Halloween Ideas and Elf On the Shelf

If you are looking for Halloween Ideas then check out what we get up to!!

We love Halloween in this house and it is normally the first time the Elf on the Shelf makes his first appearance!

We mummify the elf on the shelf and often have a switch witch that pays a visit too!

Halloween at the Browns

Honestly I know I am mad, but the kids absolutely love it!

Halloween and the Elf on the Shelf and the Switch Witch

What is a Switch Witch?

This is a good witch that takes some of the kids sweets that they have received while trick or treating and changes it into a toy! This works really well for us as Freddie doesn’t really like sweets or chocolate. In fact one year someone had some fruit in their bowl and Freddie was apparently the only child that actually opted for fruit!!

The Switch Witch and the Magic of Switchcraft

You can buy this in the UK, however, it is much cheaper to purchase from America and pay the delivery. This is a link to the American Amazon site. A lot of the Elf on the Shelf costumes etc I have purchased this way.

Skeleton in the Closet

This year I have come across yet another Halloween book and doll which I will be getting. The Skeleton in the Closet!! This is an alternative to the Elf on the Shelf and the skeleton comes for the Halloween season and plays tricks on the children.

The Skeleton in the Closet

Halloween Fancy Dress

These are just a few of the outfits Freddie has worn over Halloween. He absolutely loves it as you can see!!! I tend to get the outfits from Asda as I find them to be the most reasonably priced and the best.



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COMPETITION

As I have had a great month I thought I would have a Halloween competition! If you would like to win everything in the photo below please enter the competition below.

Halloween Giveaway #competition #giveaway #halloween #spiders

Halloween Competition

What are your Halloween ideas? Let me know in the comments below.

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136 Comments

  1. amy Simpson
    September 25, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    The decorations and costumes x

  2. Iain Maciver
    September 25, 2018 / 1:15 pm

    trick and treating and the dressing up

  3. Peter Watson
    September 25, 2018 / 1:30 pm

    I’m not a fan of Halloween but my grandchildren love it.

  4. clair downham
    September 25, 2018 / 1:54 pm

    TRICK OR TREATING THANKYOU

  5. Lindsey Stuart
    September 25, 2018 / 2:01 pm

    I love carving the pumpkin with my daughter, Great fun and brings back memories of when I was little. Dressing up is fun too.

  6. andrea tinkler
    September 25, 2018 / 2:11 pm

    Love decoating our home, then taking the kids trick or treating and enjoying the sweets. they always share xxx

  7. Joo Dee
    September 25, 2018 / 3:22 pm

    its nice to see the little ones enjoying the day!

  8. September 25, 2018 / 4:08 pm

    The local area puts a lot of effort in for Halloween. They decorate the houses, have a couple of pop up tents on the street serving hot drinks and treats to raise money for local charities. I love walking around there. It gets busy and there’s a great community feel to it. Anyone who doesn’t want to take part just puts an orange poster in their window and they’re left alone.

  9. Amy Bondoc
    September 25, 2018 / 5:04 pm

    I love carving the pumpkin with my daughter,

  10. September 25, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    Probably the ‘excuse’ to eat spooky themed sweeties and chocolate!

  11. Solange
    September 25, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    We love the dressing up.

  12. laura stewart
    September 25, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    seeing the kids dressed up x

  13. Annabel Greaves
    September 25, 2018 / 7:25 pm

    I really love seeing the kids dress in their Halloween costumes

  14. lozzle77
    September 25, 2018 / 7:53 pm

    dressing up for trick or treating

  15. Susan B
    September 25, 2018 / 8:02 pm

    I like seeing the children’s costumes. Some are really creative.

  16. MARK HOPKINS
    September 25, 2018 / 9:21 pm

    Trick or Treat with my daughter.

  17. Amanda tanner
    September 25, 2018 / 10:34 pm

    I still love dressing up even in my 30s

  18. Laura Turner
    September 25, 2018 / 10:37 pm

    I love it when the toddlers come knocking in their cute little outfits.I spoil them rotten with treats.

  19. Angela Treadway
    September 26, 2018 / 11:33 am

    taking my kids out trick or treating x

  20. Charlotte G
    September 26, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    I love seeing my son all dressed up and excited 🙂

  21. Margaret Clarkson
    September 26, 2018 / 3:58 pm

    I like dressing up, usually as a witch or a vampire.

