The DIY series: Ultimate Halloween guide

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The DIY series: Ultimate Halloween guide

Halloween is near and it's time to get planning! The festivities might look a little different this year, but rest assured - Halloween hasn’t ghosted us yet.

Whether it's a casual day at home or entertaining with friends and family, we have the perfect trick-or-treat alternatives in our five-step guide to hosting the ultimate spooky soirée at home.

Decorations

Halloween decorations will always get you in the ‘spirit’. These basics are simple but effective at bringing the spook-factor.

Propping

If carving a pumpkin isn’t your thing, there are plenty of spooky homewares available from Kmart. Or if you love crafts, get creative by decorating and painting your own pumpkins for a no-carve alternative that will get the kids involved and excited.

Themed lighting

Themed festoon lights available from M&B Variety will add an eerie ambience to any party. Or a pumpkin lamp from candle from Target will set the night aglow.

Spider webs

Adding cobwebs to door frames and pendant lights is a quick way to add some spookiness indoors. Take the scare factor to the next level with fake creepy crawlies too. Find these at M&B Variety and Kmart.

Costumes for the whole family

Halloween is all about costumes for everyone, including our furry friends of course! If you’re sticking with the scary theme, shop a huge range of creepy costumes at Kmart, The Reject Shop and Target or try one of the following alternative trends.

DIY your costume

Get creative and crafty! This adorable grape costume packs a little less fright but makes up for it with mega cute factor. Find out how here > Shop the products at Kmart, The Reject Shop and M&B Variety.

Dress up your pets

Kmart has a great selection of dress-ups for your four-legged friends. Try a spider, skeleton, banana, a witch or even a pizza outfit! There are so many options that involve everyone in the Halloween festivities this year, whether you're going all out, or with just a subtle accessory.

Beauty

If you can’t commit to a costume, whip up an impressive make-up look with beauty products from Priceline or Cincotta Discount Chemist. You can’t go wrong with a zombie, skull, or cute animal make-up. Check out YouTube and TikTok for some fresh inspiration and tutorials.

Drinks

Forget the tricks, it’s all about the treats! Try some of these delicious and easy spooky freakshakes that the whole family can customise to their own liking. Learn how here >

Craft

Do your kids have big imaginations? We've put together a craft activity that encourages them to dream up cute creatures and get their little fingers moving.
Find out how to make DIY Halloween Worry Monsters here >

Not only can you celebrate at home, but Westfield Mt Druitt is celebrating the spooky season with Halloween Treats available for FREE at Concierge on 30-31 October.


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