- A pumpkin lantern - and dinner too!
You'll want a nice big pumpkin to carve your lantern to scare away unwanted guests. But once you've scooped out all that orange flesh, hold the trash can! Pumpkin makes a tasty soup. Even better if it's organic. You'll also find recipes to bake it into cakes and pies. And remember - when your Jack O'Lantern has done it's job, you still don't throw it away. If you don't have a compost heap for food waste, now's the time to start!
- Costumes - back from the dead!
Forget heading down to the fancy dress store for new costumes that you'll put in the bin next week. Have a root around in the house (ask your parents first!) and see what old clothes, long dresses and frayed sheets may be lying around. With a bit of imagination and some playing around, they'll make fantastic phantoms and convincing zombies...
- Into the woods... for natural decorations
If you've got a park or woods nearby, you could find all sorts of weird looking stuff to decorate for Hallowe'en - dead leaves, twisted fallen branches (only take wood that's on the ground), rocks that you can paint to look like a toad... Scatter autumn leaves on the table and use old wood and stretched out cotton wool to make a nest of spiders!
- Eat through the fear...!
Oranges and tangerines will put your table in Hallowe'en mood, especially if you draw scary faces on them with marker pen. And Hallowe'en isn't Hallowe'en without sweets, is it. Try out some of these ideas for crunchy ghosts, blood-filled chocolate buns and apples with biting teeth. Yikes!