Halloween survival guide
Back in the mists of time, Halloween was a sideshow to the Big Autumn Event that was Bonfire Night. Now, the annual horror-fest gears up the minute the summer holidays are over. Every shop wants us to shell out for Halloween-themed costumes, decorations and sweets.
But Mumsnetters are nothing if not resigned pragmatic, so we've garnered your tips to get us all through the ghastly ghostly goings-on.
Ghost mobiles, pin the broom on the witch and floating severed ice hands - you name it, Mumsnetters have come up with a way to make it.
From spicy pumpkin soup to eyeball jelly and gingerbread skeletons have a look at Mumsnetters' top Halloween recipe ideas for inspiring party food.
Get into the, er, spirit with Mumsnet suggestions for simple, homemade costume ideas for children. They shall go to the monsters' ball.
From show-stopping Medusa to easy-peasy cat, there's a costume for everyone in the Mumsnet guide to spooky grown-up dressing-up.
The Mumsnet lowdown on Halloween, whether you love it and can't wait for it go dark, or loathe it and can't wait for daybreak on All Saints' Day, we've got it covered.
Need help with your pumpkin carving prowess? Have a look at our Pinterest page of Mumsnetters' inspired designs.