The Halloween Edit

My round up for some Halloween fun

~ Decorations for your home and table

~ Dressing up ideas for kids and babies, including fun accessories and ideas that can be worn all year long

~ Toys, books and goodie bag ideas that take the focus off all the sweet treats…

balance in everything!




halloween decorations ~

Knitted Pumpkins, I love that these can be treasured and used each year. Just a lovely way of decorating a kitchen table, dresser, or bookcase in the Autumn

Witchy Mice made by Gisela Graham, I am a huge fan of their collections and these little mice are adorable

Monochrome is my palette of choice for Halloween, and these sequinned bat decorations add a bit of sparkle. Another must for my Halloween decorations box

Paper spider webs are such fun and meet my criteria of less single use plastic too. In my kitchen I would hang these over the kitchen doorway

Meri Meri have a brilliant Halloween collection this year and this Halloween Garland is fun and will create an impact

Skeleton Crackers a fun activity and the perfect table topper for a Halloween themed tea, or dinner. They are filled with confetti so the kids at least will love the ensuing chaos…

Decorate your own Halloween Balloons again from Meri Meri, a craft activity for bigger kids as I don’t think carving pumpkins is always that kid friendly!

Mini Witch Party Hats good for the kids and adults, an instant costume without too much hassle!


Halloween table decorations ~

more fun ideas for creating a fun Halloween kids tea party

Disposable Halloween Party Plates, if you are feeding a crowd this is the easiest option and helps keep washing up to a minimum. I love these designs, cute and scary at the same time

Orange and White Chevron Straws for decorating the tea table, they add a splash of colour

A word of warning these paper Bat Cups are fiddly to assemble, as I have bought these for a few years running. But my little girl loved them. I find them really useful for vegetable sticks and cheese straws running down the centre of the table, for kids to help themselves

Trick or Treat Paper Bags, a more sustainable option than plastic buckets. I like the fact that they aren’t too big for kids to hold and they will only carry a reasonable number of treats!

Ghost Napkins one of my favourite designs in this gift guide, simple but striking

Emma Bridgewater have made a small line of these Halloween Pumpkin Mugs. I would use them to serve a warm pumpkin soup for the adults, after a cold trick-or-treat expedition

If you are planning to bake then these muffin cases, with toppers are great: Halloween Baking Set

I got some Halloween Party Glasses last year and they got everyone involved in the fun. I would add a pair to each place setting


kids dressing up ~

…The cutest outfits

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Cat Costume and Tutu one of my little girls favourite dressing up outfits, (although it doesn’t come with a tail, as my little girl pointed out)

Cat Ears and Tail so useful that this can be worn over any outfit

This is the Cape and Wand I have bought for my little girl this year, I’m hoping we can recycle them as a Wizard outfit too, once Harry Potter fever sets in

Bat Glitter Hairband with brilliant wings

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Skeleton Gloves that glow in the dark, pretty cool for trick or treating

Werewolf costume, this is a beautifully made costume, whimsical and fun

Showstopper Dragon Cape Dress Up Kit in shimmering green

Bat accessories, can be worn over any outfit and you could add some Vampire face paint

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Moon And Star Hair Clips pretty and work for Halloween and beyond

Hedwig Cardigan, that works for Halloween and beyond my daughter loves owls, so she chose this piece

Accessories with all the Halloween sparkle

Soft faux fur Hedwig Coat, with owl eyes on the reverse, it is great to find something to keep little ones warm if trick-or-treating falls on a cold evening

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Spider Web Tutu and crown, for a touch of Halloween glamour

Harry Potter Velvet Cape in midnight blue, a special edition/ forever piece

Glittery bat mask, for a mini glam rocker

Harry Potter Tutu, with Hogwarts skyline embroidery


babies dressing up ~

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Velour Bat Bodysuit, in a zip up all-in-one for smaller babies

I love this Monster Sweater it looks like a throwback to Anya Hindmarch’s robot handbag collection! A bargain at £26, and can be worn with any joggers

Furry Monster Slipper Boots

Novelty Green Monster Top from Mini Boden

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Ghosty Skeleton Print Trackuit, with comfy and warm baby joggers

Spider costume with wiggly legs

Sweatshirt with Furry Bat Motif, just so cute and easily worn with jeans, or leggings if it is cold outside

Harry Potter Babygrow start the fan club young!

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Black and Orange Trim Monster Tracksuit, with comfy and warm baby joggers

Furry Hedwig Babygrow

Organic Cotton Pumpkin Bodysuit, Tights and Hat, for a small baby

Mini Halloween Sock Set


toys and goodie bags ~

Halloween toys and goodie bag ideas,

to takes some of the focus off sweets

Cloth Halloween Party Bag/ Trick Treat Bag: can be used again and again

Create Your Own Spooky Tales Ghost Story Telling Box, a lovely creative and imaginative game for bigger kids

I would never be able to recreate these Skeleton Biscuits, perfect decorations that can be eaten too, and no washing up involved

Owl Toy this is lovely for Halloween or as a gift for anytime of the year

Chunky Glitter Halloween Stickers from the brilliant Meri Meri

This Luna Witch Doll is a forever toy and an investment, but I love it as an antidote to Princess Dolls!

Monster Locking Box, on theme for Halloween and good for practising motor skills

A Monster Puzzle to keep little ones busy


spooky books for babies, toddler and kids ~



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