Halloween Traditions for More Holiday Memories!
I’m a firm believer that holiday traditions make some of the best memories for our children. So I try to institute as many traditions around the holidays as I can. And the creative B-Inspired Blogger moms are the perfect source for some family tradition ideas. Here are some of their ideas for Halloween traditions…
10 Halloween Traditions [From the Mouths of Moms]
1. Throw a “Trick or Treat” Party
“We throw a costume party in October every year where we play ‘Trick or Treat.’ I’m not big on Halloween, but I love games! There is a bowl of strips of paper and a bowl of candy. Each strip of paper either says ‘Treat’ and you pick a candy out of the bowl for your turn, or it describes a ‘trick’ you must perform. This blog post is from before we had kids, but it shows a few of the ‘tricks’ we had to do! It is always a total blast. And I can’t wait until our boys are old enough to play. Most of the tricks are so silly, even toddlers can play.” Kristin from Call Me Kristin
2. Make Your Halloween Costumes
“I have a tradition of always making my kids’ Halloween costumes. I can’t wait until they can start helping me make them. I want them to think of Halloween as an opportunity to be creative.” Krissy from B-Inspired Mama
3. Bake Halloween Sugar Cookies
“Last year was our first year as a family of three. We gathered apples at the orchard, visited the pumpkin patch, painted pumpkins, and baked sugar cookies. Baking the Halloween sugar cookies was a tradition that was started when I was a kid, but the others were new ones that began with our family.” Gina from famiglia&seoul
4. Give Your Candy to “The Great Pumpkin”
“We started a Halloween tradition last year where they pick out 5 pieces of candy from Trick or Treating to keep, then put the rest on the porch on Halloween night. When they wake up in the morning, they see that ‘The Great Pumpkin’ replaced that unhealthy candy with a few small toys and art supplies.” Krissy from B-Inspired Mama
5. Spend Time Outdoors
“We get outdoors and take Halloween Hikes every year or Hayrides.” Lora from Kids Creative Chaos
6. Head to the Mall
“Because, he’s young and it’s cold here, so far we have gone to the mall for 2 years. It’s warm and safer. All he does is walk into the store and they give him the candy. It’s ideal for the little ones.” Valerie from Glittering Muffins
8. Go to the Zoo
“We go to the Zoo Boo every year at the Detroit Zoo. It’s a great time to see lots of kids (and sometimes adults) in wonderful costumes! There’s a trail that’s set up through part of the zoo with stops for candy … and at the end there are games for the kids, a ‘Zoo Boo Revue’ show, and cider & donuts!” Laura from Play Dr. Mom
9. Bake Some Pumpkin Seeds
“We go to the pumpkin patch the weekend before and carve and decorate our pumpkins. We then bake the seeds. This is the thing I look forward to the most.” Brittany from Love, Play, Learn
10. Do Candy Science Experiments
“We only did this last year, but I definitely want to do this again this year and make it a tradition. Experiments with all our leftover candy!” Laura from Play Dr. Mom
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How do you and your kids celebrate Halloween? Any fun Halloween traditions? Share them in the comments below!
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