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10 Fun Halloween Traditions to Start with your Family
Halloween is a fun time of year, but sometimes it’s here and gone before we have the time to really enjoy the Halloween season. If you are looking for a few fun traditions to start with your family this year, here are 10 fun Halloween traditions to start with your family.
Go Trick or Treating
There is nothing like dressing up and going trick or treating as a family! You can start this tradition with your kids while they’re young, and help them go house to house to collect candy.
Carve or Decorate Pumpkins
If you don’t want to make a mess, consider decorating your pumpkins instead of carving them! If you are wanting to create something amazing under candlelight, consider carving pumpkins instead!
Visit a Local Pumpkin Patch
Even if you don’t pick out a pumpkin while you’re there, it can still be worth it to take a trip to your local pumpkin patch! Many of them have hayrides and other fun activities for the whole family.
Have a Halloween Movie Night
Even if you don’t want to watch scary movies, there are a ton of great Halloween movies you can watch with your kids! If you don’t know what movies to watch, check out Freeform’s 13 Days of Halloween for inspiration!
“Boo” Your Neighbors
This is a fun way to spread kindness during the Halloween season! Grab some candy and boo your neighbors for a fun Halloween tradition! You can even have your kids make the signs to hang on the doors.
Read Halloween-Themed Bedtime Stories
Head to the library and pick up some Halloween books for a great spooky story before bed! You can even read a new book before bed each night!
Bake a Delicious Halloween Treat
While baking isn’t traditionally associated with the Halloween season, this doesn’t mean you can’t make a great spooky treat! Head into the kitchen and make a fun treat with your family for a fun Halloween tradition.
Make Your Halloween Costumes
If you want to take the time to make your own Halloween costumes, turn it into a family activity! This is a great way to create great costumes for your family, and spend time together too! This will require a little more work than just buying your costumes, so be prepared for a lot of sewing and creativity!
Have a Day of the Dead Dinner
Celebrate your loved ones who have passed on by hosting a Day of the Dead dinner. Make all of their favorite foods and celebrate the loved ones who you’ve lost in the past years. Put up their photos on your mantle, and make a whole event out of it.
Wait for The Great Pumpkin
If your kids are great pumpkin fans but aren’t into trick or treating, why not wait for The Great Pumpkin instead? This is a fun alternative to the standard trick or treating but can be just as fun for kids!
No matter how old your kids are, they will love and look forward to these Halloween traditions for years to come!
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