6 Spooky Halloween Games

6 Spooky Halloween Games

Planning a Halloween party? We’ve already given you great ideas for Halloween food and a free printable spooky garland to decorate. Now its time for the party games!

Bobbing for Apples

A classic game but a good one. You just need a bowl/bucket of water and some apples. Let each child try to get a apple just using their teeth. You may want to have a few towels on hand to dry off and cover the floor.



Bobbing for Marshmallows

This one is a little bit messier but so much fun. You need plain flower and white marshmallows. Cover a large plate in flour and mix in the marshmallows. Each child has to find a marshmallow in the flour just using their teeth.


Halloween Mystery Boxes. 

We love this game from Christina’s Adventures. Lots of fun to be had with these boxes.

Halloween Mystery Boxes

Halloween Bingo

Print off these free Halloween bingo cards from Crazy Little Projects and have a game of bingo.

Free Printable Halloween Bingo Game Set-Perfect for kids parties and school parties

Pin The Spider on the Spider Web

A twist on pin the tail of the donkey. Download and print off our free printable web and spiders below. The person closest to the centre wins.


Wrap The Mummy

To play this you need lots of toilet roll! Spilt the children into two groups. One of them will be the mummy and the other children have to wrap them in tissue. The first group to cover their mummy wins.


Pirate Themed Bedroom

Does your child dream of a Pirate themed bedroom? Not sure where to start?

Don’t worry Kids One Stop Shop has got you covered. From rugs to bunting we can help you decorate your child’s bedroom. They will love it so much they will never want to leave their room!

Pirate Bedroom

Pirate Ship Clock £28.99

Pirate Rocking Ship £199.99

Babyface Pirate Rug £72

Pirate Wall Sticker Border £13.99

Pirate Bunting £20

Pirate Curtains £60

Pirate Junior Duvet Set £45

Pirate Ship Illuminated Canvas Night Light £45.95

Pirate Beanbag £19.99

Halloween Crafts and Recipes


The autumn half term and Halloween are just around the corner. Don’t panic we have plenty of ideas to help you keep them entertained.

We loves these Toilet Roll Bat Buddies from MollyMoo.

toilet roll bat halloween craft for kids

These Pumpkin decorations from Here Comes The Girls are brilliant.

Halloween decorations

Why not make a Halloween Moon Mobile. Activity Village have a great tutorial.

Halloween moon mobile

Not feeling crafty and fancy some baking instead? Try our Witches Finger.

Witches Fingers Biscuits

Try these easy mini donut spiders from Its Always Autumn

awesome mini donut spiders! what a fun halloween treat to make with the kids.

We also have some free Halloween printables for you to download. Decorate with our spooky garland.

Free Printable Spooky Garland

Or if your looking for something a little less messy try our Halloween and Autumn colouring sheets.

Free Printable Halloween & Autumn Colouring Sheets

Find more inspiration on our Halloween board.

Follow Wendy’s board Halloween on Pinterest.

Thrifty Tips: Cashback Sites

Cashback Sites (1)Cashback sites are a great way to get money back from your online shopping and it’s so simple to do.

All you have to do is sign up with a Cashback site, and then every time you buy something online check to see if the site is a partner of the Cashback site and click through to the desired site through them and earn Cashback on your purchases.

It could be worth over £200 a year using Cashback sites plus many of them also have coupons and voucher codes which are an added bonus.

There are a few sites you can choose from; my advice would be stick to one as most won’t pay any money out until you have earned a certain amount.  Have a look through the list below and look who they are partnered with and what site would be more beneficial for you and your family.

Cashback Kings

Mirror Cashback



Kid Start  is Cashback site with a difference as you the money you get back goes into  your child’s bank account or Childs Trust Fund, so you save for them as your spend.

Whatever one you choose make sure it’s right for you.

You can find a Cashback-Site Maximiser on Money Saving Expert, which compares the Cashback sites for you. However it would mean using different sites each time which means money all over the place, personally I prefer it to be in one place but that’s just me.

Do check out these sites and see how much you could earn back.

#WinningWednesday Linky: Children’s Design a Pumpkin Competition

Our Children’s Design a Pumpkin Competition was so popular last year we have decided to run it again this year!

Last Years Winning Design

Last Years Winning Design

We want to see your children’s pumpkin designs. They can either carve a pumpkin or download and print off the template below and use that to colour, paint or embellish.

