Welcome to Halloween Australia!
Halloween is on a Monday in 2016! That makes it a tough one for the 9-5 mob. I’ll have to sneak home early to make sure the lollies don’t run out before I get home. And all the serious parties will be on the weekend…
Halloween is now an increasingly popular occasion in Australia, with regular Halloween events, parades and fetes at schools, house decorations, parties, and groups of children and teenagers dressed up in Halloween costumes, trick or treating through local streets.
For many years in Australia, Halloween was just an excuse for some scary movies on TV, the Halloween specials on The Simpsons, and maybe hiring Friday the Thirteenth at the video shop. Now there are halloween events, parades and parties, and lots of halloween decorations and costumes to help you have some creative fun.
This site provides a place for you to register your suburb and street as a Halloween trick or treat location. List the streets that take part in trick or treating in your suburb, and local customs (such as tying black, orange or purple balloons to your house if you still have treats left), and preferred times for children to trick or treat. You can find or list a Halloween event, if it is open to the public.
This year the Halloween events and Trick-or-treat locations have been separated into different pages. Because usually you want one or the other, depending on your age group.
The first things most people think of with Halloween are:
What shall I wear?
Where shall I party?
If you don’t have time to read any further, or time to make your own costume, why not try Costumebox. Every year I end up buying something from them – whether it’s the Freddie Kruger costume, or more decorations. Great service.
Otherwise, visit the other pages on this site to get ideas on holding your own halloween party, making your own halloween costume, and decorating your own home.
Try recipes for Halloween parties, with a twist. Using Australian ingredients.
Show off and share photos of your costume or decorations.
This aims to be a family-friendly Halloween site, so it is currently set to require approval before new content is displayed. In previous years the site has been hit pretty heavily by spammers, so it’s an unfortunate necessity. I am happy to let old friends add content without approval – drop me a line if you’re someone I’ve chatted with in the past and would like an account here.
Halloween is traditionally enjoyed on October 31 in the US, UK, Canada, Mexico and most countries. And in all the Halloweens I’ve experienced in Australia, it has been on October 31. See the Halloween History page for more details. Regardless of which day you choose, enjoy your Halloween in Australia!
You can also share items on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/halloween.australia
Most of all, dress up, relax and have fun.