Halloween Decorations & Outfits for Kids
Full of spooky fun, Halloween is a favourite for little and big kids alike. Get stuck into the party spirit with our ghoulish guide to all things Halloween . From DIY Halloween costumes to party food ideas, you’ll find everything you need to make the most out of this year’s spooky season.
You could even start planning a Halloween party with our affordable ideas, should you want to impress the neighbours with creepy costumes and devilish decor.
Why do we celebrate Halloween?
Dating all the way back to 500 BC, Halloween is one of the oldest holidays still celebrated to this day. It’s thought to mark the point in the year when the seasons change as, when it was first introduced, the Celtic tribes celebrated a holiday known as Samhain to welcome the start of winter. Nowadays, Halloween is a day of fun for little ones. They get to dress up, eat sweet treats and have a fun-filled night - what could be better?
No matter what you’re planning this Halloween, we’re sure your little monster will have a fabulously spooky time with our tips.
Halloween costumes for kids
Whether your little one wants to look like a pretty princess or a scary dinosaur, we have you covered. We offer a large selection of dress-up and spooky Halloween costumes, allowing kids to choose the perfect outfit for them. Here are some of our favourite Halloween ideas for kids:
Harry Potter or Star Wars
Whether they’d prefer to be a witch or wizard at Hogwarts or a Jedi Knight in space, Halloween is the perfect time to transform into their favourite characters. We have a selection of Harry Potter merchandise that can be easily used as a costume - just simply wear a black robe over the top. Not only that, but we stock children’s Star Wars clothing that allows your little one to show off their style all year round.
DIY Halloween costume ideas
If you’re on a budget or are a little pushed for time, you can still put together a fab DIY Halloween costume that your child will love and look great in. For example, you can take a pretty black dress – add a witch’s hat and broom, and voila! Your little one will be transformed into a glamorous, party-ready witch.
Alternatively, add a pair of glitzy wings for a spooky Halloween fairy. You could also take a trendy pair of camouflage trousers as a comfortable base for your little one’s zombie look, or a pair of dark leggings to create a Halloween bat or cat. All you’ll need is a bit of face paint and some cute accessories.
Halloween decoration ideas
Whether you’re throwing a ghostly get-together or greeting trick or treaters, make sure your home lives up to the haunting vibe with our Halloween decoration ideas. Easy to do and lots of fun, your little monsters are bound to delight in creating these adorably spooky decorations. They’re also the perfect choice for Halloween parties, as they’re cheap to make yet a total treat.
How to carve a pumpkin
Halloween wouldn’t be the same without a glowing orange pumpkin on your doorstep. The kids will be mega excited to get involved with this spooky Halloween activity, but make sure to keep those little fingers safe. Handle all the knife work yourself and let your little one do all the fun, creative stuff, like designing the pumpkin face.
Indoor Halloween decorations
Don’t forget to decorate the inside of your house, too. There are plenty of ways to spook up your house to create the perfect Halloween ambience.
Our favourite ideas include:
Halloween party games ideas
Once you’ve decided on the family’s Halloween costumes, you can turn your attention to the best part of all - the games.
Whether you’re staying in or inviting others to join you, Halloween games are a great way of continuing the fun once you’ve finished trick or treating.
Halloween party food ideas
Keep rumbling tummies at bay by laying out a delicious Halloween feast at your party. If the thought of cooking lots of food on the day of the soiree sends a shiver down your spine, don’t worry.