Five reasons halloween is worth celebrating
There’s no denying it, when it comes to halloween our celebrations here in the UK must seem somewhat understated when compared to our US counterparts. Yes, things temporarily go a bit orange in shop displays and it’s not unusual to see pumpkins adorning doorstops. But could you see an enormous King Kong display as ambitious as this one in your neighbour’s garden? Probably not. Even the White House goes all out - last year Barack and Michelle Obama danced to Michael Jackson’s Thriller as they handed out candy.
Still, there are opportunities out there if you want to get in on the act. Here are our reasons to embrace the tradition rather than pretending to be out when trick or treaters appear at your door…
Kids love halloween: It often coincides with half term (didn’t they only just go back?) meaning lots of halloween-inspired activities are available to keep youngsters happy. From pumpkin trails to craft making at local libraries, you shouldn’t struggle to find something to do. And of course there is always…
Pumpkin carving: Purchase from a supermarket or better yet, pick your own. You could go traditional with triangular eyes and a jagged mouth, but a quick search online can drum up plenty of ideas for getting extra creative this year. We are big fans of the carved cannibal but we’re not sold on the sick pumpkin idea.
It’s October: There’s not a lot else going on is there, really? It’s getting darker at an alarming rate and chillier too. Christmas seems a bit far off so hopefully somebody you know will host a spooky soirée to give you a good excuse for a knees-up.
Indulge your sweet tooth: You better stock up for when the children in the neighbourhood pop over looking for treats. Better yet, buy loads in case every youngster in the postcode area comes a-knocking. And if they don’t - even more leftovers for you.
Funky coffee: Anybody fancy a vampire frappuccino?