Halloween is an American holiday that we have come to love. We love the candy we love the costumes it is truly a beloved holiday in my household. I’ve always been big on making our costumes myself, and now that we have kids it’s at a whole new level. The only problem is that this year we aren’t trick-or-treating. So, that means I need to find a new way to celebrate the holiday.
1. Host an Intimate Backyard Fall Festival
Dress your kids up or don’t, whatever feels like more fun. If you don’t have kids just push the event a little later in the evening and make a fire. Serve hot cocoa and cider with some s’mores snack mixes or a more elevated fall dessert for adults. Mini-pies and a tray of graham crackers dipped in chocolate with some pretzels would be perfect!
After you’ve figured out your food get some games going. Corn toss, sack races, pumpkin “egg” hunts, candy corn bowling!
Hosting a small party with a few close friends and family members is a great way to celebrate the holiday and who knows you might even have more fun than had you gone door to door.
2. Host a Halloween Hunt
My older son is obsessed with Easter egg hunts. So much so that we ended up having a Yoshi egg hunt during his Mario themed birthday. Kids love hunting for things. Scavenger hunts and egg hunts are what childhoods are made of. I can ever so clearly remember the eggs hunts of my youth. The best part about this is that the eggs can be saved a reused for Easter and it’s an easy low stress activity that still allows your child to collect candy. The bonus is that you can decide how much candy vs toys go into it. Check out THIS AMAZON LIST for all of your Halloween costumes and supplies in one place.
3. Host a Halloween Movie Marathon
4. Host a Masquerade Party
Instead of covering your eyes get fun masks to cover your mouth.
5. Hold a Neighborhood Parade
If there are alot of kids in your neighborhood and your comfortable talking to their parents. Decorate your vehicles instead of your house and have the kids stand outside all dressed up. Have a few grown ups drive by and toss candy out to the kids.