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