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To think this is getting bloody ridiculous now

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LostInTheTunnelOfGoats Sat 28-Oct-17 22:04:23

I am having a small Halloween party for DD and some of her friends on Monday. I've done this every year.

I went into Tesco at the start of the week and there was nothing in stock except a few costumes and some of those Halloween themed mini rolls. OK, whatever. I knew I would be in a bigger town today and thought I'd get something there.

Did I fuck. Went into four different shops, including Poundland, Asda and another Tesco. Fuck all. Loads of pumpkins outside Asda, but I had to ask for anything else - was shown one tiny bit of the seasonal aisle with a few masks and fake blood. Everything else was head to toe Christmas

Halloween isn't even here yet....all I wanted was some paper cups with fucking skulls on, and some of that spider web stuff.

The lady who helped me said they'd basically cleared out everything to make way for Christmas

I'm not a last minute shopper, it's the week before Halloween, aibu to think I should still be able to get Halloween themed tat?

I don't think I've every known so much Christmas stuff to be in the shops so early, at the expense of everything else

First world problem I know. But it's a bit bloody silly isn't it? We'll start getting bored of every seasonal celebration before the bloody date rolls round

52FestiveRoad Sat 28-Oct-17 22:06:15

There was loads in my Tesco today, Lidl also seem to have a good range. I have not really seen too much Christmas stuff yet.

Ttbb Sat 28-Oct-17 22:06:30

Ocado still has some (yes I'm doing last minute shopping too). Sone towns also have dedicated Halloween shops at the moment.

TheLiars Sat 28-Oct-17 22:08:04

Full aisle in home bargains

DumbledoresApprentice Sat 28-Oct-17 22:08:12

There was more Halloween stuff in my local Tesco and town centre shops than I’ve ever seen before. I was walking around thinking “there’s an awful lot of Halloween stuff around”. Maybe it depends on where you are.

WishingOnABar Sat 28-Oct-17 22:08:50

My local tesco had the Christmas aisle in place before there was any sign of halloween. I’d complain but I grew up in Germany and Lebkuchen (little soft gingerbread type cookies) remind me of my childhood so the earlier I can get hold of it the better for me! smile

CountDuckulaTheSqueaky Sat 28-Oct-17 22:11:12

You learn each year to start a little bit earlier. My DC had their costumes in September.

Orangealien Sat 28-Oct-17 22:12:40

Must be your area - both my local supermarkets have loads of Halloween crap still.

ManchesterGin Sat 28-Oct-17 22:13:14

Loads in all the pound shops/wilko/Tesco and Sainsbury's here today.

WishingOnABar Sat 28-Oct-17 22:15:43

Can you get plain white plates and cups and sharpie some eyes and an “O” mouth on them so they look ghosty? 👻

Babababababybel23 Sat 28-Oct-17 22:17:25

They won't restock the shelves when there is only a few days until Halloween. It would be a waste of time. Can you not make the decorations out another things instead? Has your dd got her costume already?

Sarahh2014 Sat 28-Oct-17 22:17:37

B and m have gots loads

HopefullyAnonymous Sat 28-Oct-17 22:17:59

Full aisle in my quite small Tesco. Wilko normally has loads too.

Babababababybel23 Sat 28-Oct-17 22:18:20

You could always try amazon, they probably sell it all year round anyway so they definetly won't run out

GabsAlot Sat 28-Oct-17 22:26:32

three days to go not really shopping in advance

FrancisCrawford Sat 28-Oct-17 22:28:43

Loads of things in Tesco and Lidl here.

JonSnowsWife Sat 28-Oct-17 22:29:01

aibu to think I should still be able to get Halloween themed tat?

YNBU. I had a chuckle to myself today in Asda. The Halloween tops were next to the Christmas jumpers.

JonSnowsWife Sat 28-Oct-17 22:29:58

WishingOnABar my Grandma always had those when we were DCs. <nostalgic>

greendale17 Sat 28-Oct-17 22:30:42

Full in Tesco today

SnorkellingCat Sat 28-Oct-17 22:39:31

Still quite a bit of stuff in my local Morrisons

WishingOnABar Sat 28-Oct-17 22:43:34

jonsnow it was virtually non existent here until a few years ago when I found a pack in Waitrose, since then they show up most years in the seasonal aisles if you are looking for them. Currently have 3 bags of them in my cupboard and have introduced DS to them too, creating a little family tradition here smile

PovertyPain Sat 28-Oct-17 22:46:36

Dress up as a zombie Santa. That'll def get the most screams. 😈

Debtlifeatm Sat 28-Oct-17 22:48:16

Calm down freak.

PovertyPain Sat 28-Oct-17 22:48:22

Oh oh oh! Can I say it before the joy suckers arrive?


Crispbutty Sat 28-Oct-17 22:49:17

B & m have great stuff

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