#HalloweenTips with Matalan

Matalan asked me to be part of their #HalloweenTips campaign where together with another four bloggers we embrace the theme of Halloween and share all our tips to make the 2013 scary party The. Best. Ever.


Did I scare you there?

First up we had a really fun Twitter party where 10 of the best Tweets were each given £20 vouchers to spend in Matalan. It was so popular that we trended in the UK for the entire period we were tweeting. You can see the best tips here on the Matalan blog. or by searching Twitter using the #HalloweenTips hashtag. 

halloween party food

Then Matalan have been passing over their blog to us and we get to chat all about Halloween. Helen from The Crazy Kitchen took over the food side of Halloween, among her top tips and simple ideas were Finger Lickin’ Witches Finger Dip and Mummy Hotdogs which are really cute. The photo above is her handy work, check out her blog for lots more halloween treats.

I was entrusted with costumes and as you may know the only costume I have on here is my shepherd’s head dress of which I am very proud  but it’s not very scary is it? So I called on all my crafty bloggers to help out with the costume side of Halloween and they came up trumps for me with loads of top ideas and 11 No Sew Costumes even costumes made out of cardboard boxes too.

If you’re really stuck nip to the chemist and buy lots of bandages and then proceed to wrap your child (over clothes to make sure no one catches cold) and voila’ you have your own mini mummy.

no sew halloween costumes

Make sure you keep your eye on the blog as each week my fellow bloggers will be giving you top tips on how to decorate the house, tricks and treats and games to make your party go with a spooky Boo!

And of course take a look at my Halloweeen Pinterest board where everything I discover around the World Wide Web I collect there as a constant resource.

Disclosure: I am working with Matalan on their #HalloweenTips campaign.


  1. October 13, 2013 / 9:41 PM

    thanks for the mention Mari…..I LOVE your shepherd headress, I need to remember that one just in case I need it in a few weeks!

    • October 15, 2013 / 4:22 PM

      *takes a bow* for the shepherd headdress :)
      Loving your foodie ideas

  2. October 14, 2013 / 9:33 PM

    I definitely have to show that post to Second Daughter… ;) xx

    • October 15, 2013 / 4:22 PM

      For the cooking or the costumes? Have fun whatever 2nd daughter is interested in :)

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