Halloween Guide 2020 with outdoor and at-home options 

By Gabrielle Labourier

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It may not seem like it just yet, but Halloween is just around the corner! Exciting as always, Halloween is celebrated more and more in France, so dig out your costumes, brooms and witches’ hats and get ready for a fantastically spooky night out (or in)! Below you’ll find some easy costume ideas, and spooky snacks everyone will enjoy, whether you decide to go out trick-or-treating or would rather celebrate at home. It would be impossible to list all Halloween related snacks, costumes, and events in one article, but we’ve done our best to provide you with some amazing ideas that you can easily do at home, or places you can visit during the spooky season. There are different ways you can celebrate Halloween, and while most might go out trick-or-treating, nothing is stopping you from having a scary movie marathon in the comfort of your own home or a close family and friends party.

Many towns will be organising Halloween events this year so make sure to check out your local Mairie website to see if your town or village has celebrations planned. If not, just organise your own!

Valbonne Village hosts a yearly Halloween event, and many shops play along so make sure to go visit them for some spooky fun. Anais from La Malle à Jouets goes all out every year to decorate her old fashioned toy shop and hand out sweets so swing by her lovely boutique if you’re ever in Valbonne around Halloween! You can read more about her story in the interview we had with her which is featured in this issue. Valbonne isn’t the only town embracing the scary spirit, Star'N'Bars a family-friendly restaurant in Monaco is planning a Halloween do and Fun City and Jump XL Cannes have spooky events planned and they will be worth the trip!

Costume Ideas:

  • Witch
  • Knight
  • Candy
  • Fairy
  • Disney
  • Spider
  • Angel
  • Superhero
  • Cat
  • Ninja
  • Ghost
  • Pumpkin
  • Trolls
  • Clown
  • Prince / Princess
  • Pirate
  • Mummy
  • Devil

 

Spooky Snacks for Everyone:

Spooky Sausage Fingers:

Boil some ‘Knacki’ sausages, cut a slit, and insert a whole almond fingernail. Pour ketchup at the base. Enjoy some delicious cut off fingers.

 

Strawberry Ghosts:

Dip strawberries in melted white chocolate, decorate with melted milk chocolate to make a ghost face, and enjoy.

 

Gruesome Eyeball Punch:

Use your choice of juice, cranberry, orange, etc, and put some ‘eyeballs’ on a toothpick inside (A lychee, 1/2 a maraschino cherry, and a raisin). Yum!

 

Spooky Jelly:

Make various batches of jelly/jello with your favorite recipe in Halloween colours, Red, Green, Orange, and why not Black! Once set, decorate with spooky sweets such as gummy eyeballs, hands, fingers, or ghosts and spiders for an extra spooky factor.

 

Halloween Chocolates:

Buy some adorably spooky chocolate moulds and get creative! Mix and match different types of chocolates to create your own Halloween-themed chocolate bites.

 

Candy Corn:

Candy Corn is the classic Halloween treat, so put out a bowl for all to enjoy!

 

For those of you who would rather stay inside and curl up in front of scary movies, we have a wonderful selection of classic, family-friendly movies that you’re guaranteed to enjoy! 

 

  • Hotel Transylvania

 

  • Hocus Pocus

 

  • Casper

 

  • Goosebumps

 

  • Frankenweenie

 

  • The Nightmare Before Christmas

 

  • Spooky Buddies

 

  • Dear Dracula

 

  • Double, Double Toil and Trouble

 

  • Room on the Broom

 

  • Scooby-Doo (Live Action)

 

  • Halloweentown

 

Author: Gabrielle Labourier 

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