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searching for creative ideas to keep Halloween from being hollow this year? We’ve got your back. Here is how we are out boo-ing ourselves this year! From the design to sweet treats in the kitchen and amazing new traditions.

The last couple of years have been a little different, but worry not! So much fun is still to be had. So, turn up the volume on that Monster Mash and bring on all the boo-it-yourself fun! It’s time to kick up the energy this Halloween and bring on all the spooktacular magic. 

It’s Time to Level-up Your decorations This October. 

Első megálló? The decoration station!

Think Christmas, but a whole lot spookier. hit up your local store (or open your Amazon cart) and get all the orange and black construction paper you can. help the kids cut out Halloween symbols like witch hats, spiders, ghosts, black cats, and bats.

You can also take the easy route and use printable templates like this! You could also try your hand at making candy corn garland out of paper plates, a little paint, and some string.

If you’re searching for something a little simpler, make Halloween-colored paper chains to drape around the room. To add a little extra spook, look for black, orange, and purple lights to string around railings and doorways.

Here’s how to create a Spooky Stoop

Want to take this decorating party outside? dress up your front door to look like a mummy or jazz up your steps with some jack-o-lanterns.

Photo By @thefinleyfarmhouse

Consider decorating a tree or two with some lights and cobwebs. That way, everyone in the neighborhood can delight in your spirit. We have a full short article on how to create the ideal spooky stoop, check it out!

Következő megálló? To the kitchen, we go!

Make Tasty treats that are Spooky and Scrumptious. 

Photo Credit: Tabitha Blue

All month long you can serve up savory dishes and sweet treats to help get the kids in the Halloween spirit. try out-of-the-box dinner ideas like mummified hot dogs, mummy small pizzas, jack-o-lantern quesadillas, or spaghetti and “eyeballs”. 

For something on the sweeter side, try making ghost cupcakes, chocolate-covered pretzel pumpkins, or some yummy pumpkin spice hot chocolate.

Consider putting a ghoulish twist on some Christmas classics. decorate bat and pumpkin-shaped cookies or turn a gingerbread house into a haunting masterpiece. Also, be sure to click here for the best hot chocolate recipe from Rookie mother Squad’s Tabitha Blue! It’s to die for.

Photo Credit: Tabitha Blue

With a little imagination, the possibilities are endless! check out these spooky sweets for much more inspiration. Now, let’s get celebrating!

Create new Traditions- 10 Spooktacular activities for kids of All Ages!

Of course, conventional trick or treating is a should but you can also make the most of this season with a whole list full of activities that can be done throughout the month! here are some terrific options to keep you and your little ones busy.

1. Booing

Boo Basket By BasketsandBoxesShop

Get the neighborhood (safely) involved with this fun little game of guess who! “Booing” is a terrific way to spread Halloween fun by anonymously leaving little tricks and treats at your neighbor’s doorstep.

Check out this guide to doing your very own boo! 

2. Trunk-or-Treat

Keep an eye out for local trunk-or-treat events. These are a terrific way for your kids to dress up and get their candy fix while staying safe and socially distanced, trick or treating from automobile to car. If you’re concerned about safety, have adults (equipped with hand sanitizer) hand out the candy at each car. 

Consider organizing your very own trunk-or-treat in your neighborhood! step up the competition by making it a trunk decorating contest! need some inspiration for decking out your trunk? check out our Trunk-or-Treat Guide!

3. glow in the Dark Pumpkin Hunt

Put a spin on an Easter tradition and organize a glow-in-the-dark pumpkin hunt. You can purchase small gourds at your local grocery store, craft store, or farm. let the kids in on the fun, decorating the gourds with glow-in-the-dark paint. hide them around the yard (or neighborhood) and have a nighttime search party! 

You can keep the designs simply spooky or go all-out creative. To add a little extra fun, you can have different prizes or candy rewards for each pumpkin they find. 

4. Halloween Pinata

There’s no doubt that kids look forward to their candy fix each October. You can purchase (or make) a Halloween-themed pinata and fill it with your kid’s favorite candy. It makes the ideal addition to a Halloween party. Make sure to toss in a few varieties that mother loves too!

5. virtual costume Party

As a kid, one of the best parts about Halloween is showing off your costume to your friends. If they can’t be together this year,  consider hosting a virtual costume party. turn up the spooky soundtrack and have a dance party. better yet, make a guessing gamekifelé ezzel. See if the kids can guess who is who behind the masks and face paint.

Check out some terrific costumes under $20 here!

6. film Marathon

Grab the monster munch and turn off the lights! pick a night (or several) to view some of your family’s favorite spooky stories play out on the screen. From Hocus Pocus to It’s the terrific Pumpkin Charlie Brown, there are plenty of Halloween films suitable for every age. check out this film cheat sheet, categorizing Halloween films by age.

Looking to bring it to the next level? get a projector and some good speakers to create a backyard “drive-in”! If your yard is big enough, feel totally free to invite some of your kid’s pals over to safely delight in the show. If you have any connections in town, see if the school or local library is prepared to host a film night in their vehicle parking lot for anybody to enjoy.  

Our favorite Halloween films for the Family
It’s the terrific Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
Szörny Rt.
Hotel Transylvania
Karácsonyi lidércnyomás
Hókusz pókusz

7. Spooky Science

This is a ideal way to weave a little Halloween fun into remote learning. get creative with the classic vinegar and baking soda volcano and try the experiment inside a pumpkin. mix the same ingredients in a water bottle to inflate a balloon ghost. Slime is another terrific experiment and there are plenty of diy slime recipes out there. Spookify your slime by adding some food coloring, Halloween confetti, or (plastic) creepy critters. 

8. face Mask Decoration

Why keep the fun contained at home? This is a terrific activity to do in the weeks before Halloween so your kids can spread Halloween delight wherever they go. Alternatively, you can purchase one of these Halloween-themed masks to help get spooky!

With the growing presence of masks in our lives, this is an opportunity for your kids to stay safe while showcasing their spirit.

9. choose an lovable family Halloween costume & have a photo Shoot

Here’s my theory; you and your kids can have as numerous Halloween costumes as you would like! Why not go all out? One for the virtual costume Party, one for the work zoom, another for trunk-or-treating.

However, I do recommend you do at least one family costume idea because looking back on photos like this is so special!

Here’s some inspiration from the Rookie mother Squad:

Photo By: Desiree Fortin

Photo By: Angela J. Kim

Photo By: Angela J. Kim

Photo By: Tabitha Blue

Photo By: Kariss Farris

10. get creative with Your Pumpkins!

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Of course, you can always do the conventional carving, but with little one decorating the pumpkins tends to be a little easier. We love the creative idea above from our Rookie mother Squad mama, Chrissy Powers!

11. have a Halloween Scavenger Hunt

If you don’t want to go door to door, but you are searching for a way to get outside in your costumes, a scavenger hunt is a ideal idea! You can go on the hunt for various Halloween-inspired items like skeletons, orange lights, Jack-o-Lanterns, and spider webs.

You can come up with your own list or simply find a printable that will lead you through it. Click here for a printable option that we love!

How will you celebrate this year?

If you or your kids are anything like me when it concerns tradition, all the changes brought on by these last few years have been a difficult adjustment. After taking a  deep breath, I saw an opportunity in this madness. For most, traditions offer a sense of comfort and joy. look at this as an opportunity to instruct your kids (and remind yourself) the power of resilience, showing them how change can result in new traditions that can be just as fun, if not much more so. 

Ki tudja? The kids might have such a blast, they’ll be begging you to make these activities a regular part of your annual spooky season celebration.

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