Pop beauty Britney Spears has spent a staggering $360,000 (GBP200,000) on an elaborate Hallowe'en party at her Malibu, California home - complete with ghost rides, palmists and tarot readers.

The TOXIC singer and her new husband Kevin Federline have invited more than 80 guests to the bash later this month (31OCT04) and Spears has hinted her ghoulish costume will amaze onlookers.

An insider says, "Britney and Kevin have arranged for their house to be decorated with scary statues. They're even planning on having a ghost ride on the grounds.

"Britney is like a big kid sometimes and has even opted to have traditional games such as apple dunking. Britney is also looking forward to getting dressed up for the occasion, and while she's keeping quiet about her outfit, there's no doubt it will be amazing.

"Britney is also planning the mother of all parties this New Year. And that will be a huge affair."

18/10/2004 14:21