Maybe your Oct. 31 will look a little different this year. But different does not mean less candy, less costumes, or less fun. Use some creativity, get spooked, and make some new traditions.
First thing’s first. Choose and craft a cool costume. Kids will love adding their own homemade elements to the mix and try on their duds over multiple days (why not?!).
Give passersby a reason to stop and smile with not-so-scary window decorations featuring your kid’s favorite Nick characters.
Take the quintessential pumpkin decorating to the next level with printable stencils that make for impressive-looking (and not so typical) jack-o-lanterns.
Let little kids get in on the fun with painting and singing.
Make the big kids work for their candy by setting up a scavenger hunt in the backyard.
Try out a cute-as-a-puppy take on decorated candy apples.
Or turn your green apples into edible ninja snacks.
Scrapping trick-or-treating altogether? Get ambitious and build a spooky gingerbread mansion. Or make it into a decorating competition and have the family compete for the silliest, sweetest, or scariest cookie house on the block.