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!



Halloween Homewares- Spookify your home with my favourite Halloween items

October is here and as we get ready for halloween I share my favourite Halloween Homewares that I’ve come across, to spookify your home.

While many Aussies refuse to embrace Halloween, I’m loving that more and more stores here are getting on board each year. Not only are there plenty of different Halloween decorations, there are also many Halloween homewares availble. 

Halloween Candles and Accessories 

halloween homewares1. Cross Bones Black Skull Oil Burner from Dusk. Dusk is my favourite go-to store for Halloween homewares and this year is no exception. I really love this oil burner. It’s unique and affordable at only $24.99. The best part is that you can continue using it after Halloween. 

2. Pumpkin Crumble Melt 4 pack from Dusk. While you’re there, why not pick up some Pumpkin Crumble melts? I smelled these in store and they smell amazing! Just like a pumpkin pie. Burn time is 10 hours and they are $14.99 for a pack of 4.

3. Bleeding Skull 2 pack from Dusk. I have bought the ‘bleeding’ tapered candles from Dusk a few years ago for Halloween, but these skull ones are even cooler. The inside is red wax and when they melt down they ‘bleed’, hence the name. They are $24.99 for a set of 2.

4. Halloween Glass Tea light Holders from Target (Australia). I saw these tea light holders at Target recently and I thought they were so cute. There are 3 designs available (above) and are crazy affordable at only $3 each!

Halloween Drinkware

halloween homewares

1. Skull Shot Glasses Set from Dusk. These shot glasses would be great as display pieces or as intended for shots if you’re having a Halloween party. Not into alcoholic shots? I suggest using them for esspresso shots to make your own Affogato (hot esspresso shot over ice cream) or for surving short black coffee even. Just remember to wrap a serviette around them if using them with hot liquids. They are $19.99 for a set of 4 or currently $15 with any purchase of $40 or more.

2. Witch Cauldren Mug by The Rogue And The Wolf from Beserk. I am loving this cauldren mug from Beserk. It’s so quirky and unique. There are a lot of great Halloween homwewares on the Beserk site. This mug is $24.95 and is quite large as far as mugs go, holding 400ml!

3. Halloween mug from Coles. I saw these in store and they are so cute! There are a few designs avaible other than the one pictured above (I can’t remember excatly, maybe a witch and ghost?), they’re only $5 each in the Halloween section at Coles supermarkets.

4. Skull Sugar Spoon by Suck UK from Beserk. The perfect spoon to go with a Halloween themed mug! With the holes in the spoon, you’re using less sugar than you think. $12.95 may seem like a lot for a tea spoon, but I think it’s worth it for the novelty factor and it’s functionality. (whatever makes you use less sugar has got to be a good thing!)


Note: You can save some money on your Dusk purchases by becoming a Dusk rewards member. I’m not sponsored by Dusk, but I am a member of their rewards program and I think it’s definitely worth it to save a few dollars per item. They also have memer only promotions often as well.


Do you like buying Halloween homewares? or do you just stick to regular decorations?