The Ultimate Guide to Halloween Haunts and Delights

The Ultimate Guide to Halloween Haunts and Delights

As the crisp autumn air sweeps in and the leaves begin their fiery transformation, there’s an undeniable sense of magic and mystery that fills the atmosphere. Halloween is fast approaching, and with it comes the opportunity to embrace the spine-tingling thrills and chilling delights of the season. At Bounce Magazine, we’ve brewed up a cauldron of inspiration to ensure your Halloween festivities are nothing short of extraordinary.

With ghosts, ghouls, and pumpkins ‘creeping’ around every corner, we’ve compiled our top guide to help you create spooky settings, send frightening gifts, and celebrate All Hallows’ Eve in style. Whether you’re a seasoned Halloween enthusiast or just dipping your toe into the haunted waters, our pages are filled with ideas and tips to elevate your Halloween experience to new heights.

Join us on a journey through the realms of eerie décor, bewitching costumes, and delectable treats that will leave your guests spellbound. From haunted house transformations to the art of crafting wickedly delightful gifts, we’ve got you covered. Bounce Magazine’s Ultimate Guide to Halloween Haunts and Delights is your one-stop destination for all things spooky and spectacular this October.

Thunder Toffee Vodka

Slaloming in straight from the bars of the French Alps, Thunder Toffee Vodka, the multi-award-winning toffee and vodka spirit, has arrived in Sainsbury’s just in time to serve up a storm for party season.

The perfect seasonal flavour for party season, Thunder Toffee Vodka is ideal for serving over ice, in a cocktail or straight up for a lively shot with a sweet twist.

Thunder Toffee Vodka, 70cl, will be available at Sainsbury’s nationwide from the 17th of September, RRP £23.00.

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Codorniu 1872 Organic Cava Brut

A blend of traditional grape varieties – Macabeo, Xarel-lo and Parellada – created in tribute to the first-ever Cava, made in 1872. The second fermentation, to produce its fine bubbles and unique flavour, takes place in the bottle.

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Card factory Flying Bat Wall Decorations Kit

Stick these assorted sizes of black paper bats to your wall using the adhesive dots provided, and make your home or party venue look spooktacular on October 31st. The bats can be removed from your wall without damage.

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Card factory Spooky Mini Foil Letter Balloon Banner Kit

This spooky air-balloon banner is perfect for adding the finishing touch to your Halloween party venue. It’s simple to construct and includes some little bat additions. Hang it on the wall and impress all of your guests.

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Yankee Candle Witches Brew

The spicy sweet aroma of exotic patchouli casts a captivating spell!

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Kleine Zalze Reserve Shiraz

A generous, full-bodied wine, packed with flavour. Upfront aromas of plums and dark chocolate gives way to ripe black berries beautifully balanced with a hint of black pepper on the palate.

Rooted firmly on a hillside, this majestic tree guards the valley where wine has been made for centuries. With this range, Kleine Zalze continues the tradition of producing wines of outstanding quality.Wine has been made here since 1695. Today, this renowned winery, situated outside Stellenbosch, in the heart of the cape Winelands, continues the tradition of producing wines of outstanding quality.

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Kleine Zalze Reserve Chardonnay

An elegant but complex wine. Aromas of white peaches and citrus fruit perfectly balanced with subtle oak and slight minerality on the palate.

Rooted firmly on a hillside, this majestic tree guards the valley where wine has been made for centuries. With this range, Klein Zalze continues the tradition of producing wines of outstanding quality.Wine has been made here since 1695. Today, this renowned winery, situated outside Stellenbosch, in the heart of the Cape Winelands, continues the tradition of producing wines of outstanding quality.

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Halloween ‘Trick or Treat’ Brownies

Rocky Road flavour featuring a surprise trick!

Cake or Death bakery are back at it for Halloween with a limited-edition brownies in moreish Rocky Road flavour. Always vegan and delivered hassle-free through letterboxes nationwide.

