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Halloween at Home

After what's been a scary few months in Sydney, Halloween this year is not looking so spooky.  But after spending the winter trapped indoors and climbing the walls - we'll take any excuse to celebrate!

Follow along for our best tips on how to make Halloween 2021 one to remember.

Create your own ‘haunted house’.

Whether you’re at home with the family, or even in a university share-house, this is something that everyone can have fun with – there’s no age limit! 

Firstly, divide the house so that everyone has their designated area. Next, make a pit stop at Coles to pick up a range of Halloween decorations - the more the merrier!

For extra heat, turn the decorating into a competition and encourage everyone to create the scariest, spookiest room they can. The best room wins! 

For younger children, why not create a Halloween scavenger hunt, where they can search the house for scary prizes and treats. This could be a fun alternative to traditional trick or treating, plus who doesn’t want some lollies?

Dress up your furry friends

We’re sure in the run-up to Halloween you’re like us and have spent HOURS looking at adorable little cats and dogs dressed up in costumes. Well, Halloween is the perfect excuse to dress up your pet in an adorable and ridiculous costume. Spend your Halloween chasing your dog with treats because they’ve decided to try and eat their ghostbusters inflatable tank, or cry laughing at your cat’s confusion at their new ginger Chucky wig! It’ll more than pass the time and you’ll be left with some great snapshots for the gram.

Spooky movie marathons

What would a night-in be without a movie marathon? We’re sure that you’ve had your fair share during the lockdown, but we think it’s time to theme your marathon! With your haunted house rooms and your pet in a costume, you could binge-watch the top ten spookiest films on the lead up to Halloween whilst doing some fun activities like pumpkin carving. 

Our favourite spooky films include:
  1. Scream

  2. The Addams Family

  3. Hocus Pocus

  4. Rosemary's Baby

  5. A Nightmare on Elm Street

  6. The Haunted Mansion

  7. Alien

  8. Psycho

  9. Carrie

  10. Orphan

Halloween-inspired recipes

What’s Halloween without some sweet treats? And they’re even better when they’re homemade! Celebrate Halloween with your family and whip out the baking trays. Why not even use the leftover pulp from your pumpkin to create a pumpkin pie? Or treat the kids to some candy apples and eyeball cake pops! You can pick up all the ingredients you need from Coles.

That’s it from us, but we just have one last question for you: Trick or Treat?

Happy Halloween!