Ten wicked ideas for Halloween!

At KidStart we love nothing better than an excuse to get the kids into fancy dress and watch them run around and play with their friends…Halloween is of course the perfect excuse!

We have been rooting around to find you some great ideas for Halloween that don’t cost the earth but do add to the fun. Deck out your home in spooky wears, host a Halloween party and get into Halloween fancy dress all while earning KidStart savings. 

Deadly Decorations

The centrepiece of Halloween decor is of course the pumpkin! Tesco have pumpkins of all sizes as well as a wicked deal of 2 for £3. Have fun carving your pumpkins with the kids and keep the pulp for a delicious pumpkin pie! Tesco have a full range of Dead Good Decorations to give your home a seriously spooky makeover!

Tesco Halloween dead good decorations

Halloween Facepaint

Kids (and some grown-ups) love a bit of face painting;  Argos has a fab range of Snazaroo face painting kits including booklets showing you what to do to complete the witch, Frankenstein, zombie or whatever look takes your fancy! Or if you are a pro, you can stock up on facepaint of all varieties at XS Stock .

Halloween costumes

Get the kids (and yourself?) ready to scare the neighbours with brilliant halloween costumes from Joker’s Masquerade or Angel’s Fancy Dress , both offering 25% off their halloween costume range.

Ideas for Halloween crafts

Get crafty with the kids Hobbycraft offers a frightful range of ideas and kits to make your own terrifying decorations, costumes and Halloween themed nibbles from as little as £1.

Ideas for Halloween Crafts: hobbycraft

Trick or Treat

Then where would we be without the treats for all those trick or treating visitors? Tesco have a very competitively priced Haribo megamix box as well as a great range of dead good decorations!

Do you need ideas for Halloween trick or treat sweet alternatives to give trick or treaters or fill party bags? Ebay is a great place to find all sorts of pre-made party bags and mixed treat collections.

Ideads for Halloween party bags: Ebay

Wrap up warm

Trick or treating with the kids needn’t be a chilly experience, wrap up warm with Laura Ashley’s gorgeous gloves and scarves!

Halloween treats for grownups

For the more discerning: Hotel Chocolat have a special range for Halloween with wonderfully gory descriptions of lovingly hand plucked zombie eyeball pralines – it’s hard to resist.

Ideas for Haloween adult treats: Hotel Chocolat

Kids Halloween party

Stuck for ideas for Halloween to entertain the kids? Then Party Packs have the answer with wicked activities and games including the kits to get you started.

Personalised Halloween treat bags

For Halloween party bags or parents facing fights over whose bag of treats are whose, Not On The Highstreet offer a wonderful range of personalised treat bags and more.

Personalised Halloween treat bag: Not on the high street

Magic and sparkle

Amazon has a great range of Halloween ware, we particularly like these pumpkin fairy lights (there are bat, cat and spider varieties too) to add a spooky sparkle to your home.

Ideas for Halloween from amazon


If you have some fiendish ideas of your own, please do share them with us and our KidStart members.

Have a wicked Halloween!