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A-won't you take me to Spooky Town!? 🎃

Time has flown by and within the blink of an eye, we’re already at the end of October. This also means we are only days away from Halloween! Back in the day, Halloween wasn’t much celebrated in NZ, but in more recent years it’s become more and more popular amongst the young (and not so young) of Aotearoa! This spooky celebration is now a focus of fun for many and with spring in the air, we are all set to embark on a one-of-a-kind Halloween adventure.

Here are some options for you and your mates:

  1. A Halloween Party never goes out of fashion: Attend or host one! It's the one time of the year when you can be whoever you want – channel your inner Jack Sparrow, transform into a Hogwarts student, or even go full-on Marvel superhero. You're only limited by your imagination!

  2. Embrace the movie buff in you: If you're looking for some Halloween movie inspiration, grab your friends, some popcorn, and check out classics like "The Nightmare Before Christmas" or "Hocus Pocus." These films are perfect for getting you in the Halloween spirit.

  3. Get involved in the spirit of giving: In true Kiwi fashion, Halloween isn't just about dressing up; it's also about giving back. Many communities in New Zealand use this occasion to collect donations for charity, ensuring that the spirit of Halloween goes beyond costumes and candy.

  4. Pumpkin Painting Parties: Since New Zealand pumpkins are at their prime during spring, why not paint them instead of carving? Get creative with brushes and paints, adding your unique twist to these vibrant pumpkins.

  5. Beachside Halloween Picnic: Halloween coincides with the arrival of spring, making it the perfect time for a beachside picnic! Gather your friends and head to the nearest sandy spot. Enjoy a day in the sun, play beach games, and have a barbecue or picnic. For the evening, bring lanterns and candles for an enchanting twilight atmosphere.

Whether you choose a beachside picnic, a pumpkin patch adventure, or a snuggled in movie night, Halloween in Aotearoa is about making the most of the unique Southern Hemisphere setting. So, gather your friends, put on your costumes, and get spooking! 🎃🌿

Kia ora

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