Recently, I’ve been thinking about all the Halloween activities and projects we’ve tried (or wanted to try) since the kids were born. This year, I’m looking to officially elevate a few of them to “tradition” status.
As I was compiling ideas, it occurred to me you too might be interested in starting a family Halloween tradition. So I’ve put together a list of possibilites – 31 to be specific (it seemed like a suitable number).
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Here’s the list…
1) Make 3D Spider Sacks from yarn.
2) Make over-sized Trash Bag Spider Webs.
4) Cover the house in bats.
5) Make Mummy Luminaries
6) Make Soap Slime.
7) Take the kids to a historical cemetery and make some grave rubbings.
8) Watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
10) Make a Homemade Costume.
11) Visit a pumpkin patch (bring your camera, they’re great backdrops for photos!).
12) Use your pumpkins to make Toddler-Friendly Jack-o-Lanterns.
13) Use your pumpkins to make Cookie Cutter Jack-O-Lanterns.
14) Have a family pumpkin decorating contest, winner gets 1st pick from everyone’s candy.
15) Roast pumpkin seeds.
16) Boo Your Neighbor – So fun!
17) Take a spooky walk around the neighborhood.
19) Don’t live in a family-friendly neighborhood? Host or attend a trunk-or-treat block party.
20) Trick-or-Treat at a retirement home – This is our all-time favorite activity with little kids. The residents LOVE it.
21) Trick-or-Treat with Unicef.
22) Make Spider Pancakes Halloween morning.
23) Eat Dinner In a Pumpkin.
24) Make Colcannon.
25) Make Jello Ghosts for dessert (or a party).
26) Make traditional caramel licorice for dessert (or a party).
27) Make a Monster Cake for dessert (or a party).
28) Brew Homemade Root Beer (complete with creepy dry-ice effect!)
29) Choose a different treat to make from the Betty Crocker Halloween Cookbook each year.
30) Introduce your kids (and their candy) to The Sugar Plum Fairy.
31) Snag clearance costumes to Make a Dress Up Box on the cheap!
So what do you think? Will you start a Halloween tradition of your own this year? I’d love to hear what you’re up to.
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