Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Halloween on a budget

You don't have to break the bank to throw a spooktacular party; decorate your home or dress up the kids. With some imagination, a little crafting, using what's already around the home and some thrifty shopping your can have a fright-night to remember without alarming your bank manager.

Poundland have a fantastic range of Halloween products in store with everything from food; sweets; table decorations; costumes and accessories all at only £1 each.

They sent me a voucher and asked me to go along and chose my top picks to share with you.  I'm afraid it's a little difficult to show them in all their gory glory as we'll actually be away for Halloween, so I'm not decorating the house, but we will be taking this little lot with us and decorating our cottage and transforming it into Sleepy Hollow.

Ruby is only 5 so we steered away from the real gory stuff - although there's plenty of blood and horrors in store if your kids are older.



How cute is this little fella?  A ceramic ghost tea light holder which would look brilliant on a window sill with candle light pouring through.  If you're safety conscious you could go for battery operated tea lights instead.


I picked up a spiderweb lacy tablecloth for our Halloween tea - or you could choose to hang it in the window as a decoration.
The centre piece to our spooky tea will be a brain jelly from the mould I picked up in store, as well as a selection of treats and cakes served on this cupcake stand.


I've treated myself to some new make-up for the occasion!  I'm going to be one glamorously scary witch with these on. I'm really keen to try the tattoo stickers given that I'm so rubbish at face-painting!


Since I couldn't show you all the items being displayed I thought I'd share Ruby's Bento lunchbox she took in today.  With a Halloween theme, a lot of these items are from Poundland, so I can create scary lunchboxes all week long.

I've included carrot muffins made in their Booo range cake cases with toppers. Ruby iced them and sprinkled on apple flavour popping candy, also from Poundland.  I cut tombstone sandwiches from one of the cookie cutters from their range - who knew it was so difficult to write in Marmite?  There's a Fruit String 'worm' (I was pleased to find these as she loves them, and they're half the price I pay in the supermarket).  The pumpkin satsuma was blatantly stolen from an idea of Life at the Zoo's (although I couldn't locate my black Sharpie so I used black paper cutouts glued on).  There's a witches finger made from a Peperami with  flaked almond finger nail, some cobweb pretzel snacks and a plastic spider, one of tonnes in a pack from Poundland, just to give the dinner ladies a fright!


So, get yourself down to Poundland and seek out some scary bargains!

Disclosure: I was sent some vouchers to choose items to review and feature here.

15 comments:

  1. Cute things - I like the cute stuff, not so much the gory and there seems to be a lot of that!!

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    1. Yeah, I think it's fine for older ones, but it would give my little one nightmares!

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  2. Oh wow! They've got some pretty cool stuff! Am in total awe of your lunchboxes missus, brilliant! :D

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    1. Hehe thank you. Rubbish photo sorry, it was late last night, I forgot to take a pic this morning nd now it's all gone!

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  3. I always manage to overlook Poundland, I'm guessing it's because there isn't one nearby - though I bet it would work out cheaper if I traveled into town for the nearest one!

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    1. Oh no, shame you don't have one nearby, I'm always in mine!

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  4. Love the "budget" element of this! Shows you can have fun, without it costing the earth!

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  5. Oh wow what fab stuff they have in. And am loving the lunchbox ideas.

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  6. Ohh fab! We're going at the weekend to get some stuff from Poundland x

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    1. Oh any of this take your fancy? Let me know what you get Kim. x

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  7. So cool! I wish we had one a bit closer but looks like it might be worth a trip!

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    1. I hadn't appreciated that not everyone has a branch nearby. I mustn't take my Poundland for granted!

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  8. thank's for your information
    very nice post ^____^

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