How to have the most haunting Halloween in Bury
6th October 2014
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Halloween is finally upon us (hurray) so it's time to dig out your creepy costume, buy that freaky face paint and grab your friends for a fantastic time in the borough of Bury.

This blog will be detailing everything you need for a hell-raising Halloween without leaving our borough; from your costume and make-up, to minimising those frightful sights the morning after that wild party. Of course, in the process, you'll be supporting some of Bury's BEST businesses - what more could you ask for?!




Make your face frightful with some of Bury's best beauty salons. Our local beauticians are experts in transforming your appearance for special occasions. Okay, so maybe Halloween is a little bit different to the wedding packages they're used to but these local businesses still have the experience to turn you into one of Bury's most beautiful brides – you just might be from the living dead!



Unless you want to go to that Halloween party as Chewbacca, visit Academy Beauty in Bury and experience one or a few of their waxing treatments. It may be the scariest time of the year but you don't want to scare off your other half with those hairy legs.  This local business provides full/ half leg waxing, arm, bikini, underarm, lip and chin.


Frightening your friends is fabulous with false lashes. For those of you who haven't mistaken false lashes for spiders at the side of the bed - you haven't lived. Luckily, the types offered by Nothing but Nails and Beauty can't be discarded at the end of the night and will stop you from becoming an extra in your own horror movie, Eight Legged Freaks 2? LVL lashes and Flirties semi-permanent eyelash extensions are available from this local beauty salon, plus party and strip lashes.


Unless you're going as an Oompa Loompa, please don't attempt to fake tan yourself; the experts at Serenity, a local beauty salon, will give you an even, natural-looking tan with their Tan Solutions and St Tropez spray tans.


And forget about Edward Scissorhands; manicures, pedicures and nail art are available from all of our local beauty salons too including Halloween themed – so put down those knives!



Don't leave your outfit till last minute! Jackie's Fancy Dress Hire in Bury is guaranteed to be busy with teenagers, adults and enthusiastic children grabbing a scary or not-so-scary costume! If you don't want to compete with your best friend or partner, couple costumes are available too.

From Batman and Robin to the terrifying twins in The Shining, there are plenty of ideas that won’t break the bank. Hiring a costume also means you won’t be stuck with an outfit you will only wear once a year!

Not sure what to go as? The extensive variety of costumes, wigs, accessories and products at Jackie’s Fancy Dress Hire will give you all the inspiration you need to scare the neighbours and make that drastic entrance into the party.



Party Planning

Stop stressing about planning your Halloween party – leave the food to Delicious. This local business has built a reputation for their fantastic occasion catering and will tailor menus to suit the tastes of you, your guests and your event. All food is locally sourced and freshly prepared with Delicious so you have nothing to be scared of!



Post-Party Planning

The biggest fright you could ever wake up next to (apart from the spider lashes) is the state of your home the morning after. Luckily, thebestofbury have a number of businesses that specialise in event clear up and post-party cleaning! Spilling fake blood on your carpets and upholstery won’t cause any alarm after one of our recommended businesses have dealt with it. View our cleaning companies here.

Woke up with face paint all over your pillow? Don’t worry; pencil in a trip to Geldards! Removing white face paint leftovers from your clothes or upholstery is tricky but not for the experienced team at this local dry cleaners. Whether it’s last night’s cocktail on your costume or something a little more sinister, Geldards will sort it all out, affordably, without fuss – and with no dodgy questions!



Halloween is one of the most favourable times of the year.  Whether you are 18 years-of-age or 38, Bury has a number of horrifying events happening that are sure to terrifyingly excite you and your family. Stay tuned for our next blog featuring just what to do in Bury on October 31st (and the early hours of November 1st).

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Isabella B

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