Are your kids scared that they won’t be able to celebrate Halloween this year? Things are looking a little different in 2020 thanks to the pandemic and everything that goes with! But just because there are some restrictions in place, there’s no reason why we can’t have some socially distanced fang-tastic fun, right?

Here’s our guide for Halloween at home, and don’t forget it falls on a Saturday, so there’s a whole day to enjoy spooky music, food and more!

DARING DRESS UP

It goes without saying that you have to dress up, even if you plan to stay home all day!  So get prepared and start looking for your costumes now. H&M at Barons Quay has a brilliant kids collection from themed tees to accessories to complete costumes.

George at Asda in Barons Quay has an epic range of outfits starting from just £5 and we really love the matching costumes for kids and parents!  If you can’t find what you want in store you can always click and collect.

HOUSE OF HORRORS

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ve got your costume, now it’s time to set the scene at home and get ready for a monster party! From high tech light show projectors to good old-fashioned cobwebs, you’ll find it all at Asda and B&M Bargains, right here in Northwich! Both stores also have a great range of craft supplies if you fancy making your own.

SEASONAL SUSTENANCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Embrace the season and warm yourself up with some delicious pumpkin soup from The Coffee House at Barons Quay! Serving daily, you can enjoy this warming homemade bowl of goodness in the cosy surroundings of this much-loved cafe, giving you the sustenance you need to plan your spook-tastic day!

 

TERRIFYING TUNES

 

 

 

 

 

Outfits? Check. Decorations? Check.  Now it’s time to really get the party started with a wicked music playlist! Introduce the kids to some classics such as Thriller, the Ghostbusters theme and the Monster Mash as well as some more modern beats such as Haunted by Beyonce, Monster by Kanye West and Wolves by Selena Gomez and Marshmello. 

 

GO GHOSTING

 

 

 

 

 

As trick or treating is cancelled this year, there’s a new idea that’s a clever twist on this Halloween tradition, ghosting! What’s that, you ask? You create a treat bag of goodies for a friend or neighbour, fill with sweets and spooky toys and stickers. You then leave it on their doorstep with a note inside to pass it on (as in, create a new treat bag and “ghost” someone else). A new way to be nice, rather than naughty this October 31st!  The Card Factory at Barons Quay has a great selection of party bags you could use, including this colourful pack of 10 for only £2.49!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HUBBLE BUBBLE, BAKE OFF

 

 

 

 

 

Stock-up on baking ingredients and cook up a frightful feast for Halloween!  Asda has some great recipes online, including a ghost cake, spider cake, doughnut eyeballs and these gingerbread skeletons! Find all recipes here.

PUMPKIN PANDEMIC

Creep it real with pumpkin carving – the Halloween must do activity! This year there are a number of pumpkin patches open in Cheshire where you can go and enjoy a day out as a family, these include Kenyon Hall Farm, Malpas Pumpkins and Grange Farm Lowton.  But if you run out of time we have a great selection in Asda too!

When carving your pumpkin, you could buy a carving kit from Asda for just £3, or keep it topical and simply cut out eyes and add a face mask!

 

TAKE OUT TREAT 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Finally, make it feel like a celebration this year and treat the whole family to a take away from your favourite restaurant! The delicious pasta, pizzas and burgers at Wildwood at Barons Quay are available to order via Just Eat or Uber Eats – so ordering for the family could not be easier!