Happy Halloween!


I know most Australians don’t celebrate Halloween, but I think this is mostly due to a misunderstanding of exactly what Halloween is. It’s not solely an American tradition, it has nothing to do with the devil and it’s actually a really great excuse to dress up like zombies, watch scary movies and give people free lollies! What’s not to love?

001 (2)(My bookshelf)

Do you celebrate Halloween? If so, how? If not, why not?

Look! Halloween can even be cute!


Happy Halloween!

9 thoughts on “Happy Halloween!

  1. Being brought up in Canada, I of course celebrate Halloween. I love that as I live in the tropics instead of the arctic circle (not really, 2 hours north of Toronto actually), my kids can wear costumes without having to accommodate snowsuits, snowboots, scarves, mittens and toques (there were a lot of ghost costumes growing up).

    My husband is one of those people who scoff at Halloween as an American holiday, even though he actually knows its history. I think he does it just to annoy me. I’ve put my foot down on this one though. I have assimilated to Australian culture quite a lot and the only Canadian traditions I brought with me were Halloween and pancakes and maple syrup with a side of bacon. My kids love getting dressed up and mooching lollies off the neighbours, and secretly, my husband loves seeing all the little kiddies coming to our door in costume.

    Our last neighbourhood was not too bad for trick-or-treaters, so I am hoping that this new neighbourhood will have cottoned to the joy that is Halloween. This year I want to carve a pumpkin with the boys, but 5.99 a kilo is a bit steep for a pumpkin that we won’t even eat.

    • Mmmm bacon.

      I keep promising myself that I am going to buy those special Halloween pumpkin seeds and plant them for Halloween, but I never do it!

      Last year we started an annual Halloween tradition of dressing up, listening to Halloween songs, watching horror movies and decorating the house with cobwebs etc. It was loads of fun – even if we were the only people in the neighbourhood celebrating it!

  2. There is a trunk-o-treat here this year.
    Where all the kids visit the boot of the cars instead at a local car park.
    For safety? Or just so all the Halloween celebrators can get together.
    At least they are having a go.
    Love bacon with mapel and pancakes…. Love bacon… love pancakes…

  3. mmmmmm bacon and maple syrup and pancakes mmmmm. Sorry what was the question? I have candles lit inside my front door so it is all a glow and a cauldron full of lollies for the kiddies. This year we are walking the neighbourhood with my friend and her little girl from down the road and I’m looking forward to NOT having a doorbell for the 9pm trick or treaters.

    • Then there’s a good chance quite a few of us might find this recipe decadently delicious!

      Brown Sugar Bacon

      Kim, sorry for the unsolicited link, but I just had to share this gem I found. I’ve tried it and OMG, I thought I had died and gone to heaven!

      BTW, got my skeleton on my front door and the boys are counting the minutes until Trick or Treat time.

      • Wait, you send me a recipe with sugar AND bacon and you apologise? Pffft, I won’t hear of it!

        Bookmarked!! Thank you!

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