Friday, 27 October 2017

Half Term Halloween Fun

'Tis the season to be… SPOOKY!
Halloween is upon us, which means it's the perfect time to get the kids together for some good old-fashioned Halloween fun!

From scary food oozing with slime, to apple bobbing, costume competitions and all-round spookiness, we all love Halloween.

This half term, let your ghoulish side out and let the kids take part in some freakish fun…

Here's a list of eerie Halloween half-term ideas:

Pumpkin Carving
Gather the kids and partake in one of the most traditional Halloween past times around. Pumpkin carving has been enjoyed for generations, and not only is it fun, it's also cheap - win win!

All you need is a pumpkin, a marker pen and a knife (adult supervision required).

To make it more fun, why not turn your pumpkin carving into a competition? Or test out your skills by carving your favourite creepy characters.

Here's some simple ideas that work amazingly well:

Bake Spooky Treats 

If you consider yourself an apprentice Mary Berry, Halloween is the perfect time to let your creative juices flow in the kitchen.

From doughnuts shaped like spooky spiders to chocolate monster cookies, kids will love your terrifying take on classic cakes and biscuits.

Here's a few recipes for you to follow, ideal for even amateur bakers!

Easy Peasy Mini Doughnut Spiders

 Easy Peasy Mini Doughnut Spiders

Chocolate Monster Cookies

 Chocolate Monster Cookies

Trick or Treating, of course!
Whether you're getting the kids dressed up for a night of trick or treating or you're the one dishing out the candy, October 31st is fun for all!  

To make sure there's no tricks thrown your way, take a look at our tantalising and terrifying range of Halloween sweets available…

After all, as any kid will agree, there's nothing better than free sweets!

 Spooky Sweets

You can shop our full range of chocolate and sweets here...

Get Creative with Halloween Inspired Arts & Crafts
If your kids are arty, it doesn't take witch-craft to think up of fun ways to get them creative this Halloween!

As long as you don't mind a little mess, your kids can get crafty with a range of cost-effective projects, including balloon pumpkins, toilet roll monsters or simply drawing their favourite beasts and ghouls!

Take a look at handprint vampires, they don't need to be Picasso to create these simple yet scary Draculas.

Handprint Vampires

Handprint vampires

Check out more spooky craft ideas here...

 Spooky Crafts

And if you're short on craft supplies this art tub from Crayola and our range of personalised coloured pencils are great to get you started...

 Crayola Art Tub

 Personalise Pencils

To top off the Halloween fun, we have a wide range of spooky items available to help you unleash your dark side this Halloween.

From home d├ęcor to cute and creepy teddies, there are loads of bits and bats on offer to make Halloween night memorable for your little ones. Here are our top 5 Halloween picks...

Nocto Bat 

 Nocto Bat

Grim Reaper Teddy 

 Grim Reaper Teddy

Skull Bedding 

 Skull Bedding

Vampire Teddy 

Vampire Teddy

Kids Fancy Dress Outfits

 Kids Fancy Dress Outfits

Happy Hauntings!

Tuesday, 10 October 2017

Studio Confidential - Rhianne Almond

Each week, Studio Confidential gets up close and personal with our fashion savvy staff, giving you top tips direct from the industry. From fashion to homeware, we’ll bring you fresh, fun and fashionable gossip direct from Studio HQ, sharing tips and stories not to be missed!

This week we're chatting with Rhianne Almond, one of our creative minds!

After studying Product Design at York St. John's University, Rhianne became a full-time member of the Studio team. Over two years later, she's still loving every minute.

Tell us a bit about yourself…

I work as part of the Creative team here at Studio, I love working with my team of friends. After finishing university, I had a few odd jobs, but this is my first proper design job.

Tell us something fascinating about yourself

I love tattoos! I've designed a few of my own and stuck them on the internet thinking nothing would come from it, but now there's a few people with my designs as tattoos. The furthest away is Canada which is amazing.

I also queued for over two hours to meet Doug the Pug from Instagram once, he's my fave!

Onto the fashion…

As a creative person style comes as a part of the package, how would you describe your look?

Colourful, bright, quirky and a little bit unusual. Although some may say weird haha!

Who would you turn to if you needed fashion advice?

Vivienne Westwood, her style is so striking and unusual.

What is your biggest fashion fail?

Remember those parachute pants from the 90's? Say no more. Cringe!

What is the one item in your wardrobe that you couldn’t live without?

My handbags! As long as you’ve got a nice handbag, you can carry anything off.

What were your favourite trends of the year so far?

I’ve loved the rock style: Oversized t-shirts and dresses, as well as anything with orange and black contrasting prints!

How many followers have you got on Instagram?

310! I post a lot of fashion and food, you can never take enough photos of food!

Who is your fave instagrammer?

I love Luanna with I think her hair colour is amazing! 

Finally let's finish with some fashion advice, name a few of your favourite pieces from Studio

I've noticed a lot of pug and animal products at Studio, I love anything pug because of Doug! Love the 3-Piece Pug BagSet, it would be great for weekends away.

But my main style steal has to be the Barbie Logo Bag it looks exactly like the Moshino brand but at a fraction of the price. I love it, it's so different and such a statement piece.