Are you Halloween ready? I’ve put together this round-up of Halloween Costumes, Crafts, Treats ideas to help make your Halloween a little easier. From DIY costume ideas for the kids to Halloween arts n’ crafts to non-food treat ideas…I hope there is something here to inspire you to have a spook-tacular Halloween!
Easy Halloween Costumes for kids is super timely – make this ipod Costume or get creative and use one pair of overalls for three different creative Halloween costumes (Minion, Construction Worker or Cowboy costume). Or hold a Halloween costume swap with your friends (a friend gave us her super hero costumes – now outgrown for her boys – so my son will give these costumes a new life this year when he trick or treats!).
For lil’ ghouls this Ghost Footprints – Halloween Crafts is a super cute souvenir! Totally frame-worthy!
And everyone loves a some kid-friendly Halloween Cocktails – cranberry juice in fancy glasses are just the trick!
I know food sensitivities are a worry for some families (peanut-free, dairy free, sugar free) so I came up with this list of Non-Food Halloween Treats. One year, a neighbour gave away glow in the dark plastic fangs…they were such a hit!
My favourite Free Fonts Halloween is awesome to help make Halloween invitations, banners, posters and Halloween kids crafts. Bleading Freaks is one of my favourites for Halloween.
As a general rule, parents should never dive into their treats until a parent has gone through the bag — watching for opened packages, sharp objects, weird non-Halloween items (we’ve found a few “Jesus loves you” pamphlets).
And for general Halloween safety, always trick or treat with a parent (it’s even more fun if you trick or treat with parents and kids from the street). Watch capes and dresses as you go up and down stairs (fire hazzard around candles and safety concern for tripping). Go for make-up over masks (better visability). Glow sticks will make you stand out to drivers (and they are fun to wear). And finally, always say THANK YOU when you get a treat for someone while trick or treating.