Well, summer is definitely over for another year, which gives me the perfect excuse to begin planning a Halloween party.
I’ve desperately been trying to hold on to the warmer days — refusing to wear proper shoes in favour of my flip flops — but, try as I might, autumn is upon us once more.
The leaves are already beginning to change colour, the air smells fresher and I *might* (OK, I actually did) put the heating on the other night because I was so cold).
So autumn — let’s not dwell on the onset of winter and cherish the here and now.
Let’s think of things about autumn that we do like.
Crunchy leaves that just beg to be jumped in. Tick.
Wearing cosy socks and snuggling on the sofa under an emergency blanket (anyone else have one of those by the way?).
Colourful opaque tights and chunky knits? Lovely.
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Halloween Party Ideas
Aaah Halloween. Anything that gives a valid excuse for a party is good for me. I’m there with bells on or — in this instance — a witches hat ;)
So to cheer myself up about the passing of summer, I’ve been busying myself and planning a Halloween party. Not 100% sure of the theme yet but I’ve had my head turned by Day Of The Dead themed decorations.
I love that it’s a little bit glam — less gruesome, more pretty — and I’m especially loving the sugar skull designs that seem to be popping up everywhere.
Halloween Party Essentials
I’ve found so many fabulous Halloween party essentials online (from the same place I got all the boy’s pirate party decorations from) but to add to the theme — even though it’s a month away— I decided to get my baking hat on and have a go at making some sugar Skull iced biscuits.
To see whether planning a Halloween party paid off, have a look at this post!
Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.