Ready to get your spook on but not sure where to start, mama? Our ultimate guide has got you covered for all things Halloween in Singapore this October!
While we might be missing familiar signs of mid-Autumn like crunchy leaves on the ground or crispness in the air, there’s no doubt that Halloween is on the horizon, with just four weeks to go to get costumes sorted, stock up on candy, plan our trick-or-treating routes, and maybe even sneak in a haunted house or two for mom and dad. Plus, find out how you can win passes to LegoLand Malaysia’s Halloween Brick-or-Treat event this October!
In short, there’s lots to do mama! Check out our gallery for your guide to all things Halloween in Singapore 2016!
Sure you could snag some sweets at any old grocery or convenience store, but if you really want to wow trick-or-treaters, head to international candy emporium Sophisca, which has a big shop at Marina Square along with another outpost at Changi Airport. Not only do they offer a wide range of yummy sweets – including candied fruits, bonbons, chocolates and more – but their products are all designed and manufactured in-house at their headquarters in Taiwan, so you can rest easy about safe ingredients (not a small thing when it comes to Halloween candy!). YUM!
Sophisca, Marina Square #02-32, 6 Raffles Boulevard, Singapore 039594, www.facebook.com/Sophisca.Singapore
The best way to get young trick-or-treaters in the festive spirit is to set a properly spooky mood of course. You can always go the traditional route and carve a pumpkin (head to your closest Cold Storage or Marketplace, and be prepared to scream with horror at the exorbitant prices) or pick up a local winter melon of similar size for just around $3. As a bonus they’ve got a ghoulishly green glow!
Of course you can always leave decorations to the pros: the kids’ party specialists at Happier SG offer various packages that feature jack-o-lanterns, ghost and spider balloon sculptures, and vampire- and witch-themed balloon arches that will make any Halloween party a hit. If you want to go extra crazy they can even do broken doll heads and morbid zombies! Sassy Mamas can even take 10% off Halloween packages if they also book one of Happier’s super-talented face-painters for their party.
You could always try to throw something together with a little Pinterest inspiration, but if your sewing skills aren’t quite up to snuff or you simply want to leave it to the pros, we can heartily recommend Costumes ‘n’ Parties, which specialises in costumes for kids (like, from newborn onwards), teens and adults. They’re also the only costume boutique in Singapore to offer “special effects makeup” (wigs, blood and fangs really make the costume!), and can also supply you with decorations like spiderwebs, balloons and banners. They’ve even got hard-to-find “ani-motion” Halloween masks With a constant stream of new costumes based on the latest movies and trends, it’s no wonder they have a rep for winning lots of costume contests!
If you don’t want to shell out on a costume only to get a single wear out of it mama, then costume rental is just the thing for you! My Mini-Me is the go-to online store to rent or buy costumes, with affordable rates going at $20-$35 for rental of up to 1 week, compared to the hefty price tag of buying a costume that could cost more than double that amount! You don’t even have to worry about dry cleaning – they’ll get that sorted once you return it!
My Mini-Me, Tel: (+65) 9237 5402, www.mymini-me.com
For a Halloween party that’ll keep tiny tots entertained the whole night through, embark on a treasure hunting adventure at the Swiss Club‘s first ever pirate-themed party! They’re inviting you to take down the five rival pirates and win over their treasures to be the very best Pirate of Swiss Club by solving riddles, playing good ol’ Rock-Scissors-Paper and charades, get painting and more. Following the treasure hunt will be a tummy-filling pirate-theme buffet spread and the crowning of the Best Dressed Pirates of the night, who will of course walk away with attractive prizes!
When: Saturday, October 22, 4:30pm – 8:30pm
How much: Public $78, Children 5 – 12 years $34, Children below 5 years enter FREE! Get your tickets here, mama!
Swiss Club Singapore, 36 Swiss Club Road, Singapore 288139 (Free shuttle bus from Sixth Avenue MRT Station), www.swissclub.org.sg
If you can’t be bothered to make a costume (or know your toddler couldn’t stand to wear one anyway), head to Studio Why Not on Saturday, 29 October, where every child will have an hour to create and complete their own personal Halloween mask that reveals their true selves! Kiddos are welcome all day long from 10am to 6pm, and it’s suitable for ages 3 and up!
When: Saturday, 29 October, 10am – 6pm
How much: $20 per participant, $15 for additional siblings
Studio Why Not, 100 Turf Club Road, Horse City, Singapore 287992, Tel: (+65) 6463 0291, www.whynot.sg/seasonal-art- workshops
Because clearly kiddos will need to work off extra energy if they’re going to be eating all that candy, we want you to know about as many fun things to do as possible, mama! Da Vinci Group is running the oh-so scary “OOO:Halloween:OOO”, where children can visit their spooky dragon kiln to make a monster pinch pot, paint their faces like a spooky ghost, walk through the tunnel of no return, and even be zombie-fied at the Potter’s wheel! We particularly love that this event is suitable for children aged 2 and up. The $90 entrance fee includes admission for one child and one adult, a dragon kiln tour, a pinch pot, face-painting and some spooky surprises!
