Halloween isn't just for the kids. It's a holiday the whole family can celebrate. Get the entire family involved. There is something for everyone, from the littlest child to the oldest grandparent. Start planning early so that you have everything you need when the time comes to start decorating. Let the festivities begin!
Decorating your home is the fun part. Dig out the construction paper and trace a few cats, pumpkins, and ghosts. Help the little ones cut them out and decorate each one. Put them in the windows or hang them from the ceiling.
Costumes can be expensive. Look around the house and find things you can use to create one-of-a-kind costumes. Choose a theme and make it interesting. You can live in a house of superheroes or go green and create the characters from the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Stick with the theme of the month and make Ghostbuster costumes.
Take the family to the pumpkin patch and let everyone pick a pumpkin or gourd. Let each family member pick a design and carve their pumpkin the way they want. If you don't want the mess, paint the faces onto the pumpkins.
Nothing is better during the holidays than a home that smells like fresh-baked cookies. Buy a few Halloween-themed cookie cutters and start baking. Whip up several different colors of icing and start decorating. Make more than you need and share a few cookies and treats with your neighbors.
There are plenty of family-friendly movies the whole family can enjoy together. Spend the afternoon with your family snacking on cookies and Halloween punch. If you want to offer healthy treats, you can find plenty of recipes online.
Create a treat scavenger hunt at home. If your neighborhood is full of kids, get with the other parents and expand the scavenger hunt. Keeping things close to home is much safer than going into neighborhoods that you are unfamiliar with. Partner each child with a parent or sibling and make it a team event.
To end the evening, there is nothing better than a small bonfire with hot dogs and marshmallows roasting over the fire. Sit back and share a few spooky stories while you gaze at the moon and enjoy sitting under the stars. The best family time starts in your backyard.
Keep your holiday fun and festive. Contact the agents of Weeks & Associates to learn more fun holiday tips you can count on to make your Halloween a time that you will remember for years to come. Don't forget to take many pictures. You can create new holiday traditions with our safety tips and fun suggestions.