  22. isis1981uk
    September 26, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    Dressing up & doing my face paint!

  23. Martina Pichova
    September 27, 2018 / 2:22 pm

    I love carving the pumpkin with the kids.

  24. Ana Nunes
    September 27, 2018 / 3:42 pm

    Everything! I’m a little bit Goth, so for me Halloween should be all year 😀

  25. September 28, 2018 / 4:03 pm

    I love seeing how excited my girls get. I am not a fan of Halloween but they love it.

  26. nicola dean
    September 28, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    I enjoy taking the kids trick or treating.

  27. Laura Lee - Comp
    September 28, 2018 / 8:52 pm

    My almost 4 year old has been Halloween obsessed since he was about 2, to him its his Christmas I love all of his excitment and nervous energy around it. This would be amazing to win for him

  28. Lorraine Tinsley
    September 28, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    I love Halloween as my kids love dressing up, their little faces when they get a whole bag full of candy. I love seeing them happy.

  29. Adrienne McGroder
    September 28, 2018 / 10:55 pm

    Trick or Treating

  30. Jodie Green
    September 29, 2018 / 7:57 am

    I love the kids dressing up and decorating the house

  31. jamie piper
    September 29, 2018 / 8:54 am

    trick or treating with the kids

  32. Libby Noack
    September 29, 2018 / 1:17 pm

    I never experienced Halloween as a child – so I love experiencing it with my children for the first time 🙂

  33. Sally Collingwood
    September 29, 2018 / 2:07 pm

    I like giving kids sweets at the door

  34. CAROLYN HEYWORTH
    September 29, 2018 / 5:15 pm

    Dark night, dressing up. sweet and decorating the house

  35. Helen Tovell
    September 29, 2018 / 9:44 pm

    Decorating the house and the baking

  36. Phil O'neill
    September 30, 2018 / 8:19 am

    Dressing up and trick or treating

  37. September 30, 2018 / 9:45 am

    love the kids excitement and the fun of trick or treating!! xx

  38. claire woods
    September 30, 2018 / 10:44 am

    Decorating the house.

  39. September 30, 2018 / 12:05 pm

    Some great ideas here. Thank you for sharing #KCACOLS

  40. gemma hendry
    September 30, 2018 / 6:03 pm

    dressing up in scary costumes

  41. Lorna Ledger
    September 30, 2018 / 6:23 pm

    I love decorating the house, trick or treaters coming round and the themed food

  42. Danielle Spencer
    September 30, 2018 / 9:39 pm

    The very polite and grateful children that we offer sweet to.

  43. Rich Tyler
    October 1, 2018 / 12:47 am

    Seeing how happy kids are!

  44. James McLaughlin
    October 1, 2018 / 10:09 am

    Dressing up with my family and going to our friends annual halloween party. It’s awesome fun.

  45. Donna Clinton
    October 1, 2018 / 11:42 am

    I love joining in the fun with my daughter and dressing up!

  46. Sarah Austin
    October 2, 2018 / 9:33 pm

    The fancy dress!

  47. cheryl hadfield
    October 2, 2018 / 10:34 pm

    Fancy dress and the spooky trick or treaters

  48. Catherine Bullas
    October 2, 2018 / 11:21 pm

    Trick or treating with my 5 kids and carving the pumpkins with them.

  49. Ursula Hunt
    October 3, 2018 / 10:01 am

    I like apple bobbing

  50. October 3, 2018 / 10:50 am

    This is the first year we’re actually celebrating Halloween. I can’t wait to get my son into some fancy dress and go to a tots disco! #KCACOLS

  51. amanda w
    October 3, 2018 / 1:35 pm

    i lvoe it when the little ones come knocking on the door! they just look soooo cute!!

  52. Gary Topley
    October 4, 2018 / 7:11 pm

    Taking my daughters trick or treating. Thankyou for the competition x

  53. Gary Topley
    October 4, 2018 / 7:13 pm

    Taking my daughters ‘trick or treating’, thankyou for the competition x

  54. October 4, 2018 / 8:33 pm

    I have to admit that I’m still a bit resistant to the whole halloween thing! We don’t do all that much to mark the day here, but it sounds like you have a lot of fun with it in your house! x #KCACOLS

  55. Lynsey Buchanan
    October 5, 2018 / 1:16 am

    I enjoy throwing the kids a halloween party and I also enjoy watching lots of scary movies

  56. Lynn Neal
    October 5, 2018 / 8:44 am

    The fun of dressing up !

