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Showing posts with label Halloween. Show all posts

Monday, October 31, 2022

How to have a safe Halloween

October 31, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

Happy Halloween! Halloween is a fun-filled time for kids and adults. These safety tips for parents, children and homeowners will help keep everyone safe this Halloween night.

For parents:

  • Make or buy costumes in light-coloured material that is easy to see at night. 
  • Place strips of reflective tape on the back and front of costumes and the trick-or-treat bag, so drivers can better see your child.
  • Only buy costumes labelled flame-retardant. If you make your costume, use nylon or polyester materials, which are flame-retardant.
  • Put your child’s name, address and phone number on their costume.
  • Costumes and shoes should fit properly to prevent trips and falls.
  • Make sure wigs and beards don't cover your kids' eyes, noses, or mouths.
  • Masks make it hard for children to see what’s around them, including cars. Try hypoallergenic, non-toxic makeup instead.
  • Don't use coloured or decorative contact lenses.
  • Make sure that any props your kids carry, such as wands or swords, are short and flexible.

Halloween skeletons

Children under ten should be accompanied by an adult for trick or treating. By the age of ten, some children are ready to go trick-or-treating with a group of friends. 

Trick-or-treaters under age ten (10) should:

  • Always go trick-or-treating with an adult.
  • Know how to call 112 (or the emergency number of your area) in case they get lost.
  • Know their home phone number or your cellphone number. 

Older kids who go out on their own should:

  • Know their planned route and when they'll be coming home.
  • Carry a mobile phone.
  • Go in a group of at least three people and stay together.
  • Only go to houses with porch lights on.
  • Stay away from candles and other flames.
  • Know to never go into strangers' homes.
  • Not eat any treats until they get home.

trak-or-treat sign

For all trick-or-treaters:

According to Safe Kids Worldwide, the risk of kids being hit by a car is higher on Halloween than on any other day of the year. 

So, follow these tips:

  • Walk on sidewalks on lit streets.
  • Do not run from house to house.
  • Always walk facing traffic when walking on roads.
  • Cross the street at crosswalks and never assume that vehicles will stop.
  • Give kids flashlights with fresh batteries. Kids may also wear glow sticks as bracelets or necklaces.

When kids get home:
  • Help them check all treats to make sure they're sealed. 
  • Don't let young children have hard candy or gum that can pose a choking risk.
  • As you check what your kids brought home, keep track of how much candy they got and store it.
  • Remove makeup before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.

For homeowners:

Make sure trick-or-treaters are safe when visiting your home too.

  • Turn on outdoor lights.
  • Remove items from your yard or porch that might trip a child.
  • Clean wet leaves from your steps and driveway.
  • Use an alternative to candles in your pumpkins.
  • Some children have food allergies. Consider giving treats other than candy, such as stickers, glow sticks or a small toy.
  • Put out a teal-coloured pumpkin (teal being the colour of food allergy awareness) to let children with food allergies know that you're handing out allergen-free goodies.
  • Keep family pets away from trick-or-treaters, even if they seem innocuous to you.

teal Halloween basket full of treats

Alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating

  • Halloween candy hunt
  • Costume party
  • Outdoor Halloween scavenger hunt
  • Halloween dance off
  • Halloween night at home with themed games and movies. 

Have a fun spooky night!

Friday, October 28, 2022

Three (3) days till Halloween 🎃

October 28, 2022 0 Comments

Hello everyone!

Halloween is only three days away. I posted plenty of Halloween-related content in the past weeks, as I've been doing year after year. Below you will find a collection of some Halloween posts I know you will like! 

First, if you are still not ready for Monday's holiday, read this:

Ten (10) ways to get in the Halloween spirit

I divided the articles into different categories, so you can easily find what you are looking for.

