I needed some notebooks (lord knows I don't have enough already) - so I decided to nip in to EuroGiant in Longford.
I got these super neon A5 notebooks for €1.50 each. The camera freaked out a bit at the neon-ness (neon-ity?) of them.
Then, instead of leaving.............I did this.
Halloween is probably still my all-time favourite holiday (although I've been feeling Christmassy since August this year) and we haven't had a chance to celebrate it at all over the past few years. In 2012, my dear father-in-law passed away in September so we felt it would have been in poor taste to celebrate Halloween. Last year, something else took my attention away from decorating properly:
I was still recovering from surgery and had zero interest in decorations. I vaguely remember sticking on a pumpkin light and putting a banner up in the hall. The boys are 1 now, so we thought it was about time we brought a little spookiness back to the house! I was sick of the same old decorations year after year so I got completely over-excited when I saw the display of stuff in EuroGiant today. I swore blind that I was not going to spend more than €25, so here's what I got for my buck (prices are in captions):
|Wooden Wall Plaque, €1.50|
|Wooden Wall Hanging, €1.|
|Felt Wall Hanging, €1.50|
|Light-up Spider on Web, €1.50|
|Skeleton Tinsel Garland, €1.|
|Black Cat Popcorn Holders, €1 each (I ended up with 3 of these, no idea why)|
|Bat Gel Window Stickers, €1|
|Happy Halloween Gel Window Sticker, €1.50|
|16 Halloween Balloons, €1.50|
|2 Pumpkin Paper Lampshades, €1.50|
|Pumpkin Tinsel Wall Hanging, €1.00|
|Tealight Holders, €2 each|
|Sequin Bat Garland, €1.00|
|Glow in the dark Nail polish (not varnish. NEVER varnish), €1.50|
Overall I spent €25.50 including the notebooks. The quality of the stuff is pretty bloody amazing considering the price - the wooden wall hangings in particular are seriously impressive. My light-up spider doesn't work, but I can't say I'm overly bothered. EuroGiant have a huge selection of battery operated lights in all kinds of spooky shapes but to be honest, I've a pain in my hoop replacing batteries in children's toys the past few weeks so I'm not a fan of decorations that need batteries anyway.
I AM a fan of EuroGiant, and I can not wait to see what they have in store for Christmas this year. I'll be in again for a wander the minute the Christmas stock hits. This wasn't a sponsored post or anything, I just wanted to show you that you don't need to spend a fortune to go all out for Halloween. It doesn't have to be another thing to dread spending money on.
Dealz, I think you've just been bumped to second place in my "favourite places to go with a tenner" list.