Halloween is fast approaching. For those who are unaware, it happens to be on the 31st October. This year it falls on a Monday, so no doubt there will be some celebrations over the weekend. Halloween is one of those holidays that is just starting to become something in the UK. Sure children use to knock on doors trick or treating, but now there is more decorations and ideas out there on how to celebrate the spooky holiday. With that in mind, I thought I would share with you some fun ideas the whole family can get involved in.
Organise a party
A great way to celebrate halloween, is to organise a party. It’s one of those things that lots of people will enjoy getting involved in. From deciding what you will wear to how you decorate the party location. Thankfully, there is plenty of inspirational ideas on websites like Pinterest. However, make sure you get those halloween invites out in plenty of time to ensure that you have plenty of guests to celebrate with. It’s a great way for the whole family to be involved and offers a safe environment for young children to celebrate as well.
Make your halloween costumes instead of buying them
Another family friendly activity you can do together is to create your halloween costumes from scratch. Instead of just buying them from a local store. While store bought costumes are time saving and often great, you might find that your children and even yourselves match in with someone else. So be a little unique. It’s a great way to pass the time together while doing something crafty. There are plenty of tutorials online if you are unsure where to start.
Co-ordinate your halloween costumes
It may seem a little corny, but there is a trend sweeping the nation where families co-ordinate their halloween costumes. I think they look fantastic and it’s a great way to be involved in something together. Whether you decide to create something or just head to a shop and buy some costumes, matching makes you look that little bit different.
Go trick or treating
It’s possibly the most common and popular way to celebrate halloween but it’s still a firm favourite for all the family. However, it might be worth getting your heads together with others on the street and organising it a little better. A great idea would be to post an envelope through the doors of anyone you may wish to trick or treat that evening. Include in it an item that you could distinguish that they are happy to be disturbed that night. It could be to hang a balloon or display a piece of ribbon. That way you leave the people alone who don’t want to be involved and get some great treats out of it.
Make and bake halloween treats
Finally, it’s not just about the dressing up and sweets, you could also make and bake some halloween inspired treats. From rice krispie pumpkins to ghostly biscuits. There are plenty of ideas you could come up with.
I hope these fun ideas have inspired you to have fun this halloween.