One of our favourite Halloween traditions is trick or treating. It’s great to get all dressed up in fabulous Halloween costumes and head around the neighbourhood on the hunt for delicious tasty treats.
It’s also great to see a whole host of zombies, skeletons, witches, and warlocks haunting the streets as kids get into the Halloween spirit.
At Poundstretcher, we have everything you need to enjoy Halloween 2018 and ensure you and your family have a night you won’t forget in a hurry.
Included in our range are a whole host of perfect trick or treat sweets and items that can be given to any terrifying visitor to your door this Halloween, or just eaten as a delicious snack yourself!
Where does Trick or Treating come from?
One interesting question is why do we go Trick or Treating at Halloween? You might not have thought about it before, but it’s all a little bit strange, isn’t it!?
It goes back to the origins of Halloween itself. Though nobody seems to be 100% certain of where Halloween originates from, the dressing up as ghosts and ghouls that you see with modern Halloween might well be linked to the Gaelic festival of Samhain.
This is when the Celts believed the world of ghosts and ghouls was at its closest, so people would dress up in terrifying outfits to ward them off.
Fast forward to 2018 and that’s why you see children and big kids alike sporting spooky costumes. But why do they go from door to door trick or treating?
It all seems to stem back to the Middle Ages, where children would dress up in costumes and beg for food and money in exchange for prayers or songs around Halloween. These offerings were often made on behalf of the dead, all adding to the spookiness.
This is the beginnings of what trick or treat has come to be today, and we’re delighted that we have an excuse to celebrate Halloween in style.
Buy Spooky Sweets and Treats from Poundstretcher
We have a host of excellent cheap sweets and confectionary available at Poundstretcher for you, your family, and any trick or treaters that visit your home this Halloween.
And if you and the family are heading out trick or treating, you can also buy great items in which to keep your Halloween treats this year. Take a look at our spooky holographic trick or treat bags for example, or our skeleton trick or treat bags.
So be sure to start planning your visit to your nearest Poundstretcher store before this Halloween and pick up some tasty treats. Use our Find a Store tool today.