Happy Halloween! To mark this hallowest of eens, I am sharing the second part of my Halloween Homeware haul, showcasing a spooktacular selection of accessories and ornaments in order to decorate your foyer for trick-or-treaters. Once again, you will find that the majority of these items are from T.K. Maxx and HomeSense stores (aka the mothership) because they continually deliver in the seasonal bits and bobs department.
I vacationed in Orlando, Florida in September of this year and The Magic Kingdom (among other Theme Parks) had transformed for the Halloween season, with pumpkin citizens and scarecrow-like figures found in Town Square on Main Street U.S.A., surrounded by beautiful fall foliage. To coincide with this, the stores were stocked with Halloween merchandise, which included this frightfully friendly countdown calendar featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse in dress-up attire. Upon my return home, I found these flashing light-up tombstones to place either side of the coffin-shaped centrepiece.
It’s supposedly not October until you pick up a pumpkin and carve a pair of triangular eyes, similarly shaped nose and toothy mouth into its skin, but if you’re not cut out for the squash sculpting business, you may want to opt for a mess-free alternative. I purchased this smiling ceramic pumpkin, cut-out with Mickey Mouse’s familiar facial features, at Walt Disney World for my annual celebrations. As an added bonus, the stem-top is removal, meaning that you can drop a tea light inside to brighten up the darkest of Halloween nights.
If you’re looking to satisfy your candle cravings, there’s a huge selection of branded candles and diffusers available at T.K. Maxx and HomeSense all year round. I purchased this triple wick candle, presented in a cute pumpkin-shaped holder, to spread the autumnal scent of spiced pumpkin throughout my home this month. Alongside this, the Yankee Candle small glowing ghost votive holder is illuminated with the flickering light of a Chesapeake Bay Creamy Pumpkin tea light, creating a super cosy atmosphere, perfect for those fall nights.
They’re creepy and they’re kooky, mysterious and spooky, and deserve a spot in your home for the Halloween season. Adding a splash of colour to my kitchen, these Mr & Mrs Frankenstein tea towels feature the world’s most famous monsters, while this free-standing sign puts the focus on Hocus Pocus (which just so happens to be one of my favourite movies to watch at this time of year, along with 99.9% of the population). The bold decoration, from the Heaven Sends range (often found at T.K. Maxx), is finished with glitter effect writing in Halloween colours.
Just like elves, trick-or-treaters try to stick to the four main food groups: candy, candy canes, candy corns, and syrup. That’s because it’s the one time of year when it’s socially acceptable to consume more than your average calorie intake. With that in mind, it might be a nice idea to put together a treat box for a colleague, friend or family member, packed with a selection of chocolate, candy, popcorn, crisps and chips. These nibbles will be the perfect accompaniment for any Halloween movie marathons you have planned for October.
If you enjoyed reading this post, please check out the first part of my Halloween Homeware haul, which was published on my blog last week.
Which of these is your favourite Halloween homeware item?