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Ahhhhhh Halloween! That time of year when it’s cool to dress up, load up on sugar and scare the C$%p out of the squad!

October 31st may not have the same over-the-top meaning to us as it does to the USA but many of you are asking for some cool ideas to celebrate this Halloween so we thought it best if we deliver!

Prefer to perfect your Halloween haunting away from home? Then get out and about in the great south east with some of these cool events.

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Surfers Paradise Zombie Walk – 28th October 3pm – 4pm 

Grab the squad and become the living dead for a day! Join other zombies, ghouls, ghosts and more while staggering through the streets of Surfers Paradise and along the beautiful beachfront #awesome

Surfers Paradise Halloween Markets – 26th – 28th October

The Surfers Paradise Halloween Markets are on all weekend, starting Friday 26th October 4pm and 11am Saturday 27th October and Sunday 28th October, open until 9pm each night. Featuring some great stallholders and a host of Halloween themed vendors.

Warner Brothers Movie World Fright Nights 26th – 28th October

Four Mazes, Three Precincts + Live Entertainment.

Manly Halloween Street Party 26th October 11am – 9pm

Manly Halloween Street Party is on again this year on the 26th October 2018 from 11am – 9pm. Market stalls and live entertainment during the day with a parade of ghostly greatness, beginning at dusk with the night ending with some pretty epic fireworks. 

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Perhaps your more of an entertainer, want to get your creative out of its bag and let loose on your own Halloween entertainment? You can always opt for the fun spider webs and skulls for decor options OR perhaps you’re itching to turn Halloween on its head and bring out a touch of senior sophistication by setting a themed table for your crew at home. 


Check out these awesome tips from the talented and creative team behind Enchanted Emporium Prop + Decor Hire. 

Choose a Colour Palette

It’s a great idea to pick one bold colour and then mix it with traditional black and a splash of white for freshness.


Choose your Centerpiece

We opted for flowers on this table to balance the theme and ensure the halloween pieces popped instead of getting lost in creative chaos. Luckily for us Halloween falls in Spring, so get outside into the parental’s garden and gather your flowers to save in cost.


Pick a Hero Piece

On our table we choose the Halloween Drink Picks as our hero piece. These are an awesome take-home for your friends and family. Ours were custom made, however you can find similar items on etsy or other online stores.


Check out the Enchanted Emporium look book for more Halloween styling inspo

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For the bakers and shakers among you check out these simple and easy food and beverage ideas for your Halloween party.




Boo Nilla Ghost Milkshakes


Fanta Jack-O-Lantern Floats




Zombie Strawberries


Bloody Band-Aids

Have a spooktacular Halloween and be sure to share your pics with the Gather Crew @gather_magazine.