With only a few weeks away from the most scariest time of the year, it’s time to prepare ourselves for pumpkins, candy, scary decor and fun!
Halloween falls on a Monday this year, so most activities will take place on Saturday, October 29th. Traditionally, most families go door-to-door to to take their kiddies trick-or-treating. Now, with all the craziness that’s going on in the nation, it is no longer a safe tradition.
Recently, the “clowns hoax” has been in the headlines with threats to schools and colleges across the globe! Schools have beefed up police and security to ensure the protection of our kids. Get the full story here.
After learning about this hoax, I decided not to take my son trick-or-treating this year from door-to-door as I have typically done. We’ll celebrate another way.
Check out these 3 safe activities for you and the kiddies on Halloween:
Trunk-or-Treat. After having a long conversation with my neighbor about how unsafe trick-or-treating has become, she told me about a great activity that she and her child would be participating in…trunk-or-treat. Cool name, right? Here’s how it works: You, family, friends and co-workers can go to a park and line your Halloween-decorated cars up. Pop open your filled-with-candy trunks and allow the kiddos to go car-to-car and “trunk-or-treat!” They still will be able to be outside, wear their costumes and get candy. I so love this idea! What do you think?
Halloween Fest. Nothing says fun like a good fest! Games, candy, food, prizes, friends and family! You can host it and assign items for your guest to bring. Have fun activities for both adults and kiddies. Look up food and dessert ideas on Pinterest. Decorate the space with scary decor, play spooky music (one of the songs I suggest is Michael Jackson’s Thriller). Listen to the song below.
Stay inside. If going on trunk-or-treating or hosting/attending a fest is too much of hassle – stay home! There is no place like home! Make some food, pop some popcorn and watch Halloween-themed movies, something you and the kiddies can enjoy. Save the Nightmare on Elm Street and Friday the 13th for when the kids go to bed. My favorite Halloween movie is Hocus Pocus. Capture the night by taking pictures and videos of the kids in their costumes, the food and a selfie with the family!
I hope these ideas helped. Let me know if you are sticking to the tradition or trying something different.
Be safe out there. Have a happy and a safe Halloween!
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