1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 8, 9, 10 x YES!!The things I love most about Halloween and fall:
1)Spiced pumpkin everything
3)Red, orange and yellow leaves
4)Cool days and colder evenings
5)Sitting out on the balcony with a mug of hot cocoa
6)Ghost, goblin and cobweb decorated houses
7)Jack o lanterns sitting on people's front steps
8)Hot homemade stew and soup
9)The first hints of winter in the air
10)The first hints of Christmas soon after Halloween
I'll share any ideas I can think of.
We always finish our trick-or-treating by coming home for warm baths and hot chocolate while we watch Nightmare Before Christmas. It seems like a fitting end to Halloween and a little wink at Christmas which we don't decorate for for another 12 days. I think I'll get some of those chips that are shaped to look like skeleton bones and a few other Halloween treats.
If we can't trick-or-treat this year I'm thinking of making up little bags of candy and hiding them in the backyard like an easter egg hunt. Or perhaps a scavenger hunt for the bigger ones. I may do it just before dusk and put a little glowstick in each one to make them easier to find. That's only if Halloween is cancelled so other kids don't hop the fence to get them! I want to think of other outdoor activities as it's the only night of the year the kids really get to be outside when it's dark.
I'm also thinking of doing a taffy pull where we make those mollasses kisses. I also thought of a popcorn ball station and a candy or caramel apple bar. I could dip the apples for them in the hot caramel, and they could then have a table of candies and add-ons to stick to the apples.
Dinner could be pizza because we always do that before trick or treating since it's quick and easy, but I saw a suggestion in a magazine years ago to make a cheesecake in a checkerboard pan layer. Since each layer just divides the circle into three rings, you dye the cheesecake for the first ring orange, yellow for the second, and leave the last white. Then when you cut your cheesecake, you end up with each triangular piece looking like a piece of candycorn!
I was thinking of some old games...bobbing for apples, but in the modern Covid way of everyone having their own bowl I also remember a Halloween party as a kid where they tied donuts to strings and hung them from the ceiling. You had to eat your donut first without letting any hit the floor. Some kind of fortune telling trick would be fun too.
I'll definitely do more decorating this year.
I was also thinking that after our traditional movie is over I might just have a lineup of "kid level scary" movies to run all night and let the kids camp out in the basement with flashlights. We could make smores and keep a thermos of spiced chai or cocoa. I want it to be special. They've always loved Halloween
I've seen lots of youtube videos on decorating for halloween this year. It seems a lot of people are getting into seasonal celebrations early this yearwe didnt have a theme for halloween this year.at work. im doing my bathroom for halloween later today. it may be early but i wanted it done for fun and before ill helping my gson with school online.