Ideas for a Fun Halloween!

I love Halloween. My birthday falls two days before the occasion, so as a child every year was a fun, fancy dress party to celebrate. You could say I have nothing but fond memories (and I've been egged!)

I wanted to share with you all some fun ideas we do every year along with my annual children's party. Feel free to share yours with me too, after all, we all have our own traditions and what not so i'd love to hear how you celebrate Halloween.

The first one is a sure way to get the children excited and I love doing it: face paints!

 Midge last year.

It's always nice to make toffee apples (or chocolate apples) but have you tried marshmallow apples? Seriously tasty:

Another treat for any cool Halloween party table are these angel delight cups coloured with food colouring and sprinkled with chocolate Oreo biscuit. Draw a face on the cup or add decorations for extra fun:

Who doesn't love a good pumpkin carving session?! I do the carving in our house; it's 'my thing:'

Get some glow sticks out, turn the lights out and wave them around to create bright and wicked patterns. Use your camera to catch some really great glow stick movements like these:

Finally, one which you may or may not want to do: visit your local graveyard


How do you celebrate Halloween? Do you trick or treat? ( we don't but we do have sweets for those who do) or are you a shut the house up and pretend no ones home kind of family? I'd love to know.