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Halloween – last minute again!

Life has changed quite a lot at Mook & Lulu’s in recent years. I now work full-time, juggling work, school, family and all the other bits and bobs – and mostly everyone ends up where they should be, when they should be there, mostly!

Though, like many working parents, I’m quite often ‘flying by the seat of my pants’ – things get done, but more often than not, rather last minute. So, here is our post for this year – showing us getting ready for our celebrations with friends and a ‘last minute’ easy decoration to try if you’re celebrating Halloween at home this year.

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Our ‘Day of the Dead’ pumpkin- expertly carved by Mr Mook & Lulu’s – come back later for a photo of the it illuminated!

So, if you’ve got a spare hour or so, some black wool or string, some drawing pins or nails, and a hammer (depending on your walls), then you could make this giant spiderweb.

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Start by cutting lengths of wool or string to make a cross and secure with pins or nails. Create lengths unevenly spaced on top of the cross to make additional cross sections. Then starting from the centre wrap around each of the ‘spokes’ as you reach them and build out in a spiral to form your web – adjust the wool to create the effect you want as you go.

We’ve accessorised our homemade web with a giant spider which we found at Sainsbury’s

Happy Halloween! šŸŽƒ

Gorgeous Gourds

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Mr Mook and Lulu enjoys the challenge of carving a pumpkin, and has created some spectacular marvelsĀ over the years. This does, of course, set the bar rather high for anyone else in the pumpkin carving stakes – and does make the whole business look somewhat simpler than it is! Pumpkin carving is tricky – very tricky, and if you’re a novice, or have little hands and child-safe tools, it can all prove rather frustrating.

So, here’s an idea for little ones who don’t want to miss out on one of the few chances to play with their food – pumpkin decorating!

We picked up a few of these ‘Munchkins‘ from our local Waitrose, dug out some embellishments and Sharpies from the craft box, and set to work creating our own ‘gorgeous gourds’!

Here is Mook hard a work.

Our ‘blinged-up’ pumpkin

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This is Lulu’s pumpkin

And here is Mr Mook and Lulu’s creation from last year.

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Happy Halloween!

 

Halloween Party Decorations

ImagePlanning a Halloween Party? Here are our tips for creating a spooky spectacular…

Pick a colour scheme

Choosing a colour scheme will focus your planning and coordinate the overall look of your haunting Halloween party.Ā  We selected black, green and orange for all the decorations and tableware for our party.

Pick a setting

We were very fortunate to have a fabulous black fireplace as the backdrop for our party table.Ā  Choose a setting that can be decorated as a mise en scene for your focal point – the party food table.

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