Halloween is nearly upon us, and it’s time to get into the spirit. This blog post will combine all things Halloween-themed from food and games, to products and pumpkins.
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Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party, or simply having a quiet night in with some friends, Halloween games provide hours of entertainment. The majority of Halloween games are really easy to carry out too, with little cost involved.
Apple bobbing – A timeless classic, this is played by filling a large tub or basin of water, and putting apples in the water. Because apples are less dense than water, they happily float on the surface. You then put your hands behind your back, and do what you can to grab the apples with your teeth. Fun for children and adults alike.
Mummy wrap – Grab the toilet roll and get wrapping! From head to toe, cover yourself in white roll and you will end up looking like a glorified mummy. You can remain in the white roll for the rest of the night, and you have fancy dress sorted too. To add effect, put some fake blood on your roll to look scarier.
Pop the pumpkins – This is a real simple idea, whereby you blow up orange balloons (the pumpkins) and you have to pop them as quick as you can. The winner is the one who pops all the pumpkins first! It sounds easy, but that all depends on what you use to pop them.
Food and Drink
Halloween is a great opportunity to express your creativity with nibbles, with so many options to choose from. Whether it’s from the supermarket Halloween aisle, or you’ve put hard graft into making the food, there is something for everyone of all ages (and alcoholic options for adults).
Toffee apples – Hands up who fancies a sweet treat? Simply push a wooden stick or skewer into the stalk end of the apple and apply pre-mixed heated sugar, water and syrup. Make sure to use red apples. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could try chocolate or caramel apples too, which equally make a great treat.
Ghoulish cookies – Perhaps one of the easiest treats to make, you can style your cookies to however you wish; skeletons, bats, witches, pumpkins. All you need is cookie mix, a cutter and some icing, and you can get creative with your cookies. They also make a great party snack being easy and cheap to make and eat.
Anything with pumpkins – Lattes, pie, cupcakes, pasta; the possibilities are endless. Supermarkets are breaming with pumpkins/Halloween ideas so there will be plenty to choose from. However, a personal favourite of mine is pumpkin pie. It’s simple to make at home, and tastes wonderful too.
If you are throwing a party, then there are a few essentials which are guaranteed to improve the night such as patio heaters or outdoor lights.
Misters – Create an atmosphere indoors or out with a mister. The smoke effect produced from the misters helps to create a spooky, graveyard-like scene.
Candles – Light up the party with a candle, with our colour changing LED candles perfect for blending the colour theme together.
Outdoor heaters – If you’ve guests to keep warm, then look no further than an outdoor heater. Various styles to choose from, they will help banish any signs that winter is coming, and provide warmth long into the night.
Heated clothing – For outdoor activities in the cold, such as ferrying young ones around whilst they trick or treat, check out our range of heated clothing. Keep your mitts warm and your toes toasty.
Perhaps the staple of any household this Halloween, carved pumpkins will grace dining room tables, patios and windowsills this October. As well as adding to the spooky set up, they make great lights too.
Here are some of our favourites;
If you want to mix it up, you could try the latest craze of carving pineapples!
We’ve more pumpkin inspiration for you, as well as tips on how to create a spooky Halloween-themed garden – plenty of Halloween reading (try not to get too scared!)
Happy Halloween from Primrose!
Amie is a marketing enthusiast, having worked at Primrose since graduating from Reading University in 2014.
She enjoys all things sport. A keen football fan, Amie follows Tottenham Hotspur FC, and regularly plays for her local 5 a side football team.
Amie also writes restaurant reviews on Barnard’s Burger Blog.