerie glow. Or you could also get your children involved and create homemade decorations. For inspiration see the gorgeously hall-haunting scene above, created by Richard Burbidge, the stairpart specialists. The creepy paper mice are made out of black card, then stuck on the stairs and made to appear as silhouettes by adding tea lights – making the staircase a stunning holiday spectacle! However, if you feel that your stairs resemble something out of a …

Halloween Giveaway With Wasgij

It’s October 1st – Halloween is officially less than a month away!  To celebrate, we have a Halloween-themed jigsaw puzzle to give away.  The puzzle is available for around £6 and contains 100 pieces.  The completed scene depicts a busy street full of trick-or-treaters dressed to impress and is sure to get your little ones in the mood for the ghoulish season! To be in with a chance of winning, just enter via the Rafflecopter widget below.  Giveaway ends at midnight on October 14th and will be announced on our Facebook page.  Good luck!  a Rafflecopter giveaway