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30 Oct 2020
Halloween - Trick or Treat!
It’s unlikely that we will be ‘Trick or Treating’ this year, but we can still enjoy the Halloween season at home.
If you’ve got costumes from previous years, why not get dressed up and really celebrate the evening. You can watch a spooky movie, carve Jack O Lanterns and enjoy any sweets you secretly purchased!
Shops and markets are full with autumn pumpkins and gourds of all shapes and sizes. If you don’t feel like your carving skills are up to muster, then why not try painting pumpkins instead?
You can paint the whole pumpkin, silver and golds look especially dramatic, or you can paint on designs like flowers, or even use stencils. You can go with autumn themes, like leaves and trees, or go with bats, ghosts, skeletons and more…It’s possible to buy fake pumpkins from craft stores, if you don’t want to paint the real thing.
Did you know you can use mini pumpkins, as planters for succulents?
Cut off the top of the pumpkin or gourd, and scoop out the seeds. Pop in a bit of soil, ideally mixed with some grit and pop the succulent inside. You can cover with flower-shop moss. Succulents require very little water, and so will last for quite a while as an autumn decoration.
Of course, one of the best parts of any special day is the treats that are associated with it. Trick or Treating usually brings a bounty of sweets, but this year why not bake up some autumn or Halloween themed cookies?
Or you could of course make some Toffee Apples…
Cocktails for Halloween
For a more grown-up take on the evening, why not create your own Halloween Cocktails, complete with gummy worm adornments!Tweet