Get seriously spooked this Halloween with YES!

We’ve got top tips that’ll help you trick or treat safely with your friends and family, along with some fun activities that can be done from the comfort of your home.

A row of small pumpkins painted with different halloween jack o'lantern faces and alternating black and orange. The background is out of focus orange fairly lights.


Calling all artists in the making, get your pumpkins at the ready!

Pinterest has so many ideas of how you can decorate yours. Whether it’s carving a spooky skeleton or painting a haunted house, you don’t need a bespoke pumpkin carving tool set to create an amazing design. Check out these fun ideas on Pinterest for inspiration.

Don’t forget to tag us on Instagram to show us your incredible creations: @your_east_sussex.

Have a safely spooky Halloween and celebrate from the comfort of your home

If trick or treating isn’t your thing, you don’t have to miss out on enjoying tasty treats at home!

Check out these easy to follow and wickedly delicious recipes on the BBC GoodFood website. From Eerie eyeball pops to a yummy Halloween mocktail punch, there’s plenty of options.

A black and white movie clapper board, white VR headset and orange plastic pumpkin bucket full of popcorn against a bright, plain orange background

There are loads of spook-tacular Halloween activities that involve just a bit of imagination and inspiration too. Spook yourself silly with some classic Halloween movies. The Shining, IT, Beetlejuice (don’t say it 3 times!), Carrie or The Addams Family are always a hit. Or how about throwing it back with traditional family Halloween activities such as apple bobbing?

Get creative and decorate your home with Halloween themed crafts. Try something simple like cutting out cute fangtastic shapes and sticking them on your windows, or something more complex like a ghoul-tiful garland.

Check out more frightfully good ideas on Pinterest.

Halloween craft materials making up a wreath of black twigs, orange foliage and pink flowers with cut out shapes of ghosts, cats and pumpkins against a cork background

Don’t be tricked by Covid this Halloween.

There are simple ways to protect yourself and others from the dreaded Covid-19 which don’t have to put a dampener on festivities. Simply wearing a mask when out and about will protect you from any of the nasty germs (or spells cast by witches whilst trick or treating).  You should also take a lateral flow test before mingling with other households to avoid the spread of the virus.

Stay safe and let us know what you are dressing as to celebrate this year! If you need costume ideas, don’t forget to check out our article on quick, cheap and easy ways to craft your own costume.


Article written by Lydia Berry