Halloween has often been considered an American celebration, however over recent years Halloween has gained popularity here in Australia and now it’s one of the most celebrated events on our calendar!
Now more than ever, households with kids across the country ask the question.. what are you dressing up as this Halloween? We are here to answer this important question and many more with our easy guide to Halloween in just 4 simple steps.
Whether you’re planning to hit the local streets to Trick-or-Treat with the little ones, host a small gathering or simply decorate your home to give it that ‘spook-tacular’ feeling, we’ve got everything you need to get you in the swing of Halloween this year.
Step 1 – Costumes
We know that Halloween is really all about the costumes! Our top tip would be to keep it simple.. there are so many stores that have ready to go costumes that are cost effective and the best part is, all the hard work is done for you! Here are our top picks you can find in centre:
Kmart, Target and Big W have a very cool and cost effective range of costume accessories including witches hats, animal headbands, masks, props, paints and also full kids costumes.
Kmart headband and accessories, $3.00
The Reject Shop has an awesome range of full kids costumes including Paw Patrol, Power Rangers, Fairies, Red Riding Hood and more.
The Reject Shop Paw Patrol and Power Ranger costumes, $10
Feeling a little creative? Follow our step-by-step tutorial for simple yet scary face paint to transform your little one into a pumpkin, witch or skeleton here.
Step 2 – Decorations
Turn your home into vampire, witch or monster friendly zone this Halloween with our top picks. So whether you want to go all out or just a few simple touches, check out what’s available in centre:
Woolworths have a cool selection of decorations for inside and outside your home. Let your spooky imagination run wild with everything from creepy crawlies, hanging skeletons, wreaths to glowsticks, paper garlands and table decorations.
Woolworths assorted skeletons and light up tombstone
Swap out the pumpkin for a fresh, juicy watermelon for summery alternative to a Halloween pumpkin with our DIY Halloween Watermelon.
Step 3 – Food
Halloween is every little ones dream.. not only do they get to dress up as their favourite character, the get to eat all the sweets and treats they can handle! Whether you want to get in the kitchen and create something from scratch or head to your nearest supermarket confectionery isle, here are our top picks you can find in centre:
Coles, Woolworths, Aldi, Kmart, Target, Big W and The Reject Shop are home to your bulk candy needs with everything from lollies to chocolate, cookies, popcorn and chips.
For something a little more fun and creative, we’ve put together a list of quick and easy Halloween snacks that are extra spooky, but most importantly, extra delicious.
Here are some other cool ideas for your Halloween spread. Check out our DIY Halloween Spooky Punch.
Step 4 – Kids Craft
Finally a quick trip in centre combined with some basic household essentials is all you need to create an exciting Halloween themed activity for the little ones. Check out these top picks that are super fun to create and also could double as decorations or costume props.
Woolworths has an awesome Halloween Trick or Treat Mega Craft Kit for only $10, which will keep the little ones entertained for hours. Let their imaginations run wild! Check it out here.
Woolworths Mega Craft Kit, $10.00
What’s Halloween without a bit of slime! Containing only two ingredients, this slime is a very cheap and effective do-it-yourself craft for Halloween. Add glitter and food colouring to this recipe for even more spooky fun. Check out our recipe here.
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