Category: Halloween

Pumpkin Hunt East Sussex | Ghoulish fun with Demelza Hospice

Halloween is one of our favourite holidays! Finlay just loves to dress up and is a real mini horror fan. At this time of year, we are always on the look out for gnarlish fun for Finlay. So when Demelza Hospice Care for Children contacted to ask if I would help promote their Pumpkin Hunt East Sussex this Halloween I jumped at the chance. Demelza do a fantastic job! This Pumpkin Hunt is a great way to raise some much needed funds and awareness for them this Halloween.

 

Pumpkin Hunt East Sussex

 

Demelza has provided specialist care and emotional support for children with terminal conditions and their loved ones since 1988. Caring for families in Kent, East Sussex & South East London. So they can enjoy time together as a family, for as long as they have. And as a Charity Demelza is almost entirely dependent on people like you to provide the funds that keep their services going.… Read More

Easy Halloween Popcorn Mix – Spooky and Simple!

Are you looking for some Halloween themed snack inspiration? Well look no further, here is my easy Halloween Popcorn Mix ! A perfect treat to go with my suggested Horror Com Movies or my Not so Scary Kids Movies! Popcorn is a great treat to make because it really is super easy to and relatively cheap. I would also suggest it’s healthy (it can be) unfortunately I jazz mine up a little too much, but there’s a few times a year we should all be allowed to indulge and Halloween is definitely one of those times!

 

Easy Halloween Popcorn Mix

 

Easy Halloween Popcorn Mix!

 

What you need:

  • 50g of Popcorn Kernals
  • 1tbsp Oil
  • 40g of White Wilton Candy Melts
  • Orange and Black Sprinkles
  • Orange and Green M&M’s (or smarties)

 

Method:

 

  • Heat the oil in the saucepan for a few minutes. Add the Popcorn Kernals (Make sure you use a lid).
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DIY Kids Halloween Basket Ideas – Peek if you dare!

Are you looking for some spooky DIY Kids Halloween Basket ideas this year? Look no further, I have been putting together a little DIY Halloween basket for Finlay!  I first came across these baskets many years ago from Oh So Amelia. I was so impressed but at the time, BUT Finlay was still very little and I didn’t think he would get much out of them back then. Fast forward a few years and now Finlay is older, I thought it would be an ideal time to throw one together! With a couple of baby bits thrown in. Plus if you have been visiting my blog over the last few weeks you may have seen I have gone Halloween stir crazy, as I love it, so it was perfect to post up for my Blogoween series!

 

DIY Kids Halloween Basket Ideas

 

DIY Kids Halloween Basket Ideas

 

As suggested by Kerry from Oh so Amelia, I went searching on EBAY for my basket and I managed to get hold of one for about £4.… Read More

Yankee Halloween Candle Review!

Yankee Halloween Candle Review Witches brew & Forbidden Apple

 

When I saw that Yankee Candles had released a Halloween range of Candles I began to smile. That smile turned to laughter and before knew I was cackling like a witch high on eye of newt! Why? Well, I am a huge fan of Yankee candles! They are my all time favourite scents and I just couldn’t hold in my excitement. Yankee, wonderful sniffy scented candles and Halloween! Two of my favourite things together. Imagine my delight when I found out I was being sent some of the range to review. I hopped on my broomstick and did a few loops for joy!

 

So for those of you not in the know. Why are Yankee Candles so great? The simple answer is they last for a very long time and they smell divine, before, during and long after burning. I find many scented candles, just don’t do what they say on the tin.… Read More

Keeping Healthy This Halloween With Chemist.co.uk!

chemist.co.uk review - Happy and Healthy Halloween

 

As the season changes from Summer to Autumn and the weather gets colder, the days get shorter and darker. We can all appreciate the change can be hard to adjust too. Add to this all the winter germs, the hype of Halloween and don’t forget all those extra sweeties. Keeping ourselves, and especially our little ones healthy during this time is extra important and Chemist.co.uk understand this!

 

Chemist.co.uk is an experienced and trusted online licensed, UK based pharmacy and they offer the best prices on medicines, health and beauty products. I was recently given £50 credit to review their services and products that will help keep our little family healthy this Autumn and Halloween.

 

Chemist.co.uk, sell a variety of different products which include but not limited too, baby foods, bath toys, toothbrushes, vitamins, supplements and so much more. They have a wide variety of products conveniently separated in clear headed sections making the website easy to navigate.… Read More

Halloween Pumpkin Pie – The Easiest Recipe about!

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 how delicious it really was! So this year I really wanted to post a Halloween Pumpkin Pie recipe so you too can use every last bit of your pumpkin!

 

Halloween Pumpkin Pie

 

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!

A few days ago I suggested 11 Horror Comedies for those who have a more faint disposition. Today the focus is on Children and the Not so Scary Halloween Films for Kids. Finlay loves to take part anything that’s going 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 I bring you 11 Not so Scary Halloween Films for Kids!

 

Not so Scary Halloween Films for Kids

 

11 Not so Scary Halloween Films 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

Easy Halloween Freakshakes | 3 Frightful Recipes!

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! I have created 3 of my very own Easy Halloween Freakshakes just for you. We have Witches Brew, Frankenstein’s Monster and Zombie Brains!

 

Easy Halloween Freakshakes

 

3 Frightfully Easy Halloween Freakshakes

 

Easy Halloween Freakshakes

 

  • 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. Next spoon the syrup over the rim of the jar. Let it ooze down both inside and outside of the jar.… 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