Looking to create the spookiest, most frightful Halloween party ever? From the freakiest Halloween costumes and decorations to devilish recipes for Halloween treats and drinks, we have some really simple and effective fright-tastic Halloween ideas that will ensure you have the best Halloween party ever!

Dress to Impress with Creepy Costumes

Before organising the finer details of your Halloween party, it’s a must that you as the hosts are dressed to impress. For the ultimate in traditional Gothic horror, choose our Dracula costume, and nail the creepy look with our Vampire make-up. For the ladies, step away from that safe cat or witch costume you wear every year, and choose something to make you stand out from the crowd. We love the Team Zombie Cheerleader outfit for a real touch of American high-school horror. Intensify your look with some clever Halloween make-up.

For the kids, we absolutely adore;

 

Frankie costume – £10
Zombie costume– £12
Scary Surgeon costume – £10

For even more Halloween costume ideas, you can shop our full range at wilko.com

Food Prep

Make sure all your food prep is done in advance so you can spend more time partying on the night! Serve a cold buffet that you can easily prepare before the big day, but make it a buffet with a difference by serving up spooky Halloween-themed treats. Our Skeleton Cookie recipe is sure to be a hit with all your guests:

Skeleton Cookies – Serves 12

Ingredients:
125g Margarine
100g Soft brown sugar
300g Sieved plain flour
25g Dark cocoa powder
4tbsp Light condensed milk
1tsp Bicarbonate of soda
3tsp Ground ginger
Icing to decorate
Gingerbread Man Cookie Cutter

Method:
Preheat the oven to 180°C, 350°F or Gas Mark 4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a pan over a medium heat, melt the margarine, brown sugar and condensed milk. Remove from heat and allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Combine the remaining dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl then add in your cooled wet ingredients. Bring the mixture together with a wooden spoon, then get your hands in and finish binding with your fingers.
Roll out the dough on a floured surface to the thickness of approximately a pound coin and cut shapes out.
Bake for 10 – 15 mins.
Cool on a wire rack, and when completely cooled pipe on spooky skeleton outlines.

Demonic Decorations

Dress your house up with a mixture of decorations that will both shock and delight! For some life-like creepiness, invite some guests from beyond the grave by hanging up our Hanging Skeleton. For creepy crawly fun, choose our Gigantic Hairy Spider. With eight terrifying legs, petrifying pincers and gruesome eyes, this spider’s ideal for placing in entrances, above dining tables or in the corner of your room. To create a spooky atmosphere hang these ghost lights around your house. The party table will always be the centrepiece, so make it as spooky as possible with our Bloody Tablecloth which features the word ‘HELP’ written in blood-splatter. Shop all our Halloween decorations right here.

All that’s left now is to thoroughly enjoy your fright to remember!

For even more Halloween inspiration, shop our full Halloween range at wilko.com

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