  57. Kim Neville
    October 5, 2018 / 5:39 pm

    Taking my kids trick or treating. They love dressing up too 🙂

  58. claire croft
    October 7, 2018 / 7:27 am

    TRICK OR TREATING OR PLAYING HALLOWEEN GAMES 🙂

  59. Abigail
    October 7, 2018 / 9:19 am

    I love all of it but my favourite bit would be making costumes!

  60. Tracy Hanley
    October 7, 2018 / 7:12 pm

    I love to see all the little ones dressing up

  61. Carrie-Anne Brown
    October 7, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    I love going pumpkin picking with my little boy each year the most 🙂

  62. aliduke79hotmailcom
    October 8, 2018 / 9:52 am

    The books look fantastic, I have never seen those before. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back again next time

  63. Trish Marshall
    October 8, 2018 / 11:23 am

    <3 Fabulous <3

  64. Laura Pyper
    October 8, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    the dressing up

  65. robyn297
    October 9, 2018 / 11:13 am

    Decorating the house for Halloween is my favourite

  66. Karen Barrett
    October 9, 2018 / 3:27 pm

    Making our Halloween door wreath

  67. zoe brown
    October 9, 2018 / 9:31 pm

    i dont stand out so much on Halloween lol my nephews being dressed up

  68. Maria P
    October 10, 2018 / 9:46 am

    I love the spooky decorations and pumpkin carving 🙂

  69. irene gilmour
    October 11, 2018 / 10:04 pm

    love seeing all the kids dressed up we get a lot of our kids friends that come to tell us jokes or do a wee dance

  70. Michaela Turner
    October 12, 2018 / 6:03 am

    I love the excuse of getting friends and family together over Halloween

  71. Shan Ellis
    October 12, 2018 / 1:47 pm

    What’s not to love about getting the family together and dressing up with all the food? Loved this post thank you! #KCACOLS

  72. Sharon Arnott
    October 12, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    Excited kids standing there looking on in anticipation at the door when they come trick or treating

  73. October 12, 2018 / 8:46 pm

    Our Elf visits on birthdays, I don’t think I can cope with Halloween too, although the mummified elf is brilliant! Happy Halloween! #KCACOLS

  74. piperanddaisy
    October 13, 2018 / 8:13 pm

    I love the fact that Halloween is the only time of year I can get my hubby to dress up in fancy dress and he always looks amazing! Last year he dressed as Gene Simmonds from Kiss and for a quiet, shy guy, it was such a transformation!

  75. JULIE WARD
    October 13, 2018 / 8:44 pm

    Love watching youngest grandson making his pumpkin lantern and him wearing his outfit

  76. Sarah Lin
    October 13, 2018 / 10:40 pm

    I now enjoy Halloween in our new area, which is near a primary school so most people near us put out pumpkins and decorations but some go all in and it’s fabulous seeing other peoples gardens & ideas!
    I love the air and enjoy getting dressed up & being daft with the kids, meeting new neighbours out and about. EXCITED!

  77. rebecca smith
    October 14, 2018 / 7:05 am

    I love getting all dressed up and spooky with my little ones

  78. lorraine kirk
    October 14, 2018 / 8:11 am

    I love to make fun Halloween food!

  79. Jackie Howell
    October 14, 2018 / 8:48 am

    love trick or treating with the kids

  80. Allan Wilson
    October 15, 2018 / 5:27 am

    Heading out Guising with the kids

  81. Jenny Jones
    October 15, 2018 / 10:48 am

    We love dressing up in our house

  82. Allan Fullarton
    October 15, 2018 / 11:07 am

    Love the fancy dress.

  83. Helen Aiken
    October 15, 2018 / 1:46 pm

    I love seeing all the kids out trick or treating in their Halloween costumes.

  84. October 15, 2018 / 4:54 pm

    Hearing all the excited little witches and wizards running about

  85. Jemima Bradshaw
    October 15, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    The pumpkin curry 🙂

  86. janine atkin
    October 15, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    watching scary movies together

  87. Tracy Hanson
    October 15, 2018 / 8:12 pm

    tTaking the “little monsters” trick or treating and then when they are in bed, watching horror films in the dark with the lights off.