Cake or Death’s signature fudgy brownie is jam-packed with vegan marshmallows and digestive biscuits, topped with a green drizzle and spooky chocolates. But beware… one of these brownies spiked with chilli as an unexpected trick! The perfect Halloween party starter. 

Senders can include a personalised message.

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My Mini Maker – Halloween Activity Kit

October could only mean one thing – Halloween! Painting, cutting, sticking, and playing with spooky spiders—this activity kit has it all. And, with an eerie Halloween sensory tray, your little witch or wizard can make their own magic potions.

Every My Mini Maker activity kit for children comes fully prepared and straight to your door so you can get making straight away.

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Giffard Gingerbread Sirop

This product is made by the leading fruit liqueur and sirop producer in France. Giffard Sirops are made from all natural fruit maceration natural flavours and 100% sugar cane. There are no added preservatives artificial flavours or colouring. Giffard Sirops have many uses including being used as a mix in any type of cocktail martini mocktail or cold beverage.

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Don Papa Rum 7 Year Old Limited Edition Eco Canister

This canister is a mesmerizing tropical visual feat, encapsulating the rich, lush flora and fauna found on the island, and some of its critically endangered species including the Bleeding Heart Dove, Visayan Warty Pig and Visayan Spotted Deer, Visayan Tarictic Hornbill and Rufous-Headed Hornbill.

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Charles Smith Velvet Devil

The playful label hints at the wine’s velvety texture, and is an original piece of artwork by Charles’ friend, artist Rikke Korff.

Rich, voluptuous fruit with lovely mouth-coating tannins. Be careful not to get swept away on the waves of plum, black cherry, fruitcake, chocolate, cedar and vanilla.

Grab a glass of this and a hamburger with all the fixin’s – you won’t be disappointed!

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The Witches Roald Dahl on Tonies

Little listeners will love this wonderful introduction to Roald Dahl’s spine-tingling story, The Witches.
To a witch, a child smells like dogs’ droppings, and the Grand High Witch has a plan to get rid of every child in England…

When a boy and his grandmother find themselves at the same hotel as the Grand High Witch and her followers, they must do everything in their power to foil the witches’ evil, child-squashing plans. Before they are both frizzled like fritters, can one boy and his grandmother stop them?

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Harry Potter™ Iconic Cotton Muslin Swaddles

Enchant baby with the magical world of Harry Potter™. This special cotton muslin swaddle inspires the comfiest cuddles and is charmed with quintessential imagery from Hogwarts™ and beyond. Breathable and versatile, the baby swaddle blanket ensures little ones ultimate comfort from bedtime, to mealtime, to playtime, as they can also be used as a stroller cover, baby burp cloth, nursing cover and more. Machine washable, they stay soft wash after wash.

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Mori Pumpkin Bonnet

Keep their little heads warm with this cute pumpkin bonnet.

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B&M’s Ella Style hair collection

The time has come to celebrate spooky season and B&M’s Ella Style hair collection has arrived to help with those hair-raising Halloween styles!

Ella Style is exclusively available at B&M stores.

This Halloween edit includes scrunchies, bobbles, hair clips and headbands.

The collection will arrive in stores nationwide from September with a RRP from £1.49 to £1.79.

Denzel’s HOWL-O-WEEN

Dog treat brand, Denzel’s has launched a range for the spooky season, available online and in supermarkets nationwide, so every member of the family can get involved in the ‘terrier-fying’ festivities. 

The range includes Spooctacular Bones, Toffee Apple Soft Baked Sticks, a Haunted House Gift Box and a Pumpkin Jack ‘O’ Lantern. 

Dog treat brand, Denzel’s has launched a range for the spooky season, available online and in supermarkets nationwide, so every member of the family can get involved in the ‘terrier-fying’ festivities. 

The range includes Spooctacular Bones, Toffee Apple Soft Baked Sticks, a Haunted House Gift Box and a Pumpkin Jack ‘O’ Lantern. 

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El Nubarron Cabernet Sauvignon

A delicious bottle of wine for all occasions!

