The easyfundraising guide to Halloween

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Halloween is fast approaching, and with it comes lots of splendidly spooky ways to raise a donation for your good cause or charity by shopping with easyfundraising. To help you plan, we’ve put together a comprehensive list of everything you’ll need to make all your celebrations this year frightfully fantastic.

Sweet Treats 

Think of Halloween, and the first thing that springs to mind is trick-or-treating. Stock up with treats for your visitors by adding some share bags of sweets to your trolley when you do your weekly online grocery shop with Ocado (up to £10.00 donation) or Sainsbury’s (up to £1.50 donation). Alternatively, if you want to really push the boat out, head over to My M&M’s (up to 6.00% donation) and theme your own sweets – your house will really stand out from the crowd amongst all the visiting ghosts, witches, and zombies. For an old-fashioned take, A Quarter Of (up to 3.00% donation) sells traditional sweets by the quarter – perfect for grown-up Halloween fans.

Dressing Up 

Halloween means dressing up, and the weirder and more wonderful the costume the better. Amazon (up to 1.50% donation) stocks a superb range of outfits for both adults and kids, as does eBay (up to 2.00% donation). Toys R Us (up to 1.50% donation) has stacks of spooktastic designs while The Early Learning Centre (up to 1.00% donation) sells some fun- but-not-too-scary designs for little ones.

Scary Staging 

If you’re hosting a Halloween party, the best way to make an impression is to consider every aspect of your staging, from decorations to props. If you’re feeling creative, why not get the whole family involved in making some creepy decorations? Make spider webs and spiders from pipe cleaners and fix them in corners. Bunting is really easy to make and theme and looks great draped around a party space. Hobbycraft (up to 5.00% donation) stocks all the supplies you’ll need.

Spooky Lighting 

Atmospheric lighting is really important at Halloween. Plenty of carved-out pumpkins with a battery tea light inside will add lots of atmosphere and are far safer than using an open flame. Baker Ross stock these (up to 1.00% donation).

Awesome Accessories 

Source tablecloths, napkins, paper plates and cups from Argos (up to 0.75% donation) to make the most basic table party-ready.

Fabulous Food 

Halloween means sugar and lots of it so when considering what goodies to serve at your party, you might want to consider lots of delicious savoury items to add balance. Serve up a selection of party favourites from Tesco (up to £3.00 donation) or Morrisons (up to £2.30 donation). To keep things simple, you could always call in a pizza from Dominos (up to 2.50% donation) or Pizza Hut (up to 2.00% donation).

Menacing Music 

No party is complete without music and you can have a lot of fun putting together your Halloween playlist. You can either go down the route of super-spooky sound effects such as a creaking door, howling wind or ghoulish laughter, or songs that team with your theme – Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, ‘Ghostbusters’ by Ray Parker Jr., or ‘People Are Strange’ by the Doors to give just three examples. Browse the great selection of soundtracks on iTunes (up to 3.50% donation) or HMV (up to 1.50% donation).

 

Whatever you need to make your Halloween totally terrifying, you can buy it via easyfundraising and raise donations for your good cause.  

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