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Trick or treat – A guide to all things spooky (and cute) this Halloween!

Feeling a little spooked by the thought of finding a Halloween costume for your little one or wondering where to take the kids on Halloween – our little Spooky (but cute) guide has everything covered.

 

Get dressed up

Children love any excuse to get dressed up and if you get in on the act too they’ll love it even more. For perfect Halloween costumes, accessories and all things spooktacular – head to one of these stores :

 

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  • Lil Pumpkins, Shop online here
  • Wanna Party, Gurgaon & New Delhi. Shop online here
  • Allied Party Store, 4/A, Khan Market, New Delhi. Contact : 011 2461 6570
  • Gift Ark, Ground Floor, Tower B, Nirvana Courtyard , Sector 50, Gurgaon, Gurgaon. Contact : +91 99581 29129
  • Toys & Themes,Shop 09, First Floor, Huda Market, Sector 23, Gurgaon. Contact : +91 99538 80088
  • Fancy Dress Club with Indy Weaves, Nirvana Country , Sector 50, Gurgaon. Contact: +91 9999111854
  • 7 Toystreet,G 50 ground floor Baani Square, Sector 50, Gurgaon. Contact: +91 99990 10196

 

 

Make the perfect Halloween costume at home

 

If you are planning on doing a DIY costume this Halloween, here are some ideas we’ve been crushing on:
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Beetlejuice

Who doesn’t love this movie? Yes it’s pretty scary but the little black tie amps up the cuteness factor.

Pennywise

Balloons are fun! Here’s the worst kind of clown EVER. It’s Pennywise from Stephen King’s ‘IT’ and he will haunt your dreams forever.

The Joker

There are many different interpretations of Batman’s nemesis but we think this tot’s ‘Suicide Squad’ take on The Joker is the most unsettling!

 

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Billy the puppet

Small trike and an eerie puppet that’s come alive – nooo! This outfit from the ‘Saw’ movie franchise would definitely have other trick-or-treaters screaming into their homes, but at least their legs wouldn’t get tired!

Little Zombie

A little zombie on the loose looking for a brainy snack. Or… maybe it’s just a crazed toddler who’s missed his nap?!

Freddy Krueger

1, 2, Freddy’s coming for you…hey at least he’s learning to count! This angry little nightmare inducer is pretty out there.

Jack Skellington

The Pumpkin King from flick ‘The night before Christmas,’ this cartoon character looks WAY more scary in real life. On a kid.

 

 

Dish out goodies

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Despite the trick-or-treating, it’s always a great time to get the excitement rolling in the kitchen! Get out the Halloween chocolate spider cupcakes , The Ghost Meringues . Or you could make mini pumpkin pies, pizzas made into monster faces, or even use fruit to create fun healthy treats – such as Jack-O-Lanterns made out of oranges or mandarins, ‘ghost’ bananas using choc-chips for eyes and a mouth, or ‘Green Goblin’ smoothies. Let your imagination run wild! You may even want to invite some other small children over for a mini Halloween party dinner to make it even more exciting.

 

 

Do some Halloween craft

Carving pumpkins isn’t the only crafty thing you can get up to on Halloween. Little ones could make scary masks or hats, do spooky paintings, create monsters or other things out of old toilet rolls and containers, or make fun Halloween signs and decorations for the house.

 

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Creepy Crawlers

Show some love for the little guys and showcase mini pumpkins for a change. Just bend pipe cleaners for spidery legs and scoop out a spot for a flickering tealight.
What you’ll need: black pipe cleaners, tea lights
Puffy Ghosts

DIY these hanging ghosts with cotton balls on white construction paper. Glue on black paper eyes and mouths in expressions of your choosing.

What you’ll need: Cotton wool,strings, black paper,markers,glue

Monster Mobile

Transform toilet paper rolls into this monster mobile by painting or coloring the tubes and adding on googly eyes, squiggly pipe-cleaner arms, and toothy construction-paper mouths. String together at staggering heights for a friendly hanging decoration.
What you’ll need: used toilet rolls, paint, strings,glue, coloured paper
Clothespin Bats

Let your preschooler transform a few of your old wooden clothespins into cute bats with some markers, construction paper, and red googly eyes in this fun DIY activity.
What you’ll need: Clothes pin, black chart paper, glue, small stickers

Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Fence

Little ones can build a rickety fence with wooden craft sticks and set a quintet of jack-o’-lanterns on top. Fun piece to hang on their soft board.
What you’ll need: Icecream sticks, craft paper,marker pens

 

 

Have a Halloween hunt

 

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If little ones like the idea of receiving lollies (and c’mon, who doesn’t really?), why not stage a Halloween Hunt in your own garden? Similar to a treasure hunt, you could pretend that monsters have hidden the lollies for them to find using clues, and give them a little basket or bag to stash all the loot they find. Looking for some fun Halloween clues, here is our favourite one

 

 

Watch a ‘scary’ film

 

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Grab some candy and pop in one of these classic Halloween flicks for a night of frightening fun. Our top picks this year are:

Monster House

When three friends discover that their neighbor’s house is a living, breathing monster, they have to figure out how to stop it before the neighborhood goes to hell. Appropriate for kids of all ages

It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown

If you haven’t seen this beloved cartoon short, prepare to set your DVR — local stations usually air it a few weeks before Halloween.Appropriate for all ages

Coraline

Be careful what you wish for, warns this sinister movie adapted from the 2002 children’s book. The eerie secret about a parallel universe might even creep you out.Appropriate for kids 9 and up

Halloweentown” Series

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