Whether you are planning to celebrate Halloween 2021 in grand style, go trick or treating or simply have a bewitching film night in, Luxuriate Life is celebrating the scariest diary date of the year by compiling a guide of this year’s best Halloween 2021 Tricks and Treats.
Set up the cauldron, stir up those poisonous potions, make friends with the arachnids and allow their cobwebs to take over your house for a sulphuratingly spooktastic evening.
Halloween 2021 Tonguetastic Treats
Cutter & Squidge
For a tasty treat, try out the Halloween collection from Cutter & Squidge but beware, they are seriously addictive and might not make it through to the night in question! If you are throwing a Halloween party or want some original tasty treats for trick or treaters, their range of spooky cakes, cookies and brownies are a must. We tried the Baby Halloween Biskie Box with spooky bones, blue cookie monsters and a coconut cooker monster and, ahem, they seem to have all vanished.
From – Cutterandsquidge.com
Price | £15.20
Artisan du Chocolat
The pioneering adventurers in fine cocoa have launched a new range of terrifyingly luxurious treats to celebrate Halloween. Created with Artisan’s unique expertise and passionately crafted from the finest ingredients from around the globe, these witty hand-decorated delights are ideal for treating any tricksters that appear on your doorstep, as part of a themed table setting, or gifting to friends and family as a decadent Halloween 2021 surprise. It’s hard to choose between the clever ‘Yummy Mummies’, the amusing ‘Ghosties’, the wickedly delicious chocolate lollies or the glamorous ‘gold’ skull filled to the brim with Artisan’s signature salted caramels.
From – Artisan du Chocolat
Price | from £3.99
Want to easily carve up some pumpkin for any monstrous baking this Halloween? Well Microplane’s new bowl grater might save some bleeding knuckles and deliver any key baking ingredients easily and quickly – thanks to the two rounded and non-slip handles on both sides of the Microplane that prevent slippage. This new kitchen tool effortlessly grates through the toughest ingredients from pumpkins, to cabbage, courgettes to carrots directly and neatly into a container or bowl. Perfect for any ghostly cooking this season.
From – John Lewis
Price | £19.95
Want to serve up some tongue-tinglingly hot sauces this Halloween? Well, the Blazing Hot Bundle from Wiltshire-based artisan producer, Tracklements, using the highest-quality, natural ingredients, handmade in small batches, will certainly turn up the heat. Made only for the bravest of souls, this collection of condiments is guaranteed to add fire to the belly and includes Fresh Chilli Jam, Hot chilli Sauce, Smoky Chilli Sauce, Hot Wholegrain Mustard and Spitfire Chilli Mustard.
From – Tracklements.co.uk
Price | £16.50
With spooky season arriving fast, Crosstown have launched a limited edition, vegan-friendly Halloween Dough Bites, crafted with their black cocoa sourdough and filled with homemade raspberry jam, then topped with a dark berry glaze and finished with a spooky bat or pumpkin decoration. There’s also the option to add more deliciousness to your order of Fifteen Halloween dough bites with cookies and speciality drinks including coffee, craft beer and award-winning wines.
From – Crosstown.co.uk
Price | From £37.95 for the Halloween Box
Superfood chocolate has launched their limited-edition Halloween 2021 Box featuring their new Pumpkin Spice chocolate, infused with autumn spices and bursting with flavour. This wickedly delicious chocolate box will also include their most popular Orange Power Dark Chocolate, energizingly oozing with essential oils.
Even better, all their super chocolates are packed with antioxidant and protein rich nuts and seeds, ancient grains and other gut strengthening and immunity boosting ingredients.
From – Simsanté
Price | £9.95 – £26.95 for the Halloween Box
Sweet Tree by Browns
Don’t let the Halloween collection from Sweet Tree by Browns creep up on you! Their spooky collection of Halloween chocolates includes scary sweets and bewitching chocolate designs, some of which have a surprise inside. The range includes Mini Smash Pumpkins, Hot Choc Eye-ball Bombs, Silver Smash Skulls and Silver Smash Pumpkins. Sweet Tree by Brown is a British e-commerce confectionary brand that specialises in making unique edible gifts and chocolate creations featuring the UK’s favourite branded sweets.
From – Sweet Tree by Browns
Price | £45 for the silver smash pumpkin
Brigadeiro Gourmet London
If you are looking for something a little special for Halloween 2021, then these mini-Halloween sweet holders filled with Brigadeiro drops might fit the bill. Choose from a Witches Cauldron, Spooky Skull, Frightful Ghost or an Evil Pumpkin available in four flavours – milk chocolate brigadeiro, dark chocolate brigadeiro, caramel brigadeiro and white brigadeiro. Brigadeiros are like truffles but sweeter and they are essential at all major celebrations in Brazil (plus becoming increasingly popular the UK).
