Halloween will look extremely different this year due to our old friend, COVID, who is hell bent on sticking around. By now, stores everywhere have the typical kid costumes on display. By typical, I mean your run of the mill superhero, princesses, and video game character costumes. I was in Wal-Mart with my youngest when he asked if he could choose his costume for Halloween. I’m not so sure we’ll be trick or treating this year bud. Huh! Why not? Because of Coronavirus? Yes, exactly. I must admit, I really felt bad in that moment because he loves Halloween.
Every year, we let him pick out a new costume and candy bucket as he anxiously await Halloween. Now in full disclosure, after about the 6th or 7th house, he always gets super tired and cranky and will ask to head home. Aside from the money that was wasted on the costume, I feel it is worth it because by that time, I’ve also had enough. Our neighborhood has a strict Trick-or-Treat timeframe, which is normally between 5pm and 8:30pm, more than enough time to get hyped up on sugah!
I spoke to a few parents in my neighborhood and many of them are split. Most say they will just play it safe and go house to house, other parents say Hell No…We won’t go! It crossed my mind at least twice to go and try to be as safe as possible. After thinking about it a bit more and talking it over with the hubs, we concluded that we’ll do a fun Halloween extravaganza inside the safety of our own home. I have always loved adult Halloween parties but have never thrown a kid’s version.
A quick search of the internet showed me that I can plan this extravaganza with a small budget and zero stress. Who needs the added stress in this day and age? With a few of the tips below, you’ll be on your way to having the best Halloween party ever.
Halloween Bark anyone? Click HERE for the cutest and seemingly easy recipe from The Pioneer Woman.
A party is not complete without cupcakes. Click HERE for tried and true, easy to make cupcakes from momdoesreviews. Brownies more your thing? Click HERE for this cool zombie brownie recipe from Betty Crocker.
My son is really picky when it comes to chicken nuggets, but decorating them like THIS may encourage him to give them another try.
On the search for Halloween décor? Dollar Tree, Dollar Tree, DOLLAR TREE. Need I say more? They have everything you need from cute pumpkins, to skeleton cutouts. This is normally my go to for all seasonal décor. Click HERE
Music, we need music! Click HERE for a YouTube Halloween playlist. For the little ones that may not like the spooky music, click HERE for Baby Shark’s playlist. Man, where was Baby Shark when my kiddo was smaller?
So you see, Halloween doesn’t have to be a total bust and who knows, this may have your kiddos asking to stay in again next year.