It’s about this time every year that Ye Ole debate starts, you know, the one that starts with this gem; “ugh, I HATE Halloween, it’s so American humpfff”.
Yeah well, I pooh-pooh those haters and say BRING ON HALLOWEEN!
Here are my Top 5 reasons for getting down with Halloween;
- Wearing costumes is fun and kids LOVE it! Dressing up in a pumpkin suit never hurt anyone right?
- I’m all for a fun/one-off day each year that breaks up the monotony of the daily grind – be realistic, Halloween impacts at most, 6 hours of your year – why not enjoy it?
- Halloween is great for meeting your neighbours! Many communities now plan amazing (and easy to organise) events that respect everyone’s decision to either be involved or abstain.
- Lollies are awesome!
- Decorating (see below) is super fun, inexpensive if you’re a savvy shopper and use what you have already, plus, Halloween is a great excuse for a party!
I love decorating my mantlepiece every opportunity I get so I decided to up the anti and take #thescarehouse to a whole new level this year! Before I began I went room-to-room collecting anything that fit my ‘brief’ – basically black, black and creepy. I grabbed a print and coat hanger from Nixie’s room, some swallows off the wall (the orange paint was perfect!) some black and white pottery, a framed owl print, a calendar (turned to the 31st – All Hallows Eve :::::::whoooooo::::::) and a black clock. Random and easy.
I then mixed these up with some inexpensive Halloween decor essentials from The Warehouse;
Skull Goblet Bone Colour $10, Hanging Small Skeleton $10, Skull Mug Bone Colour $10, Spooky Spiders $3, Spider Web with Spider $1, Skull with Moving Jaw $10, Skull Bone Bowl $10, Dummy Gauze Cloth $10, Rubber Spiders – Check the toy department, Rubber Snakes – Check Toy Department.
If you don’t have a mantlepiece, get creative with a themed centrepiece and get ghoulishly ready for a creepy dinner party – Halloween is on a Saturday this year! FYI, one of the $1 bags of cobwebs covered all four dining chairs!
And, it wouldn’t be Halloween without costumes would it? Finding age appropriate costumes for littles is a bit tricky here in New Zealand, definitely easier if you have a little girl I think? Yes? Princesses and fairy wings and all that?
Needless to say I was beyond excited to find this super-cute Pumpkin Costume for Nix also at The Warehouse, it’s comfy, not too hot and he can move easily in it – winning………….so far! We’ll see how our Neighbourhood Fright Night works out lol.
So, I’ve got my decorations, costumes and Halloween treats all sorted, early too I might add! If you’re keen to get spooky with The Warehouse this Halloween, you can shop the range online or visit your local store, and I’ve got a little helping hand to make Halloween even more fun!
(CLOSED) Congratulations Rhiannon Young!
If you would like to win a $50 gift card from The Warehouse just let me know in the comments below; Halloween: YAY or NAY?
Contest closes 26/10/15 at 10pm.