How to get Halloween ready and prepared for this spooky season!

 

 This post is a collaboration with Spotlight Stores

 

I love this time of year! We celebrate with a big Halloween party and we take our kids around our local neighbourhood to trick or treat. We’ve always been into celebrating Halloween and each year it just seems to grow even bigger in Australia. I was beyond happy when I visited my local Spotlight store to see the number of spooky costumes and scary decorations that they stock.

We travelled to the USA in 2016 and experienced how they celebrate Halloween in the States.  Ever since our family has made a big thing of Halloween. It’s just so much fun! The kids (I do too) countdown the days and love picking out their costumes and decorating our house for our annual Halloween party.

Tips to celebrating Halloween and trick-or-treating!

Deck out your house in all things spooky! 

You don’t have to spend a lot of money to get into the spooky spirit! Spotlight has a great range of affordable decorations that you can use to transform any space on a budget. It’s a great way to let the neighbourhood know that you will be celebrating and will be welcoming trick-or-treaters.

Set up a Halloween table 

If you’re having a Halloween party, set up a Halloween platter to feed the creepy party guests. They look great and are really fun to decorate and put together. All of the decorations pictured here are from my local Spotlight store.

How to choose your costume

I suggest you take the whole family into your local Spotlight store so everyone can pick their costume. Don’t forget to pick up matching accessories like face paint, wigs and a trick-or-treat bucket at the same time.

Host the perfect Halloween party

If you’re joining in on the spooky fun and hosting a Halloween party, there are a few essentials you’ll want to add to your Spotlight shopping list.

  • Pumpkin piñata and spare sweet treats to fill it.
  • Disposable Halloween themed plates, cups and bowls for easy cleanup.
  • Spooky and fun props for a photo booth. You can use a Halloween themed tablecloth for a backdrop.
  • Halloween balloons to pop on the letterbox so your guests know where the party is.
  • Stock up on plenty of spooky decorations.
  • Dim the lights and use battery-operated Halloween party lights.
  • HAVE FUN!

Stock up on wrapped treats

You don’t want to fall short this Halloween, so make sure you stock up on enough spooky treats. I picked up a few packets from Spotlight that are individually wrapped eyeball and body party lollies. It’s best for hygiene and safety reasons to only handout and accept wrapped treats.

Have someone hand out the lollies

If you don’t want to go trick or treating, it can be just as fun for the kids to hand out treats to all of the families that trick-or-treat. It’s best to have someone monitor the treats to make sure everyone gets one or two treats each. Sometimes kids can be silly and grab handfuls which will make you run out pretty fast.

Stay safe when trick or treating 

Some people might not like a bunch of kids rocking up on their doorstep at night, so it’s best to only visit homes that have decorations set out. Also, go with your children to make sure they are safe! We gather family and friends and go as a large group which makes it even more fun.

 

I hope this post helps you be prepared to celebrate Halloween this spooky season! If you’re celebrating Halloween this year, make sure you tag me at @ohsobusymum in all of your decorations and costumes pics! I’d love to see and share them with my audience.

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