Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Lifestyle // Halloween Decorations Haul

Halloween is just over a month away and I love fully getting into the holiday spirit (no pun intended!) So when the gorgeous ghoulies at Matalan asked me if I'd like to have a little shop of their Halloween goodies I of course said yes please! What a (trick or) treat!

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Matalan is always brilliant for buying inexpensive but good quality homeware, decorations and costumes for all the holiday seasons. Their Halloween collection this year is great with so much to choose from and a costume for everyone!

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I ordered this really cool bunting to get my flat looking spooktacular and was really pleased it came separated into three garlands so you can spread it out across different rooms if you want to, and makes it much easier to hang than if it was one long piece. For £2 it's a really cheap and easy way to get Halloween ready!
I really love pinwheel decorations and think they look really pretty. This trio of pin wheels is a really nice way of injecting some Autumnal / Halloween themeing to your home without going the garish ghosty route.

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There is nothing spookier than candlelight and Matalan has a whole range of LED faux candles, complete with flickering effect. This is another way of giving your home a spooky feel but in a more chic way. These battery operated church candles are such good value and the flicker effect is actually quite soft and gentle rather than comedic haunted house style, so will be perfect for keeping on display all year round (Christmas time I'm thinking of you!) LED candles are also a really good safe way of having some candle light in your home as you know they're not going to set fire to anything - particularly perfect if you have kids, pets or, like me, are just a little bit accident prone!  

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I also picked out this cute little ceramic pumpkin tealight holder. He was only £1.50 but really nicely made and he's a really fun addition to my Halloween haul. I've been using a real candle in this one, but Matalan do also sell tea light versions of their LED lights above.

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Halloween 3 Tier Cake Stand - £3

We all know I'm a big fan of baking and making themed cakes is my favourite way of getting in a holiday mood. This spooky Halloween cake stand is fab! I love all the creepy cut outs and silhouettes and it's a right bargain for £3. It comes flat packed but is so simple to put together and is made of very sturdy card so will take the weight of a lot of cakes. It's pretty hard wearing too so will definitely be something you can dismantle and pack away ready to use next year.
Well what's a creepy cake stand with out some tricky treats to put on it?! This cupcake decorating kit is really cute and comes with 12 Halloween themed sticks and funky orange cupcake cases to make your sponges spooktacular. They look so cool on the cake stand too!

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Now we all know it's not really a party if you haven't instagrammed at least 3 photos of your night! This photo booth accessories kit is so perfect for hosting your own haunted house party and comes with a frame and selection of props to take the scariest (and most fabulous) pictures ever!

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Meet my new friend Tom Bones! This life size poseable skeleton is absolutely awesome! I think he's the perfect piece to finish decorating for Halloween and I've had so much fun scaring my boyfriend with him ever since he arrived! (He's been sat on the sofa waiting for Tony to come home after a night of drinking, hiding under his side of the duvet and even laid down in the bath to cause a fright during a night time trip to the bathroom - mwah ha haaaa!!) As you can see, I've been having lots of fun with Tom and he's been loving getting in on the Photo Booth Props Kit action!

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I am SO EXCITED for Halloween now - thanks Matalan! Tom Bones looks pretty excited about it all too! Let me know if you'd like to see some more Halloween posts leading up to the big day.


You can check out some of my previous Halloween posts here:

♥ Baking Halloween GingerDEAD Men 

♥ Baking Autumn Adventures Apple Pie (complete with spooky Halloween toffee tree!) 

♥ Halloween Day of the Dead Manicure

♥ Halloween Nail Art

♥ Halloween Book Review: Dead Romantic by Ruth Saberton


Will you be getting in the Halloween spirit this year?


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*Thanks so much to Matalan for inviting me to try out some of their fab Halloween decorations. All thoughts are honest and my own. For more information please see my Disclaimer Page.


10 comments:

  1. great decor! I particularly like the wheels! Matalan rocks, wouldn't you agree? :D

    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  2. Ahhh I LOVE this, you're making me so excited for halloween! Love the cupcake stand and Tom Bones, amazing haha!

    Rebecca Coco

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  3. I am obsessed with Halloween but had never even thought of looking in Matalan for decorations, they are amazing and such great value for money.

    Emma Inks

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