With the exception of Christmas, is there a better time for all-out house decoration than Halloween? From fake cobwebs to intricately-carved pumpkins, October sees the shops fill up with all things ghoulish.
Whether you're hosting a kids' costume party complete with apple bobbing and spooky snacks, or you just want to jazz up your house to scare off those trick or treaters, now's the time to stock up on decorations.
Amazingly, global market research company Mintel has forecasted that Brits will spend a spooktacular £419 million on Halloween this year – up 5 per cent from 2017.
And while many of those are long-suffering parents gearing up for a night of sticky fingers and screaming kids, it's actually young millennials who are spending the most on the tradition – 77 per cent, in fact.
Ready to get into the spirit of things? Check out our five bargain buys for the spookiest night of the year... then see our screamingly good Halloween decorating ideas for inspiration.