Anyone who knows me knows that I love Halloween – talk of ghosts, spooky stories, horror films, creepy songs, dressing up, fun games, trick or treating, things that go bump in the night – I love it all. Aside from Christmas, I think it is one of the most fun holidays for kids (and big kids!) and so I was thrilled when Tesco asked us to work with them on a frightfully fun activity.
As part of the campaign, we received a spooky delivery from Tesco – in a specially designed delivery van – with products to set us up for a fab-boo-lous Halloween party. This included things like fancy dress costumes, a pumpkin carving kit, balloons, confetti, tableware, lanterns, loot pots, a dancing skeleton, treat bowl and more.
It was a real treat and i was honestly blown away by the amount of time and effort that had gone into making the experience as fun as possible for Riley and Harry.
Halloween falls on a Monday this year – which sucks because it’s a school night – so I decided to take advantage of the fact the kids are currently on half term and we had our Halloween Party on Monday instead.
Tesco very kindly gifted me fancy dress costumes for Riley, Harry and my niece. The boys both wore F+F Frankenstein Monster Costumes which were super cute and fabulous quality as well. They loved the monster head hood because it had fun googly eyes.
Tia wore the F+F Corpse Bride Costume which had a lovely velvet body and layered skirt with lace and glitter mesh for a sparkly look. We also used some Tesco Silver Glitter Hairspray and some lipstick and eyeshadow from the Tesco Halloween Family Makeup Kit to complete the look.
Both fancy dress costumes have a RRP of £10.00 so they’re excellent value for money.
When we were given a shopping list of party items to choose from, I requested the Tesco Giant Spider Web thinking it would look great as a showpiece, however it didn’t come with any spiders – which was a little disappointing – so i had to jazz up the outer edges with some black and orange balloons instead.
I used the Tesco Gauze Kit – grey netting with 8 x black bats – to drape over a side unit and give the effect of dust and cobwebs. The boys thought it looked good and had lots of fun helping me to tangle and hang the bats up in the netting. I tried to use this area to create a sort of Halloween display, so I also placed the Tesco Dancing Skeleton at the top, our pumpkin in the middle and a Tesco Loot Pot and some Tesco LED Tealights on the bottom shelf.
I didn’t have a Halloween tablecloth or anything, so I just used Tesco Halloween Confetti to decorate instead and above the table I hung some Tesco Halloween Honeycomb Ghosts. They came in a pack of 3 and were super quick and easy to assemble.
My mum got the boys a pumpkin from a local PYO farm last weekend so we used that for the party, rather than purchasing another one from our local store. But we did use the Tesco Halloween Carving Kit and a template from the Tesco Living website to give it a little personality.
All party food was purchased from Tesco including some fang-tastic McVities Devilish Teacakes and Cadburys Pumpkin Patch Cakes. I cooked up some mini pizzas and chicken nuggets and had a selection of crisps and popcorn available too. I also made up a bowl of cucumber, carrots, pepper and cheese for a healthy option.
A Halloween party wouldn’t be a Halloween party without some sweeties so i displayed some Haribo Scaremix and other treats in the Tesco Treat Bowl.
All 3 of the kids LOVED the treat bowl. It has a special sensor button that you can press when someone puts their hand in the bowl and this makes the skull shoot forward, it’s eyes light up and it says various phrases.
When it came to fun and games I had intended to play Musical Skeletons and do some apple bobbing with the kids, but they decided to watch Dreamworks Spooky Stories on Netflix, play around with the Tesco Halloween Balloons and use their Tesco Projection Torches instead.
And that was our spootacular halloween party. A HUGE thank you to Tesco for all of our lovely goodies and for making this Halloween the best one yet for the boys and Tia.
If you are looking for fancy dress costumes, decorations, party food, pumpkins etc. this Halloween then i would highly recommend popping into your local Tesco store or shopping with them online. They have a fab-boo-lous range of products available at some fang-tastic prices.
Halloween on Netflix
Be amused, spooked and surprised this Halloween, with Netflix shows and films to suit all levels of spookiness!
Netflix have created categories within the Kids section especially for Halloween – log into Netflix and click on the links below to take you straight to the recommended shows;
Hope you all have a spooktacular Halloween!