How to celebrate Halloween in Leicester as a student

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Pumpkins at halloween

Written by Catalina Constantin (2022 DMU Alumni)

Halloween in Leicester

Trick or treat! Halloween is just around the corner 🎃

Are you ready for themed parties, costumes, spooky vibes, and decorations with carved pumpkins? I definitely am. Let’s embrace the mystery and magic of this day together.

Here are some spooktacular ideas if you’re looking for things to do or devilish dishes to make for Halloween at university.

Are you going to throw a house party with fancy dress? Walk through a haunted house? Host a scary movie night? Or visit a theme park? Whatever you decide to do, I hope you will consider going pumpkin picking at one of the farms or places around the county, such as the Cattows Farm, March House Farm, Farndon Fields, or the Kirkby Pumpkin Patch.

Don’t forget to check out the on-campus events too – Leicester Uni Halloween Festival 2023 & De Montfort SU events

Whether you’re hosting a get-together for friends or treating yourself, you can’t celebrate Halloween without some scary delicious festive treats.

What kind of food should you serve at a Halloween party? From themed charcuterie boards to melted marshmallows, spooky cookies, red velvet cakes, and Halloween-themed drinks, be creative and enjoy a great night with your friends or flatmates.

There are plenty of Halloween party foods for everyone to choose from. You’ll find online an array of devilishly delicious and crowd-pleaser foods that cater to all types of festivities and tastes.

Throw in some gummy fangs and eyeball-shaped sweets too!

The Halloween season can be hectic and entertaining at the same time. And it’s easy to get carried away with the celebrations.

It’s essential to find some quiet time for yourself to not get overwhelmed. Make sure to take some time to go outside and breathe some fresh air, whether you do it by yourself or with your family and friends.

No one wants to stress over writing essays or revising for assignments over this season. Try to get as much work done as possible before your celebration plans by figuring out when you can fit in some studying time in your schedule.

Don’t overcommit yourself. Enjoy some social gatherings but don’t overdo it! Be sure to remain sensible and steer clear of exhaustion and low energy levels. You want to be bright and alert for your classes at university.

Happy Halloween! 🎃 And a frighteningly good time.

If you would like to get in touch about any advice on how to enjoy the holiday in your student accommodation to the fullest, without causing any damage or risking deductions from your deposit, you can call us at 0116 467 0315, send us an email at, or pop into our lettings office on the DMU campus.

Check out other tips on how to improve your student life here.

Support is also available from Leicester Student Union Advice and De Montfort Student Union Advice.

Photo by David Menidrey on Unsplash

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