13:16 13 October 2010
It has been reported that people spend more on Halloween than they do on Valentines Day.
Researchers found that the sales of sweets, costumes and themed foods are less trick and more treat for supermarkets across the country.
Tesco's recent report stated that the Americanised holiday had actually overtaken Mothers Day too, as one of its best selling periods.
The supermarket expects to earn over £50illion from the sale of Halloween items each year.
It is now thought that the day, which celebrates all that is spooky, is only topped by Christmas and Easter.
But what do you spend all your dosh on for the event? Before Halloween arrives, we take a look at the top five essential items you need to buy before this 31 October.
1 Trick or Treat sweets
Every Halloween, you will get children coming to your door shouting Trick or Treat!, and this year is no exception.
Reports suggest that more kids will be flocking to the front doors of the nation this year, so therefore you need to be prepared.
Invest in some variety packs of chocolates and sweets, look out for offers in the shops, as then you can dish out the goodies evenly between Trick or Treaters.
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An added bonus is that any leftovers can be kept for yourself!
2 Scare the neighbours!
Its not just children who can have fun. Why not invest in some scary costumes to accompany your youngsters.
3 Buy some deadly decorations
Scare your youngsters with an array of decorations designed to scare.
Choose from a variety of scary items place in the corner of the room, or make your family jump by putting mysterious objects in the path of unsuspecting family members.
Dont forget to buy a pumpkin for you and your family to carve together.
4 Watch some horror films
Check out the scariest
horror films ever.
Its tradition that on Halloween you should be scared. Buy the scariest movies you can think of and watch them back to back, with the lights off.
Just be careful to watch out for any unsavoury creaks or bumps in the night!
5 Read tales of old
Nothing scares more than your imagination, so why not invest in some gothic horror.
Choose from an array of literature that will have you quivering as you read and bring terrible nightmares as you sleep.
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