Halloween: Scream Scene

Thursday 31 October will be Halloween, long a traditional American holiday where the little ones put on scary outfits and go to neighbours’ houses, knocking on doors, and trying to blackmail their way to candy. What kind of trick would they do if they’re not bought off with treats? Who knows? But children can be scary, especially when throwing a tantrum, so it’s best to bribe the bra… boys and girls.

Unsurprisingly, such a holiday caught on here, and as a result everywhere we find some of our tenants take on the spookiness of the late season.

Party City, has plenty of Halloween themed goodies for the kids (and grownups) whether that’s simply witches outfits, demon masks, pirate attire (aaaarrrr, we’rrrrrre not afrrrrrraid of no ghost, matey!), or the several other options in their selection of items. There’s something for everyone’s inner ghoul.

If however, you’re not up to dressing up for the season, dress down and get under a comfy blanket. You’ll be able to enjoy the pleasure of a scary movie or two (or even binge watch a series like Black Mirror) when you buy them at Musica. Just make sure the doors are all locked.

The last thing you want is to be frightened out of your wits when a friendly neighbour lets themselves in looking to borrow some brown sugar.

Speaking of sugar… be sure to treat yourself, and we know a new store that’ll do just the trick. Krispy Cremes. Yum! Nothing quite like a holey object to ward off spirits and ghosts. Especially one that tastes so good!

Still, while you might not be comfortable letting the kids out for Halloween, getting them some creepy costumes, like a vampire lord or a witch, may not be such a bad idea. You can definitely have something cute to upload onto your Facebook page if you do!

Another new store, Toy Kingdom, may offer children some opportunities for Halloween make-believe! Be sure to visit it with the kids in tow and see what there’s to see!

However you spend Halloween, don’t forget to get a good ol’ Jack ‘o Lantern and keep him either in the kitchen or outside the front door. That you’ll be able to pick up from Pick n Pay. Although you’ll have to carve him yourself.

But if you’re really scared of the night and what it might bring, perhaps visiting Pick n Pay Liquor is just the thing. You’ll be able to purchase a bravery-inducing bottle of warming brandy. Courage in a cup, we call it. Besides, they really are the best value for money when it comes to liquor.

And perhaps the best way to fight spirits is with spirits?

Be sure to visit Greenstone on the 27th October for our Tricks and Loads of Treats event

27 October | 10h00 – 16h00 | Halloween store (next to Miladys)

Navigate our Creepy Crawly Cave, and jump into our giant Candy Floss Pit, then try your hand at the Rock-Climbing Wall
For the ultimate sensory play, visit the Witch’s Spot….a collection of mysterious, weird and whacky substances…
Also, don’t forget to sign up for our Super Spooky Workshops, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Terms and Conditions apply

Super-Spooky Workshops
10:00 – 11:00 Monsters and zombies Dress-up Workshop
11:30 – 12:30 Laser cut Jack O’Lantern painting
13:00 – 14:00 Witch’s Brew Slime Workshop
14:30 – 16:00 Magnetic ‘build a monster’