Halloween is almost here! This yearly celebration observed in a number of countries falls on Saturday the 31 October. It's the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows' Day.
In recent years the popularity of trick-or-treating and dressing up seems to have exploded in Australia. People are dressing up in spooky costumes and hitting their neighbouring streets collecting tricks or treats.
There are some great ways to join in on the fun and enjoy some time with your kids and get to know your neighbours. If you are planning on going trick or treating with the kids or handing out treats on Halloween, together with Studio Party Shop we have put together a list of Tips to help make your Halloween a safe and enjoyable one.
1. Choose the right costume
Nappy/Toilet training friendly, soft, comfortable, age appropriate… Studio Party Shop is a great place to start with a fantastic range of costumes for little ones.
2. Get the street involved
Put fliers in neighbours letter boxes before the 31st of October to get your street involved. Free Hallwoeen printable invitations & neighbourhood notifications are available to make things clear and easier for trick or treaters from Studio Party Shop or save the images below.
3. Let them come to you
Invite friends and family over for a halloween party or instead of going out trick or treating, let your kids hand out the lollies at the front door. This could be more fun for toddlers and safer too!
4. Prep work
You can get the children involved in buying lollies & making cupcakes, present them in fun bowls or platters with a hint of halloween spook.
You do not need to do the whole house but decorate the entrance of your home. The kids will love helping out and will let people know that your house is available for trick or treaters. Use cobwebs, bunting or make your own.
6. Eat beforehand
Try not to let children go on an empty stomach, this will ensure that they don't fill their bellies with sweets only and make the outing more enjoyable.
7. Talk about Halloween etiquette
Teach your children to talk a small amount of lollies from each house. You don’t want your child having a tantrum at every front door.
Go early evening whilst there is still a little light out & keep it short.
9. Have a candy plan
1 lolly per house, ensure you inspect all candy before anything is eaten.
10. Get involved
It is always more fun when the parents get involved, dress up, make some special treats and decorate.
We hope you all have a safe and enjoyable Halloween. For more great costume suggestions click here