This plus that equals…. Halloween
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. This week is all about Halloween. Pre-child it’s not something I even thought about but now we’ve got L and he is excited!!
L is obsessed with them. We’ve already carved our first pumpkin of the season and we’ll be carving more.
I’d rather like to take him to a pumpkin patch, which I might do this week. Otherwise a couple more from the supermarket and he’ll be happy.
If I’m honest I’m happy with my ceramic pumpkin head tealight holder though.
Last year I made some fun Halloween decorations for Hobbycraft which I’ve kept.
Obviously there will be the aforementioned pumpkins and a few other bits I’ve gathered. Webs, spooky bunting, spiders and the like.
I’m just trying to get a few bits every year to add to my Halloween decoration box, it saves on money every year and it doesn’t take much to make L happy.
Trick and Treating
I cannot tell you how much I hate this. To be fair we don’t get any where we live and I would answer the door to them if someone knocked, but under no circumstances will I be doing it with L.
For me, it’s an alien concept. We don’t live in America where it is a right of passage and everyone gets involved. We live in the UK, where people like to be left alone and it’s a 50/50 split if you know your neighbours or not.
When he’s older maybe it’s a conversation we’ll need to have but for right now I’m a no on trick and treating. I will not have him knocking on a stranger’s door asking for sweets.
What do you want to dress up as? Eugh, why did I ask? His answer changes on a daily basis and gets more and more outlandish.
A minion, fine, we own a onesie. Blaze (you know, from Blaze and the monster machines), well that could be awkward but I’ll give it a shot. A real life rocket ship, with loud engines and a space suit, errrm.
As it happens we’ve, ok I’ve, settled on face paint as we got a fab mini set from Snazaroo that just contains the colours you need, sponge, brush and simple instructions. The test run on me was promising, though not as good as the picture on the box! I like that they are only £2.99 and you don’t get left with loads of colours you’ll never use and get binned and that each set comes with instructions. The little water well in the box was very handy too.
So because we aren’t going out for Halloween I’m going to make L a spooky tea. Most my inspiration came from the magazine you get in Tesco.
We’re having zombie brains and cheese sauce for our main. Also know as cauliflower cheese, with a bit more attention paid to the chopping of the cauliflower and some ketchup for effect.
I’m making the green custard slime pie thing that has been on the TV adverts, I do love a bit of custard.
There were also loads of fab fruity ideas, like decorating plums to look like spiders and kiwi fruit faces using marshmallows for teeth. Basically I’m just making the Tesco magazine spread!
What does everyone else do for Halloween?
Finally, I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday, #Blogstravaganza, #StayClassyMama and #fortheloveofBLOG
Disclosure – I was sent as Snazaroo sample to review. All opinions are my own.