Happy Halloween! All The Things You Need This Halloween

Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated from the Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. it also marks the time of year between the end of harvest and the start of Winter.

To help you get organised for this Halloween on the 31st October, I have put together a list of all the things you could possibly need and things to do.

Halloween Activities

  • Trick or Treating
  • Dressing up for costume parties
  • Carving pumpkins
  • Bonfires
  • Apple bobbing
  • Playing pranks
  • Visiting haunted attractions/houses
  • Telling each other scary stories
  • Watching horror films – (here are my top films)

Things you need this Halloween

Baby Gift for Halloween

Baby girl is now 20 months old, and she still doesn’t grasp what Halloween is all about. She loves her books so when I saw this great little personalised story book at Born Gifted I thought it would be a great present to get her involved with the Halloween celebrations.

Olivia on Halloween Night - Book

The story is called “On Halloween Night” and helps to teach children not to be afraid of make-believe monsters. The book is in rhyming phrase throughout and your child’s name is also included all the way through. I can’t wait to read it to her this Halloween.

Things you need this Halloween


Tradition is to always have a load of sweets ready for the trick or treaters. This jar can be personalised with any name and looks great for your party! It comes jammed packed with Swizzles Matlow family favourites. My fav’s are the Parma Violets.

If you are looking for more Halloween inspired gifts Born Gifted have a great selection available.

Halloween Sweets for trick n treating

Halloween Makeup

If you intend to dress up for a party you are going to need makeup to finish off your look. While I was out shopping the other day I came across this perfect little makeup set for only £1.50 at Wilko’s. A bargain find that won’t break the bank either.

Halloween makeup from Wilko


Once you are finished with your Halloween makeup you need something to remove it. This is where Waterwipes come in. I have tried these myself on makeup and they are fantastic for removing all traces.

Sticky fingers, fake blood, heavy face paints – all sorted with Waterwipes!

WaterWipes are the perfect addition to your Halloween shopping list as these new baby wipes contain just two ingredients – 99.9% purified water and a drop of fruit extract. Great for sensitive skin.

WaterWipes are priced at £2.70 and are available from Boots, Amazon.co.uk, and major supermarkets.

Water Wipes - perfect for removing Halloween Makeup


Carving pumpkins is a fantastic family activity. Once you have scooped out the inside you can easily use it for pumpkin soup or pumpkin pies – Yum!

Things you need this Halloween - pumpkins

Photo by Bonnie Kittle on Unsplash

Costumes and Props

Halloween is one of the most popular times of the year for dressing up. The scarier the better! In fact if you head over to She Might Be you can find some really good accessories.

Halloween Peeping Tom Prop

We were sent this creepy looking Peeping Tom prop to review. I think he’s awesome! He is lifelike in size and with those blue sparkly eyes he does give you a little fright! The prop will hang perfectly in the window, held in place by a suction cup that will take the weight and a thin nylon fishing wire that is practically invisible. Well designed and a quality feel to the prop.

It’s perfect for creeping out family members and pranksters at halloween.

Halloween Prop - Peeping Tom

Peeping Tom is available from Amazon for £34.99

If you are thinking about going away for Halloween, have you thought about going to Disneyland Paris? Nikki over at Family Travel with Ellie has this wonderful review on what happens there at Halloween.

What will you be doing to celebrate Halloween this year?

As always I love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by.

*I received some of these items in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own as always. Prices correct as of October 2018. This post contains affiliate links.

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