Halloween is just around the corner everyone and if you are anything like me you are super busy and before you know it this spooky night will be right on top of you. Will you be prepared for some spooky activities and play ideas with the family?
Halloween is a fab opportunity for you to have some fun with your family and create new memories, and I really don’t want you to miss out. Even if you’re not a fan of trick or treating, and I know lots of people have mixed feelings about this activity, there’s still lots of ways you can have fun and celebrate with the kids.
Halloween Film Night
The autumnal weather lends itself so well to a cosy film night in with the family. No matter what age your children, there’s Halloween themed films and TV shows for every age. Just take a looks at Amazon Prime for some film night inspiration. They have everything from Room on the Broom, Lost in Oz and everyone’s favourite mystery machine Scooby Doo. Add these to your watch list now and line them up for a fun family night in with the kids. Add a tub of Simply Gingerbread flavoured Ice Cream and some spooky green popcorn and the night will feel like a real treat.
You Can Great Halloween Costumes
If your kids love dressing up, Halloween can be so much fun. With so many last minute Halloween costumes available now, outfits cover just about every theme possible from witches and vampires to unicorns and pumpkins. This year in our house it’s all about the Halloween Prom Queen dress and I’m sure it will be getting lots of wear over half term week.
Even the youngest members of the family can get in on the act with lots of fun last minute Halloween themed baby outfits and accessories to be had. Something like these seasonally coloured Matchstick Monkey teethers will help even baby get in on the act with a little nod to Halloween that will keep being useful long after the event.
Throw a Halloween Party
A kids Halloween party is so much fun and really easy to organise. Encourage everyone to come in their cool Halloween costumes and decorate the house with pumpkins and banners. Halloween partyware will help create a fun atmosphere and doesn’t have to cost the earth either. We particularly love these budget Halloween decorations from Flying Tiger. With a fold out pumpkin and skull napkins for just £1 each and crackers for £3 you will have a Halloween party arranged in no time.
Halloween Party food can be fun and simple too, like this Cheesney Hawkes Hot Dog recipe from Bunlimited. Here’s your list of ingredients:
- Hot dog bun
- Bunlimited classic hot dog
- Sliced pickles
- Bunlimited crispy onions
- Grated cheddar cheese
- Grated Swiss cheese
All you have to do is split your hot dog bun, sneak a cheesy layer of grated cheddar and Swiss cheese in first, pop your hot dogs in, top with sliced pickles if you like them spicy, crispy onions, ketchup and another sprinkle of cheese. They make for the perfect Halloween party tea but are super low on effort too.
Halloween Biscuit Decorating
This no bake Halloween activity for decorating biscuits is perfect for keeping kids busy on rainy days this half term. All that is required is a packet of digestive biscuits, some tubes of icing and a few Halloween themed food decorations and sprinkles. Let them decorate the biscuits as they wish and enjoy their treat during film night. It’s the perfect activity for kids Halloween parties too.
Halloween Face Painting
Face painting is perfect for Trick or Treating or for a Halloween party activity and the great news is it can be pretty simple and mess free as well. Give your party guests a fun spooky make over with Snazaroo’s easy to use Halloween brush pens to create scars, vampire faces or outrageous spider features.
Spooky Halloween Days Out
From local farms to theme parks there will be a Halloween themed day out near you to visit this October half term. Check out these Halloween events around the East Midlands for inspiration. If you want to kill two birds with one stone, look for a Halloween event that offers pumpkin carving as an activity. Coming home with a carved pumpkin without the mess to clear up is bound to be a win for every parent, right?
Make Halloween Slime
It’s all about slime in our house at the moment, and it’s something that is perfectly matched with Halloween also. We can’t all be Pinterest perfect so why not try the Slime Factory Glow In The Dark set from Science4You? We’ll be making jumping balls, monsters, worms and even fish this holiday with this spooky science kit packed with 17 experiments to keep kids busy on Halloween.
Homemade Halloween Crafts
Halloween is perfect for creative kids, and you only need a few basic supplies to create a fun Halloween craft for kids. If you have paper plates, coloured paper and the odd glass jar lying around you could be creating cauldrons, lanterns and bunting in no time. Check out these 4 easy Halloween craft ideas for kids for some inspiration.
I hope you enjoyed our last minute Halloween ideas and are feeling inspired to make the most of this spooky time of year.
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