If it’s your first time Trick-or-Treating, or you need some fresh ideas for your fancy dress costumes, sweets and accessories, just follow these 5 easy steps for the perfect Trick-or-Treating experience.
Step One – Fancy Dress
The most exciting part of Trick-or-Treating is the spooky fancy dress
. You can pick from any of the usual suspects, such as vampires
– or you can choose something totally original like a movie character or even your own creation! Why not try coordinating the whole family with a group theme?
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Step Two – Loot Bag
Ghosts don't have pockets! So make sure you have a Halloween themed loot bag
for your Trick-or-Treating excursion. Match your loot bag to your costume for the best effect, like a cauldron
for a witch costume, a haunted graveyard
bag for a zombie, or a white pillow case for a ghost!
Halloween Treat Bags - £1.02 Each
Step Three – Lights
It’s important to stay safe when you’re out and about in the dark, so make sure you have a bright torch to light your way. You might also want to think about lighting your own home’s pathway
to keep your fellow trick-or-treaters safe as well.
Pumpkin Lights - £5.94
Step Four – Halloween Treats!
If you are going Trick-or-Treating with your kids this Halloween, it's very likely that kids will come to your door too! Make sure you’re stocked up with sweets, snacks and toys
for the other kids in the neighbourhood. You can get creative with some homemade treats, such as this delectable Ghost Bark, Pumpkin Favours, or adorable Bat Bites!
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Another simple idea is to make your own treat packs – all you need is some halloween cello bags
, some sweets or chocolates like pumpkin balls
, and a portion of exciting Halloween favours
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Step Four – Spooky Songs
There are lots of songs and poems that kids will love to memorise and sing along the way – you can even make up your own! Here is a great little song you can sing at the door:
Trick or Treat! Trick or Treat!
Give me something good to eat.
Give me candy. Give me cake.
Give me something good to take.
And most importantly…
Have fun! Halloween can be an enjoyable experience for the whole family – so long as you've followed these 5 easy steps, you can have a spooktacular Halloween too!
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