(Links below)

Jack-o'-lantern with fairy lights

Costume ideas:

Outfit inspiration (Halloween edition) - The Little Mermaid

Outfit inspiration (Halloween edition) - Where's Wally? (Waldo)

Outfit inspiration (Halloween edition) - Wednesday Addams

Last-minute Halloween costume | Rosie The Riveter

Nail art ideas:

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): Jack-o'-lantern

Nails Of The Day (NOTD): A bloody Halloween

Makeup ideas:

Halloween makeup ideas for kids and adults

Calavera (aka sugar skull) makeup

How to remove Halloween makeup

Trick or Treating

A healthier Halloween 🎃 🍭🍫🍬

Trick or Treat - Vegan sweets to buy in Malta

Shows and movies to binge-watch:

Six (6) must-watch ghost movies for a scary evening

Ten (10) 2022 scary shows to binge-watch this Halloween season

Ten (10) 2022 true crime dramas to binge-watch now

The Addams Family vs The Munsters

Scary books:

Six (6) books that will get you in the mood for Halloween

How are you planning to spend this Halloween? Will you be dressing up in costume? If so, who or what will you be this Halloween? Leave a comment below!

Talk to you soon.

Sunday, October 16, 2022

Weekly recap 10 - 16 October

October 16, 2022 2 Comments

Hello everyone!

It's finally Sunday again; this week has been more hectic than usual. For this reason, I only managed to publish two articles instead of the usual three. Unfortunately, I missed my Friday post. Both of the blog posts I did publish were Halloween-themed, but do not worry! This week, I'm planning to write lifestyle and skincare-related blog posts. 

Now let's summarise this past week's post on Cosette's Beauty Pantry...

On Monday, I wrote a Halloween-related post and shared some ideas to help you get in the right mood for this holiday. Then, on Wednesday, I listed ten 2022 scary or spooky TV shows you can binge-watch this October. Binge-watching a creepy or spine-chilling show is also a great way to prep for Halloween. (links below)

weekly blog recap collage



October 10, 2022 - Ten (10) ways to get in the Halloween spirit

October 12, 2022 - Ten (10) 2022 scary shows to binge-watch this Halloween season

Click here to read more Halloween posts. 

I hope you are all having a great weekend.

Thank you for reading, and don't forget to subscribe if you haven't already.

Talk to you soon!

Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Ten (10) 2022 scary shows to binge-watch this Halloween season

October 12, 2022 4 Comments

Hello everyone!

Halloween is just around the corner, and what better way to spend the spooky season than watching some horror TV shows? Even though horror movies have always been a Halloween staple this year, horror TV shows are very prominent.

In this post, I want to share some spooky series that are perfect to binge-watch during these gloomy autumn days. Though some shows are not my cup of tea, I still want to incorporate them into this list since many of you will surely enjoy them. 

TV in the background and remote control in hand

1. Shining Vale

A dysfunctional family moves from the city to a cursed house in a small town. Nobody appears to suspect anything strange except for Pat. But soon, the terrors haunting the house become real.

2. Let the Right One In

A 12-year-old girl who lives a closed-in life after turning into a vampire, only able to go out at night. Her father does his best to supply her with the human blood she needs to survive.

3. The Midnight Club 

The show follows a group of eight terminally ill patients who begin to gather at midnight to share scary stories and look for signs of the paranormal.

4. Devil in Ohio

A psychiatrist takes in a young patient who escaped a devil-worshipping cult, putting her family and life in danger. Authorities have long tried to investigate the cult but have been blocked by religious freedom issues and a protective county sheriff.

5. Interview with the Vampire

In 1910 New Orleans, Louis de Pointe du Lac forms a vampire family. Now, he lives in Dubai and aims to tell the story of his life or afterlife to prominent journalist Daniel Molloy.

6. Guillermo Del Torro’s Cabinet of Curiosities

A collection of wicked stories told by some of today's most esteemed horror creators. The series features eight unique horror stories that challenge the classical horror genre.

7. From

The residents of a small town struggle to find a way out when mysterious unknown forces keep them from departing. Untangle the mystery of a city in middle America that imprisons everyone who enters.

8. Alma (The Girl in the Mirror)

After losing her memory in a dreadful accident that kills most of her classmates, Alma attempts to unravel what happened that day and retrieve her identity.

9. Archive 81 

An archivist takes a job restoring damaged videotapes but finds themselves getting pulled into a mystery concerning the missing director and a mysterious cult they were documenting.

10. Feria: La luz más oscura (Feria: The Darkest Light)

Two sisters must face a new reality and supernatural elements. Their lives are turned upside-down when their parents become the primary suspects in a 23-victim cult-led murder-suicide.

I'm not too sure about Interview with the Vampire and Let the Right One In. Not because I don't enjoy vampire shows but because I'm not too fond of remakes. If you watched them, let me know whether or not I should watch them too.