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Frightfully good ideas for tricks, treats and fancy-dress fun this Halloween
Whether you're hosting a petrifying party, heading out to scare the neighbours or simply looking for ways to
decorate your haunted house, these ideas will help you have the best Halloween ever. Read on, if you dare...
Love it or hate it, trick or treat is here to stay. Take some inspiration from the myths and legends of Halloween with these ideas
Supervise the little ones as
they use stencils, markers and their imaginations to make pumpkins come alive! Try our pumpkin carving kit below to help you out.
If you’re hosting a party, more is more in the case of Halloween. Go all out with cauldrons and buckets filled with treats, and
set the mood with Halloween candles, decorations and mood lighting. Our Halloween Sound Machine (below) makes a fun addition and will keep your ghoulish guests on tenterhooks!
Dressing up and playing games is a big part of Halloween. Mix and match homemade costumes with masks and accessories.
Turn any food into a frightful treat with a little creativity
and help from little hands.
Find recipe inspiration for Halloween themed cookies, cakes, fruit treats and drinks.
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Set the scene for the scariest night of the year with lots of dastardly decorations
Create an atmosphere
Pumpkins are your first port of call, and our pumpkin carving kit will help you create with ease. Black and orange are the order of the day when it comes to colours – hang halloween bunting and place some spider web mesh (complete with spider – fake of course!) strategically over door frames and around the stair bannister to give someone a fright. Set the mood with lots of lanterns, candles and tea lights dotted around to create an eerie atmosphere. We’ve got all you need to up the fright factor.
Add some frightful flowers
Finish the look with some beautiful flowers from Waitrose Florist. Once the lights go out on Halloween, these 10 glowing Avalanche roses will emit an eerie glow that will terrify your Halloween party. Delivered with black sprayed green bell foliage so you can arrange yourself.
Celebrate with spellbinding treats and recipes to keep your ghoulish guests happy
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Spooky mummy caramel apple pie
Silvana Franco shows you how to make a frightfully good pie that's perfect for Halloween parties
Waitrose and John Lewis are working with The Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) to help people celebrate Halloween safely. Together we have come up with a few simple tips, so that we can all have fun by reducing the risk of accidental injury.
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