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A few posts ago, I shared some of the activities and events I’m looking forward to attending this month. However, I wanted to also share with you some of the activities you can do at home to celebrate all things spooky without having to go out. I’ll be definitely doing most of these with my friends! Look out for follow up photos on my Instagram.
Carve a pumpkin
You can still carve a pumpkin without going pumpkin picking. Most supermarkets will be selling pumpkins. Get yourself a carving kit and invite some of your closest friends and family to make a party out of it.
Make your own mulled cider
I’m not a big apple cider fan but I do very much enjoy it mulled. To make the perfect mulled cider at home you’ll need:
- 1½ l dry cider
- 7 tbsp brandy
- 400ml apple juice
- 75g brown sugar
- 1 orange zest, pared into strips
- 4 cloves
- 2 cinnamon sticks, broken in half
- 1 tbsp allspice
In a large saucepan add the cider, brandy, juice and sugar and heat it a low setting. Once mulled add the zest and spices bringing it to simmer. Then keep it on a low heat for 20-30 minutes before serving.
*Disclaimer: This is my adaptation from the BBC good food recipe*
Decorate your home
This is my favourite part of autumn/winter there’s always a reason to decorate your home. Grab some real and fake pumpkins to plot around your house and add a caldron with themed sweets to your table.
How cute is this hanging halloween dog from John Lewis? I’ll be adding it to all of my door knobs.
And if you are a pumpkin spice girl you need this adorable candle from M&S!
Invite your friends for a low-key party
You’ve now got your pumpkins carved and a decorated home, so make the most of it and invite a few close friends for a little get-together. Have a themed dinner, discover the future with this tarot card set, tell ghost stories and have a horror film marathon. Or play a horror game, I have spent so many hours playing the Betrayal at House on the Hill board game. The story is always different and the possibilities are endless!
Have a spooky time!