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Ten Halloween Traditions To Start Now

Ten Halloween Traditions To Start Now

Halloween does not have to be all about candy and costumes. The holiday can be about fun and making more memories. Of course, getting sweets and dressing up is the best part! Just like any holiday, part of the fun is the traditions.  

Go to a haunted house, Trick or treat at the mall, or Trunk or treat.

Traditions bring families closer. 

Create DIY cute candy bags

Do you have a knack for sewing? You could turn some Halloween fabric into a cool trick or treat bag. Or you could buy plain bags and decorate them how you want for Halloween.

Make these cute bags out of old t-shirts and decorate them for Halloween. Click here is the Video Credit: Whatsupmoms with instructions.

Decorate a plain pillowcase or your bucket

Pinterest has a lot of inspiration. Decorate your blank pillowcase or plain bucket. You can get creative with your kids doing this project. Use glitter and paint is a bit messy, but so much fun!

Pick out pumpkins to decorate

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Instead of just carving a pumpkin and sticking a candle in it, get creative. Paint your pumpkin, have rainbow pumpkin or purple pumpkin. Draw characters on your pumpkin you can get stickers to decorate it. Creativity is so good for kids. Let them pick their pumpkin and decorate it how they want.

Create a Halloween playlist

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Choose some Halloween music and have a dance party.

 New ways to decorate around the house

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Make some garland out of string and paper and make it festive for Halloween. You can do circles, bats, cats, or pumpkins. Or you can have the garland spell out words like BOO!

Just like Christmas, we have Christmas trees. Some people decorate trees for Halloween too! Get a little tree or make your own and create ghosts and monster ornaments!

Have fun creating new recipes

Allrecipes has a ton of Halloween recipes to try with the kids! here are a few examples

Dirt Cake

The  Recipe calls for Oreos and gummy worms, such a classic!

Candy Corn Bark

the recipe is super simple and looks like a lot of fun, eating, and making it!

Do some crafts

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Crafts are fun any time of year. Why not celebrate Halloween with these festive crafts. The kids can help decorate the house with their creative artwork.

Bat Crafts

Here is a template. Bat crafts can be super creative. Add some glitter, make some glitter bats.

Papercraft bat

scissors

hole punch 

string

Ghost Crafts

make some cute ghost crafts. Here is a template. Or you could draw your own.

Paper 

hole punch 

string

Monster Crafts

Paper 

Toilet paper rolls 

googly eyes

Have a scavenger hunt

Scavenger hunts keep the fun going. Hide candy around the house or little toys the kids can find.

Mystery box

put sensory toys or food into a bowl or box and have kids guess what it is.

Create family theme costumes

A few ideas to get you started

Star wars family costume

Incredibles family costume

Finding Nemo family costume

 

 

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I hope you Enjoy your holiday! Please be safe. Comment below and share some of your traditions for Halloween. I love baking cookies for almost every holiday. One year I made a haunted house shaped cake!

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