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Halloween-New Ideas and Activities

Updated on February 26, 2013

Halloween Ideas

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Halloween Ideas

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For parents of small children holding parties, a new idea is to give everyone a prize for costumes. Make sure the gifts are the same and categorize the winners for ten or twenty children. There are many categories you can come up with, and then everyone feels like a winner.

Costume purchases don’t have to be expensive, but it’s memorable for the parent and the child to make the costume together. If you’re not that talented to sew or make something, exchange tasks with another parent, like carving their pumpkin or doing their decorations. With team effort everyone does what they do best.

Repeat the fun for Easter and contribute that idea for Halloween. Hide things around the house or recreation halls where you are holding the party for children to find the prizes. It could be bags of candy corn, or little bags of chocolate coins, and you could tell a spooky story about how the scarecrow comes out at night and hides the candy so he can eat it himself.

One reason Halloween is enjoyed, is the ability to be the super hero or fantasy story character we like. Simple cuts of material and some emblems made of gold paper can make an awesome Wonder Woman suit. A pair of nerdy glasses and a suit can make Superman without his cape and if you have another child they can wear the tights and cape. It is quite cute to see two at the door almost telling a story as they Trick or Treat.

Halloween Without the Mean

If you have mean teens in the neighborhood simply mount an old camera up on a pole with a spotlight on it making it look like your place has video surveillance. Park your cars in the garage, and by all means don’t bar up your house and turn off the lights because there are just a couple of kids who want to spoil the fun.

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    • B. A. Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      B. A. Williams 

      5 years ago from USA

      I am so looking forward to your Christmas story. I just know its going to be something I love to read. Of course I would like to read something else by you, maybe a short mystery in Canada portraying the country's weather and at the end one of your twists.

      You're Halloween party sounds hilarious. I went as a banana one year but couldn't get the head part into the car, had to drive hunched over. Glad no cops seen me.

      7:00 am sun ewwww such an early hour but I bet it was pretty. Its sunny and cold here today. Is there a way to access email on here, might be nice to exchange ideas.

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      .......hello my friend and esteemed colleague - thank you for your support and wonderful suggestions as well - I do take personal requests (like your Christmas idea) and I love a challenge so if you would like me to write 'anything' else for you then please let me know - and I sat watching the daybreak over the lake this morning and then the glorious ball of fire known as the sun at 7:00am but it has now given way to dark and ominous clouds over the lake at lake erie time 12:23pm ...well that's October for you. sending you warm wishes and one year I went to a Halloween party (in college) as a pregnant bride and got fairly drunk at the dance and stripped down to my boxer shorts only during Peter Gabriel's Shock the monkey -lol

    • B. A. Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      B. A. Williams 

      5 years ago from USA

      So jealous of you and your Canadian weather mmm love the cold weather. Have lots of ideas for adult parties costume wise, but seems not many adults around me are holding them anymore.

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      epigramman 

      5 years ago

      ...well my dear friend, esteemed colleague and one of my biggest supporters (for which I am so eternally grateful) .....I was looking at an ad/flyer where I work - for Halloween - and I am so amazed at how it has turned to be a party time event for 'adults' as well - and that many of the costumes now are geared towards their demographic - I sincerely hope all is well with you and I am sending warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 1:43pm

    • B. A. Williams profile imageAUTHOR

      B. A. Williams 

      5 years ago from USA

      Thanks Mhatter I may add more to this today, but didn't want to make it too long.

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      Martin Kloess 

      5 years ago from San Francisco

      Good ideas. Thank you for sharing

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