Halloween in the Park

Why not take the family and spend Halloween in the park. Halloween is celebrated on the 31st October, I always thought it originated in the US. However, Irish and Scottish immigrants brought the tradition to the states in the 19th century. It was a celebration of the end of the harvest season in ancient Celtic times, known as Samhain.

Today, Halloween has become a big event in the US and is enjoyed by both children and adults. There is trick or treat, jack o’lanterns and dressing up in Halloween outfits. There are so many costumes to choose from such as ghosts, vampires, skeltons, witches, even Uncle Fester and Morticia from the Adams Family to name a few. Some of the adult costumes are quite raunchy.

Halloween in the Park

With daylight savings in Sydney, why not spend Halloween in the park and take a picnic dinner. Children love dressing up and you could try your hand at making a Halloween Costume, if you have the time. You could also bake some Halloween treats , like bat and spider chocolate crackles, witch’s hat cookies, ghostly biscuits and frog cupcakes.

There are so many amazing parks around Sydney and some have fantastic children’s playgrounds. A couple of suggestions are Sydney Park at St Peters, Fagan Park at Glenorie and Putney Park.

The Halloween Shop, Costumes, Candy and more.

Luna Park Sydney – Magique Halloween Circus

At Luna Park Sydney’s Big Top, the Magique Halloween Circus will be held on Saturday 27 October, 2012. This is Sydney’s biggest fancy dress dance party with mixed performances. Dressing up in a costume or as a character is required for entry and is strictly an 18+ event.

Halloween in Australia

Halloween in Australia has not been a traditional celebration, although popularity has grown over the years. There are Halloween parties, cruises and nightclub events. For families there is always the option of spending Halloween in the park.

We occasionally have children come to our door trick or treating. I have been caught out with no lollies and looked in the pantry and found some Arnott’s chocolate marshmallow biscuits that I wrapped in glad wrap and gave out. I try to make sure I have a pack or two, of the treat size Cadbury dairy milk chocolates just in case.

Today’s group writing project is about Halloween.  Please have a look at the other posts below on this topic.

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  1. Spending halloween in the park sounds like so much fun. I can imagine the joy on the kids faces.
    Jackie Stenhouse recently posted..Leapfrog Explorer ConsoleMy Profile (dofollow)

  2. Hi Jackie
    I think young children would love to dress up for Halloween and have a picnic dinner in the park. You could even hide some lollies for them to find.

  3. I like the idea of spending Halloween in a park – sure sounds like fun!! Never realised that Luna Park has a special day set aside for Halloween. That would be so cool :)

    We dont actually do anything for Halloween, our boys would love to but we are just not that into it!

    Cheers
    Lisa
    Lisa Wood recently posted..Halloween Safety Tips For ChildrenMy Profile (dofollow)

  4. Hi Lisa
    The whole family would enjoy Halloween in the park. The HalloScream at Luna Park is a three day event and would be great.

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