Halloween Essentials & Must Haves 2017
I have recently been sharing my love for Halloween and some of my favourite recipes like my Halloween Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting! It’s not all about the food though I like to embrace Halloween full force so I have collated some of my favourite Halloween essentials I hope you like them!!
Itty Bitty Halloween Style!
I’ve written about my love for the adorable Itty Bitty Characters before and I couldn’t possibly leave them out this time!! They are great desk companions, lucky mascots or just a gift idea for children. Halloween is a time for indulging in sweets and goodies and an Itty Bitty would be a great alternate to all that sugar.
Two of my friends both have a child with dietary requirements and Halloween can be a minefield so this year, at our Halloween party we are going to have some Itty Bitty’s to eliminate the stress! My favourite Itty Bitty’s for Halloween have to be DC Comics Harley Quinn and The Joker.
Not forgetting The Wicked Witch & Flying Monkey from The Wizard of Oz! Although it has to be said that the flying monkey is pretty darn cute!!!
Itty Bitty’s are part of Hallmark and are well made. They come in such a huge array of characters there is bound to be one suitable. They make great gifts for the young and the old! I like to have them on my desk to brighten everything up and make things a bit more fun! My son Henry adores them and has so many around his bedroom!! Find out more about the Itty Bitty range here.
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Encona – The Carolina Reaper
The Carolina Reaper is more than 25 times hotter than piri piri chilli WOW! It is HOT and I like hot sauce but this was really hot!! This will be a great accompaniment to Halloween parties especially if like me you know people that like to prove their taste buds are stronger than anyone else’s!!
Lather the Carolina Reaper sauce over chicken wings to create the Mother of all hot wings! Why not create a hot wing challenge and see who is brave enough? Just make sure you keep it away from the children!!
Encona sauces are available from Tesco Supermarkets and priced around £1.59 each. The Carolina Reaper is limited edition so get it while you can that’s if you aren’t too scared! Find out more about the Encona range here.
Speaking of Halloween and all things scary what is more terrifying than Donald Trump? Poundland have created a tongue in cheek Donald Trump range which is fun and it has to be said a little spooky! It will make an easy to throw together costume and add some humour to any Halloween party!
The range includes the iconic red tie, selfie props, American flags, head boppers, golf balls, a Trump supporter rosette, Trump bobble head, “Make America Great Again’ red baseball cap and a Donald Trump cut out mask!
We had fun playing about with some of the items which are all well made and very authentic! So put on your Trump mask and don your best Donald Trump impersonation and ‘Let’s Make America Great Again!”
The range is fun and not too serious and bound to get a few giggles this Halloween! Check out Poundland and their full range on their website here.
Cold Press Pumpkin Power
Halloween is all about pumpkins for me! I love the pumpkin spice flavour and scent and no spooky period would be the same without it!
That being said I have to mention my favourite drink right now cold pressed Pumpkin Power juice! The taste is delicious and just reminds me so much of Halloween! Not to mention it’s packed with goodness!
Cold pressed juices aren’t pasteurised with heat which means they retain far more of their essential nutrients. This means that you get far more from one portion than you would from other juices!
The juice is thick and sweet without added sugar and is one of your five a day! The idea of pumpkin juice can be a little off putting however the taste is subtle with undertones of apple. Both my son and husband would never drink ‘pumpkin’ anything but they both love it! It’s a great way to get added nutrients into your family especially as we approach winter!
Pumpkin Power is available all year round but these 250ml bottles are limited edition and go on sale from the 1st of October through to the 31st of October so get them while you can! For more information head over to the Cold Pressed website here.
Nature’s Plus Organic Pumpkin Seed High Protein Energy Powder
Speaking of Pumpkin – Nature’s Plus Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein powder is not only a great nod to Halloween for me it has amazing health benefits!
I was sold because it mentioned pumpkin but after some time learning about this product I am completely blown away by the health benefits it carries. Pumpkin seeds contain nutrients that are known to promote prostate health in men! They can also soothe menopausal discomfort in women! There is also research to suggest potential benefits for inflammation control, restful sleep, cardiovascular function and blood sugar control. Pretty awesome right?
The Pumpkin Seed Powder contains 15g of protein as well as some pumpkin fatty acids!
I was really surprised at how much the protein powder contained as well as the health benefits. The protein powder can be enjoyed as breakfast, lunch or part of dinner or just whenever you need an energy boost!
I tried having the powder with some almond milk for that early afternoon slump. When I’m huddled over my laptop struggling to find any motivation. I don’t like to drink caffeine after 1pm because it messes with my sleep patterns but I often find myself in this energy lull in the afternoons. After enjoying my pumpkin seed beverage I felt an increase in my alertness and energy! My husband who is an avid cyclist has been enjoying it post cycle rides and he agrees that he feels mentally and energetically boosted but without that jittery feeling caffeine gives you!
Find out more about the amazing benefits of Nature’s Plus Organic Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder on their website here.
Personalised Halloween Ideas
I love a good personalised item and was very excited to learn that Born Gifted do a personalised Halloween range! From LED candles to Trick-or-Treat tote bags!
I got Henry a personalised Halloween story book because out of all the books we currently have I don’t think we have anything Halloween specific! Henry is at the age now where he likes to read to me and what better way to encourage that than with a personalised book!
The book is very well made and printed on good quality thick paper using bold, bright colours. The story itself is well written and fun with words that are easy to understand and fun for Henry to read himself or enjoy as I read to him.
The book is personalised throughout and you can add a personal message on the first page which makes this a great gift idea and an alternative to Halloween sweets and chocolate.
All of the items on the Born Gifted website are fairly priced and the selection is extensive so you are bound to find the right product for anyone! Check out the full and extensive range of personalised items on their website here.
What other Halloween essentials are around right now? I’m always on the hunt for new and exciting items!
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