I have fond childhood memories of a small black sugar paper witches hat scattered with sticky coloured shapes sitting atop a chocolate cake (with flake pieces) alongside a spooky illustrated recipe card! I expect the hat is still around somewhere in a well organised box at mum and dads.
I also recall a white sheet ghost costume and the annual pumpkin, which was of course a hollowed out turnip (now known as a swede!)
Its all a bit fuzzy, but around the time of halloween and bonfire night there was a fair in the local town so I remember loud seventies tunes, clanging bells, flashing lights, goldfish in plastic bags, freezing fingers, candy floss, and very sticky toffee apples!
We are slowly gathering a handful of halloween heirlooms!
One half term RW Jnr learned how to make pompoms
....another he learned to sew buttons!
This ghost sparkles!!
We have a spider and vampire made from Hama beads which glow in the dark - and catch me out when I turn out all the lights before bed!
This year we have added pumpkins:
Here is this years carved version...a little scarier than usual...and roasting the lid as I type!
Happy All Hallows Eve..eve