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My Halloween Prep Guide: Are You Ready?

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Halloween is just around the corner, and I’m one of those people who really likes to prepare for it. It’s an excuse to dress up and have some fun, so why the heck not? Whether you’re having a house party or going out for the night, here’s my guide to Halloween prep:

Get Your Pumpkins

I love carving pumpkins in preparation for the holiday. They make great decorations whether you’re having a party or just decorating the house for Trick-or-Treat. I like to download stencils and take my time with my designs – I take pumpkin carving very seriously! If you have kids, make sure you supervise them as they do their pumpkins. They should also know how to stay safe if you’re putting a candle in them. Oh, and don’t forget to make pumpkin soup with toasted pumpkin seeds after! Make use of the whole pumpkin in order to get the most from your money. You’ll have lunch sorted for weeks!

Scare Up Some Spooky Snacks

Spooky snacks are so much fun to eat and make over Halloween, and you can also give them to trick or treaters if you plan on answering the door. Just make sure you’re hygienic and be careful in case of allergies and other things. You could simply make some spooky cupcakes and green jelly, or make something a little more complicated. Whatever you have time for!

Halloween costumes

Create a Creepy Costume

OK, so your costume doesn’t have to be scary. It could be funny, or even cute, but it’s always fun to be scary on Halloween. There are lots of tutorials online so you don’t need to guess how to create the costume you want. You can always buy one ready-made, but you can make it suit you perfectly if you make your costume yourself. Don’t forget your kid’s costumes either. Start well in advance, just in case you run into problems.

Practice Costume Makeup

Costume makeup will help to set off your costume and make it way more effective. Again there are tutorials online, so you can make it as blood-curdling scary or knee-slapping silly as possible. You can even use temporary tattoos on yourself and the kids to finish off too!

Inform Relatives if You’re Coming Trick or Treating With Your Kids

Some people don’t like to answer the door to trick or treaters (spoil sports!). Make sure you tell your relatives if you’ll be coming with the kids so they answer the door and have a treat or two ready. Trick or treating is really exciting for kids when they are young, so taking them is a must. Taking them to strangers houses isn’t always recommended, as you don’t know what’s in the food they are giving out. And always make sure you double-check what your children have been given before allowing them to eat it.

Start preparing in advance and you’ll have the best time with your family and kids. Some people think that Halloween is overrated, but it’s great when you have kids! Going to parties dressed up can be a lot of fun too. Feel free to leave any of your favorite Halloween preparation tips below!

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