Trick or Treat? Happy Halloween from Confetti & Curves…

Trick or Treat Halloween 2015a

Face paints, toffee apples, fireworks & a whole lotta headache… yes it’s that time of year (once again) where we load our cars with oversized vegetables to spend an evening covered in seeds and stringy gloop in the hope that our fruitful efforts will wield some sort of impressive yet terrifying organic candle holder *rolls eyes*

I’e already had droves of mini skeletons & Dracula’s grace my door with their chanting and tiny treat bags. It seems the older I get the more it all becomes a bit of a kerfuffle & unnecessary hassle, yet deep down my mischievous inner child secretly loves the fancy dress & distinctive aroma of brightly coloured screeching rockets. Of course this all leads to the perks of having a 10 year old daughter as there’s a solid excuse to roll the sleeves up and get caught up in the Halloween fun…and this year was no exception.

As school ended last week for mid term, Emma dived into the car declaring she’d won best dressed at her school party *woo hoo* Clearly my horrendous 5am make-up attempts worked a treat – that’s the great thing about zombie cosmetics, the worse looking the better! Of course this pre-empted me being summonsed to Tesco’s fruit & veg aisle to dig out two heavy weight pumpkins that would kick start the spooky shenanigans. So in honour of what turned out to be an evening of Halloween fun, here’s a little peek at what ghostly goings on have been happening in Confetti & Curves HQ these last few days…


Emma  Emma2

Okay, so I’ve cheated with Em’s photograph & used last years piccies (yep, I forget to take those essential proud parent snaps this year *groan*) but in honesty this years costume wasn’t a kick in the rump of last years. All much the same, needless to say it’s still quite a transformation – not bad right? 😉

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Pumpkins Tesco

As for our trip to Tesco’s here’s the two monsters we arrived home with… my poor back trying to lug this pair in and out of the trolley!!

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Pumpkin Carving

And so the carving begins by firstly scooping out the rancid innerds. I must admit, the stench of pumpkin doesn’t make my mouth water. Thankfully these two weren’t (too) bad… indeed my Yankee Candles were saved for another day. However the kitchen table was more like a scene from a vegetarian horror movie.

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The concentration on Emma’s face… her Jack Skellington creation took complete silence and focus. I on the other hand was happily drawing simple little triangles. Can’t beat a bit of tradition.

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illooms light up balloons for Halloween

Being a bit of a worry wart when it comes to naked flames, I spotted this pack of 5 illoom light up balloons on offer (also in Tesco) for a mere £2.50. No need to worry about candles etc, these are so much safer to use and last an impressive 15 hours! Quite the bargain, don’t you think?

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Pumpkin Carving 1

Voila! Our work is complete. Considering I’ve a good 13 years experience on Emma I’m a tad deflated that mine looks a bit ‘meh’ in comparison to Jack Skellingotn… not that I’m competitive or anything *pfft*

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I’ll be Instagraming a pic of these frightful faces lit up with their illoom balloons on Saturday night, so keep your eye’s peeled and do let me know that you think! Now just to prepare for Saturday nights Monster Mash festival & firework display 😉


Have you any fun plans for Halloween? Or will you be locking the doors & closing the curtains in hope to avoid as much of it as you can?  Whatever you’re up to stay safe & have fun!

Cheerio Chums…

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51 thoughts on “Trick or Treat? Happy Halloween from Confetti & Curves…

  1. I love your pumpkins! I’m doing mine tonight and already have a few scented candles at the ready lol! I’m heading up to Derry for halloween this year. Their festival is always amazing & its a brilliant excuse to dress up! xox

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    • lol thanks so much Bronagh!! Hope yours ends up a little more creative than mine did hehe Oh I’ve heard great things about their festival, I’m going to Belfast so fingers crossed it’s a fun night for us all 😀 hehe xxx

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    • Awwh thank you so much – glad you like them… she is quite a scary looking wee mite with all that makeup on!! lol

      Ohh thank you so much for the nomination – can’t wait to check it out huni!! Much appreciated ❤ XX

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    • Awwh thank you Ingrid – you’re such a sweetie!! I have to say it was a fun hour of carving, though Em’s looks a lot more creative than mine 😀 Isn’t she scary looking?! Not bad eh! lol xxx


  2. Great job on the makeup! Congrats to Emma on best dressed! 😀
    Those light up balloons are a great idea – much safer than candles. We’ve used the little LED tea light candles that operate on battery in the past too.
    Can’t wait to see those pumpkins lit up! 🙂

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    • Thank you so much huni 🙂 she was indeed delighted!!!
      They really are a fab invention – my nerves are always wrecked with the candles… much safer!! Oh yes, I’ve seen those before too, must get some next time I spot them – so good they’re battery powered!!
      Haaa fingers crossed they look impressive with the balloons inside!! lol XX


  3. Those pumpkins look ace! I carved one this year for the first time in years and thoroughly enjoyed it, I even went back to the supermarket to get some more and they had run out, not going to lie I was super gutted! I have also bought some sweeties for the trick or treaters but been munching on most of it tonight… oops ;)! Hope you have a good Halloween Karen 🙂 xx

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    • Awwh that’s such a shame Rachel that they had run out… always the way!! At least you’ll know next year to stock up big time 😀 Ooh I’m just as bad… there’s a little bowl of lollies and chewy sweets near our front door, everytime I pass another one goes missing!! lol Terrible!! Wishing you a fab Halloween too chum *hugs* 🙂 XXXX

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  4. Wow this looks like you had so much fun! Love the zombie makeup. Sort of makes me wish we celebrated halloween here so I could try some out myself 😉
    The pumpkins look great! I always love the look of them, but it seems quite messy to get there.
    xx Anne


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