When: Saturday 22 October, 10am-12pm OR 3pm-5pm
Where: Thow Kwang Pottery Jungle, 85 Lorong Tawas, Singapore 639823
How much: $90 plus extras; see website for details
Da Vinci Group, Jalan Bahar Clay Studios, 97L Lorong Tawas, Singapore 639824, Tel: (+65) 9226 3962, www.davincisg.com/shop
Start working on those costumes, mama, because our October Mama Meet Up is going to be a super fun Halloween Party at GEMS World Academy (Singapore)! We’re also working up an extra special spooky treat since it’s happening on a Saturday, which means both working parents and kiddos who might otherwise be at school can all come along!
With a state-of-the-art campus and world-class faculty, GWA will be putting together a one-of-a-kind indoor Halloween playground for kiddos from babies on up with all of the following activities:
- A magician (one hour)
- Face-painting (one hour)
- Balloon sculpting (one hour)
- A giant building blocks pool
- An art table
- A mini-gym
- Toys for babies and toddlers
- Trick-or-treating (the first 150 children to arrive will receive a goodie bag courtesy of GWA)
- An outdoor bubble activity (weather permitting)
Plus, we’ve got loads of awesome prizes to be won in our lucky draw for costumed kiddos. Make sure you RSVP here, mama!
Experience the thrills and chills of Halloween at SAFRA Punggol, which is putting on a murder mystery extravaganza called The Haunted Courtyard: Chronicles of the Unsolved Murder over the Halloween weekend. This may be a bit too scary for kids, but there’ll be all sorts of other cool, FREE activities going on as well, including:
- Halloween Sand Art
- Monster Keychain Making
- Halloween photo booth with Props
- Popcorn & Fairy floss
- Halloween themed Game Booths
- Fantasy themed Bouncy Castle
The party will run from 6-10pm, from Friday 28 October through Sunday the 30th. Tickets are $10.70 for SAFRA members and $16.05 for guests.
SAFRA Punggol, 9 Sentul Crescent, Singapore 828654, Tel: (+65) 6585 8718, www.safra.sg/hauntedcourtyard
Love giving yourself a fright, mama? Then round up your girlfriends and the hubstars for a no-kids night at spooky events for the big kids like the Super Spooker at OverEasy Orchard (Saturday, 29 October), Halloween Horror Nights 6 at Resorts World Sentosa (a super creepy haunted house running throughout October), or Clarke Quay’s “Nightmare on Clarke Street” on 29 October.
Two of our fave annual trick-or-treating events happen at S.E.A. Aquarium on Sentosa and at the River Safari in Mandai. On Sentosa you can set sail for Spooky Seas, where kiddos can trick or treat with the aid of a treasure map and a helpful pirate named Captain Spooks (all the while gleaning tons of useful info about marine life!), while River Safari’s annual Safari BOO! event gives kids the chance to meet some creepy crawlers and critters up close, culminating in a fun and mystical trick-or-treating experience. And of course Sassy Mama will also have trick-or-treating at our Mama Meet Up Halloween Party happening on 22 October at GEMS World Academy (Singapore)!
For a more traditional (if crowded) trick-or-treating experience, head to Woodlands Woodgrove near Singapore American School. Neighbourhood families generously pitch in to provide candy and security – this is THAT big of an event – so wear your best costumes and get there early, mama. Trick-or-treaters number in the thousands and traffic jams have been known to happen.
When: 31 October, 6-8pm (or until candy runs out!)
Where: Woodgrove Avenue (near Singapore American School)
Finally, stay tuned for an extra special trick-or-treating event sponsored by Sassy Mama…details coming soon!
Fancy checking out what Halloween is like across the causeway? You’re in luck because we’re giving away 5 x 2 Days Combo Tickets to LEGOLAND® Malaysia worth RM1400! Their Halloween Brick-or-Treat Party Nights will lead you to Halloween activities inside each hut where you’ll receive a limited edition Halloween commemorative brick, all while meeting the roving Halloween characters along the trail. Also look forward to the Halloween Show – ‘Monster Catcher Mayhem’, Lord Vampyre’s Ballroom Maze, and the Spooky Miniland Tour at sunset.
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Want to get your spook on, mamas? Head to Quayside Isle on Sentosa, where on 30 October six different restaurants will offer a variety of Halloween-themed dishes. We just dare you to eat that creepy dessert at Museo (we hear it’s actually delicious)! Best of all, kiddos who yell “Trick or Treat!” at any participating restaurant between 10am and 9pm on the 30th will receive a special candy reward. Bonus points if you come in costume, mama!
Quayside Isle, 31 Ocean Way, Sentosa Cove, Singapore 098375, www.quaysideisle.com
From 24 to 31 October 2016, celebrate Hallow-Roo with Deliveroo and choose from a whole host of Halloween-themed eats from some of your most loved restaurants! They’ll also be partnering with StarHub to give out a free 30-day movie pass on its online streaming service, StarHub Go, where customers can enjoy unlimited spooky movies to accompany their spooky meals with each Halloween restaurant partner’s order while stocks last. How’s that for a pairing, mama? Plus, expect classic Halloween candies with each order and make sure the kiddos are home to see the delivery riders dressed up in their Halloween best!
Brought to you in partnership with Sophisca, Happier SG, Costumes ‘N’ Parties, Da Vinci Group, Swiss Club and My Mini-Me.