Shiply’s Spookiest Halloween Deliveries

Halloween is over, which means it’s another year-long wait for lovers of the spooky season! The fun doesn’t have to end here, however – we facilitate thousands of deliveries per year, for all sorts of occasions, and Halloween often provides some of our most unusual, ghoulish, and downright creepy delivery requests. For your entertainment, we have gathered our favourites below.

First up is a lifesize coffin going from Bedford to Southend. Now, it’s worth noting that the word ‘Halloween’ doesn’t actually appear in this listing title, which begs the question… this is for Halloween, right? 

Life size halloween coffin

You’d have to assume so! If my family is reading, please DO NOT bury me in a novelty coffin. Thanks.

Next, we have my creepiest choice, a set of eight absolutely terrifying animated figures. The description doesn’t mention what exactly the animations are, but to be honest, I am fine not knowing, just look at them. Pure nightmare fuel.

I don’t know about you, but dolls are without a doubt one of the most terrifying scary tropes, and this lot does not fail to disappoint. Imagine the scene from The Shining, but with triplets instead of twins…Happy Halloween! Hope your kids can sleep for the next month!

The Americans do it bigger, or so we are told. Well, if Halloween decorations are anything to go by then I’d argue that the above 12-foot-tall skeleton with LCD eyes proves it… travelling from Salem (shouldn’t it be going there at this time of year?), our bony friend needed quite a large vehicle, hardly a surprise!

Finally, we have the ‘life-sized electric chair’ going from Huddersfield to Wisbech, and I thought we had gotten rid of capital punishment years ago!

Again, no mention of Halloween on this one, just the date of delivery that leaves me to pray this was for someone’s decorations…

Whether you need Halloween decorations, Christmas trees, or Easter eggs delivered, Shiply is here for all your seasonal needs (and for anything else you need to move in between).

Have a Green Halloween

Halloween is a time for fun, but the costumes, pumpkins and sweet wrappers can make it a breeding ground for waste. If you’re worried about contributing to the amount of plastic filling our bins this halloween, there are a few things you can implement to keep waste (and cost!) down without affecting the fun.

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Walk, don’t drive

When you’re trick or treating, stay close to home and avoid getting in the car. Take a walk in your area instead – try and organise trick-or-treating in a group so you feel safe and can have fun chatting on the way round the houses.

Make or borrow your costume

If you’ve got some time, why not try making costumes from materials you have in the home? This obviously takes some time, but don’t be afraid to keep it simple and work with what you have. If you’ve not got time to make a costume, try visiting eBay for second hand costumer or visit a local charity shop. As well as reusing a costume, it’ll probably save you money, too!

Use up the pumpkin

Many of us buy a pumpkin to carve for a window display and typically throw most of it away. Next time you’re digging out a pumpkin’s insides, have a think about how you can prevent throwing it away and putting it to good use. You can make soup, or use the pumpkin in the same way you would use butternut squash in recipes, and you can of course roast and flavour the seeds how you’d like for a healthy snack!

Make treats

If you’re going to a halloween party, consider baking something to take with you rather than purchasing cakes. By doing this you can cut down on sugar and cater to dietary requirements, and you’ll have fun getting creative in the kitchen. An added bonus is that you’ll know exactly what ingredients you’ve used so you know there won’t be too many nasties in there!

Avoid plastic bags

When you’re trick-or-treating, consider taking a reusable bag for collecting your treats rather than purchasing a plastic halloween-themed vessel, only to be thrown away days later once the sweets have gone. You can decorate your bags to make them fit the theme (hint: an orange Sainsbury’s bag is a very convenient colour for halloween!)

Happy Halloween!