Over the next six months we can expect to see things popping up in stores, new ranges being released, the sequel to 2018s Halloween, Halloween Kills and just about as much spooky goodness as you can handle!
So to celebrate 6 months to go, here's five easy and fun things that you can do today to celebrate getting even closer to the best time of year.
Now is actually the best time to plant your pumpkins within the UK. The colder days and nights are behind us (although it still feels like its winter some nights brrrr) and Summer is on it's way which also means warmer weather.
As the UK weather is very hit and miss late April to the end of May is the right time to get those seeds in the soil. It will give them plenty of time to grow and if the weather is good to us this year, you'll see a nice harvest come October.
If you're in a warmer location and don't have seeds to hand, then fear not as you can wait until as late as July to plant them. For all the ins and outs of pumpkin growing click right here.
This one is an easy one but should definitely get you in the mood for October. Have a little dance party at home with as many spooky songs as you can find. Youtube is bursting with Halloween songs and so many wonderful spooks have also created playlists to help cut out all that searching.
I also created a list of great songs to listen to (with a new one coming very soon!) and if you want constant 365 days a year Halloween music playing then why not check out Halloween Radio? There are five different spooky stations to choose from and it's available all year!
There might still be six months to go but it doesn't mean that you can't have a mini Halloween party with lots of spooky snacks. You don't have to head out to the supermarket to make your snacks either. If you've got yourself a Halloween cookie cutter why not cut out spooky sandwiches? If you have food colouring, add it to an easy cake mix to add a creepy twist. There are endless ways to add a Halloween touch to your meals today.
If you're in a making mood though why not make Toffee Apples? or Frankenstein crispy treats or these lovely Candy Corn Cupcakes!
I love watching Halloween films any time of year and today is no exception! In a world where we have Disney+ Amazon Prime and Netflix you don't have to worry about trying to find something to watch either.
If you have Disney+ you can currently watch all four HalloweenTown films, Hocus Pocus and The Nightmare Before Christmas along with other Halloween themed films and if you search Halloween on Netflix or Amazon you're greeted with a whole bunch of spooky films for your eyes to feast on.
Why not watch a Halloween episode from your favourite TV show or throw on a film you already have on and cosy on down under a big blanket. The Halloween episodes from Friends, Cougar Town, Scream the TV Series and Buffy the Vampire Slayer are all worthy of a watch. If you haven't seen a show before then why not start one! It might just become your new favourite show.
Now we've hit the halfway mark, let's get planning! Some of you have been planning this Halloween since last Halloween and for those of you who haven't even started, now is the time!
You've got the perfect amount of time to decide on your costume, your party theme, even what treats you would like to put into treat bags. Start planning the food you would like to make, the things you would like to create or even start making a shopping list of what you would like to hopefully buy this year.
There are already thousands of Halloween goodies for you to find online too. So if you're in the mood for a little Halloween shopping then you can very easily trick or treat yourself. Planning for October can be extremely fun and if you really want to go for it, why not create your own book? Fill it with all your favourite Halloween things and then keep adding to it all the time. That way you have your own personal Halloween reference for when you need it more.
Happy Halfway to Halloween!