Although Halloween is a foreign holiday, plenty of teens and adults celebrate this day with their friends and family nowadays. Are you looking for different and kinky decoration ideas? Do you want to wear the scariest costume? Are you willing to make some pumpkin-based recipes? Are you ready to party? Well, this is your chance! Read on to know more about Halloween and some great tips on decoration, costumes, recipes, and party locations.
What Is Halloween?
Back in the 8th century, old Pagan priests and Celts (who lived in Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France) celebrated the new year on November 1st. The year ended by the end of summer and the harvest season and the new one began with the dark, cold season that was usually associated with death. The Celts believed that the night before the new year connects the worlds of the living and dead, so they celebrated the night of October 31st as they believed that the ghosts of the dead came back to life.
Currently, all of the supermarkets and stores sell Halloween decorations, so why not apply some in your home?
Decorative Scary Bats
You can buy a bats sticker and hang it on the wall or DIY this project with your kids. It will be a lot of fun for all of you to create bats from scratch.
Skull Electric Door Bell
Put this on your door to give the chills to anyone who rings the doorbell. It comes with scary sounds and eyeball lights to provide the right scare. You can find this at Amazon EG.
Velvet Pumpkin Pillows
Give your living room a makeover and place these pillows on the sofa to really set the mood. These fluffy cushions are the perfect Autumn addition and you can get them from Jumia.
Trick or Treat Basket
Who doesn’t love candy? Halloween or no Halloween, all of us would love to have a basket full of candy in our homes. Your basket can be pumpkin-shaped or a regular one with a scary logo. You will find lots of designs at Jumia.
There are plenty of designs you can choose from for your Halloween doormat. You can find plenty of retail and online stores that sell Halloween doormats.
Get creative with balloons and create some ghosts. Cover balloons with white cloths and stick black round fabric to create the eyes or just draw them with a black marker. You can also buy black and orange, ghost-shaped balloons and fill them with helium.
Costumes and Makeup
When it comes to Halloween costumes, the sky is the limit. People get the most creative around this time of the year, creating extremely bizarre and out-of-the-box costumes. The costume cannot be complete without scary makeup, so let’s have a look at some of the scariest looks:
Nuns (Inspired by the horror movie)
If you want to turn your kitchen into a Halloween spot, use pumpkins to create several dishes. Here are some recipes that you can prepare using a pumpkin:
Pumpkin and Beef Stew
Make your regular vegetable stew, but replace the potatoes with cubed pumpkin for a fantastic flavor.
Replace the standard lentils soup with this tasty pumpkin soup, served with some chunks of squash and the perfect combination of spices.
Curry Pumpkin and Peas
With some chicken stock, potatoes, onions, peas, and pumpkin, you can create a mouth-watering dish for your family.
Chinese Pumpkin Omelette
Slice the pumpkin and some chives very thinly and add them to 3-4 eggs and whisk. Throw the mixture in a hot pan and make yourself a delicious breakfast.
Chocolate mousse is the old deal. Try fall pumpkin sweet dessert that is piled with whipped cream and stuffed with shaved chocolate.
Ginger Pumpkin Pie
If you feel like giving your ordinary pumpkin pie a little more oomph, try this spicy recipe! You can use two of three different kinds of ginger besides a gingersnap cookie crust to create a mind-blowing pie.
At this time of the year, there are usually several places that host Halloween-themed parties. Here’s a list of some of the upcoming Halloween parties in Egypt: