Happy Halloween everybody! In all my time blogging I've never really done a Halloween post but I think now is a good time to get into the spooky spirit and share some of my favourite things about Halloween. Here's my top five:
1. Witches and Wizards
I'm not really a fan of psychological thrillers, in fact they bore me, and I'm not really into strong blood thirsty gore filled movies. My favourite has always been anything themed around mystical, magical things so witches and wizards are a favourite. No surprise then that I have a full set of Harry Potter DVD's ready to go if the TV companies don't serve up much this year. The Craft, Hocus Pocus, Stardust, Twilight Series have all featured before, and I used to love The Worst Witch When I Was Younger.
2. Pumpkin Carving
One year I will actually try this, no idea why I haven't before, but it makes a nice break from the constant run of depressing news to see some stunning carvings from other people in the news/on TV. If I get a chance to try and carve one this year I will post pics, although I'm not sure my first effort will be that good! I might try the stencil ideas the Daily Mail printed the other day.
3. Halloween Craft
I love looking around the Halloween aisles in town, but they have been a bit lacking in recent years, either a bit predictable or not much choice. Not that I am in the market for buying much, but I love to look, so my alternative is Halloween craft. The photo with this post is of a ceramic tea light holder from Baker Ross which was gifted to me so I could try painting along with their porcelain pens. I didn't think I'd have room to make it look very spooky, so am pretty pleased with the result.
Also in the pic is a little crochet ghost I couldn't resist ordering from craft seller Knitynacs who you can find on Etsy. I think both items together will look cute on the mantelpiece when the witching hour is near.
4. Glow sticks and glitter
I've not dressed up for Halloween since I stopped trick or treating, and it's not something I think I'd feel comfortable doing. The one time I did make an effort recently I went out with glow stick necklaces and bracelets, green glitter eye make-up and devil ear headband, loved the end result, and I think it's fun to add subtle touches, plus I've always loved glitter eye make-up and glow sticks so any excuse to wear them!
5. When my nephew goes boo
At nearly 2 years old little man knows nothing of Halloween, but I've already seen pictures of him in a super cute little pumpkin outfit, and now he knows how to cover his eyes, and then go boo, it's a good giggle and always makes him and us laugh.
Do you guys dress up for Halloween, or have any traditions, favourite films and more? Would love to hear and spooky tales you have to share. Happy Halloween everybody!