From – Brigadeirogourmetuk.com
Price | £8
Looking to fill up a treat bucket for Halloween? There is no doubt that any offerings from Haribo go down a storm with little ones which may allow you to swerve those tricks this year! To get on the right side of any mini wizard or witch that comes a’calling, there’s the spooktacular selection of Haribo Trick or Treat, Haribo Scaremix for fiendish fun and mischievous and magical Haribo TangfasTricks perfect for any harrowing Halloween Hoedowns.
From – Waitrose
Price | From £1.15
Don’t forget your faithful friend at Halloween this season by giving him a Hand Decorated Halloween Wheat Free Bone from Laughing Dog. This hugely popular biscuit is dipped in a delicious yoghurt frosting and topped with carrot sprinkles with each bone hand decorated by Laughing Dog’s artisan bakers and packaged in its own box complete with satin ribbon. There are no artificial flavours or preservatives. If you head to their website, you can also download their recipe for Spooktacular Pumpkin Biscuits!
From – LaughingDogFood.com
Price | £9
Halloween 2021 Pulsating petrified potions
Crystal Head Onyx vodka
The newest expression to the multi-award winning Crystal Head Vodka portfolio (owned by Ghostbusters/Blues Brothers mega star Dan Aykroyd) Onyx is a one-of-its-kind fusion of premium vodka and blue weber agave. The result is an incredibly smooth spirit with touches of spice and sweetness that develop into an unmistakably earthy agave taste. Whilst the aroma gives off a fresh grass finish, with hints of white pepper and citrus. The bottle is spookily brilliant too and definitely one for the top shelf of the home bar.
Cazcabel Honey Tequila
Why not see in Halloween 2021 with Cazcabel Honey Tequila with an aptly named Witch Doctor cocktail? It’s devilishly simple to concoct. Mix 20ml of Cazcabel Honey Tequila, 20ml of Peaty Whisky, 20ml of pineapple juice, 25ml of lime juice, 15ml of Orgeat Syrup and two dashes of Angostura Bitters into a shaker. Shake it up and strain into a chilled Nick and Nora glass. Garnish with a dried slice of orange and a sprig of fresh rosemary. Chin chin.
From – Master of Malt
Price | £26.35
As the nights start to draw in and we get closer to the spookiest night of the year, a warming cider is most definitely a treat – no tricks in sight here!
Brothers Toffee Apple cider is a Halloween classic, with a blend of cream soda and smouldering toffee with a rich creamy finish. For those who want the same taste but without the alcohol, Toffee Apple Alcohol Free is a great option.
From – BrothersCider.co.uk
Price | £23 for a 12 mixed case
Tuscan Tree is a new premium, non-alcoholic Aperitivo, inspired by the orange orchards of Northwest Italy and the Italian culture of “Aperitivo Hour”.
Infused with real blood orange juice and Italian sparkling wine, alongside a complex blend of botanicals perfectly balanced with Italian juniper, lavender and Sicilian lemons, it’s refreshing bittersweet flavour makes a delicious non-alcoholic spritz. Simply add soda or tonic water to a large measure, add ice and an orange wedge garnish for a perfect Halloween treat.
From – Amazon
Price | £9.65
Bird & Blend Tea Co. Halloween range
We know you have been waiting for this all year long, but it is finally time to grab your limited edition Spiced Pumpkin Pie Tea before it’s all gone! Perhaps their most popular blend ever, Autumn Pumpkin Pie, spiced to perfection as a frothy chai latte, its made with real tea and spices. A winner of a Great Taste Award, the tea – available loose leaf or in bags, is presented in an exclusive Tea Tin designed by indie artist Ellie Fryer.
From – BirdandBlendTea.com
Price | £6.10
Cîroc Apple Vodka
Made from the Ugni Blanc grapes from the French Cognac region, this five times distilled flavoured Vodka with its infusion of apple is perfect for a Halloween Howler – the Cîroc Haunted Apple cocktail. Take 50ml of Ciroc Apple vodka, 25ml of pumpkin puree, 25ml of Cloudy Apple Juice, 25ml of lime juice and 15ml of Orgeat syrup, shake and strain over ice and garnish with mint and cinnamon with dry ice for theatre with a black sugar rim. Cheers.