A crisp and leafy, herbal Cabernet Sauvignon with rounded blackcurrant fruit on the finish.

Team this with all manner of winter dishes, from braised beef to moussaka, or even roasted mushrooms with polenta.

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Crystal Head Vodka

This alluring, limited-edition design showcases a tactile and incandescent bottle, containing Crystal Head’s Original super-premium vodka. It represents the purity of a human bone skull, encapsulating it as a symbol of life, reflecting power and enlightenment. Delicious in a Bone Dry Martini or Bone Bloody Mary, for a sophisticated salute to Hallowed Eve cocktail festivities.

So, grab your broomsticks, carve those pumpkins, and prepare to be enchanted by the enchanting world of Halloween as we unveil our top tricks and treats for the spookiest holiday of the year. Let’s embark on this thrilling journey together, where the only limit is your imagination.

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Stych Tulle Sparkle Cape Black

Scallop tulle cape featuring lurex embroidery and beaded detail.  Front single popper fastening. 

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Zig + Star Astro Infants Kids Shoe

Podiatrist Approved, the Astro is the everyday kids’ shoe with oodles of cool. The classic t-bar design has a child-friendly, adjustable strap, while the leather padded collar and insole provide comfort and support. The innovative hidden midsole helps adjust the fit for wide and narrow feet and, once removed, leaves extra room to grow. Planet conscious shoes, designed to grow as they grow.

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Bird & Blend Halloween Advent Calendar

Welcome to the eerie & enchanting world of Bird & Blend’s 2023 Spooky Countdown Calendar, inspired by the success of last year’s sell-out graveyard, this year it has been transformed into a haunted house that will send shivers down your spine.

Behind each door awaits a spooky surprise, ranging from hauntingly delicious tea blends to ghoulishly delightful tea tools!

Plus, waiting behind the last door is a spooktacular surprise! Unlock the secrets that lie within the haunted house and let the Spooky Countdown Calendar transport you to a world of cosy autumn flavours and wicked delights – a bewitching journey that will leave you enchanted, spooked & satisfied. 

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Chateau Tanunda Chardonnay

Wine of Australia.In the ‘Established’ our Chardonnay grape shows its great versatility reflecting the natural gifts of our pristine climate. At first, bright fresh and lifted aromas are present, on a second look there is the complexity of this variety with fig, cashew, and mineral flavours. A lovely supple palate, refreshing flavours and light creamy texture lead you to a lovely soft finish.

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Chateau Tanunda Shiraz

Wine of Australia.In the ‘Established’ our Shiraz grape shows its great versatility from the rich soils and ideal climate. Lifted and fresh aromas of dark juicy fruit with subtle vanilla from oak maturation are present on the nose. The palate displays dark berries and spice with integrated soft tannins leading to a long lingering finish.

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Bird & Blend Spiced Pumpkin Pie tea

B&B’s hero tea Spiced Pumpkin Pie is back and comes in its own limited edition 150g tin, 15 parcels and 40 parcels. 

Perhaps the most loved blend ever, Autumn pumpkin pie, spiced to perfection & absolute bliss as a frothy chai latte and is B&B’s take on the seasonal hit Pumpkin Spice Latte, this blend has won a Great Taste Award, is an absolute cosy staple, and is also limited edition, so grab it whilst you can!

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toucanBox Halloween craft kits

Perfect for parties or the ultimate treat.  Unleash their imagination with crafting, baking, experimenting, and reading.

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Locos Muertos by Seb De Martino 2021

De Martino were the first to champion Carménère, now it is Chile’s flagship grape!

You’d be dead crazy to think this was a run-of-the-mill Carménère. It has been matured in bottle, giving this wine real depth of character.

Full and wonderfully ripe blackberry, raspberry and blueberry are married with subtle, signature flavours of spice, herbs and bell pepper.

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Swizzels’ Halloween range

Give Trick or Treaters a bigger and better selection of the sweet maker’s best-selling Halloween-themed treats ahead of the spooky festivities.

