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 possibilities – 31 to be specific (it seemed like a suitable number).
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.
6) Make a Glow in the Dark Halloween Doormat.
7) Make Soap Slime.
8) Take the kids to a historical cemetery and make some grave rubbings.
9) Watch It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
11) Make a Homemade Costume.
12) Visit a pumpkin patch (bring your camera, they’re great backdrops for photos!).
13) Use your pumpkins to make Toddler-Friendly Jack-o-Lanterns.
14) Use your pumpkins to make Cookie Cutter Jack-O-Lanterns.
15) Have a family pumpkin decorating contest, winner gets 1st pick from everyone’s candy.
16) Roast pumpkin seeds.
17) Boo Your Neighbor – So fun!
18) Take a spooky walk around the neighborhood after dark and enjoy all of our neighbors’ decorations.
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) Start the day with a Nutritious Halloween Breakfast.
23) Eat Monster Open Face Sandwiches for lunch.
24) Or, if Halloween is a weekday this year, make a special Halloween Packed Lunch.
25) Make Jack-O-Lantern Stuffed Bell Peppers for dinner.
26) Make Jello Ghosts 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 Switch Witch.
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 on our facebook page.
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