Dressing up costumes, step-by-step face painting, spooky food and DIY scary decorations for a fun Halloween night
Cook up some bewitching foodGet your little ones making spooky snacks. Check out these Halloween recipes to cook with your children, Halloween inspired gingerbreads and 3 of the best haunting Haunting recipes.
Make scary things funThere are great books and DVDs, which will give your child a taste of spookiness without scaring them behind the sofa! Try Meg & Mog books such as Three Terrific Tales (Puffin Books) for witchy tales, or Disney’s Once Upon a Halloween DVD.
Create Halloween decorationsThere are fab decorations available from high street stores, but if you want to get crafty with your kids, try cutting out paperchains in ghostly shapes. For more DIY ideas try our Halloween crafts to make at home or cheat with our 10 of the best Halloween decorations.
Ideas for dressing upHalloween party fancy dress can be traditional – ghosts, vampires and witches – or you can get a bit more creative with pirates, aliens, zombies or even little pumpkins! Need inspiration? Check out our 10 of the best Halloween ideas.
Step-by-step face paint guidesMini outfits are scarier with a splash of face paint. See how to transform your child into a witch, a ghost or Dracula in three easy steps!
Ghoulish gamesApple bobbing is a guaranteed barrel of old-fashioned laughs for all the family. Simply fill a shallow bowl with water and apples and get stuck in.
Safe ways to go trick or treatingWhile schoolchildren have long been enjoying knocking on doors on October 31 lots of little ones now want to go too. Here's how to do trick or treating safely.
Safety tips for a Halloween partyWe all know how excitable little ones can be, so remember to avoid naked flames and sharp-edged costume props and take care in low lighting! Click here for more advice on safety first for Halloween parties. And remember, you may want to create an atmospheric Halloween party, but take care not to spook your tots with too-scary masks or menacing monsters!
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