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Create a Spook-tacular Halloween at Home!

This year Halloween may look a little different, but just because you won’t be able to go trick or treating doesn’t mean you can’t have a ghoulishly good time at home.

Embrace the chance to dress-up, have a pumpkin carving competition or make sticky and sweet toffee apples. You could scare yourself silly with a horror movie night or hide sweets for your little ones to find in your hauntingly decorated house?

However you decide to celebrate this frightful night, we have plenty to inspire you at The Spires.

Creepy Costumes

Skeleton Costume – H&M – £14.99

These skeleton outfits from H&M are simple but effective. Turn out the lights and watch the bones come to life in an eerie glow!

Skeleton Costume - H&M - £14.99

Ghostbusters Costume – H&M – £19.99

Who you gonna call? The ultimate ghost-busting dream team of course!

Ghostbusters Costume - H&M - £19.99

Pumpkin Dress – H&M – £9.99

Pumpkin outfits for little ones are an absolute must for guaranteed cute photo opportunities! This number doubles up as a Ballerina dress complete with a glittery skirt.

Pumpkin Dress - H&M - £9.99

Day of The Dead Skull Face Coverings – Pack of 2 – Card Factory – £2.99

If you’ve never seen the way Mexican’s celebrate Day of the Dead, it really is something wonderful to behold. Not only do they celebrate the memories of loved ones lost over the years, but they have a spectacular carnival too. Get in the ‘spirit’ of things with these face coverings from Card Factory.

Day of The Dead Skull Face Coverings - Pack of 2 - Card Factory - £2.99

Deadly Decorations

Halloween Bat Helium Balloon – Card Factory – £3.99

Turn your home into a House of Horrors with some spooky bat balloons from Cards Factory.

Halloween Bat Helium Balloon - Card Factory - £3.99

Halloween LED Pumpkin – Waitrose – £10

This is a decoration that can be used for years to come. Save yourself the carving time and pop some batteries in this LED pumpkin lantern instead.

Halloween LED Pumpkin - Waitrose - £10

Beastly Books

The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Creepy-Crawly Halloween – Waterstones – £7.99

Join The Very Hungry Caterpillar on his spookiest adventure yet as he explores the woods by the light of the moon and discovers which creatures are hiding in the woods at night.

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Find Spot at Halloween: A Lift-the-Flap Story – Waterstones – £6.99

Spot and his friends are dressed up and ready for trick-or-treating in this cute lift the flap book.

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Sticker Dolly Dressing Halloween – WHSmiths – £5.94

Older children will enjoy dressing sticker dollies in a range of Halloween costumes in this spooky addition to the Sticker Dolly Dressing series.

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Magic Painting Halloween book – WHSmiths – £5.39

Painting without the mess is sorted with this Magic Painting Halloween book. Just add water for a magical art experience.

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Creepy Crafts

Elmer’s Opaque Slime Kit – WHSmiths – £14.99

Halloween activities you can do together are the best kind. Create some supernatural slime with this spooky kit.

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Crunchy maple toffee apple recipe – Waitrose

Nothing screams Halloween like toffee apples and this recipe from Waitrose is sure to delight both kids and grown-ups. Click here for the full recipe.

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Snazaroo Halloween Face Paint Set – WHSmiths – £13.49

Transform your family into your favourite Halloween characters with this face painting kit, with contents to make up to 50 frightening faces.

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Terrible Treats

Halloween Chocolate Pumpkin Lolly – Waitrose – £1.25

Not all pumpkins are orange, some are chocolate! This chocolate pumpkin lolly will delight your little horrors.

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Swizzels Party Mix 840g Tub – Card Factory – £5.99

This Swizzels party mix contains such old classics as Drumstick lollies, Refreshers and Love Hearts.

Swizzels Party Mix 840g Tub - Card Factory - £5.99

Halloween Spider Layer Cake – Lola’s Cupcakes – prices vary depending on size

For the ultimate, Halloween showstopper, pre-order a spooky spider cake from Lola’s Cupcakes. Choose from vanilla or chocolate sponge and enjoy with the whole household. This cake is available in a range of sizes and is finished with coloured buttercream and chocolate ganache drip. YUM!

Halloween Spider Layer Cake - Lola's Cupcakes - prices vary depending on size

Whatever you get up to this 31st October, stay safe and have fun! For even more eerie inspiration for Halloween 2020, head to our Pinterest board for the best of the rest that our retailers have to offer. Click here.