SIX LESSONS WE LEARNT FROM... Halloween
1. means pumpkins, October plastic spiders and Australia’s annual debate about whether we should “do” Halloween. 2. Latest stats show half of households with school-age children plan to trick- or-treat, and 50 per cent of all homes will have lollies at the ready… 3. …explaining why Australian retailers give the tradition ring-ina bigger push each year. However, we’re way off the US, where Halloween is worth $10.5b annually. And $460m of that is spent on costumes for, ahem, pets. 4. Here, Gen Y and millennials are more attracted to grown-up Halloween antics than Gen Xers… 5. …who prefer to stay in and watch 20th anniversary editions of spook films The Craft and Scream. 6. Yay or nay, having fun-size Mars handy will save you scraping egg off the mailbox come November 1.