One of the things I love most about being a mum is leaving little surprises for my children to find. They have woken up to a floor full of glitter and cookies from Father Christmas, to heart confetti and lego boxes wrapped in red and pink valentine paper and have come downstairs to find an Elf has left us a very special breakfast! These little things take a bit of planning and a few hours of Pinterest searching but they actually don’t cost very much apart from time. And the response is always worth that!
During the week I started collecting items to create a Halloween Movie Night box; lots of the things I already had from previous years and then I added a few extra purchases.
Our box included
- DVDs- We already had these but I saw Sainsburys had some fantastic ones for about £4 which is great. You could also pop a note or a voucher in for an On Demand film.
- A Story- I love Room on the Broom so I included this but you could have Meg and Mog or Winnie the Witch. We snuggled on the sofa and read this after the film.
- A snuggly blanket
- Popcorn in special boxes- I got mine from Poundland last year but I did see they had some similar ones again this year. Lots of party shops have these containers too.
- Halloween chocolates- I brought some super yummy Halloween Chocolates from Hotel Chocolate and some Smarties Pumpkins which I brought from Sainsburys.
- Toffee/Chocolate coated apples
- PJs- I didn’t buy special ones I just grabbed some from the drawers in their rooms!!
- Some Halloween masks/headbands
- Halloween decorations- some were new and some were ones that I had saved from previous years
The decorations really set the scene as I just used a wicker basket. I added some cobweb decorations from Tesco and my favourite paper fans, a honeycomb pumpkin and a hanging bat. I also had a witch on a stick that came in a bunch of flowers last year.
I left the box in the living room lit up with some fairy lights for R and H to find on Saturday after dinner. They were so excited to start unpacking the contents and change into their PJs! We then spent a lovely few hours snug on the sofa watching films and munching on lots of treats! Exactly what Saturdays nights are for!!
If you have a go at making a Halloween Movie Night in a Basket be sure to tag me in your photos! I would love to see them!