I don’t ‘do’ trick or treating, I find it confusing that people tell children to knock on strangers doors to get sweets while dressed up in scary outfits. Now, yes this is quite scrooge of me, and my friends who have children who do part take in Trick or Treating always come to visit and I don’t mind handing them out, but I just wouldn’t send my kids out doing it. It really is just my personal opinion.
However, I do like to celebrate Halloween with the kiddies. We get the house kitted out in spooky stuff and have spooky stuff to eat, we do Halloween arts and crafts and even some baking! Any excuse for some fun. So here are a few bits that I have spied on my travels this year that I think would be perfect for Halloween…
LEGO Monster Fighters.
Yes we are massive LEGO fans, J who is 10 is obsessed. So when he spied these little treasures his eyes lit up..
The Vampyre Castle (#9468 RRP:£79.99) is where the Vampyre will unite the monsters’ magical moonstones in a terrible ceremony that will cloak the world in darkness forever and allow monsters to roam free for all eternity! It’s a quest for our heroes, Dr. Rodney Rathbone and Jack McHammer to dodge the castle’s spiders, hidden spikes and traps to deactivate the moonstone device. Or will the Vampyre’s bride and manbats throw them into the castle dungeon?
It is a little pricey, but his is the ultimate set, there are cheaper sets available in the range.
Moshi Monsters Cookie Kit from MAP Toys.
A fabulous kit for kids, all you have to do is add water! Everything is included that you need, 2 cookie cutters, 2 icing tubes, cookie mix to make 24 cookies, leaflet and free code for Moshi fans to redeem online, and all in a resealable tub.
RRP £5.99 from Amazon
Halloween Moshi Monsters Tshirt.
Available from Next for £10-£15 dependant on size. http://www.next.co.uk/g653562s2#761376g65
Dinosaur Train Spooky Adventures DVD
We recently reviewed this, and it is very much loved by my 2 year old! You can read full details here: http://www.blogbybaby.com/2012/10/dinosaur-train-spooky-adventures-dvd-review-and-competition.html
Available from all good retailers.
Note: I have no been paid to post this, nor have I been provided with any of the products featured (with the exception of the Dinosaur Train DVD we have reviewed separately.