Halloween is about more than just scary decorations, costumes and mountains of sweet treats. While the spooky celebration is only just beginning to take off in Australia, what cannot be denied is that it is fantastic at bringing communities together to indulge in an evening of trick-or-treating and scary storytelling.
If you've already stocked up on individually-wrapped chocolates and lollies in preparation for the festivities, make sure your neighbours know by decorating the exterior of your home accordingly. Or, for an older crowd, consider hosting a Halloween themed dinner party by dressing up your dining room with a pumpkin pie-scented candle and jack-o-lantern fairy lights.
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This 'Trick or Treat' garden stake is two-sided, so you can let neighbours know they're welcome to approach. When you run out of treats to hand out, simply flip the sign to 'Sorry, no more treats' let everyone know the show's over.
There's no need to waste time carving pumpkins when this lawn inflatable will do the trick. It is family friendly and is easy to set up and pack away. Bonus: this item is currently in stock and qualifies for free standard shipping. If you live in Sydney, you can get overnight next business day delivery at a flat rate of $16.99.
Take inspiration from spiders - one of the creepiest, crawliest insets - this Halloween by putting up a mega spider's web. All you need is a fake giant spider to complete the picture. Take care when selecting a spot to put up this web, as it could be a trip hazard for passers-by, especially if they're trick-or-treating in the dark.
Let neighbours know you're participating in the festivities by hanging this flying witch from the front verandah. This decoration also lights up and makes spooky witch cackling sound effects.
Every good decorating scheme needs fairy lights, and this battery powered, waterproof pumpkin set is perfect for indoors and out. It comes with a remote, so you can easily switch them on and off from a distance, and each set comes with 30 individual lights. There are 8-settings to choose from, including combination, waves, sequential, flashing, slow fade, and more.
Love going all out on Halloween? Keep a record of all of the Halloween costumes and decorations you've put together over the years with a beautiful linen-bound journal. Each double page spread features a space to write notes, and a place to attach a photo.
Get your household into the Halloween spirit by lighting a deliciously decadent candle by Glasshouse Fragrances. This candle smells just like a pumpkin pie, spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg and topped with caramelised sugar.