Money Matters Team

How to make this years Halloween enjoyable

By Money Matters Team 20/10/2020

Have a spook-tacular Halloween

The stars have aligned – or at least the moon has – to make Halloween 2020 a night to remember. Not only does this super spooky day fall on a Saturday – which is great for planning and preparation – but it’s also a full moon. Which is perfect unless you’re a werewolf.

Play safe

Garlic is great for protecting yourself against vampires – although we’d also highly recommend stakes. Witches don’t like being hit with their broomsticks and keeping a priest handy can usually ward off evil spirts. However dealing with Covid 19 takes a little more planning – and that’s why we’ve put together these top Halloween tips.

Decorating your garden

Make your outside space a place of magic, mystery and music. Hang fairy lights from trees – or pop them in plant pots. Old sheets over bushes – with a couple holes for eyes – make ghostly shapes in the dark. And Halloween wouldn’t be Halloween without carved pumpkins, but if you’re putting tea lights inside them, take care around children and toddlers.

Treasure hunts

Pop glowing tubes in goody bags and hide them around the garden at dusk. Give each child a torch and send them off one at a time to hunt for the treasure.

Costume contests

As Halloween falls on a Saturday this year, you can build excitement all day by helping your kids design and make their own costumes for the evening. Anything goes – so don’t worry about getting too creative. And make sure the mask is an integral part of the design – think wailing ghosts, snarling werewolves and fire-breathing dragons.

And one last thing…

We hope we’ve given you some inspiration for a Halloween to remember. But if you’re planning on being visited by the undead throughout the evening, check your home insurance policy covers contents in your front garden.


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