Whether it’s trick or treating, a garden fireworks display with family or a large-scale celebration in your community, October and November bring plenty of opportunities to wrap up and enjoy those chilly nights. Here are the perfect pieces to keep toasty in, plus the recipes to make everyone happy under the stars.
Whether you’re hosting a small Autumnal gathering of your own, or off out to a party, seasonal home-baked treats are a must.
For minimum fuss, hand-held delights you can present on sharing boards are ideal, such as these Squash, Sage & Chestnut Rolls. Alternatively, if you’ve got a houseful coming round for a sit-down feast, this Chicken, Leek & Apple stew tastes like Autumn on a plate (perfect for serving in our Artisan Stoneware Bowls).
Guaranteed to enchant old and young alike, these vegan Sticky Toffee Pear Puddings are perfect for wrapping up and taking with you to watch a firework display.
From left: Squash, Sage & Chestnut Rolls from Jamie Oliver | Chicken, Leek & Apple Stew from The Guardian | Sticky Toffee Pear Puddings from BBC Good Food
Using seasonal flavours in your beverages is a wonderful way to embrace this time of year. Guests will love to be greeted with a glass of this strictly-for-grown-ups Halloween Queen Punch on 31st October, which includes pumpkin purée and delicious cinnamon.
Make the most of stone-fruit season with Mulled Apple Juice, perfect for decanting into a flask to take along to an open-air event. A mug of warming Midnight Mint Hot Chocolate, (substituting the crème de menthe with a few drops of peppermint essence for children) will warm you all up once you arrive back home.
From left: Halloween Queen Punch from House & Garden | Mulled Apple Juice from BBC Good Food | Midnight Mint Hot Chocolate from BBC Good Food
It’s cashmere season, so what better way to keep toasty on a frosty night than in a deliciously warm pure-cashmere jumper or wool-cashmere poncho? Layer your look with even more cashmere (you can never have too much) and pure-wool accessories.
If you don’t fancy donning your Wellies, our sturdy lace-up boots will keep feet dry and warm for roaming the park, while a heavy-duty coat or lighter coatigan means you’ll pass the evening as stylishly as you are snug.
Our range of cosy children’s clothing – from robust outerwear to characterful layers – will have them wrapped up and warm to enjoy fireworks and trick or treating.