Our Halloween plans

Our plans for halloween with the children

I’ve said it on my blog before that I have never personally been a massive fan of Halloween, pre-children. I think it’s because my own parents were never really into it and didn’t make a huge deal of it themselves. I’m not even sure it was that ‘big a thing’ back then.

However, since having my own children it has been fun over the last few years to dress them up and craft & make things all Halloween together.

This year we are going to a local event which is a party for little ones; they’ll be plenty of games, food and cakes! Sounds fantastic…plus I don’t have to tidy up my own house afterwards!

A halloween party for kids

We have already selected our first pumpkins too today, see below. We couldn’t wait! Deciding on your own pumpkin is quite a big decision when you are four though!

Pumpkins and halloween

I am quite safety conscious when it comes to costumes though. I usually ensure that the packaging should contain the appropriate warnings, safety symbols and instructions and that costumes are labelled with the CE mark and fire warnings. It is also good to check the label or packaging which should contain the manufacturer’s details. This includes name, address, postcode or phone number and a registered trademark.

Here is a superb guide to Halloween safety from Smiffys.com – which I love; it’s easy to read & follow and gives parents some great advice.


Lottie is saying she’d like to dress up as Elsa (not sure what is very scary about that!) and Harry would like to be a ghost. Pretty easy really!

On the night itself we will probably visit a few local houses and neighbours to do some trick or treating too and I’ll make sure we’ve got plenty of sweets in the house for our little visitors!

So, what are you up to over the next few weeks? Do you like Halloween?

Love Jess x

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Jess Soothill

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  1. October 16, 2016 / 8:29 pm

    I am taking Ellenah and Noah trick or treating for the first time ever this year. They have had costumes for when we have had little parties at home but we’ve never got into it really. I’m excited for this year. The safety guide is fab! x

    • Jess
      October 20, 2016 / 2:28 pm

      Sounds cute enjoy!! xx

  2. October 16, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    Growing up in the USA, I have lots of fond memories of Halloween. My mother made amazing handmade costumes each year and I never was a witch or pirate. I love the imagative costumes for World Book Day and would love that creativity to be encouraged at Halloween in U.K. Took daughter trick-or-treating last year but may not this year. There is lots of Halloween events leading up to 31st in my town. Loved creating new decor this last week. Look forward to your Halloween updates. Xoxo

    • Jess
      October 20, 2016 / 2:28 pm

      Sounds amazing and much fun – we will enjoy thanks, and you xx

  3. October 16, 2016 / 11:57 pm

    Halloween is a big deal in our house, the girls are obsessed by witches and all things spooky so I need to get myself sorted for the big weekend. Your plans sound great!!

    • Jess
      October 20, 2016 / 2:28 pm

      Ahh bless them enjoy lovely xx

  4. October 17, 2016 / 10:37 am

    I loved Halloween as a child and still get really excited now, especially as I have 2 children. Can’t wait to get them dressed up and carve pumpkins 🎃

    • Jess
      October 20, 2016 / 2:28 pm

      CUTE! xx enjoy x

  5. October 18, 2016 / 10:09 pm

    Halloween seems crazy in the UK the last few years – or maybe it has always been a bit crazy but pre – children I never noticed, My girls love it and it is hard not to get caught up in the excitement! I love your pumpkin picture x

    • Jess
      October 20, 2016 / 2:29 pm

      Ahhh enjoy and hope they have fun xx

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