People who have a birthday around October 31st should take the opportunity to dress up in Halloween fancy dress and throw a dual purpose party.

This is the opinion of Steve Ricardo, a festivities expert writing for Lon's Article Directory, who said this kind of do can be great fun, as well as a little different.

"If you throw your Halloween party and birthday party on the same night, just imagine the enormous bash you could have," he pointed out.

Steve recommended making your own invites to cater for the special event and then getting hold of some fun decorations that can be for both Halloween and birthdays.

For instance, he suggested opting for lots of small pumpkins on the table and then filling small cups with sweets in lieu of party bags.

When it comes to the cake, Steve said cupcakes could go down a treat as there will be plenty for everyone - you could even make pumpkin-flavoured delicacies as a special nod to All Hallows Eve!

"You'll definitely be able to have the biggest and baddest Halloween birthday party bash you've ever experienced," the expert concluded.

Halloween fancy dress like inflatable pumpkin costumes and ghostly outfits could be great fun for dressing up in on your special night.