Moms everywhere are deciding what Halloween will look like for them this year. At this point, it’s all up in the air still whether Trick-or-Treating will happen and what it’ll look like. For me, I’m a planner, not knowing what was going to happen led me to take control and planning a Halloween Night blowout for my kiddos here at home. For us, Halloween is usually a big blowout where we dress up as a family and spend every weekend at a different community event so I wanted to make this one night a ton of fun!
Back in the Spring when we were quarantined I decided that Easter would look a little different for us and did a glow-in-the-dark egg hunt! My kids loved it too! So, when I got to planning for Halloween I thought I’d recreate this scene with a spooky twist.
Are you rolling your eyes yet, or are you excited? I’ll be honest, normally I’m in the eye roll group because I am *not* Pinteresty in the least and creativity isn’t my strong suit. However, my word of the year for 2020 is “invest” and I really want to invest in making sure I have fun memories with my kids. We’re road schooling this year and it’s both rewarding and exhausting; not just for me, for the kids too. But like, I’m definitely exhausted, so we’re keeping this easy and laid back no eye rolls needed.
- Pajamas not Costumes :: I went with three different pairs of skeleton pajamas for our skeleton crew. They’re fun and will definitely get worn tons more than the more expensive coordinated costumes I would have purchased, normally.
- Glow In The Dark Pumpkin Hunt :: I ordered a couple of bags of candy and two different types of pumpkin bags and a whole lotta glow sticks! I plan to just toss a few pieces of candy into each bag with a couple of glowing sticks and spreading them out all over the yard after dark!
- “Drive-In” Halloween Movies At Home :: I totally stole this idea from another mom. I bought three pop-up vehicles and I’ll be setting them up in the living room for an evening of Halloween movie marathon! What’s more fun than an indoor living room fort and fun movies?
- Fun Halloween Foods :: I’ll admit it, I love charcuterie boards and any type of DIY food bar. For mine, I’m planning a mummy board (with easy, fun recipes) and a DIY popcorn bar with things like mini m&ms, raisins, marshmallows, pretzels, etc.
That’s it! So easy and fun. When offered the option to have a small coordinated trick or treat night at the houses of trusted friends, having our people drive past our yard and throw candy at us Mardi Gras style, or having a Halloween House Party all my kids voted house party!
If you have some other fun easy ideas I would love to know about them!