10 ways to make Halloween fun this year for kids at home
Turn your backyard into a Halloween fun fest with festive decor, like the inflatable Beetlejuice Sandworm, or the 12-foot Giant-Sized Skeleton with LifeEyes that’s been all over the Internet recently. These decorations will turn your backyard into the ultimate spooky scene that your kids will enjoy.
2. Don’t skimp on the outdoor decor
Grab some flashlights, blankets, and some glow-in-the-dark books like What Was I Scared Of? by Dr. Seuss. You can also fire up your projector and play a hand puppet game or find some ghosts to fly around on the screen. You can let the kids go a little wild with the Noshi Edible Kid Paint which is great for playing zombie games and eating fake body parts.
3. Have a spooky slumber party
Whether you want to watch something scary or something everything in the family can watch with no nightmares, a heated blanket and popcorn maker is the way to go. Encourage everyone to wear their costume during movie night so the kids can have a little more fun with it.
4. Make it a cozy movie night
No need to spend a lot of money on costumes for your growing kids when you can just make a fun outfit that can double as their everyday clothes. Primary is the source for all trendy, gender-neutral clothes for infants, toddlers, big kids and adults. You can turn regular clothes into funny pop culture references. The best part is that these Halloween outfits can also be part of your kid’s wardrobe after Halloween which means you will save money.
5. Make DIY costumes
Turn your family into little scavenger hunters for the night. For the little ones, this witch piñata from Scandiborn comes ready with candy stuffed inside already. For older kids, you can scatter candy throughout the house, like an October Easter egg hunt, or lead them around with a number of clues that ultimately leads to a Halloween candy stash they can gorge on.
6. Have a scavenger hunt
Is there anything more fun than eating spooky treats on Halloween? Scour the internet for some of the best, easy Halloween recipes you can bake along with your little ones. Even better, some of our favorite meal kits, like Home Chef, have Halloween-themed entrees you can whip up in no time. Check out the Home Chef Spooky Shephard’s Pie, or these adorable healthy Halloween treats from Hello Fresh.
7. Whip up some Halloween treats
All you need is a good camera, some proper lighting, and adorable costumes. Have fun and be creative! Dress the little ones in shirts with funny sayings like the shirts from The Spunky Stork and Mori. Grab some props and start posing for the camera. Just remember, those images will make great holiday cards. And please—involve the pets!
8. Have a photoshoot and play dress up
Turn on a Halloween playlist and get ready to create. For the school-aged kids, these Ooly Monster Erasers entertain as well as erase. You can make masks, or even offer to make each others’ outfit. Just a few supplies are needed to turn your night into a crafter’s dream.