5 tips to a Spooky Halloween

One of our favourite holidays is lurking around the corner and we can’t wait for the creepy antics to take place on the run up to the ghoulish event. Yep, you guessed it, Halloween is just a matter of weeks away and we are all set for helping you make it the best one yet.

If you have children or know friends and family who do, then you’re in for a real treat. Over the past few weeks, we have been exploring the world of Pinterest (check out our Pinterest page, here) and have found a great selection of unique costume ideas, fun crafts and tasty treats. Here at The Basket Company we have created 5 tips to a spooky Halloween that are sure to please and fright the entire family.

1. Poison Toffee Apples

Imitating the cauldron belonging to a trio of witches, these simple yet clever poison toffee apples are ingenious as they are simple to make yet look really effective!

Poison Toffee Apples For Halloween


    • 12 Granny Smith apples
    • 12 Wooden apple sticks or dowels
    • 1 1/2 Cup of sugar
    • 1/2 Cup of light corn syrup
    • 1 tsp of black gel paste food colouring

Simply add the sugar, corn syrup, 3/4 cups of water into a medium saucepan over a medium heat. Whisk until the sugar dissolves and stop stirring until slightly thickened. Add in the food colouring and swirl the pan until colour mixes in completely. Poke your sticks or dowels into your washed, dried apples and dip the apples in the mixture. Place on a baking tray and set aside, Ta da!

2. Seek Out A Real Witch

Set back in the bewitching village of Burley, deep within in the New Forest National Park, lies the tale of Sybil Leek. Dubbed as “Britain’s most famous witch” Sybil Leek, along with her pet Jackdaw, lived amongst New Forest gypsies, where she learned everything there is to know about the New Forest and astrology. She opened up 3 antique shops, one which still stands today as “The Coven Of Witches” This charming little village is a great spot to take children for a day out and whilst you’re there, make sure you pick up some fudge – it’s the best!

Burley Witch History

The History Of The Burley Witch

Burley Village The New Forest

3. Devilish Drinks

Impress your party guests with some spooky cocktails. How about this delicious Pumpkin Martini, complete with a touch of black salt around the edge.

Devlish Drinks For Halloween


4. Trick or Treat Basket

We understand the struggle children have when trying to carry all of their well-earned treats so why not take a look at our small children’s wicker shopping baskets to give them a helping hand? The basket can then be reused to display fruit/ pumpkins or flowers.

Trick Or Treat Basket

5. Carve the Pumpkin

Finally, the epitome of Halloween is of course, a carved pumpkin. Put your own creative spin in and add them on your doorstep or on your window sill, to greet your trick or treaters.

Carve A Pumpkin

Do you have any Halloween tricks or treats to share with us? Let us know in the comments below! If you’d like to see MORE of our baskets for Halloween decoration inspiration click here

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