Make sure kiddos know the 31st won’t be your average Saturday night by getting them involved in the planning. Along with figuring out their costumes (we’ve got ideas for showing them off below), they can help:
- Figure out a theme. How will you decorate your house this year: Ghost-filled graveyard? Creepy circus? Haunted house? Spiders and snakes?
- Plan the day. Give them a window of time based on their age and your energy level, and let them plug in the activities.
- Choose the menu. Will you fill the dinner table with spooktacular snacks or monstrous munchies…decorate a haunted gingerbread house…or treat yourself to jack-o’-lantern or skeleton cupcakes, black cat cookies or Dracula, Mummy and Things With Eyes cookie pops.
You don’t have to wait for the 31st to start the treating. “Boo-ing” your neighbours is an easy, no-contact way to share goodies, and we make it super easy:
- Say “boo” to your buddies. Get ideas, inspiration and instructions (not to mention free printables) in this post about how to say, “You’ve been boo-ed.”
- Plant some pumpkin treat bags. Turn a little candy, some tissue paper and googly eyes into sweet snack-filled pumpkins—perfect for dropping on doorsteps.
- Share the boo-ze. Grab a bottle of your favourite adult beverage and use these free printable tags to tell a neighbour “You’ve been boo-zed.”
And we love a good countdown…so we’ll show you how to set up your own Halloween Countdown Tree.