  88. Catherine L Spencer
    October 16, 2018 / 10:30 am

    We love to decorate the house, play spooky games and have some of my boys friends round. Lots of gross food, fun and games love Halloween x

  89. donna large
    October 16, 2018 / 11:28 am

    seeing all the different costumes

  90. Jenny Rogers
    October 16, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Lots of Halloween themed food.

  91. Amanda Gregory
    October 16, 2018 / 1:56 pm

    Trick or Treating with my great-niece.

  92. Fiona Johnstone
    October 16, 2018 / 4:24 pm

    I love decorating the house and making Halloween themed cakes, biscuits and sweets for the party

  93. natasha davies
    October 16, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    sweets

  94. Kevin Johnson
    October 16, 2018 / 4:42 pm

    I love taking my daughter trick-or-treating and seeing all of the great costumes.

  95. Hannah Scudder
    October 16, 2018 / 8:28 pm

    I love the dressing up and the fun.

  96. Rebecca Whatmore
    October 16, 2018 / 8:31 pm

    Seeing all the children enjoying themselves and apple bobbing!

  97. Diana
    October 16, 2018 / 8:54 pm

    Trick or treating 🙂

  98. amanda greensmith
    October 16, 2018 / 9:48 pm

    we love trick or treating

  99. October 16, 2018 / 10:13 pm

    I love getting creative with carving pumpkins and costumes

  100. Angie McDonald
    October 16, 2018 / 10:17 pm

    I love having an excuse to watch lots of Scary movies!

  101. Sarah Russell
    October 16, 2018 / 10:35 pm

    Taking the kids out trick or treating! have such lovely memories of taking our children and now our grandaughters.

  102. Adrian Bold
    October 16, 2018 / 10:58 pm

    I enjoy the fancy dress parties.

  103. DAWN HULL
    October 16, 2018 / 11:00 pm

    It definitely has to be the Halloween trick or treating.

  104. ellie spider
    October 16, 2018 / 11:17 pm

    all the candy and costumes 😀

  105. MARIA ROGERS
    October 17, 2018 / 12:07 am

    sweeties and chocolate! yummy!

  106. Kirsty Woods
    October 17, 2018 / 6:05 am

    Carving the pumpkin with the children, we have grown our own this year

  107. Geoff Hibbert
    October 17, 2018 / 6:51 am

    The costumes

  108. Jo McPherson
    October 17, 2018 / 9:03 am

    our Halloween dinner

  109. Katrina Adams
    October 17, 2018 / 9:11 am

    Got to be seeing all the costumes people have put so much effort into.

  110. Kay Broomfield
    October 17, 2018 / 10:32 am

    I love getting dressed up with my children. And I love the films – I’m a massive horror movie fan!

  111. Troy Easton
    October 17, 2018 / 12:32 pm

    Watch Halloween movies

  112. carol boffey
    October 17, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    great giveaway

  113. Adrian Clarke
    October 17, 2018 / 1:55 pm

    My kids having a Great time!

  114. Colin Gault
    October 17, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    Getting all kids dressed up

  115. Debbie Finnerty
    October 17, 2018 / 3:03 pm

    its the perfect excuse to get dressed up and have fun with friends and family. I love how excited the kids get too

  116. Sandra Foreman
    October 17, 2018 / 3:45 pm

    Watching Hocus Pocus

  117. Sarah Cooper
    October 17, 2018 / 4:16 pm

    Pumpkin carving

  118. Hayley Todd
    October 17, 2018 / 4:22 pm

    I love the build up, decorating the house with my girls, carving pumpkins, Halloween crafting and buying our costumes!

  119. October 17, 2018 / 7:35 pm

    halloween is one of my favourite times of year! i love to dress up!

  120. antonia j richardson
    October 17, 2018 / 7:44 pm

    dressing up

  121. Theresa Thomas
    October 17, 2018 / 7:50 pm

    Dressing the house and garden and awaiting the lil ones

  122. Melissa Lee
    October 17, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    I love the pumpkin carving. They can look so impressive!

  123. Tee Simpson
    October 17, 2018 / 10:54 pm

    I love dressing up for halloween.