Halloween, the perfect occasion to binge on sweets without any guilt but also to have fun with friends & family! Most kids enjoy the frantic search for the most original costume they can possibly create for October 31st.
But some kids are not into walking the streets at night and knocking at the door of people they don’t know. If your child is part of that group, there are many other ways to celebrate this feast with the family! Here are some ideas.
On the other side of the door
Many « trick or treaters » circulate in your neighborhood in quest of candies? Purchase some treats (and if you feel like it you may also prepare individual bags) and have your child participate! Let him (or her) answer the door and give the surprises to the other kids. It is a way to be involved and slowly take pleasure in the Halloween evening! The most daring may dress up to be even more in the spirit of the party.
The theme movie night
Your family enjoys cinema? Nothing easier! You can organize a movie night and pick a movie that has to do with Halloween as long as it is suitable for the whole family (there are plenty of choices: The Nightmare Before Christmas, Casper, Monster House, The Addams Family, Corpse Bride, etc.). To enhance the fun, prepare a fruit punch with frozen eye balls (simply add a blueberry or raisin when you pour the water in the ice container, ideally in a round shape) and as a snack serve some spider or ghost candies.
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