Skeletons, pumpkins and yummy treats, oh my! Halloween is knocking at our door and while we will have to celebrate differently from previous years, it can still be the best Halloween yet. If you’ve been wondering how to save Halloween for your little ones, then you’re in for a treat. Here are 3 simple but fun ways to enjoy a fun, safe Halloween at home:
I would love to be the mom who is a pro at baking all of the yummy treats and goodies but I’m not. Besides, baking goodies from scratch will just leave a big old mess for me to clean up. This Halloween, Edible BakeshopTM has everything you need to celebrate deliciously for under $50; like this yummy Halloween Dessert Platter.
This platter is packed with a variety of fresh baked cookies and these spookiest little cake-shaped pineapple bites. One is dipped in smooth white chocolate and decorated like a zombie eye, while the other is decorated to look like a mummy. It’s sure to get your little ones excited and in the Halloween spirit while you enjoy some of your favorite spooky movies or have a little party at home.
Speaking of a party, you can’t really have one without games right? So celebrate Halloween at home by putting a spooky spin on some of your favorite party games like:
-Pin the Skeleton
-Witch Hat Ring Toss
-Pumpkin Boo-ling (bowling)
You can pick these games up from your local Target or use items from around the house. For example, you can make a toilet paper pyramid instead of buying toy bowling pins; it’s safe to say we should all have plenty of that right? Then using a small pumpkin (real or plastic) as your bowling ball. Set up your pins in a hallway or in your living room and let them have a blast knowing them down.
Of course there is no Halloween without trick or treating. It’s clear that door-to-door will be out, so a scavenger hunt is a great alternative. Depending on the size of your space you can hide items throughout your home or in your backyard. Let them get dressed up in their adorable little costumes, play some spooky tunes and let the search begin. This will allow your little ones to enjoy the surprise of unexpected treats, while playing safely at home.
Depending on their age and reading level you could make it a scavenger hunt and leave clues throughout the home to tell them where they’ll find a huge stash of treats.
Doing a lot of entertaining at home, make sure to check out my tutorial for a simple but fancy charcuterie board.