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Halloween linky and giveaway

I love Halloween! Before moving to the UK I didn’t know much about it and I had no idea in UK Halloween is an important celebration. In my first year in the UK I didn’t prepare anything beside this graveyard cake. Halloween turned out horrible, kids were coming for Trick-or-treating and I had no idea this would happen. Nobody thought of telling me to buy some sweets for the kids, we both felt awful.

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In the second year I didn’t take pictures and blog about it because we had friends over for a small party, lots of sweets, the house was decorated and the kids were coming. It was so much fun, I loved every minute. Last year our Halloween was fun too, we had some decorations, but nothing too complicated as we were working and renovating the house and we didn’t have time for many things.

This year is different, I have a lots of ideas, hubby is willing to help me with the decorations and I plan to make costumes for us (basic costumes, I’m not very good at sewing). To get even more ideas and maybe some tips on how to make stuff for Halloween, I thought is a great idea to host a linky. Also, I will host a giveaway for those who are adding their links to the linky. The prize is a novelty necklace, perfect for Halloween.

Linky
You can add up to 3 posts. Please visit others who are linking up and comment on at least 2 posts.

#spookylinky

This is the badge, if you want to add it to your link, it’s not mandatory, but I will appreciate it. I will share your posts on twitter and add them to the pinterest board. In a few days after the linky is over, I’m going to make a roundup of the links and I’ll share 5 of my favourite posts from the linky.
You are are giving me the right to use pictures for the roundup and to share the posts when you add your link to the linky. If you tag me on twitter @ancaslifestyle using #spookylinky I will RT.

Giveaway
To enter the giveaway, please select the option after you add your link to the linky. The giveaway will end on 17th October and it’s open to UK residents only. The prize is a handmade spider necklace and it is supplied by me and not by a third party. No cash alternative is available. The winner will be contacted on the email address provided, so please make sure I have your email address. As the winner will be chosen so close to Halloween, the winner has to respond within 24 hours or a new winner will be picked.

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14 thoughts on “Halloween linky and giveaway”

  1. We don’t really celebrate Halloween, which is a shame because I use to love it when I was younger. We don’t get trick-or-treaters where we live because we are in a flat. Still, I can buy sweets and just eat them myself!

    My friend has just started a food blog and she made a Halloween bakewell tart. I’ll tell her to stop by a join in with your linky.
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    1. Thank you x I’m sorry you can’t enjoy Halloween and you do have a point regarding the celebrations of death. I think more about it as a commercial holiday, a fun way to dress up and have cake and kids over for sweets and I don’t think of where it originated.

  2. Halloween celebrations I think is still relatively new in the UK. I’m 31 now and I don’t remember Halloween as being a big thing when I was a child. But it’s becoming more and more of an event. Personally I’m not too keen on it – mainly because my Nain (grandmother) always has trouble on Halloween with teenagers terrorising the neighbourhood.

    I do enjoy seeing all the decorations in the shops. And the costumes that they have are fabulous! I may start dressing up the girls in costumes and take them around to see their grandparents.
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    1. Maybe Halloween is more profitable now and this is why is bigger with a lot more celebrations. I can imagine it would be annoying and unpleasant with misbehaving teenagers.
      I’m sure if you dress up the girls and go with them on Trick-or-treating at a few close neighbors or friends they would love it. When the kids come to get sweets they are so cute in pretty outfits and I’m sure they get lots of compliments and treats :)

  3. Hi Anca! I’m still not sure how these linky things work :( but I’ve seen others putting them up and I’m intrigued! I love Halloween too, it’s my favourite celebration and I can’t wait for this year’s one!!! The graveyard cake is pretty cool :) x

    1. Hi Amanda x I love linkies, it’s such a great way to find new blogs and interact in the community as they have a theme and it’s so much easier to find interesting posts when there are more in one place.
      Most of them have very simple rules, you have to add a post that is in line with the theme, add the button on your post if it’s mandatory or if you want to and have a look at the other posts. The host usually promotes the posts and everybody gets exposure and new readers.
      Thank you x This year I’m making a graveyard cake again, but with different techniques, I can’t wait.

      1. THANK YOU so much for explaining it to me, Anca!! I might give it a go, what a cool idea :) ooh, hope you’ll post some pictures of the graveyard cake you make! I was thinking of making a pumpkin cake, I saw a nice recipe in a magazine, so I’d like to give it a try x

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