I don’t know about your kids but mine are counting down the seconds ’til Halloween night. We’ve honestly had so much construction drama this week, I’m feeling behind with Halloween stuff but I’m getting serious today. I know a lot of you guys are just as busy, so I thought it’d be helpful to put together a post with all my last-minute tips & trinkets.
We’ve been through 15 Halloweens with kids at this point (crazy to type that!) and it’s always amazing the new stuff they come out with each year. I’m loving some of the more ‘safety’ Halloween things that I’m sharing below and I wanted to outline some tips we share with our kids. And you know we’ve gotta have FUN so there’s, of course, some of that, too!
I hope you guys have an awesome Halloween with your family and friends!
Fun Things to Do Halloween Night
Have your kids’ friends over for takeout before or as a break so you can trick-or-treat as a group.
Host a costume contest with neighborhood kids and cast votes for the scariest, most creative, and whatever other categories you like.
Do a friendly competition and see who can collect the most candy and hit the most houses. Whoever wins gets a prize!
Host a candy swap the following weekend or after trick-or-treating. That way, everyone gets the candy they love most. I’m also loving this idea of the Switch Witch- have y’all heard?
Play spooky Halloween music during dinner and while getting costumes on. You could also play your favorite Halloween movie in the background to really get in the spirt!
Make some Halloween-themed food and desserts for dinner. For instance, you could make a jack-o-lantern pizza and for adults, you have to try this Bloody Pomegranate Margarita!