Halloween-New Ideas and Activities
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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