With the kids safely back at school, you might have been fooled into thinking you’ve got a bit of breathing space before Christmas, but NO! First it’s time to get ready for Halloween!
If, like me, you completely forgot about it until you were visually assaulted by Halloween decorations whilst trying to buy petrol you might be slightly underprepared. But, fear not! I swung into action with my Halloween spotify playlist for inspiration to assemble the Working Mum’s Guide to Halloween – what movies to watch, what’s on around North Harbour and the best YouTube pumpkin carving guides. I may or may not have also done the Monster Mash.
First up is Caboolture’s Halloween Twilight Market on Saturday 28th October from 4-9pm. Prizes for best costume and best stall plus the opportunity to sneak in some shopping whilst pretending to be in the Halloween spirit (bad Halloween Mum pun). See more here.
Next is, Bunnings at Morayfield! Believe it or not, not only is Bunnings completely awesome for all your home and hardware needs – it also hits the nail on the head (more Mum puns) where free Halloween events are concerned. Bunnings Morayfield is holding two free workshops for kids’ Halloween tattoos on Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th and hosting a free Halloween Disco & Workshop Disco with face painting, fun games, craft workshop, a prize for Best Dressed Halloween Costume (All Ages), fairy floss, slushies and free sausage sizzle on Halloween from 6pm-8pm. Bookings are essential, for information click here.
If you want to up the scare factor, Caboolture Historical Village is getting proper spooky with its “Ghoulies & Ghosties Halloween” Ghost Train and Tour 6:30pm-8:30pm on Tuesday 31st. Entry is $5 each for adults and kids and also includes food and games. For more click here.
If these three aren’t quite what you’re after, check the this week’s Moreton Region Blog here for more creepy ideas.
And, if your kids are keen on trick or treating on Halloween, the North Harbour neighbourhood rule is – Porch light On, the household is participating, Porch Light Off, they’re not participating. If your little ones would like to trick or treat but are too small for a late night, we’ll have Halloween lollies for tiny trick or treaters (and big ones!) at the Sales Office from 3pm-5pm on Tuesday 31st.
Movies for Halloween
If you prefer to stay in for Halloween we’ve gathered some movie options to enjoy. Firstly five Kid-Friendly Suggestions.
1 – Hocus Pocus: The best Halloween film ever. Fact.
2 – Hotel Transylvania 1 and 2: Worth watching for the giggling sponge
3 – The Witches: Might encourage them to read Roald Dahl afterwards
4 – The Addams Family: An oldie but goodie
5 – Casper: Prepare tissues
And if you’re looking for something to scare yourself silly when the kids are in bed below are the sales team’s top 10 scary film picks.
1. The Shining: My number one, guaranteed to wet myself film. My toddler even used to give me goosebumps when she rode her little trike around the house. Shudder.
2. The Exorcist: Linda Blair rotating her head and puking green soup? Nasty.
3. Poltergiest: The title says it all.
4. Childs Play: Scary doll containing a murderer…guaranteed doll fear forever.
5. Nightmare on Elm Street: Even the poster in the video shop used to scare the living daylights out of me.
6. The Ring: You’ll be screaming, “If you know you’re going to die, why are you watching it?!” at the TV
7. Texas Chainsaw Massacre: Never relax on a back-country road again
8. Halloween: Madman in a mask, with a knife
9. It: The start of many a clown phobia
10. The Birds: Especially poignant in magpie swapping season
For printable stencils information click here.
FYI, Just in case your pumpkin carving plans don’t go so well, Aldi is currently selling Halloween tea light holders in the shape of a pumpkin 😉
North Harbour Community Info
If you’d like to know more about what’s going on at North Harbour Community, join the North Harbour Community Facebook Group Page. Run by one of our first residents on a voluntary basis for the community it’s a great place to catch up on what’s going on, ask questions and meet neighbours. It’s also where we announce upcoming events, competitions and provide community info.
Fitness Bootcamps at the Village Park. For more info contact Cam on 0403 932 060 or visit www.cam-fit.com.
If you are part of a community group and are looking for a space to meet, please contact email@example.com regarding availability.
And don’t forget! If you live at North Harbour, you could soon be $500 richer! Our new referrals scheme offers residents who “share the love” and refer their friends and family to join them in our beautiful neighbourhood a $500 thank you. Simply fill in a referral form for any friend or family member you would like to invite to buy a home at North Harbour and send it to us or drop it into the Sales Centre and you could be $500 better off. We have lots of families and friends living in our growing community who love it so much they keep encouraging everyone to move to North Harbour so we thought we should say thanks!
Every resident who refers a friend or family member who ends up buying at North Harbour will receive a $500 gift card and their friend or family member will also receive one as a thank you from us. Terms and conditions including the referral form can be found by clicking here. You are welcome to drop forms back to us in the Sales office or email completed forms to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Sales and Information Centre & 35 Home Display Village are open every day from 10am-5pm including public holidays, located on the corner of Buckley Road and Moreton Bay Boulevard, Burpengary East, approximately 15 minutes from North Lakes. For more information on North Harbour land for sale please contact us.