While fall is one of the best seasons to start gearing up for the holiday season, the first mark on the calendar arrives with Halloween, which is the day for all things spooky with a twist of fun. Whether you have a newborn or have growing kids, spooky season is one of the best times of the year due to the cozy vibe it has. Also, this is an awesome chance to show the kids your fun side and bond with them over Halloween specials that you enjoyed when you were a child. If you’re out of ideas and are wondering what to do at the last minute to make this day a memorable one for your kid, we’ve got your backs! Use our lifesaving tips for Halloween ideas and watch this become the favorite time of the year for your kids.
What About Costumes?
Halloween costumes are a huge hype and have a massive market demand this year. If you haven’t had the time to shop for one, or aren’t sure what to dress your child as this year, you’re not alone. It can be confusing, but it is also easy to make DIY costumes. You can make your child a Marvel or DC superhero, an Anime character if they watch lots of cartoons, their favorite movie character, or even a professional. Use your Viking jewellery to make the perfect look for your child’s costume theme with ease. It doesn’t have to be an expensive investment, there are many easy costume ideas you’ll find on the internet! Just keep in mind to have a respectful approach and not appropriate any cultural outfit if it’s not yours.
Halloween Celebration Ideas Parents Can Use
- Decorate your home: Want to bring out the inner creativity of your child while also bonding with them? Decorate your home with Halloween props that will turn your home into the best spooky funhouse. You can carve pumpkins and teach your kids a safe way to do it. Lanterns, cute cobwebs, and other props are easy DIY projects that can be a lot of fun during the weekend. Just make sure to look out for fire hazards and not light candles irresponsibly.
- Participate in a trick or treat evening: One of the bonding activities you can indulge in is to go trick or treating with your kids. Don on some matching Halloween outfits and get into the spirit- you see what we did there? Getting involved will also be great for you!
- Throw a Halloween Party: One of the best things to do during the spooky season is to host a Halloween-themed party! Even if it is just you and the family, it will brighten up the vibe after a year of staying in isolation. Now that things are slowly returning to more social circumstances, you can organize a cute party for yourself and the kids as a warm-up before Thanksgiving.
- Get a responsible chaperone: Some parents may not be available early on Halloween due to obligations. If this is you, your child can still go trick or treating. Request one of your family members, neighbors with kids of the same age, or their school friend’s parents to chaperone for you. We’re sure if you ask nicely and well in advance, they will be happy to. If the opposite is the case, you can offer to chaperone for a busy parent who could use your help!
- Stay in and watch Halloween special movies: Movies like the Harry Potter series, Lord of the Rings, and other classics are perfect for this season. If your kids are fond of all things magical, you can enjoy a night watching a movie marathon with comfort food. Some experiences are absolutely priceless, and watching your kid get googly eyes at a magical movie is one of them!
- Bake goodies with your kids: Tricking or treating goes both ways, which means you have the option to take the easy way out and grab a few packets of toffees, or create core memories for your kids and make this year more fun by teaching them to bake with you. Let the little monsters cut out cookies while you roll and bake them, or let them add their favorite icing and toppings for a fun prep day.
- Keep a watch on sugar and dairy: Not all kids are lactose intolerant, but if your kid is, make sure that they don’t accept treats that could give them a case of the loosies or a tummy ache. Another thing to be mindful of is your child’s sugar intake. Going trick or treating starts in the evening, so it is pretty obvious they’d want to grab a few sweet treats from the basket and start munching. However, too much sugar will make it difficult for them to fall asleep, which means more work for you! If you’d like to sleep well at night, keep their candy count restricted and promise to let them have a few every day!
- Go camping and stargazing: Halloween arrives on the weekend this year, which is very convenient for parents who never get to spend time with their younglings during this time. You can plan a camping trip or just build a bonfire in your backyard. Add a few songs, a spooky story, and some delicious smores, your plan is golden! The stars look spectacular in this season, so it is also a good time to stargaze. You can point out constellations to them and tell them the mythological stories behind them from kids’ storybooks.
- Don’t forget to stay safe: While things are getting back on track, the pandemic is still not over. Make sure that you and the kids always follow social distancing protocol and sanitize often. Also, wear masks to stay protected if your child is unvaccinated.
This is one of the most exciting times of the year, where our kids finally get to explore Halloween and have fun. While last year was spent at home isolated, this year gives you the chance to switch things up and make a memorable one!