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How To Enjoy A Spooktacular Halloween At Home

Halloween has become a day of costumes, sweets, pumpkins and trick-or-treating – but you don’t have to leave the house to get into the spirit of the occasion. You can very easily conjure up any number of things – decorations, food, activities - which will set the scene perfectly, whether you are having a low-key evening in or preparing to host a haunted house party.

Create atmosphere

To start the transformation, armed with an ice cream scoop and a sharp knife you can get creative and carve a few different-sized pumpkins with scary faces or any other design of your choice. Place small LED candlelights – rather than tea lights to err on the side of safety - inside and these will create a warm glow as well as shadows around the room. Group a few together as a centrepiece for your dining table or position them on window sills, side tables or book shelves.

Keeping to an orange, black, silver and white colour theme, you can drape fake cobwebs over fireplaces and bookcases and add other decorations, such as spiders, skulls and bats to complete the creepy look, all of which you can find quite easily by shopping online.

Theme your cuisine

While sweets are a Halloween essential, not everyone will want to experience a sugar rush all evening, so you can have fun in the kitchen concocting ghoulish looking food and drink – lychees with grapes look very much like eyeballs, so pop a few in your drinks for some fun! Whip up some spicy pumpkin broth finished with a dollop of cream in the shape of a ghostly face, or wrap tagliatelle pasta around meatballs adding small pieces of olive as eyes for a ‘mummified’ main course, and finally you can bake some cupcakes and decorate them with iced cobwebs – all of which are terrifyingly tasty!

Dress to kill

Not literally, you understand, but Halloween is the one time in the year when you can wear fancy dress and you won’t look out of place. Witches, ghouls, devils – the choice is endless, but whatever costume you choose, you will have a scarily good time dressing up in it!

The team here at Conti@Home hope you have a spooktacular Halloween and would like to remind you to look out for ‘Monty’s Trick or Treat Competition’ on Facebook, which starts on Monday, 24th October and runs until Halloween. Just ‘like’ our page and if you’re lucky and ‘Monty says...Treat’ your name goes into our prize draw for some special prizes. You can enter as many times as you like!

If you are interested in more than just Halloween decorations to change the look of the interior of your home, why not take a look at our blog or inspiration page where there are lots of simple projects to check out.

As always if you have any questions about the ContiBoard range or our new Conti Bookcases then get in touch and either tweet us @ContiatHome or visit www.conti.co.uk.

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