HK Halloween Guide for Kids 2016
Who else is going a little batty for Halloween?
t’s time dress up the munchkins, and go to town for some spooktacular fun! We’ve put together a Hong Kong-specific guide to help our GeoBaby Mums plan a terrifying (or cute) All Hallow's Eve for their adorable little ghosts, goblins, witches, fairies, and pumpkins. Enjoy!
Halloween is the perfect time to don a costume and be incognito.
With two branches (Causeway Bay and Repulse Bay) offer over 2,000 costumes, Matteo Party is a fan favourite amongst the dress-up diehards. They have hundreds of costume options and ideas for everyone, from babies to adults, making this shop the perfect choice for the whole family. If you haven’t got the time to pop into their physical shop, you can also place your orders online.
Address: Causeway Bay: 1 & 3/F, 530 Jaffe Road; Repulse Bay: 201C, Level 2, The Pulse, 28 Beach Road
Nearest MTR: Causeway Bay Station, Exit D1
Hours: Mon – Sat: noon – 8pm; Sun: noon – 4pm
Online store: www.matteoparty.com
From little busy bumble bees to pink piglets, Fortume Costume has all you need for the perfect costume. And if your little princess wants to be a proper ballerina or a glitzy ballroom dancer for Halloween, the shop also offers a variety of dancewear and dance shoes.
Address: Room 202, 2/F, 23 Hillwood Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
Nearest MTR: Jordan Station, Exit D
More info: www.fortunecostume.com
Toys 'R' Us
The world’s biggest toy store chain is embracing All Hallow’s Eve with a special boo-tique stocked to the ceiling with costumes, accessories, wigs and make up that’ll satisfy even the pickiest toddler you know. From glittery fairy tutus and wings to suave vampire capes, Toys ‘ R’ Us is the one-stop-shop you’ve been looking for.
Hidden gem alert: CNFJJ offers hundreds of costumes, accessories (plastic swords, masks, capes, fairy wings, wigs, moustaches, hats and more) and even decorations (streamers, balloons, lanterns, etc.) at cheap Taobao prices. It doesn’t matter what your kid wants to be this year – whether it’s Elsa from Frozen, a minion from Despicable Me, a brave Avenger, a dashing pirate or a funny clown – because they’ve got it all. Their costume sizes range from 4 years to adults, so remember to add a couple of things in your shopping cart for you and hubby as well!
More info: cnfjj.tmall.com
The DIY Option
Show off your skills and make a unique homemade costume for your little ones! Swing by Nam Cheong Street and Ki Lung Street in Sham Shui Po, where they have an endless supply of fabrics, swatches, sashes, ribbons, zippers, lace and more!
Nearest MTR: Sham Shui Po, Exit A2
Why go hunting all over Hong Kong for a costume when you could just browse around your local street market? Rummage around for the best bargains in these markets:
- Pottinger Street, Central (MTR: Central Station, Exit D2)
- Ladies Market, Tung Choi Street (MTR: Mong Kok Station, Exit E2)
- Fa Yuen Street, Mong Kok (MTR: Prince Edward Station, Exit B2)
- Stanley Market, Stanley (Bus 6, 6A, 6X, 66, 260 from Exchange Square, Central)
- Temple Street Night Market, Yau Ma Tei (MTR: Yau Ma Tei Station, Exit C)
Disney’s hair-raising Halloween promises to be more fun this year with the party going outdoors. The "Disney Halloween Time" tempts the brave the roam the park with Dinsey's infamous villians who are conspiring to turn the park upside down. Meet The Professor who will take you on a spine-tingling tour in the world of Nightmare Experiments.
Remember not to miss the daily night parade, which takes a spooktastic twist with your favorite Disney characters in costume and thousands of glittering lights lightening up Main Street like never before. There are also over 30 wicked Halloween treats to feast on too.
Opening hours: 10:30am – 8:30pm; night tickets available every Friday, Saturday and Sunday plus Halloween (Oct 31)
More info: http://park.hongkongdisneyland.com
Ocean Park's Halloween Fest celebrates the Ghostbusters reboot with kid-friendly attractions during the day. Dress up as your favourite characters and walk down the longest Trick or Treat Pumpkin Trail and be treated to a million sugary yum yums along the way. However, beware of the designated scare zones that may upset little ones.Remember when the sun goes down and the clock strikes five, Ocean Park transforms and caters to the big kids. Make sure you stay clear of this year's Haunted House which is guaranteed to make your blood run cold.
Opening hours: 10:30am – 11pm
More info: http://halloween.oceanpark.com.hk
Jack o' Lanterns
What would All Hallow's Eve be without a jack o' lantern to top it all off? Buy beautiful pumpkins from:
Pick up a set of carving tools from: Oliver's, ParknShop or Wellcome
Thinking of hosting your very own Halloween party at home? Don’t leave your living room looking normal (there's nothing scarier than that on Halloween!); set a bewitching scene with a few hair-raising decorations from:
- Eezy Peezy Parties
- Matteo Party
- Party For Less
- Party Time
- Simply Love
- Toys 'R' Us
- CNFJJ - Taobao
What would Halloween be without deliciously devilish goodies to munch on throughout the whole day?
A&M U.S. Grocery: Candies, chocolates, treats and more from the U.S. of A. 12/F, Manning House, 38-48 Queen’s Road, Central (megastore); www.anmhongkong.com
Gateway Supermarket: All your favourite U.S. goodies available in one shop. 131 Des Voeux Road Central, 2/F, Unicorn Trade Centre; www.gatewaysupermarket.com
Mr Simms Olde Sweet Shoppe: All your favourite treats (Curly Whirlies, Pear Drops, fudges, toffees and more) shipped straight from the UK! 37 Lyndhurst Terrace, Central; www.mrsimms.hk
Sim’s Sweet Shop: The place to go to stock up on sweets from your childhood years like Wham Bars, Black Jacks, Fizz Wiz and more. www.simssweetshop.com
Whisked: Bake your own Halloween-themed treats (perfect for young children aged 3 – 7). www.whiskedbaking.com
Sift: Satisfy your sweet tooth with the finest cupcakes, pastries and cookies in town. www.siftdesserts.com
Edible Arrangements: Edible bouquets come to ghostly life with chocolate bats, cats and ghosts added to the mix. www.ediblearrangements.hk
Sometimes, nothing beats a cosy night in with a good movie and a tub of popcorn. If you’re hosting a Halloween house party, put one of these movies on to keep the little goblins busy while the adults have their own bit of fun.
Monsters University (2013)
A look into how monsters can become the best of friends… even if they start on the wrong foot (or is it paw?)!
Can any movie beat this classic?
Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween (2005)
Winnie the Pooh and the rest of the Hundred Acre Wood gang team up to capture Gobloon, a monster who can turn anyone into a jack-o’-lantern.
If there’s something strange in your neighbourhood, who ya gonna call? On Halloween, when the ghosts come out to play, we need the ghostbusters more than ever!
Alice in Wonderland (1951)
Alice stumbles into Wonderland, a place filled with mad tea parties, vanishing cats and talking plants! How will she ever escape?
Toy Story (1995)
No kid can go to bed scared on All Hallow’s Eve when they’ve got a friend like Andy and his gang.