Make it a Halloween to remember

31 October 2019
Posted by Holly

October is here, the clocks have gone back, and the nights are drawing in… with winter nearly upon us, it’s that time of year where you just want to cosy up at home under a blanket!

But before we all get wrapped up (excuse the pun 😉) in impulse-buying Christmas presents and consuming our own body weight in mince pies, first we’ve got the excitement of HALLOWEEN!

Legend has it that Halloween originated in the 18th century with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, where people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. This was originally known as ‘All Hallows Eve,’ which we know today as Halloween.

The holiday has evolved a fair bit over the years, with Americans putting an emphasis on fun activities such as trick or treating, carving pumpkins, lighting jack-o’-lanterns, and eating sweet treats.

Party the night away with our fun Halloween cocktail sets.

Halloween cocktail set 1

Here in the UK, Halloween is fast becoming a can’t-miss seasonal holiday for consumers, with adults wanting to get in on the fun we all enjoyed as children.

With lots of themed Halloween parties taking place the weekends before and after the holiday, and plenty of spooktacular grown-up Halloween costumes now available, we were thrilled to collaborate with New Look this year on some creepy cocktail sets to add to the spine-tingling vibe.

With edgy black packaging, fun edible gummy eyeballs, and delicious cocktail syrups masquerading as witches with cute hats and capes on, our fun but gruesome Halloween cocktail gift range is all about the “boos”! Now we’re all brainstorming ideas for creepy cocktails ready for the weekend… have you tried a squashed frog shot? What’s your go-to Halloween cocktail or shots recipe?

Halloween cocktail set 2

If you can’t wait to dress up for a hair-raising Halloween party this weekend, why not go and grab yourself a freaky gift to share with your friends? Our Halloween cocktail range is out now in store and online at New Look – just check the links below! :)

Click here to see our Halloween witches’ cocktail potions set.

Click here to see our Halloween gin glass with gummy eyeball included!

Fiesta Cocktails set

Spooky centrepieces

If you’re looking for the perfect Halloween party accessories, our Day of the Dead style range (or Día de los Muertos) out in Debenhams is sure to fit the bill, perfect for upping the Halloween party vibe. The Day of the Dead falls on Saturday 2nd November this year.

For all those celebrating Halloween with a party this weekend, our giant chocolate skull will make a cracking centrepiece, ideal for breaking up and sharing with friends. Otherwise our cocktail highball glass and cocktail syrup set is perfect for enjoying a classic cocktail in good company…

Less creepy, more cosy

If you’d much rather have a cosy night in this Halloween weekend, why not enjoy an indulgent hot chocolate in this vibrant skull-shaped mug? Complete with Rainforest Alliance Certified hot chocolate, it’s perfect for warming up these cold winter nights.

We’ll leave you with these spooky Halloween riddles to give you some more inspiration for your Halloween party…

  • Double, double, toil and trouble, fire burn and cauldron bubble…
  • At first cock-crow the ghosts must go, back to their quiet graves below…
  • When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers, 'tis near Halloween…
  • Yesterday, upon the stair, I met a man who wasn't there. He wasn't there again today. I wish, I wish he'd go away…