We have never celebrated Halloween at home in Australia, so it was a novelty for the kids to get dressed up and go out door-knocking for lollies. We didn't have any real Halloween costumes like some of the others, but we managed to find enough black clothes to go around and we put a bit of dark eye make-up on their faces. We also put some dark red lipstick on for blood, and it wasn't until they tried to take it off that that we realised how well the stay-on lipstick stays on, and I have run out of waterproof make-up remover. So the girls will still have "blood" stained faces when they wake up in the morning.
We headed out at just before 6:00pm, but as you can see it was already quite dark. That made it all the more exciting for the kids. They collected quite a bounty, which is just as well, because then we had plenty of lollies to give to the teenagers who came along to our house later in the evening.