Halloween is the perfect excuse for a party, whether you’re taking the kids out trick-or-treating or inviting friends round for a cocktail soiree! Here are our top essentials for a fantastic celebration filled with ghoulish fun.
A Simple Punch
Combine 500m of blood-red cranberry juice with 1.5 litres of sparkling lemonade and the juice of three zingy limes before draping a large handful of gummy worms around the serving bowl for the kids! For the adults’ version, throw in a bottle of vodka or gin to really get the festivities going, and add plenty of ice cubes. You can always get fancy by adding slices of lemon, berries or other fruits for interest – or make coloured gin jellies with Halloween-themed sweets on top for fun. Get all of your supplies online at Sainsbury’s, who currently have fantastic deals on Halloween party food, with £1.50 going to your favourite charity – at no cost to you – when you click through Give as you Live here >
Prepare for the Trick-or-Treaters
Carve out that pumpkin, light those candles and prepare for little ghouls, wizards and zombies to appear looking hopeful with their treasure buckets! If you don’t want to be ‘tricked’, then make sure you have plenty of lovely treats on hand – such as a bumper pack of mini Mars treats on sale at ASDA, currently on rollback to £4. Even better, you can raise £2.75 for charity through Give as you Live when you buy online here >
Prefer to shop in-store? You can still raise vital funds for your charity by purchasing a grocery card for use at ASDA, Tesco, Waitrose & Partners or M&S!
Decorate That Garden
Welcome your ghoulish guests with a fantastic LED light display from John Lewis – it costs just £10 and beams a projection of ghosts, skeletons, pumpkins and other terrifying Halloween themes onto your walls, doors or garden sheds. Colourful, fun and eye-catching, it’s an easy way to decorate your outdoor space and create a fantastic atmosphere for anyone walking up the path. Click through Give as you Live to raise ££ for charity too >
If you haven’t sorted the children’s fancy dress yet, we’ve got 8 ideas they’ll love that won’t break the bank right here.
Little ones love to get involved at Halloween, so encourage their love of baking with this ghostly cupcake kit from Waitrose. With a ghostly theme, it comes with everything that you need to perfect some little fairy cakes, including paper case holders, toppers and the all-important mix. It costs just £2.50 at Waitrose, and even better, you can earn a whopping £20 for charity at the moment through Give As You Live with a special increased offer – click here for more details >
The High-End Luxury Vampire Look
Here’s a beauty edit with a difference! Illamasqua is promoting a fantastic Haunting Dead look using beautiful and luxurious products from the brand’s makeup range – so you can continue to use them for glamorous day and evening looks after your Halloween party! Find the range at Debenhams along with a tutorial video and raise 1.5% for charity when you buy online with us >
Feeling inspired for Halloween? Have fun with your trick-or-treats, party food and punch, spooky playlists and classic horror films. Just remember to click through Give As You Live and fundraise for the causes you believe in when you purchase your supplies – at no cost to you.