Halloween is something that families look forward to every year. There’s a lot of family fun as children get overly excited in picking out and trying on their costume for trick or treat. Teens also get busy preparing their costumes and anticipating all the parties they will go to. Since you work at home, you have the greatest advantage of becoming a part of all these activities. But if you want more fun for your family, there are other things that you can do for Halloween.
October fun usually starts when the family goes pumpkin hunting. Too add an exciting twist to your pumpkin patch visits, choose to go to those that offer extra fun and entertainment. Some pumpkin patch communities set up rides and games that every family member can enjoy. Let the kids enjoy all the rides and games they want before you ask them to choose their pumpkins. This will help put everyone in the best of moods. If you do this, you’ll end up with the best pumpkins in your neighborhood!
You can also take the kids to the zoo. A lot of community zoos come up with their own Halloween festivals. These usually last for the whole month of October. There will usually be trick-or-treat, carnival games and rides, Halloween-themed shows, and other fun stuff like face painting.
Of course, Halloween will never be complete if you do not dress up your house in creepy décor! Start decorating early, like a week before Hallow’s Eve. Ask your kids – and the wife! – to help out. It will be fun!
After all the decorating, you will need to treat the kids. And the best way to do so would be to make sweet and yummy Halloween candies, cookies and other treats kids of all ages will love.
Planning out a Halloween party is fun. To add some excitement to the usual Halloween costume party, come up with a contest. One for kids, one for teens, and one for the partying adults. Prepare simple treats for guests who come in the best Halloween costumes. If you do not want a big party, you can always prepare a simple family party and reward your kids with prizes for the best costumes.
If you and your family prefer to skip the trick-or-treats and costume parties, you can choose to stay home and watch a good spooky or scary movie. Better yet, go for a movie marathon! Watch all the Halloween classics that you can find. And in the middle of all the screaming and spine tingling drama, don’t forget to feast on all the Halloween treats you made.
Before tucking the children to bed, you can all gather around the fireplace and snuggle on the couch while sharing ghost stories. If you do not have a fireplace, simply turn the room lights to get into the spooky mood.
There are a lot of creative ways to celebrate Halloween with the family. All it takes is a little preparation, some determination, a dash of excitement, and a lot of love for your family. Since you work at home, you’ll find all these quite easy to do. So, go and start having fun now!
And have a happy, spooky, fun Halloween!