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Welcome To Halloween’s Origins!

Here you will find articles on all kinds of things that are related to (yes you guessed it), Halloween!

With articles ranging from haunted houses and horror movies to costumes and makeup, decorations to tasty recipes ideas, and a little history about this spooky holiday and more, you are bound to find some inspiration, to help you get ready for October 31st.

Here are a few ideas for where to start…

 
                    
 

Halloween Ideas

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Halloween is a time for fun, whether it’s dressing up, decorating your home and garden, trick or treating, going to Halloween themed parties or planning your own, visiting haunted houses, watching scary horror movies, etc.

Whatever you like to do at Halloween, it is about letting your hair down and spending time with family and/or friends – and it’s not just for kids!

So why not get your ‘Halloween‘ thinking cap on, and see what ideas you can come up with for celebrating Halloween this year?

 

History of Halloween:

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Wiccan Altar | Photo Courtesy of Cy-V (Flickr.com)

I have always been interested in the origin of Halloween, how it all started, where our customs and traditions come from, and also how they have changed to what we recognise today.

If you are interested in learning more about Halloween’s historical beginnings, you may find the following articles helpful:

 

Haunted Houses:

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Winchester Mystery House | Photo Courtesy of HarshLight (Flickr.com)

Do you like to look around haunted houses, and other reportedly haunted places? If you do – listed below are a few places you may like to visit – or if you don’t, you can just read about them from the safety of your own home! Either way – enjoy:

 

Horror Movies:

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Nosferatu 1922 | Image Courtesy of twm1340 (Flickr.com)

Now, horror movies can be watched at any time, as long as it is dark – preferably night time or the early hours! But, what about watching a horror on All Hallow’s Eve (night)? …Perfect!

Here are a couple of vintage horrors you might like to try:

 

Halloween Costumes & Makeup:

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Medusa | Image Courtesy of mari27454 Marialba Italia (Flickr.com)

A question for you – who doesn’t like to dress up at Halloween? I think most Halloween fans love to dress up as much as I do, and the options we have to choose from for our Halloween costume is just amazing. Every year it seems like there is even more to choose from. We really are spoilt for choice these days, and sometimes having too much to choose from can be just as unhelpful as having too little.

If you really are stuck for ideas this year, the following list might give you some costume (and makeup) inspiration this Halloween:

If you are looking to buy Halloween costumes this year, for yourself and/or your kids, you will find a good selection of costumes available to buy here.


Halloween Decorations:

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Halloween Decorations – Skeleton, Spiders, Bats | Image Courtesy of akfoto (Flickr.com)

Are you thinking of hosting your own Halloween themed party this year? If you are then Halloween decorations are an absolute must!

Just like with the costumes, there is a lot of decoration ideas to choice from. In fact it would be easy to get carried away. After all, there is the indoor and outdoor décor to take care of, plus table decorations, door and wall decorations, and don’t forget about your front yard! It’s enough to make your head spin! But don’t despair, here are a few suggestions to get you started:

If you are looking to buy Halloween decorations for your home and garden, you will find a good selection of decorations and props available to buy here.

 

Halloween Recipes:

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Mummy Hot Dogs | Photo Courtesy of jamieanne (Flickr.com)

Of course no party is complete without food and drink! And I’m not talking about any old food and drink, because at a Halloween themed party you need Halloween inspired food and drink.

Here are a few delicious recipes that you might like to serve up at your own party:

Now that’s the Halloween ideas taken care of – roll on October 31st!

I hope you all have a wicked Halloween.

Kate Massey

 

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