My favourite season of the year is Autumn and my utmost favourite holiday is of course Halloween! I adore the spooky season that allows me to dress as my favourite evil characters but also roll about in crispy leaves under the sun in the park. Due to my undying love for Halloween, I have decided to do a series of blog posts entitled ‘Blogaween’ circling a range of Halloween fun things that I tend to do leading up to the big day itself. If you haven’t noticed already, I’ve changed my banner to a Halloween theme and cannot wait to share my spooky fun tips and activities with you.

ellie-skull-halloween HALLOWEEN MOVIES ellie-skull-halloween

I started my day watching one of the best Halloween movies of all time: ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’, accompanied by my favourite Jack Skellington mug filled to the brim with tea. Although ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’ is my favourite Halloween film, a few others I have to watch this time of year include:

  • The Addams Family
  • The Rocky Horror Picture Show
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Edward Scissorhands
  • Halloweentown
  • Beetlejuice
  • The Corpse Bride
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Ghostbusters

As you can tell, I am a bit of a wimp when it comes to scary movies and cannot bare to watch anything more terrifying than these…From my choices I’d also say it’s obvious I’m a sucker for Musicals and anything Tim Burton. Not only this, but the soundtracks to all of the above are essential to a Halloween party, or even (in my mind) just a typical October day.

ellie-skull-halloween DECORATING ellie-skull-halloween

My bedroom is my own private place, from work room to stage I spend a lot of time in here, so making the aesthetic is almost an essential to get me through the daily grind. One of the things I spotted in Tiger and knew I just had to have, were these super cute Pumpkin fairy-lights, I’m a sucker for fairy-lights in general so this was just a must have for me. They had ghosts too and I really did struggle picking, but in the end decided the contrast of the orange lights against my white mirror was too cute to resist. For only £2 they were almost a steal!

Another easy decoration of mine that I tend to change depending on the holiday season is adding my mini Tsums to my dresser area. Of course, I have many Halloween themed tsums such as ‘Haunted Mansion’ or villains like Gaston and Maleficent, but opted for my utter favourites: ‘The Nightmare Before Christmas’. I added my entire collection of NBC tsums – bar Christmas Jack (for obvious reasons) into my metal case for decoration- they look so cute but also so cheeky.

Another easy Halloween decoration that I haven’t got round to putting up this year is cobwebs! Much to my parents dislike over the years I have slowly become a perfectionist in draping fake cobwebs over every item in our household, you can usually pick fake cobweb up from somewhere such as Poundland or Wilko for as little as £1, so its totally a no brainer! Another decoration that is a necessity to Halloween is of course…pumpkins! I’m yet to carve mine so I won’t give too much away, but I am very excited. See you tomorrow Blogaween-ers!

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