Here are some ideas to help you get through Halloween this year…

Costume Ideas

When it comes to dress-up’s, it’s not everyone’s cup of tea and we often leave it to the last minute. Here are some ideas on what you could look for and if you’re crafty, maybe even have a go at making it yourself!

  • A pumpkin
  • A Skeleton
  • A Ghost
  • A Witch
  • A Vampire
  • A Grim Reaper
  • A Zombie
  • A Clown
  • A Devil
  • A Black Cat

Don’t forget your fur-baby – see here for ideas. Spotlight, Kmart and Target have a range of different costumes to choose from, for all ages.

Trick or Treat

Party or at home play activities

Whether you are having a little party to mark the occasion or just want something fun to do with the kids this Halloween, here are some ideas to keep everyone entertained.

  • Halloween Music Bingo: Create a playlist and bingo cards so you and your friends can play Halloween Music Bingo! One person is the caller who controls the playlist. Everyone else is a player. The caller plays the first 30-45 seconds of each song on the playlist. If the player has the song, they mark it on their bingo card. First player to yell ‘bingo’ wins!
  • Plan a Scavenger Hunt: Create a list of Halloween objects, set a timer and turn them loose for a photo scavenger hunt!
  • Carve a Jack-O-Lantern: It’s hard to go wrong with a classic. Invite your friends or the kids friends over for a pumpkin carving party! Or perhaps, decorating a pumpkin is more up alley?
  • Watch a Halloween Movie outside: Create a screen on the side of a blank wall, like your garage, or throw an old sheet over the fence. Grab a projector and screen your favourite Halloween flick either for Adults or the kids – don’t forget all the spooky treats.
  • Get crafty & make a Spooky Flower Crown: Check out Halloween DIY: Spooky Flower Crowns

Decorations for the home or Office

When it comes to letting the neighbourhood know to stop at your residence this Halloween, give your front yard a bit of a makeover with some of these spooky additions:

  • Warning Tape
  • A life size Skeleton
  • Tombstones for the front lawn or near the front door
  • Spider Webs
  • Carved Jack-o-lanterns
  • Fake Spiders
  • Flying Bats

The options are endless. If your office is big enough, why not hold an internal Halloween decoration competition and give a prize to the best decorated desk or office pod? Now there’s an idea!

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