Frightfully expensive! Parents in affluent Sydney suburbs are spending up to $1000 on Halloween lollies for children
- Families in Sydney’s lower north shore spend up to $1,000 on Halloween lollies
- Children in Mosman and Willoughby will clean up on Thursday afternoon
- Houses on Holt Avenue and Spencer Road in Mosman often run out of lollies
Parents in some of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs are spending up to $1,000 on Halloween lollies for children, new figures show.
Children in Sydney’s lower north shore can expect to clean up on Thursday as families are willing to stock up as celebrations in the area continue to expand.
More than 1,700 children took to Holt Avenue in Mosman in 2018, and the popular street is expected to get busier.
Parents in some of Sydney’s most affluent suburbs are willing to spend up to $1,000 on Halloween lollies for children (stock image)
Ema Haussman told The Sydney Morning Herald that she ran out of lollies withing 15 minutes during one Halloween nights.
‘The following year we spent about $1000 to make sure we had enough – we barely did, which was a bit insane,’ she said.
Ms Haussman said there are two popular Halloween streets including hers and Spencer Road in Mosman.
‘It stands to reason it is quite a financial burden on many households on the two Halloween streets, especially if they don’t buy in bulk, which I expect most wouldn’t,’ she said.
Ms Haussman has chosen to purchase her lollies from Costco in bulk as it has become so expensive.
Linda Petrone moved away from Mosman last year and said the Halloween streets are popular, bringing people from all over Sydney.
She said she had spent at least $500 a year on lollies and even met a family who had travelled from Paramatta in Sydney’s west just for the experience.
Children in Sydney’s lower north shore can expect to clean up on Thursday as families are willing to stock up as celebrations in the area continue to expand (stock image)
‘We were always the only house that had lollies to last the night, loads of others closed because they would run out,’ Ms Petrone said.
Despite having to spend hundreds of dollars on lollies, last year some houses had eggs thrown at them when they ran out.
Residents took to social media where they expressed concern about spending large sums of money to keep up with the demands of children.
Parents in nearby Willoughby have had to enforce a rule allowing children to only take one lolly from each house as more than 2,000 take to the streets.