They also stock a range of halloween party décor including skeletons and other decorations, together will themed party supplies including tableware with pumpkins, cats, skulls, ghoulies and various other creepy things.
Here are a few cheap and cheerful halloween costume ideas:
Halloween Party Game Ideas
Pin the Nose on The Witch
This is the same principal as pin the tail on the donkey. Get a large piece of card and draw a witch's head on it, then attach the card to a cork board. On a separate piece of card draw a witch's nose. Despite the title "pin", when children are playing I use "blue tack" for attaching the nose as it is much safer. Blindfold the child, spin him round, give him the witch's nose and point him in the direction of the witch's head. The child who attaches the nose closest to where the witch's nose actually goes is the winner.
Pass the Pumpkin
This game is similar to pass the parcel, except when the music stops the child who has the pumpkin is out. The remaining child at the end of the game is the winner.
Buy a few packets of plastic bugs and beetles (the Early Learning Centre usually have them) and distribute them around your house, or at least in the rooms that you will allow the children to search. Give them quarter of an hour to find as many bugs as they can - the child who finds the most gets a prize. All the children are winners anyway as they get to keep the bugs. Let's face it, do you want them?
Make a huge spider's web by wrapping a ball of black wool around furniture etc in your living room (make sure you have evicted the cat first or she may never be seen again). Once you have a basic web, of sorts, in your room, cut several long lengths of wool and to one end attach a plastic bug and to the other end a prize, such as a tube of smarties or a packet of maltesers. Entwine each length of wool into the web, leaving the bug sticking out at one end. Let each child choose a bug and untangle their piece of wool to retrieve their prize.
This year (2008) check out the Halloween Handbags, they are too cute!