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Happy Halloween: Last Minute Treats and Costume Ideas!

Halloween can be a stressful time for parents. There’s a lot to think about, from sorting out of the children’s costumes, to making sure you have enough snacks for the incoming trick or treaters! So, to help you out, we’ve put together a list of quick and easy costume and treat ideas.

Halloween Pumpkins with Trick or Treat

The Costume

These last minute outfits can all be made from items you’re sure to have lying around the house.

Mary Poppins

Dress your child in black trousers, or a skirt, along with a white shirt. Fasten a bow tie to the shirt (a red one if possible) and then simply accessorise with a hat and an umbrella. This costume is great as there’s no need for any face paint, making the clean up afterwards really easy, perfect!

Halloween Ghost

Dog Dressed as Halloween Ghost with Pumpkin

The failsafe bed sheet ghost costume is my personal favourite. Amazingly simple but very effective, this is a Halloween classic. Grab an old bed sheet and cut it to size so your child can wear it as a gown. Make two holes for the eyes and cut out a strip to tie around the waist, to hold the sheet in place. This costume can also be fashioned from a white dress, or trousers and a t-shirt. Pick up some fake blood and white face paint from your local supermarket to add a bit of detail to the outfit and you’re good to go!

Halloween Treats

Maybe you’re hosting a Halloween party, or you just want to make up some delicious treats with the kids for the trick or treaters. Whatever the reason, these crafty Halloween themed treats will get you into the spirit of things!

Ghost Lollipops

Halloween Ghost Lollipops

Check out this great idea from The Purple Pumpkin Blog for making lollipop ghosts. A brilliant for using up any leftover costume material. They’re fun and easy to make so the kids can join in as well. The end result looks superb, much more effective than just giving out ordinary lollipops!

Marshmallow Pops

Another really simple idea from The Purple Pumpkin Blog is to make marshmallow ghost pops. All you’ll need is some marshmallows, food colouring and lollypop sticks or skewers. These lollipops couldn’t be easier to make and they should keep the kids occupied for the afternoon as well!

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