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Homesense Halloween Giveaway

 

As soon as the clock strikes midnight on 30th September and the calendar flips over into the first few minutes of 1st October, the world goes Halloween mad. Everywhere you look there’s black paper bats hanging from the ceilings and pumpkins lining the floor – there’s no escaping it.

 

My version of Halloween is a little more low-key – I get cosy indoors with candlelight, a blanket and a mug of tea, and either watch a scary film or read a book that’ll give me chills. My own subtle nod to the occasion (along with the bag of sweets that I buy for “the trick of treaters” *ahem*)

 

As it’s only Ben and I in the house, I don’t bother with Halloween decorations, but I know a lot of people do and this year there are so many fantastic options to buy that I think Halloween lovers are spoilt for choice!

 

This weekend, Ben and I popped down to my little piece of heaven on earth; Homesense. My love for this shop is no secret; I honestly feel so much joy when I walk in their door and I could spend hours wandering about looking at everything they have to offer and, as expected, they’ve pulled it out the bag when it comes to Halloween!

 

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The Homesense Halloween aesthetic this year is very much skeletons and skulls, with a few ghosts, ghouls and witches thrown in for good measure, however, I don’t think a heavy emphasis on skulls is any bad thing! The Homesense Halloween style is much more ‘grown up’ than the standard Halloween decorations you tend to find on the High Street and as so many people have skull décor in their homes all year round, the less obvious Halloween-y pieces could definitely be kept on display after October has passed us by.

 

Homesense Halloween skeleton bride

 

This skeleton bride was the first thing that caught my eye as we browsed the shop; unfortunately I couldn’t find a matching groom, but these would be an awesome little added extra for anyone having a darkly-themed wedding celebration. Or, perhaps something perfect for the increasingly popular divorce parties I’ve seen happening? What better way to mark the end of a marriage than with this tongue-in-cheek piece?

 

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Having dragged Ben around behind me like a puppet on a string and thoroughly looked at every single item on the shelves, I think my favourite piece out of the whole shop was this hanging plaque featuring a rather dapper skeleton gentleman. It put me instantly in mind of the classic haunted mansions you see in horror films, with the Lord and Lady of the manor still wandering the hallways long after they’ve left this mortal plain. I tried working out how I could justify buying it and fitting it in to my current décor, but it’s so off of our theme that it’s impossible. A shame because I bloomin’ love it!

 

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As always with Homesense, the quality of everything is brilliant. It’s all sturdy and well-made and will definitely stand the test of time (as long as your Halloween party doesn’t get too raucous!) It also doesn’t look cheaply made which is something I sometimes find with novelty decorations.

 

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There really is so much to see in store, with not only decorations like this but also Halloween style party supplies like paper cups and plates, plus table decorations and napkins. There’s also a whole range of different spooky style sweets.

 

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 Anyone fancy themselves a gothic, horror style globe? Cos they’ve got ’em!

 

Now, Halloween fans, on to the exciting bit – I’m hosting a little Homesense Halloween giveaway where you can win these goodies:

 

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‘Beware of things that go bump in the night’ hanging sign
Black skull decorative plate
Pewter skull
6 glass skeleton shot glasses

 

Entry to this giveaway is super simple via the form below. I’ll draw the winner on Friday 20th October and they’ll be posted out with plenty of time to arrive before the 31st.

 
a Rafflecopter giveaway

UK residents only
The winner will be notified and given 48-hours to respond, after which a new winner will be chosen.

 

As always – and as their biggest fan-girl – I can’t sing the praises of Homesense enough. Their products are unique, good quality and well-priced meaning whenever I visit I always find something to fall in love with.

 

However, if Halloween isn’t your thing and Santa is more your bag than Satan, never fear, they’ve started to get the beginnings of their Christmas bits and pieces in place now so get yourself down there in a couple of weeks once they roll more of their festive stock out and you’ll find your very own little wonderland.

 

Good luck everyone!

 

 

Penny xx

 

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56 Comments

  • Reply Tracy K Nixon

    I prefer a quiet night in but on Halloween I do make an effort to take my children trick or treating and we decorate our home and hand out treats to anyone who knocks on our door!

    October 11, 2017 at 2:32 pm
  • Reply Ren Taylor

    I am a party queen but nobody I know is having a party this Halloween so it will be a scary movie with popcorn for me and then family x

    October 11, 2017 at 3:05 pm
  • Reply Kelly

    Party animal! My local do a great halloween night; everybody makes the effort.

