Halloween Tricks and Treats – My Family Ties

Halloween Trick Or Treat Round Up

Ideas for Trick or Treat bags
Creepy Sweetie Hands

A simple yet really effective way of packing your trick or treat sweets, put them into clear gloves and tie them up to look like creepy sweetie hands. If you are looking for a unique and fun way to present your trick or treat bags at your Halloween party, why not try this idea.   
I used HARIBO sweets and Sports Mix Ups to fill up the ‘Hands” and I think they were perfect for this spooky treat for my girls ready for Halloween. It’s best to find some smallish sweets to fill up the fingers, and then you can use larger ones for the rest of the hands. 
If you want more information on the Sports Mix-Ups from The Fruit Factory do visit the Fruit Factory Website they are 75% fruit and come in handy individual packets, perfect for lunch boxes, and ideal for my sweetie ‘hands’.
For more information on the HARIBO Halloween sweets I used,  head over to the HARIBO Website and here you will find all the information you need to stock up on all your Halloween treats.  The girls loved them as they come in all sorts of spooky Halloween shapes, and also the ‘FangTastics” were a fun addition to the HARIBO Halloween line-up. The whole collection is really ideal for your Halloween treats, and great to stock up on the individual packets ready for the trick or treaters at the door come Halloween night.

Eyeballs are optional! We found this great one at Hawkin’s Bazaar with the added bonus that it light’s up when thrown on the floor, hours of fun getting the cat to chase it! 

Trick or Treating Safety

It is so important to stay safe while out trick or treating, and this year will be our first year to take our girls trick or treating.  Although we have always been a little against the idea of door knocking on Halloween night, this year we are joining a good friend and her children to go to one or two streets who are Halloween ready every year.  My friend is Canadian and has grown up with the tradition of trick or treating where as it was never a tradition for myself or my OH.  We are costume ready (the children!) and very excited as the girls don’t often go out walking in the dark at night, and of course the prospect of having lots of treats (and hopefully not many tricks!) is very enticing for children.

Staying safe on our Halloween outing is paramount and I it is something I have made very clear to the girls about, so here is my checklist of top tips for trick or treat safety.

Keep yourself visible with Zhoodz

Keep your children safe and visible this Halloween with a hoodie from Zhoodz, in ten different designs your child will love one of these trendy hoodies.  Combining road safety with fashion these hoodies from Zhoodz are ideal for trick or treating this Halloween.  Zhoodz hoodies have full reflective designs on the front, back and on both arms, with the designs really coming to life when shone on by headlights.

Priced at £ 36.95  Zhoodz are offering a 20% discount if you purchase two or more hoodies with the code HLWN01, and with every order you will receive a Free woolly hat.

If you want more information of these hoodies from Zhoodz, pop over to the Zhoodz website for all the details of these and more.

FREE Downloadable Templates 
For Pumpkin Carving 

Are you carving a pumpkin this Halloween? If you are why not try one of these FREE downloadable templates   from www.campinginsider.co.uk – there are 10 to chose from and are simple and effective to follow. 

Essentials for lighting the pumpkin candles

When you have your carved pumpkin all ready for display, don’t forget the lighter for the candle. The Zippo range have it covered with this reliable and practical Candle Lighter priced at £13.75, it has an adjustable flame dial, a child resistant safety button  and a soft touch ignition system.  In a variety of colours this essential tool will ensure you can safely light your pumpkin candle and show off your masterpiece. 

While you are out on the chilli Halloween night trick or treating why not take the Zippo Hand Warmer with you? Priced at £20.75 the Zippo Hand Warmers are ideal for cold hands to consistently warm for up to 12 hours. The perfect addition to your trick or treat checklist, and they have had a huge thumbs up from my daughters, who love the portable practical design, and the fact they keep their little hands toasty warm. 

To find out more about these and more Halloween essentials from Zippo head over to the Zippo Website for more information.

I hope you have enjoyed my Trick or Treat Round-Up if you are stuck for some party ideas for Halloween why not pop over to my recipe section for a little inspiration.  

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Happy Halloween!

My name in red 'Caroline"
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  1. October 28, 2014 / 12:38 pm

    Brilliant idea with the Halloween hands – I'll be stealing this!

