Halloween is just weeks away so it’s time to start thinking about all things spooky. Here at City Kids we love dressing ourselves and our kids in fun costumes and also decorating our homes for the occasion – just carving a pumpkin isn’t enough for us! Here’s our guide to get ready for Halloween.

So here are some of our favourite ghoulish goodies and devilish decorations.

Meri Meri

If you’d rather do cutesy than full on scary then this is the place to find adorable costumes. Think little cat ear head bands and witches’ capes.

But where Meri Meri really come in to their own is table decorations. Create the most fantastic Halloween spread with their paper plates, cups and napkins covered in sparkly bats and skulls. We also love their cookie cutter and cake topper sets. They even have skeleton crackers! Ideal for a party for younger children who might not like anything too scary or gory.

Mimi and Lula

Ahoy there matey! Get ready to sail the seven seas with this awesome pirate dress-up set! A velvet pirate hat, complete with gold metallic skull and cross bones is paired with a fabulous glittery eye patch to make the perfect pirate party outfit! Ideal for parties and dressing up, this would be a great gift.

MIMI & LULA is a stylish and playful kids accessories brand that brings the sparkle and shine back into playtime and daytime. We’re so obsessed with their



Enter the biscuit haunted house and you’ll find a whole host of spooky characters ready for some Halloween fun – from Dracula to Frankenstein, to a spooky green-faced witch.



This Halloween, it’s time to transform your little ones into the spooky characters they’ve always wanted to be! Snazaroo’s simple step by step guides will teach you how to face paint like a pro, whilst their Make and Create videos provide plenty of creepy crafts and recipes to delight the whole family!

This face painting kit is great for a Halloween party, making up to 50 full faces. It features 8 spooky colours, as well as a brush, 1 sponge and step by step guide to help you create little monsters, witches and vampires.

Zara Kids

With social distancing measures in place, it may well be that you opt for a more cosy night in.

How about pairing Zara’s Halloween Time Sweatshirt with wing detailing with some fluffy but down right claw-some slippers.

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Selfie Craft Co

We do rather love a product that serves multiple functions. These colour-in capes present a number of benefits. Keeping boredom at bay but letting the kids get creative, a dress-up item and great for pretend play. Includes 7 fabric pens, colours don’t wash out!


For those that love an art fix, this one’s for you. Henri Matisse inspired pumpkins. Warning, this one is a little bit hands on!


We love this mystical moonlight dragon plus by Jellycat, great for the teeny tiny ones that might not be too sure about all this Halloween stuff just yet. 

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