Halloween is almost here and it’s time to get ready for the festivities with costumes, decorations, and of course treats. Although it’s often a hectic holiday, you can simplify the planning by following the tips below.
One of the biggest expenses you’ll encounter during the Halloween season are costumes for your family. Popsugar has a bit of inspiration you can use to create some amazing creative costumes without breaking the bank.
If you’re a bit overwhelmed by the suggestions don’t worry, we have you covered this Halloween. Below are a few of the more practical outfits for you to create with the family.
- Fortune teller: Get a head scarf, sparkly top, long skirt, and a shawl to drape over your shoulders. Add some gold and flashy jewelry along with a couple of good fortunes and you’ll be good to go.
- Silent film stars: If you think silence is golden, this is the perfect costume for you. Get some black attire, white body and face paint, and black lipstick and eyeshadow. To create your blush, use the black eyeshadow. It also can’t hurt to choose an outfit which resembles what was worn in the 1930’s to 1960’s.
- Minions: A great choice for children and adults, you just need to start with a yellow top and overalls. Make your own hat and add eyes made of cloth or Styrofoam cups. You can also paint your face yellow if desired.
Of course, if you have absolutely no idea of which costume you want, you could just be an error page.
The great thing about Halloween is that there are so many things you can do to spruce up your home for the holiday. Below are a few highlights from HGTV’s suggestions on handmade halloween decorations.
- Tiny ghost town: By using matte spray paint, you can easily turn craft store birdhouses into eerie mini landscapes. To enhance the look, you can add oversized spiders, rubber snakes, and/or faux birds to the scene.
- Glam glittered pumpkins: By using school glue and black glitter, you can give natural/faux pumpkins a chic makeover. Choosing an easy pattern makes it a great activity for children, or you can create your own design for a sophisticated look.
- Spider web pillows: Fuzzy yarn on grey wool fabric is a great way to make a spooky Halloween themed pillow. You can find the instructions for this project here.
The American Red Cross offers a wealth of suggestions when it comes to having a safe Halloween when trick or treating. A few suggested precautions are:
- Ensure trick or treaters can see and be seen, by providing them with a flashlight to light their way and adding reflective tape to costumes and candy bags.
- Be cautious around animals such as dogs.
- Only visit homes which have the porch lights on.
- Walk only on sidewalks rather than in the street. If there’s no sidewalk available walk at the edge of the roadway.
Choosing Halloween gifts
Now, we don’t want anyone to get a tummy ache, but have you seen our selection of Halloween gift baskets? Sometimes fun, sometimes spooky, our baskets come in a variety of forms but they’re always delicious.