My kids have been asking for daily countdowns to Halloween for about two months now so it’s fair to say they’re a little bit excited?! When I told them we’d been asked by Poundworld if we could share a little bit about their Halloween range and would they be interested in helping out at all you can imagine their answer. We don’t have many shops where we live but we do have a Poundworld and both my kids adore it. All that was left then was to transform our dining room from a chilled out space into a spooky set for a little Halloween party.
The first thing to fix of course was some new Halloween costumes for the kids. We have a good collection of dressing up clothes but I’ve never bought anything specific for the kids before, the outfits at Poundworld were sure a bargain though that I thought we’d give them a try and my son’s ‘YESSSSSSSS!’ when I told him what I’d bought made it totally worth it. My daughter chose the Black Swan outfit although depending on what mood you catch her in the black dress has also made her into a ‘baddie witch’, ‘princess’ or ‘Halloween Girl’ who sounds like the kind of superhero I’d like to meet.
As the mum of young kids I’m not super keen on the super scary Halloween decorations. Not because my kids don’t like them (they love them) but because I have the fear that it will at some point give one of my kiddos a nightmare and then my sleep will be even more disturbed than usual. Thankfully Poundworld sell both scary and sweet options so I went for the cuter end of the market (sorry kids!). Amongst my favourites were the matching bowls, plates and napkins and then when I saw the bunting with the same design I knew that had to be purchased too. My absolute favourite love it and going to use them all the time item though was the ghost lights which are adorable and a great way to spook up your house without too much effort, plus they were only two pounds which I think is great.
Of course it’s not a party without party food and Poundworld has loads of treats that are perfect for kids like these chocolate eyeballs, skull lollipops and Halloween chocolate coins. I used the toppers from the cute Halloween cupcake set to decorate some sandwiches (jam suddenly seeming a bit more gory this time of year) and the kids made skeleton cookies using a kit we picked up in Poundworld.
Not everything in Poundworld is a pound – the outfits understandably cost a bit more – but most of the things we bought were which meant that we were able to decorate for our party on a budget and it looked amazing, there’s almost been too many things to show you in this post but you can also check out Poundworld’s Halloween party range here.
Are you having a Halloween party this year?