I love getting ready for Halloween but usually leave it so late and everything runs out, well not this year!

I have put together a few things you could do for Halloween from different crafts, home items, food and costumes.

Food Ideas

Toffee apples, to me these are proper Halloween and firework night food! I use to love going to see the fireworks and having a nice crunchy toffee apple! Very bad for you but I wanted to give them a go, I used this recipe however mine didn’t come out looking quite as nice as theirs!


Vampire Blood Fizz

I created this really nice cocktail made from Cherry Good juice which I was surprised how nice it was. Being Cherry I expected it to be much sharper but it worked great with the lemonade. It is a very playful drink that the kids liked, there are also some ideas for grown up cocktails too.


Trick or Treat

We are all ready with Haribo* and Cadburys* chocolates, I love that they come in little small versions which is great for trick or treating.



Costume Ideas


There are so many great costumes out there now, some really quite scary ones but some very cute ones too. My kids loved popping into the supermarket and choosing their costumes.

These ones are from Tesco, Sainsburys and Matalan

Craft ideas


Black Bats

We created bats from A4 and A3 black card by using a printed template found from a google search and stuck them to the wall with blue tac.

String webs in the corners

Get 8 equal lengths of string or white wool and knot them together in the middle. The get smaller sections and tie them to each of those 8 lengths and work your way around. This then creates a string web that you can add to the corner of the walls or hang anywhere with these *damage free fixings

Pom Pom Spiders

We made some very cute pom pom spiders which you can create yourself with my instructions.


Spray painting pumpkins

I saw Karen from The White Approach had come up with a great idea of painting pumpkins for a different Halloween effect, so I purchased some Metallic Silver Spray Paint . I took them outside to spray up and this is how they turned out!


I also found a ceramic pumpkin in Hobbycraft, after smashing it and gluing it back together…….I sprayed that up too. I placed these very cool Colour Changing LED Candles inside of the ceramic pumpkin.


FREE Fun and Games with Wayfairthey have provided some great fun and crafts for Halloween, I loved the ‘pin the fangs on the vampire’


Home Ideas

Halloween is a good excuse to purchase some spooky decor, if you aren’t interested in being crafty and making your own then take a look at these items.


Black and orange candles – I love these battery powered candles which are safe to have around children and great for going inside pumpkins.

Yankee Candle * – Candy Corn, a sweet scent of candy corn is a fond reminder of Halloween fun and treats. This smells soooooo nice, I have had it burning every night for a week and only a tiny bit has gone down so this is going to last ages.

10 Grinning Pumpkins – How cute are these hanging pumpkins with battery powered lights inside

Trick or Treat plaque – Let all the kids know you are happy for them to come trick or treating at your home

We are all ready for Halloween now!

I have also created a great Pinterest board where I have gathered lots of ideas together

Halloween board on Pinterest.

Items marked with a * are items we have received as part of this post, however all opinions are honest and of my own.

Janine's Little World


  1. love the spray painted pumpkins, I want to give this a go. Also toffee apples are so yummy but Ive never made them, may try this year.

  2. Rebecca Vose Reply

    I love the vampire blood fizz. I think we will be having some of that at our Halloween party. I love the pom pom spiders too x

  3. Ahhh love the idea of ‘pin the fangs’ game – genius! 🙂

    Bet kids would absolutely adore drinking ‘Vampire Blood Fizz’ too. 🙂

  4. Great post with some brilliant ideas. The pom pom spiders are really cute and I like the silver pumpkins, makes a change from carving them.

  5. Love the black bats – simple but effective. The silver pumpkins are ace too – makes a nice change from the usual orange!

  6. They all look amazing and really easy to put together! I was quite interested in the Candy Corn candle! I have to check it out! It’s a shame that we don’t celebrate Halloween in Portugal 🙁

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