Get green this Halloween with our Top 5 tips

Unless you are a student it proves pretty difficult to come up with reasons to get your fancy dress on! That’s why we love Halloween so much, the best excuse all year to dress up in our most dramatic, over the top, weird and wonderful costumes and really anything goes, well that’s what we like to tell ourselves.

We hope you all have some kind of spooky party to go to this weekend and if you are having your own, here are some tips for not only awesome, easy and cheap additions to the party but many of which will keep you green this Halloween.

1. Screaming Red Punch

Ingredients: 12 gummy spiders, 1 rubber surgical glove, tropical fruit punch, lemon lime soda, raspberry sherbet, vodka we would imagine!

Screaming red punch

This has got to be the cheapest way to spook up your punch bowl! Make some ice cubes as normal but this time before they are set add in a gummy spider to each compartment. Fill a glove with water and freeze both the glove(s) and ice cube tray for at least 4 hours. Mix punch and soda in your bowl and then add the ice hand and spider cubes!

2. Glass Jar lights

Materials: Glass jars or bottles, candles or lights, craft materials

Glass jar lights

Create the perfect Halloween atmosphere for your party by getting old glass jars and get painting, drawing, cutting, sticking and tissue papering on the outside of your jar. Pop your candle or light in and you are good to go.

3. Creepy Glowing Eyes

Materials: Kitchen paper rolls, scissors, coloured glow sticks

Creepy glowing eyes

What a great way to reuse kitchen paper rolls. Firstly paint them black and cut different shaped eyes into them. Insert different coloured glow sticks into each roll and hide them in your bushes and trees to scare any unwanted visitors away.

4. Pumpkins galore!

Materials: Pumpkin, carving tools

Sugar skull pumpkin

Who says you can’t have a little help with your pumpkin carving this year. Take a look at these great pumpkin stencils, our favourite is the sugar skull but there are plenty to choose from. Click here for Pumpkin Stencils

Then I would recommend saving all you can of the pumpkin and seeds to make some delicious pumpkin soup and roasted seeds. Find out the best recipes here…

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds Recipe

Pumpkin Soup recipe

5. The Ultimate Halloween House

Ok so it is highly unlikely any of you will go quite this far but I just had to throw it in for good measure. Rumour has it this was actually done within a super thrifty budget of £160. This is the work of Christine McConnell an artist based in LA who much to her parents dismay decided to transform their abode into an impressive house of eyes Halloween house. She did everything herself from cutting the boards to painting, lighting and photography. If any of you manage to get even close to this I will be extremely impressed!

Haunted house 1

Picture: Christine McConnell

Haunted house 2

Picture: Christine McConnell

Haunted house3

Picture: Christine McConnell

Hope you enjoyed our favourite finds this Halloween and have a great weekend!