I can’t believe Halloween is here in less than a week! Soon it will be time for Christmas!! YEA!! Sorry. I know. I’m totally one of those annoying people who bypass Thanksgiving and leap to Christmas the second November 1st arrives. I know some people get annoyed when stores start putting Christmas stuff up in August but I’m not one of them! I say BRING. IT. ON. I can’t help it! December is too much fun! But even though I’m ready to deck the halls and trim the tree, my kids are pretty pumped for Halloween. We are having fun around here doing a few things that have become October traditions in our house so I thought I’d share them with you!
First up – our spooky spiders. My girls and I love blow pop suckers so this is a fun little treat we like to make. Very simple. You just need suckers, googly eyes, and pipe cleaners. You can find the full directions here.
Our neighborhood has such a fun tradition of doing the “BOO GHOST” each October. We just got “boo’d” last week. When you get “boo’d” you receive Halloween treats and a picture of a ghost along with a note on your doorstep. Here is what the note says in case any of you want to start this in your neighborhood (probably next year since I didn’t have my act together soon enough to share this before the last week of October).
I started a little tradition of buying my girls a fun Halloween Activity Book from Barnes and Noble each year. I didn’t mean for it to be a tradition. I bought them Halloween Activity books a few years ago and they loved them so much that now I do it each year. Just a fun little Halloween book to color when they are waiting for daddy to get home or taking a break from homework. This year I bought them each a Halloween My Little Pony workbook.
They came with stickers and have been a huge hit! We have pictures like this one all over the house. Some may prefer skulls and werewolves. We prefer pumpkins and ponies. :)
I made this fun little treat for my girls one year and now they beg for it every October. I just tossed some of their favorite snacks together – popcorn, pretzels, fishy crackers, m&m’s and of course candy corns! I mixed it all up in our favorite pumpkin bowl and wa-la! A Halloween treat that is perfect to munch on while watching your favorite spooky shows. And since I’m sharing our favorite Halloween books, I’ll also tell you our favorite Halloween movie. It’s called The Teacher from the Black Lagoon… and More Slightly Scary Stories (Scholastic Video Collection) and it’s a good one! I would recommend this for 5 year olds and up (not toddlers). Very spooky tales. The last story seriously scares me more than my girls. Not that that’s saying much.