Also offering three vegan limited-edition Halloween-themed packs – Mummy Mix priced from £3, Trick or Treat Lolly Mix priced from £3, and Monster Treats priced from £4, which include the nation’s favourite sweets: Love Hearts, Drumstick Lollies, Parma Violets, Refreshers, Double Lollies and Fruity Pops.

Allows sweet fans to enjoy the occasion without breaking the bank.

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Spook-tacular New Halloween Treats from Moo Free  

Award-winning, free-from chocolatiers, Moo Free has unveiled its line-up of frightfully good Halloween treats. With three choccy creations to choose from, little dairy-dodging monsters will be spoilt for choice this spooky season.  

Impress Trick or Treaters with a box of Fangtastic Choccy Bars. New for this year, the cleverly designed coffin shaped box opens to reveal a headstone and five mini chocolate bars each covered with a different spooky character design (£3.75, Sainsburys). Perfect for sharing over a scary movie or for giving a fright to those looking for a tasty ‘treat’.   

The terrifically tasty Fizzy Boo! Bars and Spooky Chums will also be making a return to shelves. Like the rest of the Moo Free range the Halloween treats are made in the UK using Moo Free’s award-winning high quality and free-from chocolate, which has been made using ethical Rainforest Alliance cocoa from certified farmers.  

The Moo Free range of scary treats mean everyone can join the fun this Halloween – from dairy-dodging ghosties, to allergy sufferers, chocolate fans with special diets or vegans.  

Fizzy Boo! Bar

Moo Free’s Mini Boo! bars are made from its popular free-from and vegan white chocolate and popping candy. After spending many years to perfect the recipe, this amazing free-from and vegan white chocolate bar tastes creamy without using any cream. As well as being completely dairy-free, the snack-sized white chocolate bars are also gluten-free, soya-free and suitable for vegetarians and vegans for a truly ‘terrifying’ treat.

Spooky Chums (50p, Sainsburys, Tesco)

Moo Free’s Spooky Chums are made from Moo Free’s tasty Rainforest Alliance ‘milk’ chocolate. Each snack sized bar has a spooky surprise inside, but you won’t know what you have hiding in your Spooky Chum until you open it. From ghastly ghosts, to petrifying pumpkins, a wicked witch or maybe even a blood-curdling bat, these chilling bars are a fun treat for all to enjoy.

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Hippychick Crocodile Creek 50 Piece Holographic Puzzle – Pumpkin

A 50 piece Halloween themed holographic puzzle that will keep the whole family entertained. Designed for little ones aged 4 years +, the shimmering holographic puzzle will grab your child’s attention and engage them whilst teaching critical cognitive skills.

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Cry Babies Magic Tears Monster Pets

The Cry Babies Magic Tears Monster Pets are super cute and so squishy! There are 9 to collect and each comes with 3 accessories: a chair, personalised accessory, and sticker sheet. Watch out for the pets and their Cry Babies in the Cry Babies Magic Tears animated web series!

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Peugeot Saveurs

Perfect for Halloween tablescapes.

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Halloween with 4lite

Spook up your home for Halloween at the touch of a button using smart lighting from 4lite.

Using a simple smart bulb from 4lite, you can create the ultimate Halloween glow with minimal set up, no mess – and avoid having to buy single-use plastic decorations.

Just by switching your standard light bulb for a 4lite smart bulb, you can instantly choose to light your home in ghoulish green, pumpkin orange or vampire red. 

What’s more, by using smart light settings, you can schedule them to switch on at a set time or when the sunsets, pair with a motion sensor your home lights up automatically when someone approaches your front door or flash green when someone presses your Ring doorbell. 

And once Halloween is over, you can pick from 16 million colour choices or 64,000 hues of white and change it whenever you want with no clean-up operation. All 4lite’s smart bulbs are controllable directly from your smartphone or via voice-activated devices such as Alexa, Google Home and Siri with no need for a home hub. 

