Even though you might just want to forget about it and hope that Halloween doesn’t happen this year, your kids probably won’t let that happen. And the pictures of them in their cute costumes ARE fun to look back at (even if getting the picture taken was a nightmare). So here are some ideas to help make Halloween a little bit more fun, whatever the age of your children.
For younger kids:
If you want to give out healthy snacks instead of candy, the following websites might be helpful:
And for environmentally conscious folks, check out
You’ll find everything from healthy treats to environmentally-friendly treasures to give out.
For ideas on costumes, decorations, fun Halloween cuisine, games and more, check out
For those pre-teen and teenage kids who really are too old to be trick-or-treating anyway:
Have a party! Let the kids get dressed up if they want to, serve some fun Halloween party food, and play games. If you have the party at your house, you get to join in on the fun, know where your kids are (and what they are doing), and keep kids who are a little too old to trick-or-treat off the streets.
For Halloween party food ideas, see:
If you have any Halloween ideas or traditions that you think might interest others, please share them in the Comments section—we’d love to hear from you. Happy Halloween to all!