    October 11, 2017 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Becky Yeomans

    I prefer a quite night in with my partner and children! A little halloween party, buffet and a film!

    October 11, 2017 at 3:13 pm
  • Reply Bethany Littleton

    I prefer a quiet night in but love that involving the house being dressed up as I am a Halloween decor freak and have to watch Hocus Pocus!

    October 11, 2017 at 3:15 pm
  • Reply stuart hargreaves

    I just enjoy all the kids dressed up trick or treating I always buy too much and have to eat the left overs myself

    October 11, 2017 at 3:20 pm
  • Reply Abi

    What a fab giveaway! Halloween is my favourite holiday

    October 11, 2017 at 3:24 pm
  • Reply Kim Barnes

    It’s all about my boys this year. Corben is at the age now where he loves the idea of knocking on doors and getting sweets but is scared of all the decorations he sees in the shops at the moment. Harry is the opposite though, he’s not scared of anything! I love anything skeleton related and was actually thinking of “Gothing” out my bedroom So these would go perfectly! X

    October 11, 2017 at 3:47 pm
  • Reply Danielle Spencer

    We have a quiet night in, with candles and a pumpkin, handing out sweets to the little ones that knock on our door.

    October 11, 2017 at 3:53 pm
  • Reply debbie smith

    i always take my two boys trick or treating but i also have a night out oi love dressing up with the girls and going out fab giveaway thankyou x

    October 11, 2017 at 4:09 pm
  • Reply CAROLYN HEYWORTH

    Love decorating, some munchies and a good horror later 1

    October 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm
  • Reply WallyJay

    We prefer a quiet night in with the lights off 😀

    October 11, 2017 at 4:39 pm
  • Reply Keith embleton

    Quiet night, but prepared just in case

    October 11, 2017 at 5:15 pm
  • Reply Heather Haigh

    I like a family party – nothing too wild but fun food, costumes, and scary films.

    October 11, 2017 at 5:24 pm
  • Reply Solange

    I prefer a quiet night in at home though I do take the kids Trick or Treating.

    October 11, 2017 at 5:39 pm
  • Reply styles5433 (Kim Styles)

    The kids love dressing up and going out tirck or treating and and we usually have a pumpkin in the window and a hairy hand hanging out of the letterbox! my other half stays in and doles out the sweets

    October 11, 2017 at 5:41 pm
  • Reply Rebecca h

    we love to do a horror themed movie night! everyone brings their favourite horror movie and their favourite drink and we settle down with snacks for some scares (and a few laughs!)

    October 11, 2017 at 6:24 pm
  • Reply amy bondoc

    i have a halloween party at home every year 🙂

    October 11, 2017 at 6:28 pm
  • Reply julie laing

    Normally out and about with the kids

    October 11, 2017 at 7:01 pm
  • Reply Vivien Baird

    I love a quiet niht but my Grandsons have other ideas so it ends up a big family party

    October 11, 2017 at 8:09 pm
  • Reply Tracy Hanley

    Night in answering the door and giving out sweets

    October 11, 2017 at 8:11 pm
  • Reply Chrissy Harris

    I love a quiet night in watching a film but I am going to a kiddies party with my four year ok boy

    October 11, 2017 at 8:13 pm
  • Reply Sean Murricane

    Yay! Hope you post to Leeds 😉 they opened up here recently too, great stuff. Can’t wait to see what they have in store for CHRISTMAAAAASSSSSS

    October 11, 2017 at 8:16 pm
  • Reply laura banks

    i take my son out trick or treating

    October 11, 2017 at 8:19 pm
  • Reply Rebecca Brown

    We love Halloween, but its looking like we’ll just be having a quiet film night with a few films this year

    October 11, 2017 at 11:16 pm
  • Reply Emma Whitworth

    Trick or treating with the kids

    October 11, 2017 at 11:25 pm
  • Reply Katie leavy

    I love Halloween I dress up to go trick or treating with my young niece and nephew and then when they have gone to bed I join my mum and brother and sis in law for a horror movie night while trying not to eat all the kids Halloween candy

    October 12, 2017 at 1:29 am
  • Reply Rachel Craig

    Sometimes party. Like to spend time with family and friends.

    October 12, 2017 at 3:48 am
  • Reply Jane Willis (@janesgrapevine)

    I don’t really celebrate Halloween at all, although as a cardmaker I do make a few cards for other people to use

    October 12, 2017 at 7:54 am
  • Reply Claire Glace

    Now the kids are older, we just gather sweets for the children that knock the door….

