Category: Halloween

How To Make an Easy Pumpkin Pie This Halloween!

how to make an easy halloween pumpkin pie recipe

 

Halloween would not be complete without a pumpkin. Often though, as we carve them into Jack-o laterns, the innards are just strewn into the bin to rot. What a waste! I have been guilty of this too. It wasn’t until last year and I decided to grab a cookbook and make Pumpkin Pie, that I realised howdeliciouss it really was! So this year I really wanted to post a Pumpkin Pie recipe so you too can use every last bit of your pumpkin!

 

Now, unfortunatley with a  new baby I just haven’t had the time (or energy) to experiment in the kitchen. However, one of my fellow bloggers has! Donna from Bobsy’s Mum has very kindly offered to Guest Post for me. Donna, a busy mum herself, shares her own recipes on her blog which she describes as mostly super kid friendly and offers advice on how to save time and money and most importantly enjoy cooking when you are busy!… Read More

11 Not so Scary Halloween Films for Kids!

11 not so scary Halloween films for Kids

 

A few days ago I suggested 11 Horror Comedies for those who have a more faint disposition. Today the focus is on Children. Finlay loves to take part anything thats goin on and Halloween is no exception. To be honest I think Horror is in his blood, Chris loves it and always did as a child. Finlay seems to be the same, nothing really scares him. However, don’t think I let him watch any old horror, there are boundaries as much as he pleads. So today, bearing in mind the Blogtober17 topic (well yesterdays) is Movies, I bring you 11 Not so Scary Halloween Films for Kids!

 

11 Not so scary Halloween Film for Kids

 

Coraline (2009)

A young girl, finds a secret door while exploring her new home. She finds in there an alternate world that closely mirrors her own. In this idealised reality things are great until the paralle family try to keep her there forever.… Read More

11 Horror Comedy Movies: Halloween fun for the Fainthearted

11 Horror comedy Movies for Halloween

 

Halloween is the perfect time to sit back and scare yourself half to death with a good old Horror Movie. However, not everybody likes to be scared. Not everyone enjoys a Horror Movie. Then what do you do? Miss out? Because Horror is pretty much everywhere for the next few weeks. Lucky for you, there is the Horror Com Genre of film. Basically, it’s what it says on the packet, Comedy Horrors! These films take all the best bit’s of Horrors but instead of trying to scare the poop out of you, they swap the screams for laughs. I thought this fitted in nicely with Blogtober17 Day 10 – Jokes. It’s also not a completely obscure post as it sits nicely within my Blogoween Halloween Series too!

 

So today I bring you 11 of the best Horror Com movies for the more fainthearted Halloween fan:

 

11 Horror Comedy movies for Halloween

 

 

Hocus Pocus, (1993)

A trio of Witch’s are resurrected on Halloween Night and its down to two teenagers a young girl and an imortal cat to save the day!… Read More

3 Gruesome Halloween Freakshake Recipes

Easy Halloween Freakshake recipe

 

Today is Day 9 of Blogtober and the topic is ice cream. So today I am combining this post once again with my Blogoween Series! So,  Freakshakes have quickly become a huge craze lately. If you haven’t heard of them and are wondering what on earth I am going on about, here’s the lowdown. Freakshakes are mega milkshakes. Full of ice cream, chocolate, biscuits, cakes, cream. A mash up of a drink and dessert. Although horrendously naughty, they are somewhat awesome! So today I have created 3 Halloween themed Freakshakes just for you. We have Witches Brew, Frankenstein’s Monster and Zombie Brains!

 

Easy Halloween Freakshake Recipe witch's Brew

 

  • Milk
  • Ice cream
  • Purple food colouring
  • Squirty Cream
  • A jazzy biscuite bar
  • Jelly snakes
  • Orange and Green Midget Gems
  • Rice Malt Syrup
  • Green food Colouring
  • Orange and white straw

 

Method: Stir your Purple food colouring into your milk and set aside. Mix green food colouring into the rice malt syrup.… Read More

9 perfect Halloween and Autumnal Bouquets!

9 Must have Halloween and Autumnal Bouquets

 

Today is Day 6 of Blogtober and the topic is Flowers. I have decided to combine this with today’s Blogoween post. So I will be bringing you 7 must have Halloween and Autumnal Bouquets. As beautiful as they are, they are not quite Halloween enough for my liking. So for those like me who might want to add a bit more spooky fun to their flowers, I also bring you some must have Halloween Bouquet Accessories!

 

9 Perfect Autumnal Bouquets for Halloween.

 

1. Bunches.co.uk: Autumn Freesias and Roses Bouquet, £24.99

2. OK Boutique: Premium Black ‘Baccara’ Long Stem Roses, from £45.00

3. Bloom and Wild: The Marguerite, £40.00

4. Clare Florist: Fresh Tiger Lilies, £34.99

5. EFlorist: Ginger Fizz, from £39.95

6. Interflora: Glorius Shades Hand Tied, From £35.00

7. Interflora: Charmin Pumpkin Ceramic, £38.00

8. M&S: Autumn Bouquet of the Season Classic, £30.00

9. Flying Flowers: Amber Allure, £25.99

 

If you do a quick search on the internet, there are some amazing Halloween themed Florist sprays and picks, but unfortunately, these are mostly American.… Read More

Halloween Toilet Tube Crafts for Blogoween

Halloween toilet tube craft ideas

 

This has been one of my most anticipated posts. Not just because it’s part of Blogoween, but I have had my Halloween crafts sat in a box for weeks and I’ve been dying to sit down with Finlay to have some fun!

