So... there's a chill in the air, the leaves are crisping on the trees and taking on a brown hue. The swirling wind carries the scent of wood-smoke, leaf mould and rain. The shops are starting to stock brilliant orange banners, black pointy witches hats, glittery finger nails and plastic Dracula cloaks. The pumpkins are fat in the pumpkin patch and the smell of spiced apples makes our mouths water.
Oh yes. It's that sweetly spooky swapping time...
And what a swap this shall be!
I'm sure everyone knows exactly what to put in these packages, but for the sake of inspiration, here are some ideas:
Treats! Sweeties, anything Halloween or horror related. Candy corn, Halloween versions of classics, treat sized goodies. Spiced teas, something warming!
Decorations - banners, balloons, stickers, cobwebs, confetti, things on strings, candles. Supermarkets always have an excellent selection of goodies.
Costume related paraphanalia. Make-up, jewellery, hair clips, fangs, false nails/lashes, gloves, masks, tights, socks, hair bands, cloaks. Claire's Accessories is a shrine for cheap and cheerful Halloween accessories.
Music - what's the theme tune for your Halloween? Film scores, theme tunes, monster-bash style classics? Share it!
... any motif relating to Halloween in any way, shape or form. Bats, cats, witches, spiders, vampires, zombies, cobwebs, pumpkins, candy floss, Nightmare Before Christmas, candy corn, spiced apples, pumpkin pie...
Pamper products - again, make up but why not some spicy soap, a pumpkin bathbomb, some creepy bath confetti?
You might also like to check out last year's packages (the swap theme was Ode to the Passing of Halloween, as we didn't get started until November). Packages by: gossamerfaery + jenoofer + michellesart + sacrilicious + vashe + ninagrrl + atropinesulfate
To take part, simply copy & paste the list of questions into a comment, fill in your answers and post. I will set you up with an appropriate buddy. When you have a partner, email them and confirm how much you two will be spending and when the packages will be posted out. Generally £15 is about right, and I would try and get them sent before Halloween :P
Cand ship to:
Halloween Costume this year?
Least favourite colours/Halloween related things:
NB. All new members must read the rules before joining in.