Tips for Busy Parents

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Hallowe’en tips from around the web

This year we’re letting go of competitive costume-making and Insta-ready food in favour of minimal prep for maximum fun time. And we guarantee the kids won’t notice the difference!

Earthworm delights

Fuss-free food

The messier the better with Hallowe’en food. If Pinterest-perfect bakes are not your thing, these super speedy Earthworm Delights are for you.

Get the recipe: Earthworm Delights



Getting wiggy with it

Your kids can be bang on trend this Hallowe’en with a Trolls wig! Just pop it on their head and stick kids in their pyjamas for an instant costume they’ll love.

Find a Trolls wig


It’s all about the hat…

If a brightly coloured wig is not your child’s thing, then try a hat instead. Once you’ve got the head gear sorted, the costume is pretty much done, and anything else is a bonus. Try a cowboy hat with jeans, a T-shirt and a water pistol, or a pirate hat with a stripey T-shirt and a drawn-on eye patch and moustache. Easy peasy!

Head over to the hat shop

Mummy Mason Jars

It’s a wrap: DIY decorations

You can LITERALLY wrap anything in bandages, white tape or crepe paper, stick a couple of googly eyes on it, and call it a Mummy. Try juice cartons, jars (with a candle inside for extra effect), or even a whole door!

Make easy ‘Mummy’ Mason Jar lights

Chocolate stars

Sugar-free treats

If you prefer to give your kids treats that won’t have them bouncing off the walls, these chocolate biscuit baking kits with raw cacao, barley, flaxseeds & no refined sugar are a winner. Cut the dough into stars, bats or ghosts for a Hallowe’en treat!

Ready, steady, BAKE!

Glow sticks

Safety first

Word on the street (read: internet) is that all the cool parents are shunning the mini Mars Bars and Cola Bottles this year in favour of… glow sticks! Not only do they provide a sugar-free treat that trick-or-treaters will love, they also help keep kids safe in the dark evening.

Shop glow sticks