Sunday, 24 October 2021

My Sunday photo 24/10/2021


Friday, 22 October 2021

What to put in a spooky basket.

Hey readers,

You may want to stay at home with your kids because it will be dark and not all kids enjoy taking part in trick or treating. 

what to put in a spooky basket

If you still want to celebrate Halloween at home with your kids then a good idea might be looking at alternative ideas then a spooky basket is perfect way to achieve this. 

 You can choose your budget and get things cheap or if you fancy spending more stuff but it is up to you. Spooky baskets are like Christmas boxes but the theme is based on Halloween. 

So what kind of things can you put in a spooky basket? Below I have given some ideas of the types of things you can put in the boxes that I think would be a hit with kids. 

Things to put in a spooky basket. 

1. Books.

There are so many great Halloween-based books to get feeling Halloweeny. A firm favourite has to be the witches by Roald Dhal - not too scary but fun as well. 

What to put in a spooky basket.

2. Glow sticks.

These are fab for kids to play in a dark room with bright lights to go down a treat. 

What to put in a spooky basket.

3. Face paints.

You don't have to be an expert in face painting as there are simple ones you can do such as a black cat but kids love having face painting done.

 On Snazaroo they have good ideas for Halloween face paint and the instructions are clear plus they have video tutorials so you can do it at your own pace step to step. 

What to put in a spooky basket.

4. Balloons

You can get Halloween-themed balloons and some that even glow in the dark which will work well if kids are playing with glow sticks. 

What to put in a spooky basket.

5. Sweets. 

You have to have sweets at Halloween it's the law, isn't it? ;) Anyways there is a lot of choice on the market and some really fun Halloween ones as well.

 I've brought these Halloween boxes of mixed sweets from B&M for £2.00 and they are Halloween-themed so get a variety. 
What to put in a spooky basket.
6. Halloween clothing. 

You don't have to spend a load on Halloween, you can pick up this orange pumpkin t-shirt from Pep & Co for £3 (they are in adult and children sizes). 

What to put in a spooky basket.

7. Halloween torch.

These are a fun little gadget that works well when it is dark. All you have to do is shine the torch onto the wall and it will display Halloween images whether that be a bat, ghost, skull, etc. 

What to put in a spooky basket.
8. Halloween chocolate bomb.  

To make an extra special hot chocolate then you need to get a chocolate bomb is. You can get Halloween designed hot chocolate bombs such as the one in the photo below where they are shaped as skulls.

 What you do is get some hot milk vin a cup and place the hot chocolate bomb into the cup so that the bomb will disperse into the liquid. This is a popular with children as they love to see it melt and break away in the cup. 

What to put in a spooky basket.

What do you think of the kid's Halloween boxes? do you do them and if so what do you put in your boxes? Love to hear your thoughts in the comment section down below. 

Cheers for reading X

Monday, 18 October 2021

October tag.

Hey readers,

I tried doing this for Tweetober however, I forgot and then I kind of gave up. However, I really like the questions so I thought I would do the tag as a blog post.

1) Favorite fall colour? My favorite fall colour would have to be mustard.

2) favorite fall activity? going for walks in nature when there is that crisp feel in the air then going home in the afternoon into the warm, bliss!

3) Favorite fall candle scent? apple cinnamon.

4) Corn maze or hayride? I think a hayride would be much more fun than a corn maze.

5) Sweater or hoodie? I prefer a sweater much more comfortable though I do miss the hood.

6) Favorite fall clothing item? I love fluffy socks and the way they feel on my tootsies especially when it is cold or during a dark evening.

7 Favorite fall date idea? I like to snuggle under a cosy blanket watching a film and drinking hot chocolate when it is all cold and drizzly outside.

8) Favorite fall drink? I would choose a rare treat that I have now and again and that would be a cheeky Costa mint hot chocolate.

9) Favorite thing about fall? Oh gosh, so many good things. Darker nights, cooler weather, the colours of the leaves, fairy lights.

10) What are you grateful for? Though I don't have a lot of money I am glad for having a roof over my head, food in my belly, feeling safe at home and my boys being happy (especially when they are giggling together).

11) Pumpkins or apples? Apples I loves a good juicy apple.

12) Favorite Halloween costume? I really love Beetlejuice so of course, it had to be him.

13) Favorite Disney villain? Not a massive Disney lover but if I had to choose a Disney villain it would have to be Cruella de Vil from the film One Hundred and One Dalmatians. I chose her just because she kicks ass at being evil and she has a brilliant dirty laugh.

14) Do you like haunted houses? Yes, of course, I do they look so much fun.

15) Favorite Disney movie? Without a question of doubt would be Beetlejuice.

16) Favorite fall memory? Feeling cozy in the evenings.

17) Favorite fall decor item? my Halloween fairy lights from Primark.

18) Favorite Halloween joke? I got so fed up with trick or treaters at Halloween that in the end I turned the lights out and pretended I wasn't in. Forget the ships. My lighthouse, my rules...

19) Favorite Halloween song? Bobby Pickett Monster Mash.

20) Firepit or fireplace? I love the fireplace and get cozy. Firepit sounds like hell, lol.

21) Scariest Halloween memory? Seeing humans, lol.

22) Do you believe in ghosts? No.

23) Pretty little liars or scream queens? Neither don't know what Scream Queens but not a fan of America-type programs that are saturated on Netflicks.

24) The favorite villain of all time? Hannibal Lecter.

25) Would you sleep in a graveyard? I already have when I was 12. I love graveyards so calming and no f*cker is around.

26) Favourite classic monster? cookie monster.

27) Biggest fear? Humans.

28) What Halloween monster would you be? Frankenstein.

29) The creepiest story you have heard? Jimmy Saville.

30) Favorite Adam's family member? Cousin It.

31) Halloween plans? eat all the mother f*cking sweets.

The blank questions if you want to join in. 

1) Favorite fall colour?

2) favorite fall activity? 

3) Favorite fall candle scent?

4) Corn maze or hayride? 

5) Sweater or hoodie? 

6) Favorite fall clothing item? 

8) Favorite fall drink? 

9) Favorite thing about fall? 

10) What are you grateful for? 

11) Pumpkins or apples? 

12) Favorite Halloween costume?

13) Favorite Disney villain? 

14) Do you like haunted houses? 

15) Favorite Disney movie? 

16) Favorite fall memory? 

17) Favorite fall decor item? 

18) Favorite Halloween joke?

19) Favorite Halloween song? 

20) Firepit or fireplace? 

21) Scariest Halloween memory? 

22) Do you believe in ghosts?

23) Pretty little liars or scream queens? 

24) The favorite villain of all time? 

25) Would you sleep in a graveyard?

26) Favourite classic monster? 

27) Biggest fear? 

28) What Halloween monster would you be? 

29) The creepiest story you have heard? 

30) Favorite Adam's family member? 

31) Halloween plans? 

Cheers for reading X

Sunday, 17 October 2021

My Sunday photo 17/10/2021

My youngest enjoyed baking some cakes.


Friday, 15 October 2021

Halloween Monster Toilet Roll Craft

Hey readers,

Looking for an easy craft to do for Halloween then check out below how to make a Halloween monster toilet craft.

What you will need.

* Paint (any colour you fancy or have to hand).

* Toilet roll.

 * Pipe cleaners.

* Foam sticky shapes.

* Googly eyes. 

* Paper clips.

* Hole punch (for holes to thread pipe cleaners through).

* A small stick of some description, I used a bamboo stick but I cut it down to fit. 

How to make the Halloween monster toilet roll craft.

1. First paint the toilet rolls on the outside with the colour you have chosen.

2. Once the toilet rolls are dry,  you need to hole punch each side of the toilet roll at the top. Then thread the pipe cleaner through the hole to the other side and thread it through. Finally, shape the pipe cleaner in an arc angle. 

3. The other toilet roll pushes the bamboo stick through the toilet roll so it reaches the other side and cuts it to fit. 

4. Add accessories of your choice such as foam shapes, paper clips.

5. Add the google eyes to be placed at eye level.

toilet roll craft

There you have an easy Halloween craft to do with your child. 

Happy Halloween.

Cheers for reading X