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Adults! Get involved with the enchantment. You can enjoy just as much as children relish the festivities that is Halloween. The annual holiday celebrated on 31 October every year. Originating from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, were people lit bonfires and wore costumes to ward off ghosts. Samhain being the Irish and Scottish festival, marking the end of harvest season and the start of winter or the 'dark half.' Samhain is believed to have Celtic pagan origins and there is evidence it has been an important date since ancient times. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honour all saints; soon, All Saints Day incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows Eve, and later Halloween. Over time, Halloween has evolved into a day of activities like trick-or-treating, carving jack-o-lanterns, festive gatherings and dressing in costume. 

Pumpkins on Display


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A clear vase, glass biscuit jar or a mason jar makes for an instant Halloween display with the help of those undeniably adorable mini pumpkins you’ve been eyeing up at the market. The range of colours they come in means there is a look to suit any style. For something more elegant and understated, go with all white pumpkins. For a classic look, opt for all orange ones. We love to mix things up, so went for a grab bag of colours.

Adults All Halloween Entryway


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We recommend adults supervision when lighting candles. Why not focus your decorating energies on the entryway? Bare branches, available at most floral-supply stores, have the right haunted-forest feel, or use what your garden offers you. Their decoration makes a statement as soon as you walk up to the door. Add some ornaments, or stretch out cotton balls for the classic cobweb display. Mini pumpkins make the setup feel full and festive.

Children's All Halloween Entryway


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Planning to hand out sweets on the big night? Keep it child safe and leave the candles out of the way. Why not deck out your stairs or the walkway to the door to make it a welcoming Halloween experience for the children and families in your neighbourhood?

In The Garden


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Why not purchase some sheets of orange cardboard and create a little door theme, for the big trees in your garden. Turn your garden into an enchanted Halloween trail for your little pumpkin munchkins.

Frightening Mantel Features


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Group together all of your dark decorative accessories, such as candlestick holders, interesting vases and odd end books for a few festive yet frightening touches. Add other items where possible such as skulls, witches hats, spiders and night owls. It will offer different textures thrown in the mix to create some interest. Suddenly it looks like a scene out of a haunted mansion. A few coats of spray paint in matte-black  turns a holiday garland into a Halloween Haven, and “bleeding” candles are easy to create by holding a lit red candle over white pillar candles and letting the red wax drip down the sides.

Macaroon Madness


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In a world in which there are is over 7,000 estimated languages, there’s one that is in many ways universal, food! Bring the icing sugar to the forefront. Food is one of the easiest ways to get into the spirit of any event. Why not fill your home with tasty treats appropriate for all ages. Macaroons are great for the young and old and supporting your local bakery is another tick on your list.

Simple Yet Spirited


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Love Halloween but don’t have the time to tackle a full blown decorating effort this year? No problem. Pick up a few mini pumpkins, real fruit or otherwise, pile inside a large salad bowl, place in the center of your table, and call it a day. This simple idea will make you happy every time you walk by and will function as a great reminder to savor every second of this magical season.