This might well have been the strangest year you have lived yet but you know what, some things never change. Such as what? Halloween being the most spooktacular night of the year! Think about it, you get to dress up as pop culture characters or superheroes, you get to carve a pumpkin to pieces, light that Jack-o-lantern and you get to hit up strangers for treats against the somewhat sinister assumption that if they don’t oblige, you’ll play a trick on them. What could be better than that!
One thing is for sure, on this particular October night, everyone in the family has a ball. It doesn’t matter if you’re a teenager, a toddler, a parent or even a grandparent, Halloween brings out the best in all of us. It's full of generous gestures and fun and, yes, a little bit spooky too, all at the same time and in the right measure.
This year we all need a great Halloween party like never before, so we've prepared this guide with handy tricks, treats and more including the most original costume ideas and a good deal for your every need. Take a look below and get ready to celebrate in style without having to give up a pretty penny.
Discount codes and deals for your scary Halloween party needs
Let’s get this right, Halloween isn’t the same without trick or treating. It’s just the way it is. Christmas isn’t the same without a Christmas tree and summer without a beach is simply incomplete. The grass is green, the sky is blue and you won’t enjoy the true essence of Halloween unless you trick or treat.
So for your Halloween party, you’re going to have to plan an outing around the block and play the game, it’s one of the best Halloween night activities out there. Use these amazing Cherryz offers to get the coolest themed tote bags for your goodies, and add one or two decorations for your haunted home in the process.
Let’s face it, no party is complete without a bit of atmosphere, and we don’t just mean dimming the lights. Take advantage of our great Wayfair discount codes and decorate your home like a pro for very moderate prices. You can get anything from chrome skull goblets to ceramic cut-out pumpkin decorations.
Scary or not, your party won’t go far if you don’t get plenty of food, drink and snacks to keep everyone happy. Make the most of the Iceland Halloween offers and get a sensational Halloween discount on your gourmet dinner. Pair that with our best House of Malt discounts to pay as little as possible when you stock up on all your wine and spirits for a long and happy night.
Whether you’re planning for 2 friends or 20, we’d be silly not to mention Amazon, the one-stop-shop for, well, everything! From decorations to Halloween wigs to accessories, order it all here and even get it delivered the next day! Save on already fantastic prices with an Amazon voucher code. AliExpress also have great Halloween deals on costumes and decorations. We recommend planning ahead as some items come from a while away! Browse through the AliExpress voucher codes and discounts we’ve found to get more off already low prices.
Halloween makeup: buy online for cheap but cheerful ideas!
One of the best things about Halloween is that for a night (and for one night only!) it’s okay to dab all sorts of paint on your face and channel your inner glam rock star self for a good purpose. But if you think that getting a face painting kit is a little over the top, there are some good alternatives. Eye shadow is one of them. Lots of it. In fact, so much of it that you’ll need a whole new eyeshadow palette. Luckily they can be had for cheap with these Notino Halloween offers. If you’re on the hunt for makeup that’s going to last you more than just one night, definitely check out the LOOKFANTASTIC discount codes we’ve hunted down. You can get vampy eye makeup, lippy and killer contour that are wearable throughout the year so you’re not wasting any product.
Drawing a cat face isn’t just the simplest thing in the world, it’s also a very versatile option. All you need is a good (spare) eyeliner, which you can get with a discount from Cult Beauty, and some imagination. While cat faces can be cute, sexy or actually quite nasty, clowns are just creepy. This is precisely why they make for great Halloween ideas. It might be a little more effort to pull it off, but it’ll be all worth it in the end, trust us!
Want to break away from the classic vampire, cat or clown? Leaning more towards adult costumes, there are plenty of other options that you can recreate with a bit of make up and some clever hair styling. Grab some red lipstick and black eyeliner for some Chucky scars and backcomb your hair to complete the look. Be sure to check out the Feelunique special offers to enjoy huge savings. Blend that eyeliner out and add some jewellery and you’re a ghost pirate!
Or if you want to look a little less crazy, and head down the sexy costumes route then how about a member of the Addams family? Silky hair and porcelain skin are key so be sure to prep using some Beyond Beautiful products. We’re sure Morticia would also smell divine so definitely pick up a sensual scent from The Perfume Shop to truly complete your entrance, why not add some long gloves for extra drama.
Buy Halloween costumes online: deals for kids and the family
If you’re going to get fully into the festive mood, then you’re going to have to come up with some ideas for an original Halloween costume, it’s part of the night’s entertainment. For a general notion, you could do worse than checking our Clothing category. You’ll find lots of merchants there with a wide array of promotions specifically geared to fulfil your fancy dress needs right now.
A great idea is to get group costumes for the whole family. For instance, ghosts or skeletons are classic examples of how you can combine variations on the same theme to suit adults and children alike. Even witches and wizards are a solid yet simple choice, you just need some good old pointy hats, be that the glasses-wearing Hogwarts kind or the spooky warted nosed kind. Or you could have mom and dad gear up as an angel and the devil. There are many combinations you can try to include everyone in the family, from the Addams Family to Alice in Wonderland. A good place to explore this and other alternatives is our Argos Halloween promotions page.
Kids love to dress up and this is a fabulous opportunity to indulge them in a perfectly acceptable context. Kids’ Halloween costume ideas go from the most basic DIY costumes to the most elaborate possibilities. Just remember that, at the end of the day, an old bed sheet with two holes for eyes already turns your kid into a ghost. If this is your baby’s first Halloween, you can shop at Carter’s with these great festive season voucher codes and get anything from a two-piece pumpkin bodysuit with matching shoes to themed cotton PJs at excellent prices.
Trick or Treat: where to buy the best Halloween pumpkins, cakes, biscuits, cupcakes and sweets in the UK!
It’s only fair to give as good as you get, really, which is why you need to have a big bowl of sweets at the ready in your house for whenever the kids and your neighbours come around trick or treating. You’ve had your fun doing the rounds and got that tote bag full to the brim with Halloween sweets but that doesn’t mean you get to recycle those same sweets when others come knocking at your door!
Even if you choose to miss out on a trick or treat spin around the block (though why in the world would you!) make sure you go for a replenishing run at your local store and have loads of goodies for your visitors. Like many of us, perhaps Halloween has crept up on you and you’ve already had to turn away the first batch of kids empty-handed. Have no fear, grab a Beelivery discount code, buy your tasty UK Halloween sweets and get them delivered in under 60 minutes or as little as 15! You can even buy Halloween cakes and pumpkins to buy with just a click of a button.
If you’re entertaining guests and want something a bit more upmarket, take a look at our Hotel Chocolat discount codesfor some luxurious nibbles to impress them. Take one more hassle out of the party prep and preorder some tasty food with a Foodhub Halloween promo code. After all that time sticking cobwebs and bats to the ceilings, you’ll be glad of this decision, trust us plus you can never go wrong with pizza!
If you claim some of these Tesco discount codes, it will cost you little money and even less time, and it’s the decent thing to do. Because, at the end of the night, Halloween is a time to celebrate together, to be generous with gifts, imaginative and also a little bit spooky, but above all to give out and receive joy in bundles.
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