The spider are out, the leaves are beginning to fall and there’s a definite chill in the air. With the autumn clearly upon us, our thoughts are turning to the year’s next big celebration date – Halloween!
Whether you will be staying in to hand out sweets or going out to trick-or-treat for goodies of your own, we put together this list of our favourite Halloween buys to help you get into spirit of things.
Brilliant Halloween Buys
Aldi’s Spooky Halloween Range
Whether you’re trick or treating, or hosting a Halloween party, Aldi has a ghoulishly good range of Halloween costumes and accessories in store from Thurs 1st October, while stocks last. From bloodcurdling costumes and children’s pyjamas to decorations and assorted partyware, we love the great quality selection on offer.
Our little testers were particularly impressed with the fright-tastic musical door knocker (£6.99) and the dancing skeleton (£7.99).
We grown-ups, on the other hand, loved the terror-ific serving dishes (£6.99) – perfect for all those tasty Halloween treats that will soon be filling our cupboards.
With prices starting at just 0.89p, Aldi is certainly worth checking out this October.
Halloween Face Paint
Are you or your children planning on dressing up this year? Whether you’ll be disguising yourself as goblin, ghosts, witch or zombie, no costume is complete without some safe, washable face paint to complete the look.
This Halloween, Hobbycraft, the arts and crafts supplies store, have a fantastic range of over 30 face painting products to choose from, including this Halloween Makeup Kit for just £3. There are lots more supplies also on offer, so make sure you bag yourself a crafty treat.
Kiddimoto Skullz Kurve Balance Bike
No need for rattling bones here! The monochrome Skullz Kurve balance bike from Kiddimoto is the perfect scary accessory for stylish trick-or-treating.
Kids can learn the fundamentals of cycling and build confidence as the zoom around the neighbourhood. A matching helmet and set of gloves are also available to complete the look and help keep little ones safe when out and about.
Skullz Kurve, £64.99
Skullz Helmet, £24.99
Skullz Gloves, £7.99
Blue Dino Skeleton Socks
For kids who love to be little terrors from head to toe, these Blue Dino Skeleton Socks from the Natural History Museum Shop are a Halloween must-have.
Both cosy and a tiny bit creepy, these dino socks are great for chilly autumn days and nights, and they also double as fun hand puppets.
Halloween Duck Tape
Duck Tape has launched a range of tapes that will add a finishing touch to any ghoulish craft project or outfit. Use these special duct tapes to create spooky and imaginative Halloween decorations for your home that are sure to be a big hit with the kids. What’s more, the tape is waterproof and easy to tear, so great for even little hands to use.
The seasonal tapes come in three different styles, featuring bewitching bats, glow-in-the dark pumpkins, or glow-in-the dark ghosts.
Skeleton Baby Grow
Even the youngest member of the family can join in the trick-or-treating fun with this cute skeleton baby grow by Rusks and Rebels. The design is available in 3 colours – black, green, or glow-in-the-dark – and features integrated scratch mitts with a spooky spider web pattern.
We love the quality of this item and the soft cotton fabric makes it comfortable for babies to wear either at home or out to a Halloween gathering.
Available in sizes 0-3m, 3-6m, and 6-12m.
£15.00 (£18.00 glow-in-the-dark)
Who said Halloween needs to be scary? When it comes to the ‘ahh’factor this Halloween, we think these pumpkin leggings from Blade & Rose have it all. The lime green, orange, black & cream striped leggings have a cheerful pumpkin on the bottom that is sure to put a smile on anyone’s face. Available in sizes 0-6m, 6-12m, 1-2 yrs, 2-3 yrs, and 3-4 yrs.
Spooky Nail Decals
Searching for the perfect Halloween fancy dress accessory? These nail art water decals will complete your look whether you are heading out to a party or just taking the kids around the neighbourhood.
Easy to use and very effective, these frighteningly fun transfers will take your outfit to the next level.
Colour-in Halloween Tablecloth
Keep the whole family busy before the treat or treating commences with this fabulous Colour-in Halloween paper tablecloth. Full of ghostly ghouls and wicked witches, this spook-tacular tablecloth is a great activity for anyone who is feeling artistic.
The tablecloth was created by Eggnogg, a company that specialises in colour-in items. Founded by illustrator Kate Edmunds, the company now has a full range of products including fancy dress, party essentials and even an adult colour-in tablecloth.
Crocheted Monster Madness
Nothing takes the chill out of long night spent trick-or-treating like some snuggly winter woollies.
This Fairtrade, monster hat from Best Years is hand crocheted and is perfect for Halloween with its quirky design and ear flaps to keep the little ones warm. Available in sizes 0-6m, 6-12m, and 1-2 years.
And if you’re looking for a monstrous gift, this Fairtrade, hand-made creature has just the right mix of scary and sweet. Made from 100% cotton yarn it is suitable from birth and machine washable.
Monster Scary Hat – £14.00
Crochet Chubby Monster – £13.00
Spooky Steps Game
Learning can continue well into the witching hour with this excellent game by leading manufacturer Orchard Toys.
Spooky Steps is an enjoyable number and counting game, where players creep round the haunted house to be the first to reach the cauldron and break the witches spell. This is an ideal game for encouraging maths… and having a giggle, too! Suitable for ages 4+.