So How Did Halloween Start

Halloween History

Halloween History

Halloween is the time of year where we have the opportunity to be someone else.  We get to dress up without feeling stupid and take on a completely different persona.  Yet few of us really understand where it all began.  In this article we aim to answer the question of “how did Halloween start?”

The origins of this particular holiday go back many centuries.   This particular holiday was originally known as the “festival of Samhain”.  This festival was celebrated by the ancient Celts who lived in Britain and other parts of Europe.    Continue reading

5 Tips To Help You Decide What I Should Be For Halloween


When it comes to deciding what I should be for Halloween, then you need to take your time.  In fact if you can you should be planning your costume at least 6 months in advance.

By taking your time and putting a little more thought when it comes to your costume, will help you to stand out from the rest.

If you are having problems coming up with ideas for a costume then the following tips may well prove useful.

Tip 1 – Look Back To See What You Wore Before 

If at all possible avoid wearing a costume that you’ve worn before.   But you may find you can gain some inspiration for a new costume by looking back at what you’ve worn.  You could end up saving yourself a whole lot of time and money by turning a costume you already have into something else.
Tip 2 – Think Of What Interests You 

Make up a list of the things that you enjoy and then use these as the basis for your costume.   You could of course always dress up as one of your favorite characters from a TV show or movie.  But be prepared as there are going to be plenty of others who will be doing the same.  This year as in the last couple you’ll find that “Game of Thrones“, “The Walking Dead” and “Breaking Bad” will prove popular.   Continue reading

5 Tips To Help You Find The Best Halloween Costumes This Year


Halloween is a time of year when you get the opportunity to do something that you wouldn’t do.   Every year hundreds of costumes get sold, but more and more want to come up with their own.  When it comes to finding ideas for the best Halloween costumes people now turn to the Internet for inspiration.

If you don’t have time to create your own, then buying one is a great idea.  But before you start spending your money there are certain things you should consider first.  Below are some tips to help you buy the best Halloween costumes without breaking the bank.  Continue reading

A Look At What Does Halloween Mean


One question that often we want to know when it comes to Halloween is, “what does it mean?”  In this article we hope to provide you with a little more understanding of just what does Halloween mean?

The first thing you need to understand is that this name is in fact a shortened version of “All Hallows’ Even”.  This in turn refers to the eve of All Hallows Day.  The actual word Hallow in turn is a old English word that has been used for referring to a holy person.   In turn All Hallows Day  is just another name for “All Saints Day”.

Then at some point in history people decided to refer to “All Hallows Even” as “Hallowe’en”.  Then suddenly it just became known as “Halloween.” Continue reading

All About Ribbons


Ribbons are
valuable and aesthetically-pleasing fabrics that are virtually infinite in their assortment, texture, and colour. Contemporary ribbons are manufactured from just about every type of material, from velvet and satin to synthetics like nylon and rayon. They are designed, printed, stitched, braided, ornamented with embroidery, adorned with pearls or sequins, shaped like ric-rac, skillfully made like lace, edged with metal so they could be molded and shaped, and crafted like motif ribbons. Ribbon is classified by the fabric market as a narrow fabric, and it ranges from 1/8 in-I ft (0.32-30 cm) in width. Its uses may most often be thought of as decorative, but ribbons are also components for making bigger materials by weaving, crocheting, or crochet them together.

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6 Of The Best Couples Halloween Costumes


Just like kids, we adults love the opportunity to dress up at Halloween.  If you are intending to go to a party this year with your partner why not invest in a couples costume.  When it comes to which are the best couples Halloween costumes, you’ll find yourself spoilt for choice.

There are so many great costumes to select from.  But might we suggest that you choose a couples costume that suits your personalities.

Still unsure about what are the best couples Halloween costumes to go for?  Then why not consider some of the following.  Continue reading

Halloween Henry


Hello there, I’m Halloween Henry and I’m here to share my enthusiasm for this hallowed holiday.  Stay tuned as I keep you plugged in to the latest and greatest Halloween ideas.  You’ll find everything from costume and party ideas to Halloween-related news, facts and trivia.