Halloween in Australia
Celebrating Halloween in Australia
Halloween is a loved American tradition even though technically the origins are Celtic from Ireland and the United Kingdom. Eventually the traditions made their way to American soil and most people believe it is an ‘American Tradition’
It seems that each passing year in Australia, more and more Halloween decorations, candy and trick or treaters emerge.
It is at this time of year that Pumpkin Spice items are available, if you are wondering where to find Pumpkin Spice in Australia, then I have an article here.
September 2021 – Check out their website and you can see there are lots of Halloween section with costume, craft and recipe items. Halloween items are beginning to appear in stores including Disney items.
August 2021 – Costco have Halloween items for sale. I haven’t been in store yet but Costco have advertised items on their social media channels. Click here to see their Halloween item for sale on their website.
September 2021 – TK Maxx have several items available, mainly home decor items. Tea towels, pumpkins, rugs, blankets, plates, bowls and even pet toys. TK Maxx does not have an online store. Click on my list of American Stores here in Australia for a list of the TK Maxx stores in Australia or head to their website.
October 2021 – photos on instagram are showing a huge range of Halloween items, including Rae Dun. I can only hope those in lockdown can experience it as well.
Bath and Body Works
August 2021 – Bath and Body Works have advised on their social media they will be getting a Halloween range in for 2021.
Pottery Barn Australia
Magic Happens Here
October 2021 – Another amazing small business that sells candles and wax melts that have fragrances inspired by Disney. They have new fragrances out ‘Trick’ and ‘Treat’ available in soy candles and wax melts.
The Cauldrons Cafe and Emporium
September 2021 – This is a great themed store with mostly Harry Potter products. They also have a whole Halloween section with costumes, decorations and decor. Available in store at Slacks Creek, Queensland or online.
Halloween themed candy and food products
Something I love about the USA is the way they do themed food and candy for each season and celebration.
Australia seems to slowly catch onto this, personally I love themed food and candy so bring it on!
September 2021 – I’ve seen the below themed or Halloween food items available:
- Candy Corn from USA Foods
- Mellow Creme Pumpkins from USA Foods
- Reese’s Halloween Peanut Butter Pumpkins from Lollies n Stuff
- Sour Patch Zombie Soft Chewy Candy from Lollies n Stuff
- Peeps 3 Halloween Skulls – Lollies n Stuff
- Peeps 3 Halloween Ghosts – Lollies n Stuff
- Halloween themed homemade marshmallows and Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate from The Gourmet Marshmallow Co. Available online.
- Halloween Peeps and Sour Patch Zombie Chewy Candy – Delicious Desserts Windsor, NSW. Available in store.
- Reese’s Fraken Cup – USA Candy Factory
- Twizzler Halloween Strawberry Multipack – USA Candy Factory
- Reese’s Peanut Butter Pumpkins – USA Candy Factory
- Peeps Marshmallow Spooky Cats – USA Candy Factory
- Halloween themed Peeps, Reese’s, Kit Kats and Sour Patch Kids are expected at Bruce Super Convenience when their Halloween drop happens October 7th.
- A nice range of Halloween themed candy at American Candy Store including Glow in Dark Kit Kates and Pumpkin Reeses.
- Halloween Spider & Skull Marshmallows – Coles
- Halloween Jelly Beans – Coles
- Halloween Milk Chocolate Coins – Coles
- Halloween Popping Candy – Coles
- Halloween Gummy Body Parts – Coles
- Halloween 3D Gummy Eyeballs – Coles
- Halloween Australias Deadliest Sour Gummies – Coles
- Trolli Halloween Sweet and Sour – Coles
- Monster, Pumpkin and Gummy Body Parts – Delicious Desserts – Windsor
- Nerds Candy Corn – Scoops + Candy
- Peeps 4 pack Spooky Cats – Scoops + Candy
- Pez Halloween – Scoops + Candy
- Krispy Skremes – Halloween themed doughnuts – Krispy Kreme
- Frappula Frappuccino, Franken Frappuccino and themed cookies – Starbucks Australia
If you happen to be on the Gold Coast Queensland for October then you can visit Sea World and Dreamworld for Halloween events.
Sea World has Spooky Nights on October 1st, 2nd, 8th, 9th, 22nd, 23rd, 29th and 30th 2021. Tickets are selling fast.
Dreamworld has Happy Halloween event this year on 16th, 23rd and 30th October 2021.
Movie World didn’t have their usual Fright Nights Halloween event in 2020 and they aren’t having it in 2021 either. An update on the website says that it will be back in 2022.
Sandgate Post Office Hotel , Qld – Scaryoke Thursday 28th October 2021
Fearaphobia at Westfield Helensvale, Qld It’s a scream park with 100 actors roaming to give the scare of your life! There are also haunted attractions. It will run nightly from October 21st to October 31st 2021.
Halloween costumes can be hard to find, especially adult ones. Here are specific costumes stores where you can purchase them.
- costumes.com.au – online store only, has click and collect available in Melbourne. Has adult, kids and pets Halloween costumes. Also have Halloween props and decorations. Also has many types of other costumes.
- costumebox.com.au – online store only. Has adult ad kids Halloween costumes. Also has props, makeup and decorations. Also sells other themed costumes.
- blossomcostumes.com.au – online store only. Sells adults and kids Halloween costumes. Also sells Halloween accessories and decorations. Other costumes also available.
- heavencostumes.com.au – online store only. Sells adults and kids Halloween costumes as well as other themed costumes. Also sells decorations – including kid friendly decorations.
- Jokers Costume Megastore – online and 1821 Ipswich Road Rocklea. Sells adult and kids Halloween costumes and decorations. Also sells other themed costumes.
- costumedirect.com.au – online only. Sells Halloween themed adult, kids and pet costumes as well as decorations and accessories.
- Disguises – online and 659 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba (Brisbane), Qld. Adults and kids Halloween costumes available. Also have other costumes.
- The Party People – online and 73-75 Victoria Road, Drummoyne, NSW. Halloween themed costumes for adults and kids available. Also Halloween decorations, lollies and accessories. Also sells other types of costumes.
- costumecrazy.com.au – online only. Sells adults, kids and pets Halloween costumes as well as other themed costumes. Also sells Halloween accessories and makeup.
- smiffys.com.au – online only. Adults and kids Halloween themed costumes as well as other themed costumes available. Halloween accessories also available.
- costumesupercentre.com.au – online only. Sells Halloween costumes for adults and kids. Also sells other themed costumes. Halloween accessories also available.
- Sydney Costume Shop – online and Shop5, 1015 Old Princes Highway Engadine, NSW. Adults and kids Halloween costumes and accessories available. Other themed costumes available.
Over on my Etsy store I’ve created some Halloween Printables including:
- Trick or Treaters Welcome Here
- Trick or Treaters Not Welcome Here
- Treat and Candy Bag Toppers
- Happy Halloween Sign
- Sorry out of candy sign
with more to come!
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Written by Janelle July 2020 – updated October 2021