With 31 October approaching, it’s time to start prepping for Halloween 2018 ???
There’s lots to think about: especially if you’re throwing a Halloween party, your child wants to dress up and go trick-or-treating, or you just fancy making sure the fam has some delicious treats.
So, we’re here to help with the definitive guide to a fun-filled Halloween for all the family to enjoy – whether you’ve got older kids or are celebrating baby’s first Halloween.
Check out the best Halloween ideas for 2018…
What will your little one(s) go as this year? Well, we’ve got the definitive guide to shop-bought costumes: 37 of the best Halloween costumes for babies, toddlers and children.
We’ve also got 10 amazing costume ideas you can make from household items, PLUS 28 fab ideas from our MFM mums.
Check out lots of celeb family costumes to steal inspo from, too ?
Halloween Face Painting Ideas
What tops off a snazzy costume better than some spooky face paint? These simple guides to classic Halloween characters should help you out…
- Witch face paint – step-by-step in pictures
- Witch face paint – video guide
- Ghost face paint – step-by-step in pictures
- Skull face paint – video guide
- Vampire face paint – step-by-step in pictures
- Dracula face paint – video guide
- Pumpkin face paint – step-by-step in pictures
Halloween Party Recipes
We’ve got LOTS of fab sweet (and a few savoury) recipes for Halloween, including…
- Annabel Karmel’s Monster Muffins
- Annabel Karmel’s Meatloaf Mummy
- Annabel Karmel’s Vegetable Skeleton Dip
- Annabel Karmel’s Toffee Apples
- 3 crazy zombie cupcakes
- Halloween Spider Whoopie Cakes
- Spooky Skull Cupcakes
- 3 Halloween-inspired gingerbreads
- Ghastly Ghost Cakes
- Raw Vegan Witches Fingers
- Bat & Ghost-Shaped Cookies
- Chocolate Spider Cupcakes
Halloween Pumpkin Recipes
Sweet recipes, savoury soups and stews – and even a few yummy purees for your weaning baby to try ?
- Annabel Karmel’s Pumpkin Muffins
- Spooky Pumpkin Soup
- Beef, Pumpkin and Ginger Stew
- Baby Beetroot and Pumpkin Patch Puree
- Broad Bean and Pumpkin Patch Puree
Halloween Party Fun
Make your party amazing by dressing your house up to the nines with our pick of the 10 best Halloween decorations.
And its not a Halloween party until you’ve played at least one of these brilliant Halloween games (that’s not just bobbing for apples).
Not that we’re against bobbing for apples ?
Whether your child’s out trick or treating or at a friends’ party – or if you’re throwing your own – don’t forget to check out our top safety tips for trick or treating and Halloween parties. So important!
You don’t need to go trick or treating or throw your child and their friends a massive Halloween party to have a cracking time with your kids on 31 October.
If you’ve got a little baby, enjoy this gallery of ‘When babies in pumpkins go wrong‘ pics ?
If you’re expecting around Halloween, check out this list of 35 quirky Halloween baby names.
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