Although Halloween takes place on October 31st, the celebrations can happen anytime leading up to the big day, or even the following weekend. Many families carve pumpkins, decorate homes and yards and plan costume in honor of this spooky fall season.
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October 9, 2008
At our church we do not celebrate Halloween, we celebrate Harvest Season. At the party we use the theme of God's creations. The kids as well as the adults have the option to dress up as any of God's creations of the first 6 days of creation.Read More...
October 9, 2008
We love Halloween and start celebrating October 1. We do at least one different Halloween activity every day leading up to October 31, and most don't require spending money.
We start with unpacking our decorations on the 1st. In addition to attending several community events, we get Halloween library books, reserve seasonal DVDs from the library, read scary stories in the tent in the backyard after dark, make Halloween treats in the kitchen, take baths in the dark while playing spooky music, the list goes on and on - for 31 days!
I have two preschoolers, and we've been doing this since the older one was two years-old.
31 Halloween Activities:
(you'll see some are specific to our region).
- Get out Halloween decorations
- Have a Halloween drink with our pumpkin cups
- Submit grocery store coloring contest entries and pick out free pumpkins
- Make Halloween craft out of felt pieces
- Attend "spider" story time at the library (and more themed library activities)
- Have a Halloween bath in the dark with Halloween music playing and using our Ghost-shaped bath mitts and Halloween soap
- Get out Halloween books and borrow stacks of Halloween books from the library
- Reserve Halloween DVDs from the library ("Spookley" and "Monster House")
- Visit party store to look at all the Halloween decorations
- Go to craft store and buy Halloween stickers (super cheap - less than $1)
- Make Halloween treats like sugar cookies with black sugar, rice krispy treats with pumpkin-shaped sprinkles, a ghost-shaped cake
- Make healthy pumpkin donuts for breakfast
- Read Halloween stories in the tent in the backyard after dark with lanterns
- Make up Halloween games like "Chubby Ghost" where we take turns putting a marshmallow in our mouth and saying "Chubby Ghost." Whoever fits the most marshmallows in their mouth wins.
- Go on a haunted hayride and pumpkin carving contest
- Attend "Halloween Spooktacular" at a local bookstore
- Get dressed up in last year"s Halloween costumes and read Halloween stories wearing them
- Play Halloween computer games free online
- Make monster masks out of paper grocery store bags
- Spend a day in Salem, Massachusetts
- Attend Halloween events at the zoo
- Dance to Halloween music
- Decorate, paint and/or carve
- Make Halloween costumes
- Attend a pumpkin festival
- Display all of the kid's Halloween
artwork from school
- Wear Halloween novelty clothes that I got last year after Halloween for 75% off
- Get out the Halloween activity books
- Make orange play-dough
- Convert all of the pumpkins into Thanksgiving decorations
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October 24, 2006
I love Halloween, first because it is the beginning of the holiday season. Being a gardener, I also appreciate it as a great time to celebrate the harvest. I think of it as a celebration of autumn.Read More...
Here is a neat link with healthy and Earth friendly Halloween tips.There are ideas for non food Trick or Treat items and information of throwing a Green Halloween party. Check it out:
What are some decorating ideas for Halloween?
I have no idea who started this (kind of the point) but last night the doorbell rings and I open the door. I find a white balloon with a ghosts face markered on it.
Tied to it is a tiny basket filled with candy and two papers. One is to put on my door that says, "We been Spooked!" with a picture of a ghost.
Before they were on the market for sale, my family and I would make our own spooky sounding tapes to be played during Trick or Treat hours on Halloween.
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