    • October 29, 2014 / 11:37 am

      Thank you Sam, tweet or fb me a photo – I would love to see! 🙂

  2. October 28, 2014 / 10:37 pm

    Those hoodies are so cool! I want a pumpkin one x

    • October 29, 2014 / 11:37 am

      They do look great in the lights at night Donna 🙂

  3. October 29, 2014 / 12:04 pm

    All sort of spooky inspiration here. Happy Trick or Treating. Popping by from Share with me

  4. October 29, 2014 / 12:30 pm

    Thanks for the great ideas, especially about using gloves as treat bags!

    • October 29, 2014 / 6:36 pm

      Thanks they are a cool idea and as my OH is a paramedic I thought it would be appropriate! 🙂

  5. October 29, 2014 / 2:21 pm

    The pumpkin templates are great as well!

    • October 29, 2014 / 6:36 pm

      They are pretty awesome I agree Sam! 🙂

  6. October 29, 2014 / 2:26 pm

    Great ideas, I love the concept of the hoodies

    • October 29, 2014 / 6:37 pm

      They are a great concept I agree Wendy! 🙂

  7. October 29, 2014 / 3:12 pm

    I love the hoodies and the saftey tips, thanks

  8. October 29, 2014 / 7:26 pm

    I like that hoody! We don't do trick or treating but some great tips here!

    • October 29, 2014 / 7:49 pm

      Thank you Fozia, me too I love the look and practical nature of the hoodies 🙂

  9. October 29, 2014 / 8:49 pm

    The Halloween hands are an great idea. The hoodies are super, I quite fancy one myself.

    • October 29, 2014 / 9:30 pm

      Thanks Louisa, the hoodies are great – it's such a shame they don't do them in adults sizes!

  10. October 29, 2014 / 9:10 pm

    I like the hoodies. I think boys would wear it all the time, not only for Halloween.

    • October 29, 2014 / 9:31 pm

      They are great aren't they Agata, my daughter wears her's all the time now! 🙂

  11. October 29, 2014 / 10:03 pm

    I really like the hoodies. It is so important to keep safe on these dark trick or treat evenings-great tips. I have yet to carve our pumpkin so those designs will come in useful.

    • October 30, 2014 / 8:31 am

      It is so important to stay safe and I love the designs on these hoodies, thanks Bek 🙂

  12. October 29, 2014 / 10:39 pm

    I have to admit I have eaten most of the Haribos already. The hoodie idea is a great one.

    • October 30, 2014 / 8:32 am

      I love the hoodies too, and I'm guilty of eating a few too many Haribos ! 🙂

  13. October 30, 2014 / 7:05 am

    Loving those hooded. Perfect and great tips too

  14. October 30, 2014 / 2:28 pm

    I've never been trick or treating! I feel like I've missed out on a right of passage 🙁

    Sara | This Girl Loves

    • November 1, 2014 / 10:22 am

      It's our first time ever doing it!

  15. October 30, 2014 / 2:40 pm

    I take my kids trick or treating every year and I think I enjoy it even more than they do (and they have to share their bounty with me!)

    • November 1, 2014 / 10:23 am

      Haha – it's always good to let mums have a few too! 🙂

  16. October 30, 2014 / 4:32 pm

    People can look frightening in a hoodie, halloween or not!

    • November 1, 2014 / 10:23 am

      That is too true Maya! 🙂

    • November 1, 2014 / 10:23 am

      They are so cool aren't they Fritha! 🙂

  17. October 30, 2014 / 9:32 pm

    Some great ideas! I am a bit little to fully enjoy or understand Halloween, but my sisters and brother do! #sharewithme

    • November 1, 2014 / 10:24 am

      Thanks so much, when the little one is a bit older ! 🙂

  18. November 2, 2014 / 4:33 pm

    Love your Halloween round up. Great ideas. Love the hoodies so cool. Thanks for linking up to Share With Me #sharewithme

    • January 11, 2015 / 4:59 pm

      Thank you so much Jenny 🙂

  19. November 3, 2014 / 6:49 pm

    What a great round up. I love the safety tips and hoodies!

  20. November 22, 2014 / 2:47 am

    Great stuff.