In need of some Halloween inspiration? We’ve picked out some ghoulish ideas to keep you and the kids busy this spooky season…
Get kitted out!
Whether the kids want to be a freaky clown, a spooky skeleton, or even a unicorn, you’re sure to find what you need on the square. Stop by Peacocks and Asda to try a range of Halloween outfits, there are even matching costumes for the grown ups to! Or if you’re feeling more creative, why not pop into Oxfam or The Salvation Army and create your own costume?
Fiendish party games
The best parties always come with games, pick up your supplies around Swinton Square and enjoy fun for all the family with these ideas!
- Guess the ‘body parts’: Guaranteed Halloween fun! Blindfold the kids and bring out a range of “body parts” for them to touch and feel. Use spaghetti for brains, grapes for eyeballs and almonds for fingernails. Keep them guessing until they get it right!
- Guessing game: Stop by Quality Save and grab a selection of spooky sweets. Fill up a glass jar and see who can guess how many pieces there are to win a treat.
- Pin the tail on the Witch’s cat: Pick up some orange and black card, a pair of child-friendly scissors and a glue stick from Card Factory and get creating. You’re bound to have as much fun making this game as you are playing it!
Creepy treats and freaky recipes
If you’re always looking for ways to get the little ones eating their fruit and veg, then we’ve got the trick for you…
Grab your favourite fruit and veg from Farmfoods or Asda and let your imagination go wild! Why not try ghost fruit kebabs, frozen banana ghosts, or even a veggie skeleton?
If time isn’t on your side, pop into Greggs or Greenhalghs for some terrifyingly tasty treats!