Happy Halloween

Halloween is creeping up on us, pun intended!

An ancient tradition that originates from the Celts known as Samhain or in Gaelic Oíche samhaina.

It’s become more popular over the years in Malta and just as trick or treating started to kick off, we find ourselves still in a pandemic. For obvious reason, traditional trick or treating is not going to be safe, so here are a few ideas to celebrate at home.

My son is obsessed with Halloween and all things scary and he’s only two!! So we will definitely be having a little party for him.

Decorate

Spookily adorn your home with festive pumpkins you’ve carved as well as some festive decorations.

86Pcs Artificial Pumpkins Autumn decoration set, Halloween Mini Fake Pumpkins Pine Cones Maple Leaves Acorns Pomegranate Decoration Set

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At home trick or treating

I know, sounds weird but I’m going to have my husband as well as my mam and sister stand behind the doors in our home and let Conor knock so they can open and give him some treats! I read this ages ago and the idea stuck with me, I think it’s a great alternative… but of a laugh for the adults too!

Halloween Trick or Treat Bags Non-Woven Tote Gift Bags 6 Pack Skull Pumpkin Web Spider Witch Candy Bags Reusable Goodie Treat Bags with Handle

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Dress up

Why not have the whole family dress up,

Here are some cute costumes to try or else you can DIY to your heart’s content with old clothing and bits and bobs around the house.

Kids Halloween Miss Matched Witch Girls Fancy Dress Costume (4-6 Years)

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Experiment with face painting

Try a little competition to see who has a good knack at face painting

Supchamp Face Paint Kit for Kids, 16 Colour Non-Toxic Face Painting Palette with 36 Stencils, Makeup Kit Safe for Child

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Make Halloween treats

Candy apples

Barmbrack

There are so many ideas on Pinterest too, from decorating your mandarins to dressing up Rice Krispie squares that require only a few little accessories such as googly eyes! Visit our Pinterest, we have a collection of Halloween Crafts. 

100 Pieces Mixed Wiggle Googly Eyes Self Adhesive

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Halloween Cookies Baking: 26 Delicious Cookies Recipes for Halloween

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Last but not least – Tell ghost stories!

A given but a great tradition for everyone to huddle up at the end of the night telling stories over some hot chocolate… bonus to have a fire lighting but it will probably still be too hot for a fire, so I love the YouTube fireplace screen saver to get the effect!

Illustrated Ghost Stories

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Kim Kiernan
Kim Kiernan

Makeup Artist & Beauty Columnist

Kim provides professional makeup services in Malta for any occasion, working in all areas of makeup including Bridal, photographic, television, film and special effects as well as teaching makeup lessons one to one and to groups. With over 10 years experience, Kim has worked with the biggest and most sought after brands in the industry, internationally with MAC, Smashbox and Estee Lauder in Dublin and Toronto and most recently, heading the MAC Cosmetics brand in it's launch in Malta.

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