print // spooky fun


There’s two scary things this week ~ Halloween and that it will be November on the weekend. Honestly, I don’t know what I find more frightening. Perhaps the fact my eldest is also about to turn 12!

It’s a scary time of year.

For those getting into the the Halloween “spirit”, some fun printable for your spooky fun.

Find past Halloween posts here

juicy stuff // last-minute halloween ideas

This post is brought to you by Milo and Healthy Bones Australia.

halloween afternoon tea

A few years back the doorbell rang on All Hallows’ Eve and a small group of trick and treaters stood at the door.

We were completely unprepared ~ this was Australia after all ~ and from memory we scrambled together a handful of leftover party bag lollies.

The following year we stocked up, and naturally the doorbell didn’t ring once.

Now this is a busy time for us as the eldest celebrates his birthday on All Saints Day (November 1)  so we are already in a bit of a party mood. But Halloween is a school night so there will no trick or treating for them this year.

The eldest is also a milk-hater. It’s genetic ~ I’m not a fan either. Neither of us will drink a straight-up glass of milk.  But we’re both a bit partial to Milo.

So when I was sent some party decorations and some spooky Milo recipes, I knew I had to give them a whirl.

With a little stirring and a little creativity, I’ve replaced the after-school Milo for the occasion with a few other themed treats instead.

Best part ~ these treats are easy, quick and a great source of calcium. Perfect for my non-milk drinker. And mango-lover. So double win!

Want to join us for a Halloween afternoon tea?

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What did we have? I made the Halloween Mango Smoothie with “Dirt” and the RIP Milo Custard

halloween afternoon tea

halloween afternoon tea

I also made ghost pancakes ~ choc-chips for eyes ~ and used up the arrowroot biscuits for some pumpkin biscuits. The old icing sugar and water icing with candy eyes and musk sticks for the stalks.

Osteoporosis Australia has a new prevention arm ~ Healthy Bones Australia ~ which  is using the connection between skeletons and Halloween and the marking of World Osteoporosis Day on October 20 to remind people of the importance of bone health.

More than one-third of Australians suffer from poor bone health. Calcium, exercise and sunshine are all part of looking after your bones. Family history can also play a part in your bone density. My grandmother had osteoporosis which makes me extra careful.

Some last-minute Halloween tips and tricks:

  • Don’t want to give out “candy”? Try glowsticks or some other trinkets.
  • Glowsticks also make great “eyes in the bushes”. Cut eyes out of toilet rolls, add a glowstick and hide in the bushes. Get more decoration ideas here.
  • Trick or treating isn’t overly popular Down Under. But if you’re smalls are keen, letterbox the neighbourhood to let them know and ask people to leave their light on outside if they are happy to be visited.
  • No time to carve a pumpkin? Take to it with a black Sharpie or perhaps some washi tape instead.
  • And for more crafty ideas and printables, check out all my Halloween posts here and my Pinterest board here

Find more information and host your own Halloween Healthy Bones party here with decorations, recipes and more here. You can also win a Milo prize pack here

halloween afternoon tea

Happy Halloween!

Products were gifted to me in accordance with my disclosure policy

friday freebies // 42

friday freebies // 42

A fun round-up of printables today ~ something for you, something to give, something for the smalls.

  1. First off, I want to learn to do brush lettering. But in the meantime, download this wallpaper from the card store for inspiration.
  2. Say thank you for everything for this card from oh my handmade goodness
  3. And one more Halloween printable ~ fun colouring sheets from vale design
  4. The sweetest printable cloud greetings by eat drink chic at oh happy day
  5. I thought I’d shared this before but couldn’t find it ~ but it’s too fabulous not to share again anyway! Build your own neighbourhood with lots of fun options from vivint

// images from their respective sources


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