Halloween is just around the corner. Are you preparing already? Have you carved your pumpkin and hung up the scary decorations throughout the house? What about the treats you plan to hand out, are they healthy snacks this year? Have you chosen the perfect costumes already? So much fun to fit into just one short night!
If Halloween is a favorite of your family’s, extend the fun beyond costumes and trick or treat with some fun decorating ideas around the house and some family friendly snacks to share. Don’t limit yourself to simply a pumpkin on the doorstep. Most groceries sell smaller mini pumpkins. These come in both pie-sized pumpkins and even smaller, which are actually orange gourds. These can be easily decorated with black marker jack-o-lantern faces. Then set them around the home, a cluster of 3 can be used on the coffee table, or as a centerpiece on the dining table. If you would like a fancier look, dress them up with some craft glue and glitter. A light brushing of glue on highlighted areas and a sprinkle of glitter will make your decorations glow enticingly.
Use your imagination and check out sites like Pinterest for more easy Halloween craft ideas. And, don’t forget snacks for scary-movie night. A great movie choice is always quick and easy microwave popcorn, but make it a little extra fun and give it some Halloween flair with the simple addition of a handful of candy corn or fall-colored candies. Serve orange colored drinks to add to the mood and enjoy!