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Care Bear Halloween collection

Get ready for a spook-tacular Halloween adventure with the Halloween Care Bears! These beloved, cuddly bears are donning their costumes and joining in the festive fun.

Whether you’re trick-or-treating or having a costume party, the Halloween Care Bears are here to add a touch of caring and magic to your celebrations. Join them in their festive costumes and let the caring and sharing spirit of Halloween shine through. It’s a bewitching experience you won’t want to miss!

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5 Surprise Mega Gross Minis by ZURU

These Minis are your favorite brands made GROSS! Each capsule is packed with 5 barf worthy surprises that will have you feeling green. You’ll want to skip lunch if you find the rare toxic-glow, scented or moldy minis! There are over 36 parody Minis to collect at your own risk and gooey, glow in the dark slime to discover in each capsule. Don’t say we didn’t warn you, this is as gross as it gets! Mega Gross Minis – Your Favorite Brands Made Gross!

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Plus-Plus Halloween Tubes

Experience a creative Halloween! Plus-Plus tubes feature 100 pieces in a reusable, travel-friendly container. This Halloween tube includes step-by-step instructions and all the pieces you need to build a colourful Pumpkin and a Bat. Or use your imagination to create your own design.

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Lush Halloween Collection

Lush has revealed its 2023 Halloween collection, featuring bath bombs, bubble bars, glow-in-the-dark soaps, shower slimes and more!

Launching in stores and online Thursday 31st August (and exclusive early access via the Lush app from Tuesday 29 August) with plenty of newness and some returning favourites, Halloween is always one of Lush’s biggest collections – and this year is no exception.

Bestselling, fan-favourites such as Bart Art bath bomb, Alien bubble bar and glow-in-the-dark Ghostie soap will be making a comeback this year, all handmade in the UK using ethically-sourced essential oils, and packaging-free.

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Sweet Tree by Browns

Are you looking for a Spooktacular Halloween chocolate gift? Do you want to decorate your house with chocolate centrepieces that are scarily good?

Don’t let the sweetness of these chocolate treats fool you though, some of our Halloween chocolates have a surprise inside!

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Joe and Steph’s Toffee Apple & Cinnamon Popcorn

Ideal for those scary movie marathons!

Handcrafted in London, this gourmet delight combines sweet toffee, crisp apple and warming cinnamon for a taste of cosy nostalgia.

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Anna Lou of London – Glow In The Dark Name Necklace 

Get ready for Halloween season with this ‘spooktacular’ Glow in the Dark Name Necklace! Made with Sterling Silver with options of rose and rose gold plating and glow in the dark beads. Personalise it with any name/word of your choice!

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MIDNIGHT MAGIC black tea delights the palate with playfully candied notes, full of childhood memories.

The beautiful black tea leaves are sprinkled with vivid orange flowers exhaling a seductive aroma, both fruity and sweet.

The amber colour liquor can be savoured like a sugary bonbon, gourmand and irresistibly tart.

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HECK!’s Hallowiener

Frighteningly good food is all part and parcel of the perfect Halloween bash and this year HECK! has got some spooktacular sausages to go with your ‘toad in the howl’ or ‘monster mash’.

Packed with flavour you can swear (and scare) by, their limited edition Hallowiener is a wickedly sticky and slightly spicy sausage that combines 80% lean British pork shoulder, pumpkin, black treacle and a touch of chilli.

First launched in 2018, fans of the frighteningly good flavour can stock up again for a limited time, to satisfy their Halloween munchies morning, noon and night. 

The gluten-free and dairy-free recipe goes on sale at Asda between 26 and 31 October, all wrapped up in a suitably spooky sausage sleeve. £2.50 / 400g / six sausages).

So, grab your broomsticks, carve those pumpkins, and prepare to be enchanted by the enchanting world of Halloween as we unveil our top tricks and treats for the spookiest holiday of the year. Let’s embark on this thrilling journey together, where the only limit is your imagination.

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