What is Keen on Halloween all about?

‘Keen on Halloween’ enters it’s 9th year in 2021, and the aim has always been to get families on to the streets of their local neighbourhoods to meet and greet their fellow community members.

The genesis of the Keen on Halloween concept came from the Town of Bassendean’s Youth Service, which found that local kids were unsure of what response they might get if they knocked on someone’s door.

The solution arrived at was for households who were ‘Keen on Halloween’ to sign up to the website, and declare that they would welcome kids and families to ‘come knocking’.

We are 9 years into the initiative now, and ‘Keen on Halloween’ continues to go from strength to strength!  This year, we will continue the ‘Trick or Treat’ map, offer up an iPad as the prize for the best decorated letterbox/yard!

Trick or Treating (all areas)

The easiest way is to just register your house so people can view the map on this website.

To register click on the Register tab above.

If you live in the Town of Bassendean and are not a ‘computer person’, just place a ‘Keen on Halloween’ sticker on your letterbox to let your neighbours know that they are welcome to knock on your door.

Stickers can be obtained from the Town’s Library or Customer Service Centre.

Spookiest Letterbox Competition (Town of Bassendean residents only)

‘Keen on Halloween’ will be also running the ‘Spookiest Letterbox Competition’. for local residents.  Dress your letterbox up and make it the spookiest it has ever been! The best letterbox/yard decorations will vouchers to local restaurants and cafes of their choosing.

Like the previous years, we have gone digital and you will need to register and upload your photos to the website to be eligible to win the prize.

Planning on creating a spooky letterbox? Register before the end of October and your details will go on a map so residents can come and see what you’ve made, and of course come to your door for ‘trick or treating’. If they dare!!!

Participating local residents must register on the Register page of this website to be eligible.  Don’t forget to read the terms and conditions.

For further information about ‘Keen on Halloween’ contact the The Town of Bassendean’s Youth Service on 9279 2329