    October 12, 2017 at 10:30 am
  • Reply Amy Wright

    We have 3 young children so we always go trick or treating on actual Halloween and then around that time, we go to Halloween kids parties and me and the hubby usually go to the cinema to watch a horror film

    October 12, 2017 at 12:21 pm
  • Reply Sarah Mcknight

    I like to go to parties but its usually a quiet night in now

    October 12, 2017 at 2:40 pm
  • Reply tapeparade

    So much exciting halloween goodness! x

    October 12, 2017 at 7:11 pm
  • Reply Rich Tyler

    I do like a great h’ween party!

    October 12, 2017 at 10:24 pm
  • Reply Christine taylor

    We love Halloween ! When our grandchildren were small we used to have just a few little decorations for them to enjoy , but they are too old now and go to their friends parties so we oldies have a get together ! I make a tasty chilli in the slo-cooker, pan of rice, salad and french bread and our friends and family help themselves ! My husband has a bit of a spooky reputation as the scary Dracula man who plays his keyboard in the window , shines a torch at his face! One year we weren’t going to dress up but during the week before several families walking past asked if we were going to do our usual as it was their favourite trick or treat house !so we will be all ready with lots of treats for the trick or treaters !

    October 13, 2017 at 1:27 am
  • Reply lorraine kirk

    We like to get dressed up and have a family tea

    October 13, 2017 at 1:00 pm
  • Reply Stacey Carnell

    I love to spend it with my family, carving pumpkins, eating spooky treats, playing games and watching a spooky film 🙂

    October 14, 2017 at 1:03 pm
  • Reply Becky Duffy

    We normally have a party for Halloween – this year we are going away the weekend before Halloween where there’s lots of parties normally so will be decorating the caravan for the weekend 🙂

    October 14, 2017 at 4:49 pm
  • Reply Moxie McMurder

    Great giveaway! Wish we had one of those shops near us, it looks like a Halloween Wonderland.

    October 14, 2017 at 7:10 pm
  • Reply cheryl hadfield

    we love to have a Halloween party with family and friends

    October 16, 2017 at 10:31 am
  • Reply Kat Allinson

    We go to a childrens halloween party in town and then have a quiet night in

    October 16, 2017 at 10:25 pm
  • Reply Lynsey Buchanan

    We have a Halloween party for the kids and take them out Trick or Treating.

    October 17, 2017 at 9:23 am
  • Reply jen jackson

    I used to love a party but now i prefer to stay at home

    October 17, 2017 at 2:29 pm
  • Reply Emma

    A quiet night in for me, with sweets and a film 🙂

    October 17, 2017 at 3:44 pm
  • Reply James Donovan

    I love halloween parties. I have so many costumes

    October 17, 2017 at 5:26 pm
  • Reply Gary Topley

    Halloween is about the kids for me so like to get them dressed up and have a little party. Thankyou for the competition. x

    October 17, 2017 at 9:10 pm
  • Reply Jamie Edwards

    Every year my in laws have the most fantastic party! We go once the kiddies have been trick or treating and are tucked up in bed 🙂

    October 17, 2017 at 10:38 pm
  • Reply Christina Edmondson

    I *love* Hallowe’en, it’s definitely party season for me! The one guaranteed night a year my husband and I will have his parents babysit so we can go out dancing. And what better way to get prepared for that than with skull shots!

    October 17, 2017 at 11:26 pm
  • Reply ellie spider

    I’m watching scary movies with my buddies hid under the blanket lol

    October 18, 2017 at 12:49 am
  • Reply helen tovell

    We stay in but decorate the house and answer the doors to the people who do trick or treat

    October 18, 2017 at 9:27 am
  • Reply derektwilson

    We have a Halloween day at work where we’re all dressed up – so we like a quiet evening at home afterwards. We still enjoy the knocks at the door and always have sweets and small change at the ready 🙂

    October 18, 2017 at 1:11 pm
  • Reply sarahkf

    I normally go out for halloween!

    October 18, 2017 at 1:23 pm
  • Reply spuddy11

    we always have a hallowean party

    October 18, 2017 at 4:26 pm
  • Reply Sarah Wilson

    We take the boys trick or treating, and then have a party for family at home.

    October 18, 2017 at 7:36 pm
  • Reply Danielle graves

    I’m not really either haha, I just love the gothicness of it all and being creative making costumes and carving pumpkins

    October 18, 2017 at 9:34 pm
  • Reply Diana

    Little party with family 🙂

    October 18, 2017 at 10:54 pm
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