This Is Halloween

October 29, 2014


Carved Pumpkins

This half term for us has been all about Halloween. We never do anything big but it has been quite nice to have the week off before to do some Halloween bits and bobs. Last week we went Pumpkin Picking which was great fun and meant we had some fantastic pumpkins to carve and play with. Pinterest in great for pumpkin carving ideas and I keep adding pins to my Halloween board. I went for a little house with a ghost in and my husband did a traditional scary face which I love. We have one left to do so still trying to decide on the final design. In the past we’ve had trees, bats and Jack the Pumpkin King, I’m thinking we might let Lucas decide on this one.

I also got some Halloween goodies from Aldi, they had some spooky window gel stickers which kept Lucas entertained for ages while we decorated the front door. I just had to get the cute cupcake decorations too so we had a go at making our own Halloween Cupcakes which were quite tasty and incredibly sugary!

I’ve picked up a few more Halloween treats as I’ve seen them; Asda have some cute kids t-shirts for only £2.50 so I bought a Frankenstein’s monster one for Lucas and also couldn’t resist some bright orange dribble bibs for the twins (not pictured as they would not stay still!) The little trick and treat bucket was from Wilkinsons and we have filled it with some sweeties and some healthier snacks too as Soreen sent us some of their Halloween Lunchbox Loaves to try. The Chocolate Lunchbox Loaf and Toffee Apple Lunchbox Loaf are perfect little snacks, the packets have a little witch and a pumpkin on to make them extra spooky. I must confess I have already bought more several times from Asda, especially the chocolate ones which are so good!

We get a few ‘trick or treaters’ on our estate and they have all been so nice in the past I don’t mind getting a few treats in ready, even better when I get to eat the leftovers! So Halloween night we’ll be having a cosy night in with our treats, lighting our pumpkins and watching Hocus Pocus. What do you get up to at Halloween?

Halloween Cupcakes Halloween Pumpkins Lucas Halloween Soreen Halloween Lunchbox Loaf


 Disclaimer – We were sent our Soreen treats for review but all thoughts and opinions are always my own. Everything else we bought ourselves. 

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  • Lauryn

    Oh everything looks so Halloween-y at your’s! Lovely and you are right so nice to have the children off school to have some fun celebrating! BTW my little ones love Soreen!! How were the new treats?

    October 29, 2014 at 11:10 am Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      They are really good, the chocolate ones are amazing and I’m quite glad they are in little bars so I don’t feel bad eating one 🙂

      October 29, 2014 at 1:32 pm Reply
  • Tina

    Those cupcakes look sooo yummy! I have never heard of that candy in your candy basket haha

    October 29, 2014 at 1:56 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Err no, I don’t think you will have, haha! I can’t even explain it to you because I don’t think you will have anything similar!

      October 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm Reply
  • Donna

    I love how ‘seasonal’ your week has been! We don’t really go in for Halloween but this week we’ve been carving pumpkins and we went to the Brick or Treat at Legoland x

    October 29, 2014 at 9:29 pm Reply
    • hayleyfromhome

      Brick or Treat sounds fantastic! What a great idea, we don’t do loads but I always like to carve pumpkins xx

      October 31, 2014 at 7:00 pm Reply
  • Not my year off

    Ooh I don’t think I’ve seen a black pumpkin before. The cupcakes look scrummy and the ghost in his house on the pumpkin looks really inviting 🙂

    November 2, 2014 at 6:35 am Reply
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