Word Of The Week – Spooky

I’ve always loved spooky things so with Halloween approaching I’m in my element. Every year we celebrate Halloween, why not ! It’s so much fun and the more spooky the better in my opinion. I know not everyone shares my enthusiasm for the occasion but at our house we love it. The decorations went up on October 1st and scary movies (and not so scary for the kids) have become a part of our family movie nights.

I love that the shops are full of spooky decorations, costumes, accessories and food. I’m an absolute sucker for a gimmick, you stick a picture of a pumpkin or a monster on a product and I’m going to buy it. Over the last few years the shops have started selling a wider range of things to help celebrate Halloween. This makes me very happy and I always make sure I budget for a few new things to add to our collection.

The kids don’t need new costumes this year, last years fit perfectly well so we’ve been planning what we are going to do on the actual night. Chris usually takes the kids around our neighbours houses to Trick or Treat, I stay home answering the door to hand out spooky treats. Once they are home we are going to drive over to my cousins, she decks her front garden out with ghosts and ghouls. It looks amazing. There will be lots of spooky treats at tea time too, followed by some frightening deserts. I don’t know who’s more excited, me or the kids.

As well as planning what to do on Halloween night I’ve been writing about the subject too. I’ve written a guide on How To Celebrate Halloween On A Budget, Listed Halloween Events taking place locally to us and the Best Scary Movies to watch. I have also spent time hiding behind a cushion watching some horror movies, I do love a movie that makes me jump.

You might enjoy my previous word of the week post, Celebrate.

Word Of The Week – Celebrate

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  1. October 12th 2018 / 9:31 AM

    Sounds like you’re having lots of fun planning Halloween and getting in the spirit of it all already. There are certainly lots more decorations and things in the shops these days! #WotW

  2. October 12th 2018 / 10:20 AM

    We celebrate Halloween too. Our decorations are creeping up and I do have a few surprises in store for the children. I love looking to see what the shops have to offer, but I do think some take liberties. A spooky picture on the box of ordinary cakes really is a bit much. I’ll have to take a look at your Halloween posts. Always on the look out for new ideas. #wotw

  3. October 12th 2018 / 10:30 AM

    I’m kind of hoping that Halloween will pass us by this year. We’ll be taking the kitten for his operation around tea time, so we won’t be home for the Trick or Treaters. But, the kids around here have driven me bonkers all summer and I don’t want them knocking on my door, they certainly don’t deserve treats. I’m feeling very bah humbug about it all. Saying that, we did really enjoy going to the local farm to do our pumpkin carving, so I may stretch to that.
    I hope you enjoy your halloween. I may just pop by your other posts to see if you can change my mind about it 😉

  4. October 12th 2018 / 11:08 AM

    It all sounds very spooky in your house! I love horror movies and books, but I am the only one here so we don’t do spooky. I am hoping that one day my kids will share my passion for it, but until then, the spookiest we’re doing is a little party night and movie on Halloween, Hotel Transylvania is as far as they will go! x Thanks for sharing with #WotW

  5. October 12th 2018 / 11:20 AM

    I am not a big fan of Halloween. I get involved because of the kids. It sounds like you are having a lot of fun. If the kids had their way the decorations would be up now. hehehe

  6. October 12th 2018 / 7:57 PM

    I am not a fan of horror, but do love all the getting ready for halloween. I’ve been making costumes for my little one. Enjoy your spooky few weeks! #WOTW

  7. October 12th 2018 / 8:37 PM

    I love that you go all out Angela! We did the same at home when I was little but not many people seem to put in the effort these days. Have an amazing Halloween! #WotW

  8. Mummy here and there
    October 13th 2018 / 7:09 PM

    I love Halloween and much perfer it to Christmas haha sounds like your in the spirit things X #wotw

  9. October 14th 2018 / 11:37 AM

    I love Halloween that one bad thing about where we live, we are so far out we dont get trick or treaters which I really miss. But there is a spooky scarecrow walk in our nearest village so we are going to do that this year. We once went to Disney Paris at Halloween and it was amazing x

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