Having a very Henley Halloween

6th October 2022

Tips & Tricks Design & Inspiration

Australian families continue to embrace Halloween with all its ghoulish glory. We know kids adore it – the dressing up, the activities and of course the sweet treats, and just quietly, we reckon the big kids love it too!

So, whether you venture out trick or treating with the family or decide to create a haunted haven at home, Henley has lots of ideas for you to vamp out Halloween into the ultimate sensationally (stylish) and spooky affair.


Heart-thumping theatre room

Why not transform your theatre room into the ultimate blood-curdling movie binge experience zone?

Lots of faux cobwebs, hanging skeletons, as well decorative spiders and crows, and of course, plenty of sinister snacks to create the perfect ambience to indulge in the scariest of Halloween movies. 

Whether it is going for the classics like Halloween or IT, to the kids’ friendly films such as Hocus Pocus or Casper, a good old-fashioned movie binge until midnight will just do the trick!


Sinister snacks and treats

Traditionally, Halloween means a lot of sweet treats to indulge in, so how about getting the family involved in creating sweet and savoury Halloween platters.

From bat-shaped sandwiches, cocktail sausage mummies, and vampire cookies to candy kebabs, monster burgers and ghoulish pizzas, getting creative in themed treats will certainly be a crowd-pleaser.

For inspiration, visit https://www.taste.com.au/recipes/collections/halloween-recipes

And of course, all culinary creations must be done in Halloween costumes. Why not try family-themed options such as witches, vampires and skeletons.


Getting crafty and creative

Get kids busy by making their own gingerbread cemetery, using an assortment of gingerbread biscuits in different sizes. Decorate with sweets and icing to create the ultimate edible nightmare!

Kids can also get busy decorating trick-and-treat buckets, paper plate monster handprints, ghost garlands and tissue box monsters.  These can then be used as decorations for the home!

Whatever you choose to do for Halloween, there are plenty of shops like Spotlight, Kmart and Big W that will deliver everything you need – just make sure you order early!

Tag us in your favourite Halloween ideas on Instagram @henley_homes!

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