Spooktacular fun

Happy Halloween from Aruma's homes, hubs, and businesses! Check out how we celebrated...

November 2, 2023

Carved pumpkins glow, ghosts fly and a witch or two come out to play. Teams across Aruma got into the spooky season by decorating their sites and hosting Hallo-weekend parties.

“We kicked things off early by hosting a spooky BBQ on Friday the 13th. It was a great way to get into the spooky season. There were spooky cupcakes, and our supported employees were invited to dress up if they wanted to,” said Helen Karathanasis, Packaging Coordinator at Burleigh Forensics & Packaging.

The team also hosted a Halloween celebration on the official day and enjoyed delicious lunches made by Deborah Carter’s team at the Burleigh Hub.

Speaking of the Burleigh Hub, the office was transformed for their Halloween party on Friday the 27th.

“Our last karaoke/gamers night of the year was SPOOKTACULAR! Everyone had a great time dressing up and many special memories were made,” said Deborah Carter.

In New South Wales, the Nowra and Warilla Flexible support participants came together for a Halloween event on Thursday the 26th.

Our customer led band, ‘Frozen Android’ once again took to the stage for an impeccable performance and customers got into the spirit by dressing up.

“A great day was had by all with lunch, best dressed prizes and raffle prizes. The best dressed prizes were won by customer Narelle and Warilla team member Anna,” said Jenny Stevens, Manager Community.

Heading now to Victoria, our houses in Drouin got their creep on and hosted a Halloween party on Sunday the 29th.

“The Halloween fun started with decorating the house, prepping costumes and face paints for the Sunday Halloween party. It proved to be a lot of fun. We had themed music playing and some interesting dessert served up with a spooky fruit bowl arrangement,” said Jennifer.

Soon enough, the day itself arrived and Jennifer asked the housemates if they wanted to do a “Reverse trick or Treat” and visit our immediate neighbours. Instead of asking for candy, they took their filled buckets around to share with others.

“It was a big hit and a wonderful opportunity to meet our direct neighbours across the road for the first time. Turns out they have 7 kids and were excited to finally meet us and get to know us,” said Jennifer.

She continued, “The next stop was onto Aruma Princes Way for some more reverse Trick or Treating which went down a treat! Lots of hugs, hellos, and an opportunity for the customers to catch up. The last stop was to our friends at Yooralla Community Hub just around the corner, again with some familiar Aruma faces in attendance along with many other friends.”

It was then back home for some spooky spaghetti and meatballs (or were they eyeballs?) for dinner.

There are always more treats than tricks around Aruma. We you had a great Halloween!