What’s more exciting for kids than Halloween? It’s the time of year to eat chocolate, act cheeky and have a run around.
If you and your family partake in the scary season then it’s probably time to get some decorations up, fill the cupboards with sweets, and head down to the fancy dress shop. We have come up an essential list of Halloween supplies in Melbourne’s East, just for you! We also highly recommended you check out the video below, from Cate Parsons, mother of three and Halloween enthusiast. She has created a way for like-minded people to map their houses so kids and parents know which ones are scare friendly… and we think it’s a great idea! Head to her website here and find out all the details.
Sassafras Sweet Co [207 Yarra Street, Warrandyte] was born in 1995, with two shops in the Dandenong Ranges that have become quite the tourist attraction. Luckily for city-dwellers there is a store in Warrandyte that sells much of what is offered at the other stores. Sassafras specialises in sweets from all over the world. Be prepared to see walls full of colourful candies, swirly lollipops and English toffies. If you are looking to spoil the trick or treaters, or need something to give to your work colleagues, this is definitely the place.
Specializing in all things party, Lombard’s [366 Whitehorse Road, Nunawading] has the largest range of costumes under one roof. With costumes in kids and adults sizes, featuring everything from superheros to villains, you will be able to find something for everyone in the family at this massive shop. With a section specially designed for Halloween, you don’t need to come up with any great ideas for what to wear, just head in and have a browse.
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In a town that is becoming more and more obsessed with sweet treats, Cupcake Central [7/672 Glenferrie Road, Hawthorn] has made a name for itself. They pride themselves on not being your average bakery. Here, they don’t care for fancy frills and flowers, rather they focus on creating cupcakes like you have never tasted before. In true Melbourne fashion, the ingredients used are of the highest quality including Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract, Belgian Callebaut Chocolate, and the creamiest butter and locally farmed free-range eggs.
Their range of Halloween cup cakes are no exception, and while they taste amazing, this range is also about the aesthetics. Choose from Halloween inspired cakes, decorated as pumpkins, frogs or even a scary clown. Cupcake Central also offer larger six inch cakes that are perfect for sharing and scaring!
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Open seven days a week, Masquerade Costumes [238 High Sreet, Kew ] has been selling costumes for all occasions for over 40 years. As the name suggests this costume store specialises in masquerade masks, feathered eye masks and all different types of party masks. If your Halloween is more about looking fabulous, than scaring your neighbour, this is the place for you.
Have a browse through and see if something tickles your fancy, or check out the section beginning with the first letter of your name for some random inspiration. There so many options for the kids too, have a look through the superhero costumes, Disney costumes, incredible rock star costumes, cartoon and movie character costumes and pirate and princess costumes. If you need even more inspo’, ask the friendly staff, they pride themselves on great customer service and can help you pick out a costume.
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Operating under the philosophy of top quality products at rock bottom prices, Sweet As [238 High Street, Kew 619 Doncaster Rd, Doncaster] is the perfect place to visit if you want to hand out some great lollies without breaking the bank. The business is able to offer bargain deals, as all of the products carry a best before date, (not an expiry date) and the 'best before' date indicates the period during which the product is at its optimal best. If chocolate is stored in the correct conditions is can be enjoyed long after that date, with no concerns.
Sweet As specialises in chocolate and confectionery from local and overseas suppliers, including Lindt, Toblerone, Cote d'Or and Chocolatier, to name a few. The business is family owned and run and has a reputation for selling great products at cheaper than usual prices. This is the perfect shop to stop by to grab some tasty treats for Halloween.
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