Through the cold, black night a distant howl echoes. You hear an evil cackle. Is that a witch? It’s that time of year again when the ghosts, ghouls and goblins come out of the shadows to play. Or at least kids dressed as ghosts, ghouls and goblins do…
Halloween can be a lot of fun for children of all ages and you can keep them entertained this Halloween with some of these top Halloween tips.
Firstly, get your kids involved with making their own costumes. A child’s imagination is a wonderful thing, so take them down to the local material shop and encourage them to be creative and resourceful and they will be even happier with their outfit once it’s made. Why not experiment with face paints as well to add an extra element to their outfits.
There are a whole variety of cool games you can show your children at Halloween too. Traditional games like bobbing for apples, or telling jokes as part of trick or treating are great fun for all the family. Be creative and invent some jokes and games of your own, the spookier they are, the better!
If you really want to get into the spirit of Halloween, decorate your house for the day. A fun example would be a spooky witches house. Try adding cobwebs, atmospheric lighting and fake skeletons to create the perfect party setting then invite over friends and family to join the party. Having the whole family together under one roof will surely be a pleasant experience for everyone, and will allow everyone to spend quality time together.
No Halloween night is complete without a scary pumpkin face glowing from the window. Have a contest to see who can carve the scariest face on their pumpkin and remember to keep the flesh you scoop out as this can be used to create some delicious pumpkin soup or pumpkin pie later.
Finally, get the children involved with making up some exciting party bags for any trick or treaters that may come to the door. Halloween chocolate gifts plus fruit, nuts and money are typical favourites and are sure to be well received.
Encourage your kids to get creative with some Halloween crafts. Take a brisk autumn walk and collect some beautiful red and brown leaves and twigs to create an atmospheric centrepiece. If you take advantage of the holiday to its fullest, you’ll find that Halloween can be the sort of experience that brings the whole family together.