From – Amazon UK
Price | £29.65
Halloween 2021 Spooktacular interiors
An unapologetically bold fragrance that comes alive as darkness falls, create a haunting ambience with the Fireplace candle from Floral Street. Combining juniper and birch leaf with notes of red raspberry, let this rich and spicy autumnal blend creep over your Halloween home. Made with vegan and wax and featuring a natural wick, this alluring scent is the perfect addition to any Halloween interior and comes with a recyclable glass container.
From – FloralStreet.com
Price | £34
The perfect way to unleash a child’s imagination is by purchasing a 2021 limited edition Halloween toucanBox this spooky season. Discover limited edition crafts that conjure up educational fun with the Super Spooky Luminous Lantern, casting petrifying silhouettes and Creepy Critters Halloween Wreath featuring spiders, baby bats and rustling felt leaves for a shivering autumn breeze. The Halloween toucanBox also features a magazine, surprise collectable and a terrifying sticker sheet…to ensure the fright night fun continues well in to the darkest of night. For ages 3 – 8.
From – Toucanbox.com
Price | £16
Halloween 2021 Freakingly frightful fashion
Melissa & Doug
When heading out for Trick or Treating, why not check out the wide range of fancy-dress costumes from the UK’s number one recommended toy brand for creativity for parents, Melissa & Doug. They feature a wide range of costumes which are perfect for kiddies at Halloween with options ranging far and wide but including astronauts, fire chiefs, cowboys and princesses. Perfect for role play, they come with realistic extras to make the world of make believe come alive.
From – Amazon UK
Price | £21.79 – Cowboy set
Little monsters will sleep soundly in Babymori’s Halloween Clever Zip Sleepset, crafted in their soft, signature organic cotton and bamboo fabric with a two-way zip down the front for easy dressing. They also have a divine Spooky hoody, leggings and pyjamas.
Since 2015, Mori has been using the softest organic fabrics to make the highest-quality products with little ones in mind. They are all crafted using sustainably sourced fabrics and manufactured in trusted factories to give you peace of mind.
From – Babymori.com
Price | £32.50 for a newborn
Polarn O. Pyret Wolves Print Kids Jumper
Start your little one’s Halloween off to a howling start with the Wolves Print Kids Jumper from Polarn O. Pyret. Guaranteed to add some comfort to junior’s adventures, the sweatshirt is crafted in cosy GOTS organic cotton for a supersoft finish. It’s brushed on the inside to make it extra comfy with easy-wear raglan sleeves. This renowned Swedish brand, now available in the UK, is proud to be the No 1 trusted kidswear brand on Trustpilot.
From – Polarnopyret.co.uk
Price | £28
Little ones will love Frugi’s new spooky Halloween collection of organic loungewear and PJs featuring a friendly, fluffy spider wearing colourful rainbow boots who seems to have skedaddled over an Adventure Appliqué Top and other cosy favourite like the Rex Jumper and Printed Snug Joggers. The twilight PJs in particular will be perfect for post trick-or-treating whilst the range includes adventure-ready outfits that are perfect for an evening of trick or treating.
From – WeloveFrugi.com
Price | £20 – (Adventure Appliqué Top)
Call up your dragon watch to do battle this Halloween! SnapWatch is an exciting new wearable watch specifically designed for kids with integrated components that allows the whole band to bend and roll. The bi-stable arrangement enables the SnapWatch display to be viewed in straight mode or wrapped around the wrist. These flexible displays are the next generation of display screens that feature various bendable form factors and the dragon version is perfect for Halloween. It’s silicon, is recyclable and requires no software or App purchase.
From – Snapwatch.co.uk
Price | £9.99
To prepare your skin for some harrowing Halloween make-up this season and to protect against those cold October nights, first try out Dermaquest’s Mini Pumpkin Mask to be sure to scare away any sluggish skin away. Leave those other witches and wizards in your wake as it is highly rejuvenating and brightening. Preventing breakouts and assisting with the release of comedones, the rich antioxidant benefits infuse the skin with essential anti-inflammatory benefits for healthy, radiant skin.
From – DermaquestInc.co.uk
Price | £32
Perfect for vamping it up this Halloween, try out Catric Cosmetics’ devilishly dark non-transferable liquid lipsticks, their deeply disturbing Waterproof Ultra Precision Gel Eye Pencils or their spookily plumping lip liner. Bring out your inner Adams à la Morticia or Gomez and be smokin’ at any Halloween party. Catrice was founded by Christina Oster-Daum who started with a very clear vision: high-quality yet affordable beauty products because we all deserve to feel beautiful.
