As soon as October 1st arrived the kids were super excited about Halloween. They wanted to drag out the storage box of plastic spiders and cobwebs, which we keep ready for each year. I may have also accidently mentioned a Halloween party, which they instantly thought would be happening right there and then.
So… On Sunday it had to happen. A very early Halloween party. It was just my daughters and a friend (I wanted to keep it small as it was a Sunday and school was in the morning). The evening party was a ‘warm-up’ for the 31st rather than a full blown party. We tried on costumes, painted our faces and made masks. Oh and there was some cake!
Have an Aldi Halloween!
We usually make our own Halloween costumes each year, and it’s always been huge fun. This year we decided to try out the new Aldi Halloween range. I haven’t had time to make costumes, what with moving house and most of my fabrics are still boxed away somewhere. This year Aldi saved the day when Ivy became an adorable pumpkin, Olive was a cute girly skeleton and Willow and myself were vampires! The costumes from Aldi felt so well made and actually appear to be better quality than another leading fancy dress costume brand. The materials used were lovely, the stitching was well done and the little attentions to detail were fab! Willows vampire costume even came with a choker necklace (complete with a ruby jewel!). On each of the costumes, the materials used were wonderful, and the little extra trimmings really made the costumes stand out and look high quality!
Olive has worn her skeleton costume nearly every day since the party too, and I did have to explain to her that she couldn’t wear it to school on Monday morning. Ivy spends most of her time in the nuddy when at home, so playing dress ups is a little out of her comfort zone, but she absolutely adored her new pumpkin costume. You can’t see in the photo below but the costume is hooded and has a super cute leafy top, which when coupled with the googly eyes looked superb.
Every party needs decorations! Aldi have covered all things spooky for inside and outside of the house with Halloween tinsel decorations, canvas wall hangings, signs, tableware, cobwebs (complete with spiders), window stickers, Halloween inspired door wreaths and bunting. Every corner of the house can look scary! Keep your eyes peeled for a decorations review coming soon.
All kids love having their faces painted and all parents love seeing kids happy at their finished pieces. Aldi even sell a superb face painting set, ready to get any face ready for party time. The set consists of 6 pallet paints, 4 face crayons, 3 tube face paints, black nail varnish, black lipstick and sponges. The paint is quite oily, so don’t expect to create masterpieces, but as far as basic face painting kits go it’s wonderful and keeps toddlers very happy indeed! The kids lined up for a go and loved flicking through the booklet choosing who they wanted to be. The booklet came with the kit and even had some useful tips for painting successfully, a handy extra to find in the box.
For those who don’t fancy dressing up to the nines, there are some much simpler wearable items to have fun with in the Aldi Halloween range. Sometimes as a mum (and my husband can agree with me on this) you often forget about yourself when you are putting so much effort into the kids costumes. Before you know it, time has ran out and you’re left in just jeans and a t-shirt. I discovered a lovely ladies t-shirt to wear with ease, and no effort needed. The T-shirt is so soft and has a really nice fit. The shirt is made from the same material which leggings are normally made from, so it feels super warm as well as soft to touch. There are a few different t-shirts available in the ladies Halloween range, including cat and spider tees which are both adorable. This ghost t-shirt is embellished with tiny sequins, which sit flat against the tee. Me being me (a complete grunger) will definitely be wearing this all year round. It’s just superb! I love it!! I am tempted to go and treat myself to the other ladies tees in the range as well. The Halloween ladies t-shirts are just £5.99.
We love going Trick or Treating, and this year the girls are all so excited as they are older now and really get it. Finding a house lit up and inviting is part of the fun, and so is shouting “Trick Or Treat” at the top of their lungs to homeowners… apparently. Willow did ask me yesterday though why we never play tricks, and I had to explain that it’s because all of our neighbours are so lovely. Every Trick Or Treater needs a good bag to hold all of their swag, and the scarier the better! With Frankenstein, bats, spiders, pumpkins and a witch to choose from in the Treat Bag range you are spoilt for choose. The bags are wonderful! They are each made from a wonderful sparkly material and padded out too for a 3D look. Attention to detail on each of the bags are fantastic. The witch has to be my favourite with her long legs, googly eyes and one tooth! The bags have a great amount of space inside too for holding all of those tasty sweets. Sorry mums, no excuse to fill your pockets this year.
Lets not forget about headwear. I’m not talking about spooky top hats or creep brides veils… we all need stupid boppers in our lives. Every opportunity we can we reach for the bouncy headbands. Hen parties, Christmas work do’s, summer fetes and Halloween. Aldi have a fun range of head boppers, that are cheap as chips, well made and hilarious. Even my hubby wore a pair to the party. You can choose between pumpkins, ghosts, bats and skulls to ‘bop’ with and each pair only cost £1.79!
If you’re not too busy eating sweets and jumping around why not do some fun colouring with one of the wonderful colouring-in books from Aldi (I told you they had everything covered). I discovered 3 books to keep the whole family busy. Children shall enjoy the book of monster masks to colour while adults may enjoy the Colour Me book or the Day Of The Dead book. All 3 books are well printed and the masks are easy to pop out. The books also come with elastic too so you can wear your finished masks right away! A superb idea, and cheap too at £1.99 per book. The monster masks book even has some very funny jokes to tell your friends on each page for added fun. A wonderful idea and I really am in love with these books. I would have loved these when I was little.
If you’re a complete grunger like us, you won’t resist popping along to Aldi and stocking up some new decorations for your house which are also hot on the shelves right now. Because Halloween isn’t just for October 31st… it’s all year round!
I genuinely love Aldi and have a huge love for all of their products (my ultimate fave Aldi buy has to be their coconut oil!) and I am never let down by their quality and style. You can shop the Aldi Halloween range online and in store and there are so many more products to explore than I have mentioned above.
Keep your eyes peeled for a video review of the Aldi Halloween decorations range which I aim to publish tomorrow. Don’t miss it!
*Aldi products featured were sent to me in exchange for an honest review*