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Hauntingly Fun Ideas for Your Halloween Celebration

Make this Halloween one that will really lift their spirits with these eerie-sistible ideas for festive food and frighteningly good fun

Author Kari Hanson

Published on: September 28, 2022

Monster themed treats
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Trick and treat yourself

Candy doesn’t have to be the only star attraction of Halloween. Eat, drink and be scary with clever and creepy party snacks and easy treats that will be sure to please even the pickiest ghouls and boys.

If you are looking to increase your spooky repertoire, you’ll be Hallow-queen (or -king) of the Year if you make one of the adorable Halloween cupcake recipes from the fa-boo-lous new cookbook “Spooky Snacks and Treats.” It’s packed with recipes for treats that any little zombie would consider the best things since sliced head. Bone appétit!

Give ’em pumpkin to talk about

If you are looking for gourd-geous pumpkin decorations that will last more than a few days (I’m looking at you, squirrels!), try one of our no-carve, no-mess ideas.

Kids will be heading out the door to trick-or-treat before you know it! Check out clever ideas for DIY costumes and adorable ideas to dress up your baby or toddler. Get out your glue gun (or click on that Amazon link) today!

Creepin’ it real

Getting the house ready for Halloween is my kids’ favorite part of the season (well, besides all of the candy). You’ll find great ideas for creepy outdoor decorations as well as some clever dollar-store hacks to avoid breaking the bank.

Movies, crafts and games

Trick-or-treating only lasts one night, but you can keep summoning the Halloween spirit all month long! On a dark and stormy October night, snuggle up and watch a scary movie with your older kids, or a not-so-scary one with the younger crowd.

Hosting a monster mash this season? You’ll be the ghostess with the mostess with our roundup of crafts ideas and activities to keep your little partygoers engaged. And when they need to get up and move, consult our list of fun, inexpensive Halloween games.

Make it fun for everyone

While Halloween can be fun, it can also be completely overwhelming. There are plenty of ways you can support neurodiverse kids in your community so they can enjoy the celebration in thoughtful, sensory-friendly ways.

Happy Halloween!

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