I love making the holidays fun for my kids and Halloween is no exception. It is so much more than just one night of dressing up, the whole of October can be filled with spooky movies and Halloween themed snacks and activities like visiting the pumpkin patch and carving your pumpkins.
Over the years we have had loads of fun preparing for Halloween and so below I’ve got all my best tips and ideas to make your next Halloween the best one yet.
How To Have A Stress Free Halloween
We often find the holiday season is stressful as we try to have the ultimate Halloween every year. In reailty though, our kids don’t always care about doing everything – they just want to spend time together. Halloween doesn’t have to be lavish or expensive, you can make memories at home as a family. Here are my top tips for a stress free Halloween.
- Spread Out The Fun – You don’t need to cram all your Halloween plans into one day or one weekend. Spread out the fun throughout October and don’t put too much pressure of the day of Halloween itself.
- Choose Free Activities – Halloween shouldn’t be expensive. You can watch a spooky movie at home with some homemade snacks, take a twilight walk to see the Halloween decorations or carve a pumpkin from the supermarket. They don’t need a new costume every year either, check what they have that fits already instead.
- Go With The Flow – While you might have preconceived ideas about how things should go, it doesn’t matter if the kids think differently. If they don’t want to help bake the Halloween brownies or lose interest half way through carving the pumpkin then that’s fine. As long as they’re having fun that’s all that matters.
- Plan Ahead – Knowing a rough idea of what you want to do in advance can help things run smoothly. Plan your Halloween snacks and makes sure you purchase anything you will need in advance. That way you’ll be all ready to go when the time comes.
Halloween Snack Ideas
So much of Halloween is focussed on the candy, but there are lots of other fun Halloween snacks that you can make and enjoy too. They don’t have to just been for at a Halloween party, try these recipes through the whole of October to make the holiday last that bit longer. Many of these Halloween snack ideas make great gifts too – just wrap them in cellophane and gift them to your neighbours and friends to get them in the holiday spirit.
A fun Halloween recipe for kids. Simple coconut snowballs in Halloween colours for a sweet treat at your Halloween party. Chill for an hour then eat! Read more.
A fun finger food dinner to have before Trick Or Treating, or to serve at your Halloween party. Kids and adults will love making their own tacos. Read More.
Halloween Cocktail Ideas
No Halloween party would be completed without a fun Halloween cocktail for the adults. This simple cocktail ideas will add a bit of flare to your party but don’t require lots of ingredients or time to make.
A simple Halloween cocktail in blood red. Your friends will love this tasty champagne cocktail at your Halloween party, made with just 3 ingredients. Read More.
Pumpkin Carving Designs
Pumpkin carving doesn’t just have to be for the kids. Join in the fun with these pumpkin carving ideas. Make their favourite tv characters, add spooky lighting and impress the neighbours with these pumpkins on your doorstep.
My kids loved these cute pumpkin designs. Paw Patrol and Pokemon are always a hit and these designs came out so well. They looked great lit up on the porch. Read More.
A simple how-to for carving your kids favourite cartoon characters. How to get perfect lines when carving a pumpkin into fun shapes. Read more.
Learn the best method for getting intricate designs carved onto a pumpkin so you can make your own cartoon pumpkins this Halloween. Read More.
Sibling Halloween Costume Ideas
There is nothing cuter than siblings in matching costumes. These are some of the cute matching Halloween costumes we’ve used in the past for our trick or treating adventures.
Matching Mickey and Minnie Mouse costumes for kids are just the cutest, and this Halloween was no exception. A fun matching costume set for trick or treating. Read more.