Halloween also known as All Hallows’ Eve is a celebration observed in a number of countries on the 31st of October, the eve of the Western Christian feast of All Hallows’ Day. It begins the three-day observance of Allhallowtide, the time in the liturgical year dedicated to remembering the dead, including saints (hallows), martyrs and all the faithful departed.

Never ones to miss out on a good celebration, the last few years have see Aussies jumping on board all kinds of Halloween festivities – corporate events, parades at schools, kid’s parties and of course the customary neighbourhood trick or treating.

The modern tradition of passing out candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween is likely based on the medieval custom of “souling” on All Souls’ Day. Early Christians made desserts called “soul cakes” to honour their dead on All Souls’ Day and children would walk from house to house singing for the cakes. Confirming what we’ve always known…that kids will do anything for a sweet 😉

This year Halloween falls on a Monday! That may pose a challenge for the nine to fivers. So we’ve put together a delicious treat guide to help you prepare for this year’s neighbourhood sugar rush.

Halloween Worms

It’s amazing how creative you can get with some jelly and a few straws. See the full recipe here.

Halloween Jello Spiders

Halloween Pretzel Spider Webs

It’s a tangled web we weave but with only two main ingredients it doesn’t need to be that complicated. Discover how here.


Voodoo Doll Gingerbread Men

Dazzle your door knocking visitors with this simple but hauntingly effective twist on the traditional Ginger Bread Man courtesy of  The Domestic Gothess. You can either modify some existing ginger bread men or go the whole hog by following the original recipe here

Ghost Meringues

Ghost Meringue cookies for Halloween! Ghost Meringues! Spooky cookie recipe to make for Halloween with only 3 ingredients. Full recipe here.

Halloween Cake Pops

This is one that will definitely be handed out at our doorstep!

Halloween Jello Eyes!

Impress the kids with this amazing Halloween creation.

Orange jelly jack o’ lanterns

Get into the spirit and prepare these spooky orange jelly Halloween recipes.

Awesome Pumpkin Decoration Ideas

Looking for pumpkins with a point of difference this year? Check out these simple and effective ways to bring your Halloween pumpkin to life.

Jack Skellington Candy Apples & Oreo Cookies

I don’t know who Jack Skeleton is but these candy apples look pretty cool.