Kids One Stop Shop Design a Pumpkin Competition

Once it’s done take a picture and post it to twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #KOSSPumpkinGallery

You also need to tag us @mumscoffeeclub on both twitter and Instagram by 10pm Friday October 31st

The winning design will win a £15 voucher to spend at Kids One Stop Shop.

We can’t wait to see your designs!


  • Open to residents of the UK and ROI only

  • One entry per child

  • Children up to the age of 16 may enter

  • The picture must be posted on twitter or Instagram  with the hashtag #KOSSPumpkinGallery and contain @mumscoffeeclub before the closing time and date or they will not be entered

  • The winner will be chosen within 7 Days of the competition ending

  • The winner will be notified by twitter and will have 5 days to accept the prize

Have a giveaway ending in October? Add them to the linky below. We will share it every #winningwednesday with on our social media accounts and pin on Pinterest.

Our Top 5 Autumn Recipes

Our Top

Autumn is officially here, which means it’s time to dust off those boots and dig out those warmer recipes.

Over the years we have shared many autumn recipes with you and here are some of our favourites:

Our Turkey, Bacon and Thyme Hotpot is a great autumn recipe which is not only totally yummy but low in fat as well!


Give our Slow Cooked Bolognaise a try. Perfect for those days when you are really busy just pop it all in the slowcooker.

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You will love My Minestrone Soup Recipe. It’s great for lunch and dinner and freezes really well.


Make our Chicken, Bacon & Mushroom Pasta Bake with your leftover roast chicken.


Get the children involved and make these scrummy Pork Meatballs.


What are your favourite autumn recipes?

Staying Dry in Style

The cooler weather is on its way and in the UK it’s normally accompanied by the rain. Don’t worry we have you covered! You can all stay dry and stylish at the same time with Kids One Stop Shop.

We have a gorgeous selection of Emma Bridgewater rain wear

Emma Bridgewater Rain Wear

Top Row

Emma Bridgewater Adult Spot Hat £15

Emma Bridgewater Adult Spots Raincoat £45

Emma Bridgewater Adult Spot Wellies £40

Middle Row

Men At Work Children’s Umbrella £12

Men At Work Children’s Rainmac £20

Men At Work Children’s Wellingtons £18

Bottom Row

Dancing Mice Children’s Umbrella £12

Dancing Mice Children’s Rainmac £20

Dancing Mice Children’s Wellingtons £18

We also have a great selection of raincoats from Toby Tiger and rain covers from Purflo.

Toby Tiger Rain Coats and Purflo Rain Cover

Keep Me Dry Stroller Cover £17.99

Diggrs Raincoat £31.99

Blue Flower Raincoat £31.99

Don’t let the rain get you down we have some rainy day activities for you to try out.

Thrifty Festival: Getting Ready For Autumn

Thrifty Festival

The Thrifty Festival had a nice summer holiday and now its back ready to help you be a little bit more thrifty.

Autumn is on its way so we thought we would kick off with a Autumn themed festival.

As the weather gets cooler and wetter it gets harder to keep the children entertained. Anna at In The Playroom as the perfect thrifty activity for you. Check out her post with 11 Recycled Junk Modelling Crafts.

11 recycled / upcycled crafts for kids. I love Junkmodelling - what cool ideas, and a great way to reuse old materials!

Everyone likes flowers and these are perfect to brighten up a room when its a bit grey outside. They also make great gifts and if you choose right and arrange them yourself they won’t cost the earth. Ellie at Family Style has this great little tutorial on how to make a Beautiful Boutique Florist Style Flowers on a Budget

As the weather gets colder you may find yourself using the car more and that means more fuel. A Thrifty Mum has 10 top tips on saving money on fuel.

Liz over at Me and My Shadow took part in Zero Waste week and her goal was to minimize lunch box packaging. She did a great job and her post is packed for of tips on how to minimize packaging and save money!

The Diary of a Frugal Family have the ultimate list of  70 Frugal and Fun Autumn Activities to do with the kids.

70 frugal and fun things to do with your family.

Looking for ways to use up those leftovers? Try our Chicken, Bacon & Mushroom Pasta Bake. 

Love Your Leftovers Recipe

Half term will be upon us soon we have some great ideas for having a great autumn half term on a budget. 

Lastly we have some great ways to save money this autumn

 Ways to Save Money This Autumn

Now its your turn. Share your Thrifty posts with us to read and share.

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