Bobbing apples, pin the nose on the witch, digging for eyeballs. No, we’re not back in medieval England, we’re just getting ready for one of the biggest kids’ party opportunities of the year… Halloween!
But what’s a trick-or-treat gang without decent costumes? Or a party without Jack-o’-lanterns and spider-themed plates? Whatever you’re planning, don’t stress, because we’re about to introduce you to two Dubai institutions, which have pretty much all you’ll need for this ghoulish day.
With six stores across the city catering for everyone from toddlers to tweens (and even the grown-ups!), Party Zone is the place to head for costumes guaranteed to make your creepy crew the envy of the neighbours.
It stocks hundreds of amazing costumes, wigs, specialised make-up and accessories, and a decent range of props and decorations. So if one wants to be the scariest superhero or Frankenstein’s monster, and the other the most evil-looking witch in town, you’ll be able to kit them all out here. And we dare you to leave without deciding to join in the mischievousness and grab yourself a costume, too.
Various locations including Arabian Ranches Souk (04 367 4322).
This website is pure party genius, stocking premium brands and making it super-easy for even the most useless of technophobes to use (it’s Time Out Kids tried and tested).
Party Camel is one of the UAE’s leading online party retailers and has an impressive selection of spooky decorations, silly games and unique props to ensure your Halloween bash is the talk of the playground.
And it has just launched a new Skeleton Crew collection, exclusive to to the site, featuring all sorts of products adorned with cobwebs, bats and witches. There’s even a selection of bunting, specialty signage, table décor, photo booths, cupcake cases and a life-size skeleton to hang in your hallway!
But before you dive in, we suggest you check out its helpful blog for nifty ideas to make your party stand out.