Halloween, Hallowe’en, All Hallows Eve or All Saints’ Eve? They’re all correct and originate from All Hallows Eve, which dates back to 1556! This spooky occasion was for remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs, and the dearly departed.
Nowadays, Halloween is about sweet treats, scary stories and killer costumes on 31 October. It’s a great excuse to indulge in a scary movie, carve a lantern, do some apple bobbing or pull on a kooky costume.
Here are our Top 5 Halloween celebrations in and around Wentworth Point:
1.) Too ghoul for school? Lab Kitchen is offering a free coffee or babycino for anyone in their Halloween costume between Saturday 26 October and Thursday 31 October.
2.) Carve your perfect Jack O’Lantern with a pumpkin from Coles. Go for a traditional scary face or some Halloween inspired art designs.
3.) Make some Choc Donut Spiders. Find the ingredients at Coles and try the recipe here.
4.) Use Trick or Treat Me, to find other families who also want to Trick or Treat in the area. With safety advice, cute signs and other resources, it’s the perfect way to get spooky.
5.) Watch The Nightmare Before Christmas. It’s a scary feast and gets you looking forward to Christmas. Rated G, it’s family fun for older kids and parents alike.