Today after school we decided to go for the Toilet Tube Halloween Crafts, they looked nice and simple which is quite important at the moment. Finlay has just started school so he gets quite tired and man when he is tired, we don’t have to make cardboard monsters!

 

So for this, you will need:

  • Toilet tubes
  • Green, purple, orange, black paint
  • White toilet tisue
  • Blak and white craft foam
  • Glue
  • Paint bruses
  • Green Card
  • Boggly Eyes
  • Black pen/sharpie

 

halloween craft ideas using toilet tubes

 

Black Bats: Fold down and pinch together the top of your toilet tube to form the bat ears. Paint the whole thing, Black. Using the black foam, cut out some Bat wings.… Read More

Welcome to Halloween 2017 – #Blogoween Day 1

Happy Halloween and #Blogoween, grab your free activity pack here!

 

Today is the 01st October and that means it is officially Halloween season! It was only a few weeks ago that we were threatened with an Indian summer and all of a sudden there’s a certain crispness to the air. The seasons have changed and a cosy autumnal feeling is now all around. It won’t be long until that long awaited ‘All Hallows Eve‘ on the 31st October!

Halloween has to be one of my favourite holidays – It’s just so much fun and there is so much to see and do on the lead up to the actual day. I can’t wait to visit some local Halloween attractions and hopefully this year get some great pumpkin patch photos. I have completely stocked up on Halloween themed goodies which is something I have always been rubbish at doing. So this year, we are well and truly ready to go!… Read More

Tips for Carving a Halloween Pumpkin

9 top tips how to carve a halloween Pumpkin

 

Pumpkins are one of the essential accessories for Halloween. We always have at least one pumpkin in our house. Usually more as we take at least one over to Aunty’s house for her annual Halloween Party. I’m usually the one who scoops out the insides, while Chris carves out the design. I think between us we are becoming Pro’s. So I thought why not share our expertise and tips on how to carve the perfect Halloween Pumpkin.

 

Pumpkin Tips

 

Get your timing right! If you buy and carve your Halloween too early, It will go rotten and smelly before Halloween even comes around. They are usually at their best until they are a week and half to two weeks old. So the best time to buy your them is a week to ten days before Halloween.

 

Pick the best Pumpkin! Try and select a healthy looking pumpkin, free from nicks or bruises.… Read More

Halloween Costume and Accessory Ideas

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Halloween Goodies 2016

With Halloween just around the corner, I have been looking at all the ghoulish Halloween goodies on offer this year. I have probably left it a bit late again, like I do every year. I promise myself I will be more organised next year, but it always seems far too early, and then far too late!! Anyway, in my search of Finlay’s very specific Halloween Costume Request. He wants to be a spooky super-hero, he has accepted Batman’ The Dark Night’ which I think just fits the Halloween theme.

However, in all my searching I came across some great little Halloween costumes and some bargain accessories, so I thought why not share them with you, in case like me, you too are doing a last minute spooky shop!

Asda George

  • Halloween spider two piece Fancy Dress Costume, 1 – 4yrs, £9.00
  • Kids Grey Inflatable Bat Wings, £5.00
  • Teen Neon Fairy Fancy Dress Costume, 9 – 16yrs, from £13.00

Sainsburys TU

  • Halloween Black Vampire with Sounds and Lights, 3 – 12yrs, from £12.00
  • Kids Black Halloween Ballgown Witches Set,3 – 12yrs, from £11.00
  • Kids Green Monster Costume, 9 months – 5 yrs, From £11.00

ALDI

  • Children’s Pumpkin Dressing Up Set, 3 – 5yrs, £3.99
  • Frankenstein Trick or Treat Tin, £1.79 (Also available in Purple Bats, Spider and Bats and Skeleton)
  • Spider Halloween Treat Bag, £2.49 (Also available in Witch, Pumpkin and Frankenstein)

John Lewis

  • Glow in the Dark Skeleton Onesie, 3 – 14yrs, from £20.00 (limited sizes available)
  • Monster Claw Slippers, size 9 jnr – 6, from £15.00

Poundland

  • Frankenstein Character Loot Bag, £1.00
  • Purple Ghost Loot bag, £1.00
  • Many other loot bag characters and designs available

Matalan

  • Halloween Witch Top Hat Hairband, £2.00
  • Kids Werewolf Halloween Costume, 4 – 11yrs, £12.00

Tesco, F&F

  • Halloween Devil Dress up Costume, 1 – 14yrs, from £10.00

You can check out My other Halloween posts here, if you are looking for some not so spooky Halloween books!… Read More

12 ‘Not so Scary’ Kids Books for Halloween

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I can’t tell you how excited I am that is almost Halloween. There’s something about when you have kids that makes the holidays that extra bit special and magical. Halloween especially. Finlay being a little boy loves anything monster related as it is. However, he is extra excited about upcoming Halloween. We are going over to Aunties house for a party again this year. Finlay had so much fun last year dressed up as a little vampire playing with all his friends and eating way too much junk (he still remembers waking up and being sick, Oops bad mummy moment!)

I love to find books and crafts that relate to all the different seasons and events associated with it and so does Finlay. I think a great way to build up the anticipation is to read and collect Halloween books. What better way to get everyone into the spooky spirit than a huge collection of witches, monsters, skeletons and ghosts!!… Read More