From – Amazon UK
Price | From £7.04
This Is Silk
This is the perfect hack for removing that heavy Halloween makeup. The silk cleansing cloths in Noir (to save unsightly stains) have the texture of muslin cloths but with all the added benefits of silk amino acids. The unique weave of the Silk gently exfoliates, conditions and smooths skin, leaving it glowing with health. A family business in the Cotswolds, This is Silk was founded by Sonal Keay who used silk to great benefit on her own skin and hair.
From – ThisisSilk.com
Price | £21.99 for three cloths
For junior witches, goblins and wizards
Craft & Crumb
Inspired by the Great British Bake Off? Well, your fiendish little rugrats may enjoy baking up a Halloween storm with Craft & Crumb’s Halloween collection of home baking kits. There’s the Creepy Coffins bake and craft kit, monster slime popcorn kit, a monster biscuit bake and craft kit and a Spooky Pancake mix. Craft & Crumb was created in the kitchens of Kate and Louise who remember how much they enjoyed their childhood baking and who want to inspire the next generation.
From – CraftandCrumb.com
Price | From £5.99
Sylvanian Families Spooky Surprise House
For kiddies wanting to extend the Halloween season, then this toy from Sylvanian Families might prove a winner. The Spooky Surprise House is a haunted house that comes with a ghost elevator, TV, sofa, pedestal, Bat antenna and a Midnight Cat baby dressed as a ghost, a ghost costume and a Spookie – a total of eight pieces. Extend the fun by adding in the Halloween Playhouse which includes a witch-hat turret and revolving door.
From – Sylvanianfamilies.co.uk
Price | £14.99
Room on the Broom
Let your child play make believe in the wonderful world of Room on the Broom created by Julia Donaldson and inspired by the iconic illustrations of Axel Scheffler. The Witch can stand upright or fly on her broom, alongside the Cat, Dog, Bird and Frog, whilst being chased by the fire-breathing Dragon. The articulated head, arms and legs allow your child to recreate the poses from the books and movie. The kit includes an activity sheet and a collector’s poster.
From – Amazon UK
Price | £27.43
Smart Games | Ghost Hunters
Ever wondered what ghosts do in a haunted mansion? Play Smart Games – Ghost Hunters and light up all of the ghosts in each challenge by placing all the flashlight puzzle pieces correctly. Ghost Hunters is a scary good time for players young and old. This portable and compact game includes 60 multi-level challenges, perfect for travel. Playing this game helps develop the following cognitive skills – Concentration, Logic, Problem Solving, Spatial Insight, Visual Perception.
From – smarttoysandgames.co.uk
Price | £14.99
Halloween 2021 Spooky experiences
Celebrate Day of the Dead with Chotto Matte and Código
Chotto Matte has partnered with the award-winning Mexican Tequila brand Código to celebrate Day of the Dead with a week of festivities to honour their Latin roots. For an entire week, Chotto Matte will offer Nikkei dishes and captivating entertainment to celebrate this Latin American tradition.
From Tuesday 26th October to Tuesday 2nd November, expect a selection of limited-edition cocktails inspired by the South American flavours such as ‘Midnight in Lima’, comprising of Codigo Anejo Tequila, amontillado sherry, cocchi di torino vermouth and blackberry smoke, or for those with a sweet tooth, the ‘Dulce Muerte’ with Codigo Blanco Tequila and peach liqueur. On Saturday 30th October, incredible performers, DJ sets and musicians will also provide an exclusive day of entertainment from brunch to late night to fully embrace the celebrations.
From – Chotto Matte
Visit Blenheim Palace 22nd-31st October from 17.15-22.00 for a week of spook-tacular events including a spooky Halloween lights trail in the evenings, leading visitors from one ghostly space to another … if they dare! There are flickering flames in the fiendish fire garden, daring fire artists and grinning, glowing pumpkins as well as illuminated haunted woods filled with creepy neon cobwebs, ghastly ghouls, wicked witches, larger-than life spiders and beastly bats. Then discover the Secret Garden filled with more hidden surprises.
From – Blenheim Palace
Price | £15 per adult / £10 per child
Red Letter Days
There is a raft of spooky experiences to enjoy with Red Letter this Halloween. Survive a Zombie apocalypse with a Zombie Infection Experience for two in a choice of six destination or go total Zombie at The London Tombs. A little too frightening perhaps? Then head dressed as Miss Marple or Hercule Poirot for a Murder Mystery Hotel Break with Dinner for two or, if you dare, take a spine-chilling London Bridge Ghost Walking Tour.
From – Red Letter Days
Price | From £40 up to £300
Leading image courtesy of HARIBO. All other imagery courtesy of the brands featured.