Halloween Party Inspiration for Kids 

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Contributor post by Hipster Mum.

Spooky season is coming!


This year fright night falls on Saturday, 31 October, so you can bet a black cat celebrations will be bigger and better than ever.

While you North Americans traditionally have dibs on the apple bobbing and decking out entire suburbs in Jack O’ Lanterns, Down Under we do things a little differently. As a photographer, blogger and DIY enthusiast I thought I’d share a few Australian tricks – and treats!

For starters, we’re more likely to carve a pineapple than a pumpkin (DIY video instructions here).


We’ll mix up a few healthy snacks in with the treats. Hello, home-cooked popcorn (DIY video instructions here). 

Last of all, while extravagant outfits are awesome, our kids are more likely to dress up in gear they can wear again (think: black, white and hardwearing).

But, of course, there’s one Halloween tradition you’ll see far and wide on All Hallows Eve no matter where you are: kids running amok and having the time of their lives. 

Happy Halloween!


Photography, concept & creative direction – @hipster_mum

Clothes & styling & food – @billieandkate

Balloons – @borntopartyshop

Letters & confetti – @poppiesforgrace

Table garland – @cherryontopau

Striped plates/straws – @littlemonsterparty

With thanks to the kids: Billie (12 months), Valentine (15 months), Winifred (7), Willis (8), Hutch (10) and Eden (11)


Hipster Mum is a writer, photographer and mum to six children both natural and adopted from all around the world. Oh wait! That last one’s not her, it’s Angelina Jolie… but it’s easy to get the two of them confused! The Hipster Mum site offers a creative guide to parenting and features two parts dancing, one part unicorn plus a pinch of taco! Check out Hipster Mum on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and and say hello!

Jan Halvarson

Jan founded Poppytalk in 2005 while a student at Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design (now ECU) to catalogue inspiration from typography to interior design. Since then she’s collaborated with Target (creating a limited edition glamping collection), a wallpaper collection with Milton & King, as well has written as a contributor at Wired, Martha Stewart and Huffington Post.