Liven up your Halloween

Even though big-box stores offer all kinds of ready-made Halloween decorations, you can also create your own low-cost decorations. Get your kids involved and you’re in for a fun family activity. Need ideas? Feel free to use ours!

  • Pumpkin carving is obviously a must. For an original twist on this Halloween classic, use hollowed-out pumpkins as decorative cachepots. Most importantly, don’t forget to save the flesh—you can use it to bake yummy muffins for your little ones. And why not top the muffins with coloured icing? Preferably orange, of course.
Decorative cachepots

Decorative cachepots

  • Use coloured cardboard to make bat, witch or pumpkin cut-outs and display them in your windows. You could even make small mice to place inside your home, as if running along the bottom of walls (you’ll find a template below).
Small mice

Small mice

  • If you’d like something more adult-looking, you can make stunning small squash arrangements—these vegetables come in several shapes and colours. Place them outside in rustic baskets filled with autumn leaves, or use them inside as a centerpiece on a modern-style plate.

To get you and your family in the mood, why not light up some scented candles while you’re working on your decorations? The smell of apples, cinnamon and spices will remind you that fall has arrived—and that sometimes there’s nothing like home sweet home.


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