Since JA (my husband) and his family are from the US, we have always been into celebrating Halloween, and now Rafa and his cousin M are getting older, it’s getting more and more fun every year (along with all the other fun holidays!). We have some big birthday’s coming up (my 30th and my mum’s 60th), along with Rafa’s 3rd at the beginning of October and my dad’s in the middle of the month, so Halloween will most likely take a bit of a back-seat this year. But of course I will definitely still decorate the house and we’ll try get the neighbours on board for some trick-or-treating!

Mini Jack-o-lanterns - Ill put some Floralytes in these to make them light up

To get inspired, I’ve searched back over my personal blog for all my Halloween posts of years past. There’s some great stuff on there, and I’ll post some easy DIY Halloween decorations and party food ideas you can try, in the coming month.

For now though, I just wanted to share the invite I sent out 5 years ago for my Halloween themed 25th Birthday Party and some of the cheap items I was able to pick up from the dollar store at that time (they seem to have WAY more stuff available these days!).

For my invitation I wanted something quick and easy and awesome, without having to spend the time designing it from scratch. So I searched for a Halloween Poster template design on Graphic River, customised it, and ta-da! Perfect way to set the mood for the party.

Halloween Party Invitation

And here were some of the cheap and cheerful decoration supplies I picked up at my local dollar store:

Jack-o-lanterns, Ill have one of these on a table by the front door and one on another food table, filled with M&Ms

Skeleton, there is also a Grim Reaper one of these, Ill put one on the front door and one on the bathroom door

Fold out Spider, Ill put this in the front entry way

And writing this post has totally worked, I’m pumped for Halloween again, yay!

Keep your eyes peeled for the posts coming up on Halloween Cupcakes (really easy but REALLY cool), DIY light-up spooky decorations and DIY costume ideas.

Do you love Halloween like me?!

Do you celebrate Halloween in Australia (or wherever you are)? What do you usually do? Let us know in the comments below =)