October 20, 2015pumpkin fun

Halloween and Pumpkin Fun

 Believe it or not we are now in October and that means that one of our favourite seasonal events is close at hand, Hallowe’en! Whether as a family you decide to take your children trick or treating or not there is plenty of fun to be had all the same.  Read on for for some Halloween and pumpkin fun.

Costumes

One of the most enjoyable parts of Hallowe’en for little ones is the dressing up. It can of course also be one of the most expensive parts for us grown ups, although it needn’t be.

Making a costume could be as easy as printing off mask templates and some cutting out with matching coloured clothing. Face paint is fabulous for extra detail as well as last minute mind changes. If you aren’t of a mind to sew or make from scratch for just one night then browse your local charity shops, buy-sell sites on Facebook, Freecycle and similar. This adorable costume cost just four pounds with the pumpkin costume coming from a local buy, sell or swap site and the mask coming from Asda for a pound.

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Decorating

Whether you are staying in or going out for Hallowe’en there is the opportunity to enjoy hours of fun art and craft time and well as making your home feel very seasonal indeed. It’s never a bad idea to decorate your front door so that those Trick or Treating will be able to see at a glance whether or not you are happy to have people knocking. How you choose to decorate is up to you however with carved pumpkins (the more imaginative the better), spiders and webs, witches and cats, ghosts and ghouls and more you have plenty to choose from.

if you are stumped for inspiration have a look at our Hallowe’en Pinterest board. We are fans as you can see!

Follow More 4 Mums’s board Halloween on Pinterest.

Pumpkin Recipes

Although pumpkins are available for weeks around autumn-time they’ve featured heavily during Hallowe’en especially for some time. There are some brilliant and very tasty ways to enjoy pumpkin, especially if you have been busy carving out pumpkins for decoration. Enjoy hearty soups, pies and much more. We have our eye on this delicious looking recipe for Hallowe’en Pumpkin Cake, a tray bake style cake of sorts from BBC Good Food and will be attempting it soon! What are your favourite pumpkin or Hallowe’en themed recipes?

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Although Hallowe’en is just one day it often becomes something of a week-long affair with time spent cooking, decorating, enjoying themed local events and more. What do you do for Hallowe’en if anything? Do you have any tips or tricks to share (nice tricks only!) for making costumes, decorating or enjoying pumpkin based recipes? If so leave us a comment, we’d love to hear from you!

HALLOWEEN

A Cornish Mum

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11 thoughts on “Halloween and Pumpkin Fun

  1. I’ve never baked with pumpkin before but I really should try it out, that recipe looks fab. Thanks so much for linking up to #SundaySweets, hope to see you back next week x

  2. So cute that picture! Thank you so much for linking with the #pinitparty and don’t forget to check out if you are one of the featured posts next week! Have a great weekend!

  3. Love that costume! It is so cute!! and wow about the pumpkin recipe, it looks so yummy!! I love pumpkin so I would try that happily!! LOL Thanks so much for joining me at #KCACOLS. 🙂 xx

  4. Love the pumpkin costume, Monkey has decided he wants to be a pirate!! lol. We also have a Halloween pinterest board will be going over to check yours out 🙂 #picknmix

  5. Oh that little pumpkin costume is just too cute! We were away for Halloween this year, so we had a fire under the stars instead, was pretty amazing 🙂 Thanks for linking up to #PicknMix
    Stevie x

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