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It's Halloween! Five Ways to Celebrate on the Road

Ah... Halloween. Welcome back. After recent events, it's now back to being the highlight of October's calendar.

How we have missed you and your commercial traditions! We know what you’re thinking

“I hate Halloween, it’s all for kids! That’s why I spend Halloween on the road!”

Well let us tell you, you’re wrong! Being in your truck is no excuse not to celebrate. Here are our top ways to celebrate Halloween from your truck or van.

Eat the multipack of sweets

Trick or treat, smell my feet… give me something nice to eat!Halloween Sweets

Everyone knows that Halloween is all about sweets. Sadly, our days of knocking door to door for endless treats are long gone. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t encourage the youth of today. It’s extremely important to be ready for the arrival of potential trick or treaters, therefore regardless of your location, you need to be prepared. Stock up at the supermarket with the biggest multipack of sweets that you can carry. We would even advise you get two! You’d hate to run out.

When there turns out to be fewer witches and wizards than expected hanging around the truck stops, feel free to finish off the leftovers (or unopened, full multipack). We would hate for sweets to go to waste, after all!

Decorate your cab with the spirit of All Hallow’s Eve

If you’re missing out on the crudely carved pumpkins that your children spend the night arguing over, fear not! You can decorate the inside of your cab or van so that it will rival the wailing skeleton from B&M Bargains that is dangling in the front window at home.

Buy some jelly cobwebs to stick to the window or plonk a fake skeleton on the passenger seat and creep out your fellow road users. If you prefer the cheaper DIY option, just splash some concentrated Vimto (other juices available) onto your windows to pass for fake blood and stick the receipt of your regulation safety boots onto your dashboard - that will knock fear into anyone!

Get your four-legged friend involved

If you travel with your pet, whether it be your dog or something else, get them in on the action! Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love an animal dressed up? It’s one of the few things entirely right with the world and one of the few ways they can earn their keep.

So, scrub your collie up like a pumpkin or stick a cowboy hat on your moggy - go absolutely wild! If you’re brave, you could even don a matching costume. The more original the better. You never know, you might even garner yourself a free brew for your efforts if yDogs in Halloween Costumesou impress the staff at the truck stop cafe enough.

Watch a scary film

Nothing says Halloween like a horror film. Whether it be wonderfully corny or bone-chillingly terrifying, you might have to sleep with the cab light on! Truthfully; if we were alone in the dark, the last thing we would want to be doing is watching anything remotely scary. But, tradition is tradition.

So, pull the curtains closed, stick the heating on, put your tachometer in rest mode and get ready to be spooked! Make sure you’ve downloaded a few corkers on Netflix and you remember all your chargers so that you, the multipack of sweets and the pumpkin dog are in for a good night.

So what will it be? Jeepers Creepers? The Exorcist? Or just the latest Parliamentary Brexit Debate?! All three are truly horrifying!

Tell scary stories around the truckstop

Is Halloween even Halloween without a scary story? Get in the spooky spirit with a couple of scary stories around the fire. Well, it doesn’t have to contain a fire… In fact, as a responsible body, we would actually have to strongly advise against starting any kind of fire in a public place as it is an enormous health and safety risk and we don’t want you being arrested. So truck headlamps will have to suffice.

If you’re struggling to think of any original material, we have found the notion of disembodied spirits, possessed little girls, broken tachographs and Operation Brock make pretty scaaaaary plotlines!

What are you doing for Halloween this year? Let us know

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