Halloween is a great time of year not only for kids but for adults too!  Dressing up as ghosts, ghouls and the undead for Halloween parties is fantastic, spooky fun, and in case you’re short of original ideas for celebrating this year, here are a few tips to help any Halloween party go bump in the night.

Tried and tested

Sometimes, the traditional celebrations are the best.  Bring back childhood memories by setting up an apple bobbing stand, carving pumpkins and making pumpkin pie or soup.  Halloween is all about getting together with the ones you love and scaring yourselves silly!

Online invites

If you’re throwing a Halloween party at your place, why not send Halloween ecards online?  This is the perfect way to wish someone Happy Halloween whilst also inviting them to your party and it won’t cost a penny; it’s far easier than issuing handwritten invites and there’s no chance of them becoming lost in the mail.

Candy time

Many parents put strict limits on the amount of candy their kids can eat, and with good reason!  But Halloween is the one night of the year when you should let your kids kick back and have some fun – so remove your sweetie limits and let them enjoy trick or treating for candy – just make sure they don’t eat too much or they might be sick.

Get baking

Nothing says Fall more than the smell of freshly baked pumpkin pie or gingerbread cookies. Whether you’re throwing a party or celebrating at home, a spot of baking is a great way to fill your home with delicious aromas and give guests something tasty to eat.

Creative costumes

Forget all those expensive costumes you’ll find at the store; it’s far more fun and creative to make your own, and it’s an activity you can get the whole family involved in! You can create spooky makeup easily with greasepaint or everyday makeup and fashion a variety of outfits from things you’ll find around the house – sometimes a spooky mask or hat is all that’s needed to add the finishing touch, so whether you have your heart set on being a zombie this Halloween or fancy trying out life as a werewolf, you’re sure to look great.

Greeting Bear offers a range of free animated and personalized e-cards for you to send to loved ones, whatever the occasion, so you could send Halloween ecards online this year! You’ll even find a wide range of gifts available, for occasions from Mother’s Day to Valentine’s Day; there’s something for everyone.