Hallowe’en is nigh – a night many Australians cannot be bothered getting involved in. However, there is an increasing number of Australians who are embracing the excuse to dress up and hit the town.
Here are the top tips for this Hallowe’en:
1) If you’re over the age of 16, don’t trick or treat.
Let’s be honest, its for the children who have taken careful consideration as to what they will dress up as – whilst you can just go buy lollies, this is the one opportunity kids have to get their year’s worth.
2) If you have children, instruct them on etiquette and safety
Despite some political claims, we’re not living in the 1950’s anymore. Playing cricket on the road is far too dangerous, and leaving your children to themselves is dangerous and publicly frowned upon. Instruct your children that even if they are dressed up a scary zombie or Veruca Salt from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory it is important to use your ‘please’ and ‘thank-you’ when greeting neighbours.
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3) Always have an adult
When there is a child, there should always be an adult present. Even if you stand a few metres back so little zombies and princesses feel somewhat independent, keep a watchful eye.
4) Pumpkin Carving
Now this is fun, but boy is it messy. Lay down a lot of old newspaper before you even begin. You need a sharp knife to be able to carve properly, so maybe leave the designing to the kids, but the execution (pun intended) to yourself. Not all pumpkins have to have angry faces, you can almost create anything you like. Once your pumpkin is ready, make sure you place a nice illuminating candle inside, but be sure to put it in a place that is fire-friendly, and do not put it on carpet or wood.
5) Have fun!
The most important tip of them all. If trick or treating isn't your thing, organise a party where people can come dressed up and have a boogie...