Making the Most of Halloween 2020

by - Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Let's be real, this year has been a mess - a HOT mess and since it's almost Halloween, let's call it a HAUNT mess!! Anyone else slacking on buying costumes?! 

With the pandemic still lingering, Halloween may look different this year. Although I purchase Princess A's costume on the after-Halloween sale, I still haven't purchased Prince C's costume yet. At this point, I don't even know where we'd be wearing them.  Is trick or treating canceled? What are we going to do? Coming up with safe and fun ideas to still make it fun has been challenging. 

Here are a few things on my list:
  • Re-wear or upcycle past costumes. If your kids aren't in school or going to any social events, don't feel compelled to splurge on a new outfit. Luckily Prince C is really into superheroes at the moment, and all costumes are purchased a little bigger and go into his dress-up box. When Princess A was little, all her princess costumes also went into her dress-up box as well. 
  • Paint pumpkins. Simple and fun. I'm a BIG fan of double-duty decorating, so here's a tip:  if you only paint one side, you can spin it around and keep on the porch for fall themes.
  • Crafting. I consider crafting separate from pumpkins as it takes more effort and planning on your part. There are tons of ideas on Pinterest and other blogs. Some of the dollar stores have a great selection of ready-to-make projects.
  • Purchase your own candy or treats and hide around the house. Ideally, bundle in baggies or even reuse your Easter eggs. Pop a glowstick in them and turn off the lights.  Be sure to sprinkle in a few tricks along the way. 
  • Have a family Halloween night in. Stay in, watch Halloween movies, play spooky music, bake yummy treats, paint on some canvases.
  • Breakout the firepit or have a bonfire outside. We have a new firepit and Halloween seems like the perfect time to try it. The weather is just cool enough, especially late in the evening. Roast some marshmallows, have some hot chocolate, and maybe tell a spooky story or two.
  • Set up a Halloween goodies "store" where the kids can trade candy for Halloween themed items. Or give out coupons to reward good behavior that they can redeem.
  • Adopt a Switch Witch. Have your kids switch all their treats after trick or treating to get something they really want. While I've heard that some parents are planning to disinfect the candy their kids bring home, I'm still a little iffy on eating things from other people's houses with the virus hanging around. This looks like the best idea and hopefully a new tradition in our family.

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