So it’s Halloween and I wanted to do a bit of a mashup this year before we bring out all the Christmas Gift Guides and festive posts. Firstly, Edd and I decided to carve pumpkins last night and it was so much fun! I attempted the Disney Castle whilst Edd went for a simple but rather effective Jack O’ Lantern design.
Unless you have been really sneaky and checked out my Twitter throughout this month then you probably didn’t know that I was involved in Hannah’s #DisneyHalloweenGE (you can read more information here).
So I was given the lovely Jordan who I think is rather new to blogging. The idea of the gift exchange was to make sure that the person who you were buying for doesn’t know who is sending the gift until they have received the Halloween trick or treat box with a little note including your twitter username. When we were signing up, we were asked a couple of questions and one of the main questions asked was your top three favourite Disney films. Jordan’s favourites were The Little Mermaid, Tangled and The Lion King but I later found out that she likes anything that is Disney related. It didn’t have to necessarily be all Disney or all Halloween related as long as there was some kind of theme to it.
For Jordan, I decided to create a Halloween Care Package and thought it would be quite cool, hoping that she has received it, to blog about what I included in her gift. Firstly, I decorated a beauty box with orange and black tissue paper. I laid some shredded black tissue paper on the bottom and added some plastic spiders that I’ve used previously in images for my old blog. So what did I put in the box?
For those of you who know me by now, I couldn’t not included something Lush related. I thought it would be nice to include the new Pumpkin Bath Bomb for Jordan to try when she wants to have a relaxing evening in. It made the whole box smell amazing! Next up, I included some little foodie treats: Starburst Scare Edition Share Bag (we all know that you don’t really need to share them with anyone but yourself) and a little chocolate ghost. Edd’s mum was a star and made me a Pumpkin Worry Eater. I didn’t know whether Jordan deals with anxiety but I use mine all the time. Even if she doesn’t, I think everyone deserves a worry eater for times when you don’t really want to talk to anyone about things that are worrying you or making you anxious. This is the present that I am really worried about her enjoying but hopefully she likes it and found it cute. Lastly, I included some Disney watercolour prints that I found on Tarnya’s shop, Sweet Allure. She is super talented and the prints arrived really quickly. On one side is Ariel from The Little Mermaid and on the other is Rapunzel from Tangled.
I received a lovely ‘Ohana’ necklace from the lovely Rachel who blogs at Mermaids & Magic. I have worn it every day since receiving it because I absolutely love it. She also gave me a Jack Skellington Tsum Tsum which makes me want the whole set now. I watched the Nightmare Before Christmas for the first time the other night and absolutely love it too, definitely one of my favourite Halloween films.
On the subject of Halloween films, if your the type of person to stay in on Halloween and binge watch scary movies. I would highly recommend The Little Vampire, The Haunted Mansion, Nightmare Before Christmas and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. I don’t know why but I just love watching the second Harry Potter film around this time of the year. Other films I would include would be all of the Paranormal Activities, The Conjuring, Insidious and the Scream TV series on Netflix.
How will you be spending Halloween tonight? Are you going out and getting dressed up or are you a home bird who likes the comfort of candles, chocolate and Lord of Misrule scented baths?
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