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Jade Warne is a photographer, mum of two and blogger at Hipster Mum in Australia. Through Instagram she connected with Kate and Ashley Lawrence – two sisters with an expanding tribe keen to launch their own children’s fashion website, billieandkate.  To showcase their skills, they roped in their kids and neighbours and threw the freaking coolest Halloween party on the planet. Hell yeah!

Halloween kids jumping

Halloween party drinkstulle wrapped balloongirl in a halloween mask with a balloon against a pink wallBoo Halloween party table decor 2 boys and a Halloween pineappleHalloween Pineapplehalloween baby in tutu

Americans rock at Halloween. I mean, all those crazy-ass celebrity costumes, grotesquely brilliant food and entire suburbs decked out in jack o’ lanterns? Insane.

But in Australia we’re catching up – and when sisters Kate and Ashley got in touch with me keen to promote their soon-to-launch kids online fashion emporium @billieandkate there was no doubt in my mind what I wanted to do: throw the sickest Aussie Halloween party ever.

To start, that meant swapping the pumpkin for a pineapple (DIY video instructions here).

And I knew we’d have a few healthy snacks in with the treats, like home-cooked popcorn (DIY video instructions here).

I also wanted to dress the kids in clothes they actually might wear again – and that’s where Kate and Ashley killed it. Drawing on their knowledge of rad mama brands tucked away on Instagram, they decked the kids out in wicked black, white and super hard-wearing gear.

The final touch? A crew of crazy tiny tackers having the time of their lives. Happy Halloween!


Words and photos by Hipster Mum. Follow Hipster Mum on Instagram here, on Pinterest here and Facebook here.

Find sisters Kate and Ashley and their business BillieandKate on Instagram here.

[shoot credits]
Balloons – @borntopartyshop
Letters & confetti – @poppiesforgrace
Table garland – @cherryontopau
Striped plates/straws – @littlemonsterparty

[clothing credits]
Billie (12 months) – @tutudumonde – https://tutudumonde.com/
Valentine (15 months) – @wolfandrita @bardotjunior – http://www.wolfandrita.com/, https://www.bardot.com/
Winifred (7 years) – @tutudumonde @countryroad @seedhertiage- https://tutudumonde.com/, http://countryroad.com.au/, http://www.seedheritage.com/
Willis (8 years) – @iloveminti, @converse, @alphabasics – http://www.iloveminti.com/, https://www.converse.com.au/, https://www.alphabasics.com.au/
Hutch (10 years) – @louislouiseparis, @targetaus, @converse, @fallenbrokenstreet – http://www.louislouise.com/, https://www.converse.com.au/, http://www.fallenbrokenstreet.com/
Eden (11) – stylist’s own

With big thanks to Billie (12 months), Valentine (15 months), Winifred (7), Willis (8), Hutch (10) and Eden (11), Kate and Ashley


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