If you have ever tried to take a kid trick or treating in Australia then you have probably had a door or two opened by a confused, possibly pants-free neighbour who apologetically admits to not even knowing it was Halloween, this little printable will address this cultural divide.
*The note has been updated to read Oct 31st - just scroll down*
So Halloween can be a bit odd in Australia.
There are basically three schools of thought.
a) Stupid American holiday, not interested.
b) Yay! I'm so happy that Halloween has come to Australia, lemme at it! (This is where I reside).
c) Is it Halloween today?
This can be tricky, the shops are screaming, "we totally do Halloween in Australia" but the streets are mumbling something illegible.
It can be really hard to know how the whole trick or treating thing is going to go down so I have hatched a plan that brings me one step closer to my life long goal to live on a street that does Christmas light competitions, street parties and Trick or Treating. #streetgoals
(Pleased to report that we got Christmas cranking, it was like something out of the National Lampoons around here, it's amazing no one fell off a roof. Thanks mostly to bone dry, boiling hot roof tiles. There was a lot of beer involved, the introduction of snow would have been tragic).
I digress, my plan is to letterbox drop the houses on our (soon to be coolest ever) street with a balloon and this note. Hopefully the outcome will be a street full of letterbox balloons that say, "yes we would love for your kids to knock on our doors and we have lollies," – a message that is really only acceptable one day a year.
Seriously though, is there anything more Aussie than signifying a celebration with a good old balloon on the letterbox?
If you want to join in, download the free printable notes here.
And check out my Kidspot posts on Halloween below.
And I just feel the need to also let you know that Halloween isn't an American holiday – It's actually Irish, and we all love the Irish.
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