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Spooky stuff for Halloween

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Halloween is becoming one of the biggest events on our yearly calendar, far from just being left to Americans to go mad for. 

You can now decorate your house, buy gifts and dress-up outfits, food, special treats, and more. Whether you are embracing the witching hour yourself and want to celebrate with a tinsel cat decoration and a ghostly bar of chocolate, or want to treat your little one, we have picked our favourites from all the Halloween products in the shops. 

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Pumpkin leggings, £10,

Turn your baby into the cutest pumpkin in the patch this Halloween with these Patty Pumpkin leggings. They're made from super-soft cotton to keep her cosy while you're out trick or treating. Suitable from newborn to four years. 
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Spooky chocolate false teeth, £7.99,

Freak out your other half with these amazing false teeth made entirely from chocolate. They’re far too good to give away to the trick-or-treaters, these teeth are made from white Belgian chocolate and filled with strawberry sauce. 
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Hair clips, £1.50,

Sparkly, cute and cheap as chips. There’s everything to love about these darling Halloween hair clips AND they’ll keep flyaways under control (for a few minutes at least).
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Skeleton onesie and hat, £5.50,

Sit back and wait for the compliments when your cool-as-a-cucumber baby rocks up to the Halloween party in this fun onesie. Warning: the grandparents may not like the joke…
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Haunted House collection of biscuits, £30,

Definitely a treat at that price but this gorgeous gift box of handmade luxury biscuits will be the centerpiece of your October 31 get-together.
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Trick or treat scoops, £4 each,

A spooky change from pumpkin trick or treat buckets, these hand scoops are sturdy enough to last for a good few years.
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Baby Bat and Mummy fancy dress, £19.99,

In sizes 0 – 24 months these hilarious baby costumes have non-slip grips on the feet as well as poppers for easy nappy-changing access!
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Halloween party invitations, from 45p,

You can personalise these invitation cards with your little one’s name or make life easy with a ready-to-send pack: just fill in the details and post!
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Pizza Express Doughballs, in restaurants,

They’re back! Kids can enjoy the limited edition pumpkin-shaped Dough Balls on the Piccolo children’s menu at Pizza Express from October 22 to 31. 
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Halloween lollipops, £1.50,

Head to the M&S Foodhall for a spooktacular selection of Halloween-themed lollies in solid milk choc. We love these cat, Frankenstein and witch ones.
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Pumpkin lantern, £2.50,

No need for dangerous candles. This battery-powered pumpkin lantern is safe and portable and perfect for trick or treating.
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My First Halloween all in one, £5, George at Asda,

If the look you and your newborn are going for is very much sweet rather than scary, then this is the investment for you. The cutest pumpkin in the patch…
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Felt bags, £2,

Soft on small hands but plenty of room for sweetie swag. These rather stylish little bags will be the envy of your neighbours on Halloween.
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Zippy Halloween bandana bibs, £3 each,

Why should older kids have all the fun? These 100% cotton with fleece lining, totally washable bibs will add a spooky twist to baby’s outfit. Fits a newborn to two years.
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Children’s dress-up costumes, for ages 1-2, 2-3, 3-4 years, £8-£10,

Age-appropriate, not too frightening and easy to pick up next time you’re at the supermarket: this is how to do Halloween in style, with fun costumes at affordable prices.
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Inflatable ghost, £15,

Standing nearly four feet tall, this inflatable looks amazing placed outside your front door, on the lawn or inside the house. It lights up too! Boo!
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Ghost and pumpkin cakes, £5 and £10,

Let the kids have their sweeties, the grown-ups can indulge in a little cake. These two will be showstoppers on any Halloween table.
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Sylvanian Families Halloween set,£12.99,

Older ones will love this cute Halloween set of Sylvanian Family figurines to play with - one dressed up as a spooky ghost, plus another witchy outfit! We might just play with these toys ourselves...
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Pumpkin carving kit, £1.49, Aldi. 

For toddlers, try carving a pumpkin with this handy kit from Aldi – with adult supervision, carving pumpkins for Halloween can be a fun and exciting way to develop dexterity and other skills. Plus, you can use the flesh you carve out to cook this delicious Shepherd’s pie with pumpkin mash
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Socks, £1.50; babysuit, £1.50; tutu top and tights set, £10, all F&F at Tesco.

For baby's first Halloween, treat her to a spooky new outfit from F&F. Whether you go the whole hog with the tutu set, or just a cute babysuit, your little one will scare the trick and treaters with how adorable she looks!
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Tinsel black cat, £5; glitter pumpkin light, £7; eyeball wreath, £12, Sainsbury’s

Decorate your home in all things ghoulish with help from Sainsbury’s, which has a variety of deadly designs that your little ones will love – and which will scare those trick or treaters at your door. We love the tinsel black cat – it might stay up all year round.
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Choc on Choc ghost chocolate bar, £4,

A terrifyingly tasty bar of fine Belgian milk chocolate, layered with a ghoulish ghost design in creamy white chocolate. A perfect gift for little terrors this Halloween. Or just yourself. It might be too good for trick or treaters... 
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Peppa Pig sticker activity book, £3.99; Pumpkin Party DVD, £9.99; Peppa's Pumpkin Party book, £4.99,

Peppa Pig is having all sorts of adventures for Halloween this year, with fun stickers, a DVD, and a book to keep your little one entertained with lots of fun and pumpkins. 
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Boo! A book of spooky surprises, Little Tiger Kids, £5.99,

Get in to the spirit (lol) of things with a spooky bedtime story for your little ones. Storytime is on the decline, but is an important part of children’s bedtime routine and encourages a love of books as well as bonding between you and them. Join Pumpkin and his friends in this spooky game of peekaboo - follow the rhyming story to find out who is playing Halloween tricks and planning a spooky surprise. With bright artwork, colourful characters and ingenious finger holes for little hands to discover, Boo! is definitely more treat than trick.

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