5 Spooky Halloween Events in Melbourne

While Halloween is nowhere near as popular as it is in the US (Trick or Treating isn’t really a ‘thing’ here), it is getting more popular each year and there are some great Halloween events happening in Melbourne this year. (Candy giveaway at the end of this post 😉 )

My top 5 Spooky Halloween events in Melbourrne for 2018!

halloween events1 Spooktober Halloween Festival

Spooktober Halloween festival is perhaps the biggest of the Halloween events in Melbourne! Now in it’s 6th year, it’s back bigger and better with two terrifying haunted house experiences (Coven & Phobia), a Trick or Treat trail sponsored by Wizz Fizz for the kids, food truck village and Hunted Spirits bar for over 18s, serving up some Halloween themed drinks and much more!

Where: St Kilda Town Hall
When: October 31st-Nov 5th, 2018
Cost: Free entry to the festival grounds for young and old. Tickets for the Haunted House experiences and Escape the Swamp can be purchased here.


2 Soda Rock Diner’s Annual Halloween Dress-Up Day

If you are not up for a scare on Halloween, but still want to have fun dressing up, head to Soda Rock Diner for a meal and be served by the staff dressed in spooky costumes! Show off your costumes and you might just score yourself some candy! You could wear your spookiest costume or  wear your best Betty & Archie costumes and feel like you have stepped on to the set of Riverdale.

Where: Soda Rock Diner, Jam Factory on Chapel St, South Yarra
When: Wednesday October 31st, 2018
Cost: depends what you order haha…you can check out their menu here. Bookings are highly recommended as it is a popular Halloween event. Call to book- (03) 9827 3500


3 Luna Dark 2018

Once again St Kilda’s Luna Park gets transformed into Luna Dark for the biggest costume party for all ages! There are day sessions that are kid-friendly and night sessions, that up the spook factor for adults and bigger kids. There’s live music and an awesome photo studio presented by Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, in Cinemas from October 25, 2018. Pose in front of the spooky Goosebumps 2 backdrops, get a pic souvenir and be entered into the best-dressed competition for a chance to win cash prizes and movie merchandise packs.

Where: Luna Park, St Kilda
When: Friday October 26th- 31st
Cost: Day Sessions- $39.95 for 4 and up, Free for children 3 and under. $135 for a family of 4. Night sessions- $39.95 for 4 and up, Free for children 3 and under. (price includes unlimited rides and entry to the park) book tickets here.

Halloween events4 Séance, Geelong.

Séance, an experience like no other is coming to Geelong this Halloween. If you dare, you will be escorted into a 40ft Shipping container, where you will sit around a table, be given a set of noise cancelling headphones and be plunged into complete darkness for an unusual and spooky 20 minute, sensory deprivation experience

Where: Rear of Geelong Town Hall Stairs Performance Area
When: Various dates from Thursday October 25th-November 4th, 2018
Cost: $20 per adult + booking fee, book here.

halloween events5 Hauntville Halloween Festival

Hauntville is another great Halloween event in Melbourne that is suitable for all ages. Held over two weekends during October (last weekend and this weekend), Hauntville offers two haunted house attractions, food trucks, a Fright Night bar, lots of spooky games and entertainment.

Where: Burnley Circus Park, Swan Street, Burnley, Vic
When: Friday October 26th-28th
Cost: entry to the festival grounds is Free for all, tickets for the haunted houses can be purchased here.

Thanks for reading, I hope you all have a great weekend!



Simple Gudetama Easter Cupcakes

After a (very) long blogging hiatus, I’m back! I could bore you with why I stopped blogging for so long, but instead I’m going to tell you how I created some simple, Gudetama Easter cupcakes.

Gudetama (AKA The Lazy Egg) is a popular Japanese character, created by Sanrio. I thought that seeing as he is an egg,  that he’s perfect for some Easter Cupcakes!

Easy Gudetama Easter Cupcakes

Easter cupcakesI took a short cut with my Easter cupcakes and just used the chocolate Betty Crocker cupcake mix.

For the Gudetama cupcake toppers I used:

  • Darrell Lea BB’s Chocolate Honeycomb balls
  • Wilton white candy melts
  • Chefmaster 2 Pack Dual Tip Decorating pens- Black, from Spotlight

First I chopped my Chocolate honeycomb balls in half, for the yolk. I used a serrated knife for this and didn’t have too much trouble, but there were a few casualties, due to the candy shell cracking.

Then I drew on my little Gudetama faces on the yolks and let them dry. The ‘ink’ in the pen is just food colouring, but if you don’t like artificial dyes you could pipe the faces on with chocolate or dark chocolate, so it’s closer to black.

I melted my white candy melts in the microwave, using my Wiltshire chocolate melting pot…they are no longer available, but I found a similar one on The Goodguys site. They are so quick and easy. I then poured the melted candy melts into a ziplock bag, cut a little of the corner off and piped some of the candy melt onto the bottom of my ‘yolks’ and stuck them to some baking paper. Then piped some more around them, to make them look more like eggs.

easter cupcakesI hope you like my Gudetama Easter Cupcakes…do you bake anything for Easter long weekend?

Happy Easter!