Happy Halloweeeeen! I love seasonal things, and I looove celebrating! It is so me to get into the swing of the season a little too much and just go over the top with it – but if you enjoy something then you should go for it! I also am quite obsessed with all things scary, so when it comes to Halloween there’s a lot to do for me – gone are the days of trick or treating, but the days of eating a bucket load of crap, pumpkin carving and scaring yourself shitless are still definitely upon us. 😉
Right at the beginning of the month I went to LUSH to indulge myself in some of their Halloween/autumnal products. I found it really hard to keep myself away from the Christmas range but I was trying not to spend too much money and I figured there is plenty of time still! You can read about these products and how I found them here.
I went to Scaresville at Kentwell Hall in Essex last year also and had such a good time! It’s essentially a big labyrinth through buildings, fields and forests where people jump out at you and scare the life out of you. It’s hilarious to go with a group of friends, seeing their screams and jumps, and parts are genuinely terrifying! Eight of us went this year and made up a full group so it was just us walking (running/screaming/partially crying) around for about an hour – I loved every second! There’s a few different versions of this around the UK and I definitely want to do more. I recently moved to Brighton for Uni so want to do Shocktoberfest too (it’s apparently the #1 Halloween attraction in the UK!)
Scary films are always a necessity – I love a good horror and have quite the collection, along with scary kids films which are also a must with me – me and my boyfriend watched monster house just yesterday haha! (That was the first time I’d seen it in years!)
Last year I carved pumpkins for the first time since I was little, and I found it so much fun to do again! This year I’ve carved pumpkins on four different occasions (mental haha!) and some of our creations turned out pretty well! I first carved some at Uni – me and my friend Johnathan managed to slice our fingers as well as the pumpkins but it all turned out okay in the end. 😉 He carved the pacman one so I sent him this:
Me and my boyfriend have carved some a few more times since – his is the left and mine’s the right – they looked pretty snazzy lit up – pumpkins always look so much better when they’re glowing!
I planned to do quite a bit of Halloween baking this year, and although I did bake a fair amount this month, these chocolate slabs were the most halloweeny things we made. You can read the post about them here.
We had so much chocolate and sweets in the house so chose a bunch and literally just put it all together haha! The main chocolate bars were made of crunchie and galaxy and maltesers and galaxy – I did buy white chocolate to marble together but I managed to burn it like you’ve never seen in the microwave! (I do usually melt chocolate over boiling water but I was feeling lazy. 😉 ) All the sweets on top are vegetarian and mainly from M&S. Most jelly sweets contain gelatin (look it up if you want to be grossed out!) but M&S have a really good range for veggies!
Although not scary I have to include our milkyway brownies because they taste sooooo good!
Have you been up to anything Halloweeny this year?