Friday, October 17, 2014

Halloween on a Budget - Decorations from EuroGiant!


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.


  1. I love going to EuroGiant and Dealz for things like this, they always have some really nice things. Also, I completely agree with nailpolish instead of varnish :)

  2. I love Halloween. Got lloads of bits like your in deals for €1.49 each! The boys are so cute in that pic from last year x

  3. I want to go to yours for Halloween!! It looks like it'll be so festive!

  4. Wish we'd have stores like this..
    But, now I'm curious, why "not ever varnish"? :)

  5. I don't really buy anything special for Halloween but all of your stuff is so cool! Think I'll invite myself over..


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