194 brilliant ideas for Halloween fun

Halloween costume ideas, step-by-step face painting guides, spooky food recipes and budget party decorations - your ultimate guide to fun, family-friendly Halloween night

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With 31 October approaching, it’s time to start prepping for Halloween 2018 ???

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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…

Halloween Costumes

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…

Halloween Party Recipes

We’ve got LOTS of fab sweet (and a few savoury) recipes for Halloween, including…

Halloween Pumpkin Recipes

Sweet recipes, savoury soups and stews – and even a few yummy purees for your weaning baby to try ?

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!

Halloween Entertainment

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.

Instead, you can settle down for one of the best family-friendly Halloween movies, and enjoy story time with the best Halloween books.

Get crafty and make some really simple Box Spiders  out of pipe cleaners and tissue boxes, or printing out and completing these awesome Funnybones Activity Sheets.

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.

Share your ideas

Have you got a Halloween idea we simply must share with other parents? Let us know in the comments below, on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook!

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