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Fall is here, and I’m already thing about Halloween. I want to share some Halloween traditions that our family enjoys. Feel free to share your family traditions with me in the comments!
1. Make Your Own Costumes
Making your own diy costume can be a lot of fun. There are also a lot more unique choices than you see with store bought costumes. We do a family costume theme every year and typically make them ourselves.
2. Have a Spooky Craft Day!
Having a spooky craft day is such a fun Halloween tradition. We like to paint mini pumpkins. We’ve also got a whole list of fun pumpkin crafts and activities for kids of all ages.
3. Visit a Pumpkin Patch
4. Serve Up Some Spooky Food
You won’t want to miss these spooky treat ideas!
Don’t forget to try these Spooky Ice Cream Floats from Jalisa Harris!
5. Boo Your Neighbors and Friends
If you’re not familiar with booing your neighbors, it’s not hard! You basically create a little gift bag or treat and drop it off to a few friendly neighbors. You can attach some directions so they can continue the trend. Hopefully, your whole neighborhood will get into it!
6. Watch Some Halloween Classics
Some Halloween movies can be too scary for younger kids, but there are some great cartoons out there. Our tradition is to watch It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.
7. Carve Pumpkins and Roast the Seeds
We love to carve pumpkins every year. If the kids aren’t big enough to use knives, they can still help create the design on the pumpkin. Save the seeds to roast as a special treat!
8. Have a Spooky Story Time
We read Halloween books throughout the month of October. It’s great to build up the excitement about Halloween! It’s fun to have a Halloween story time in a blanket fort with flashlights.
9. Trick or Treating
I can’t leave trick or treating off the list! In addition to traditional neighborhood trick or treating, look for local trunk or treats. Our local zoos also do fun Halloween events that include trick or treating. Make sure to review Halloween safety tips with your kids. I’ve also got some great resources on allergy friendly trick or treating. Real Happy Mom has a great list of non-candy ideas to hand out.
I hope you enjoyed this list of fun Halloween traditions. Thanks to the other bloggers in The Influential Mama Network for contributing their ideas!
Do you have any fun Halloween traditions to add to the list? Tell me in the comments!