2015 · Halloween

ITS HALLOWEEN

Halloween is one of my favourite times of year and its approaching rapidly so  what better of a time to write a post about some spooky ideas you can do on your own or with your friends and family over the Halloween period.

so lets go

idea 1  : Halloween themed sleepover / party

so if you are the sort of person who enjoys having sleepovers or party with your friends then this idea is perfect for you.gather all your fiends, decorate your house/room with spooky decorations,buy loads of sweets and cakes , read scary stories and watch scary movies .If  you are having a party with quite a few people then have a fancy dress competition.(see next tip for costume ideas)

idea 2 : cheap but unique costumes

so Halloween costumes can be expensive so why not make them yourself here are a couple of ideas that look amazing and unique without the huge price tag

zombie school girl

this was actually my costume last year and it cost me little to no money to make.

you will need : a button up blouse ( i used one of my old school shirts)

plain black T-shirt

a pair of black tights.

a dark coloured skirt.

fake blood.

firstly grab some scissors and make small cuts all over your blouse. go outside find some mud and run it into the blouse to give a dirty look once you have done this apply fake blood to the blouse as well. wear the plain black T-shirt underneath the blouse. ladder your tights and put some fake blood down your legs. put on the skirt apply some fake blood to your face, back comb you ready to scare.

cute cat :

for a really quick and easy last minute cat look

you will need :

an all black costume (eg.black hoodies and a pair of black                                                                    leggings)

dramatic / long false eyelashes

cat ears or headband

black eye-liner.

red lipstick.

apply your false lashes. extend your upper eye-liner inwards towards your nose.colour the tip of your nose in to create a cat nose.apply whiskers on your cheek and dots above your upper lip.put on your red lipstick and your ready to go.

idea 3 : get baking

i love making loads of treats over the Halloween period here are a few of my favourites which i recommend you trying.

caramel apples :

what you will need:

230 grams caramel squares

5 apples

5 wooden sticks

steps:

1: wash and dry all the apples

2: line a backing tray with grease proof paper and set aside

3:put caramel in a pan with 2 tablespoons of water

4: cook until smooth stirring occasionally for about 5 – 10 mins

5: whilst the melted caramel is hot dip the apples in swirling to achieve an even coat.

6; place the apples on the backing tray you prepared earlier and place in the fridge for at least 1 hour making sure the caramel has set.

7: enjoy 🙂

salt and sweet pumpkin seeds :

what you will need :

2 cups of fresh pumpkin seeds (washed and patted dry)

2tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

2tablespoons granulated sugar

1/2teaspoon kosher salt

1/4teaspoon ground cinnamon

steps :

1:Heat oven to 300° F. Spread the seeds on a rimmed baking sheet and bake until dry throughout, 50 to 60 minutes.

2:Increase oven temperature to 350° F. In a large bowl, toss the seeds with the butter, sugar, salt, and cinnamon. Return the seeds to the baking sheet and toast, tossing occasionally, until golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.

3: enjoy 🙂

recipe credit to : http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/sweet-and-salty-pumpkin-seeds

so there was 3 ideas on how to celebrate your Halloween night

hope you enjoyed reading

see you in my next post

lucy x

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