Holidays & Entertaining

Halloween countdown tips

(NC)—With Halloween almost here, it’s time to get prepared and ready to “out-ghoul” your neighbours. Take a look at these tips and trends to make this Halloween your best ever.

Look to the movies for this year’s biggest costume trends:

• For kids, action heroes like Spiderman, Batman or Merida, the red-haired archer from Brave will be popular.

• For adults, the roaring twenties will certainly inspire many as we await The Great Gatsby.

Choose treats made in a peanut-free facility:

• If you have a lot of children trick-or-treating in your neighbourhood, consider getting involved with Nestlé’s “Paint The Town Red” program. Peanut allergies are a real concern for many parents on October 31st . By placing the recognizable red box of Nestlé Assorted snack-sized candy bars in your window or front door, parents and kids will know you are handing out treats made in a peanut-free facility.

• To get your whole neighbourhood involved, you can also make a pledge at for a chance to win a red box for your whole neighbourhood – up to 50 households.

Give your Jack-o-Lantern a facelift

• Rather than carve a regular face on your pumpkin, you can easily find many stencils online to trace a unique face or pattern. Get creative and make sure to get the kids involved scooping out the seeds.

The following two tabs change content below.
Canadian Home Trends magazine gives you a personal tour of the most stunning homes and condos across Canada. You'll be inspired by a selection of accessible home décor products, trend reports, simple yet stylish DIY projects, and much more. In each issue, you are given the tools to recreate designer spaces you've always dreamt of having at home, in-depth renovation and design advice, colour palette and furniture pairings, and Canada's best places to shop.