Halloween Alternatives

Looking for something to do with your kids, instead of the traditional 'trick or treating' on October 31st ? Tired of sitting at home with the lights off, hiding in the back of the house, or with the lights on, giving out candy, with your kids wondering why they can't go out too?

Instead of focusing on the negative aspects of Halloween, you can turn the holiday into a positive, relationship-building tradition for your family.  These ideas offer alternatives to the customary Halloween activities. They are simple suggestions to start you thinking and planning. Add your own creativity and there's no limit to the possibilities for family fun!  Let us know what you do on October 31st.

  • Weiner roasts and campfires. Friends, family or church members gather to roast hot dogs (and usually marshmallows) over an open fire, and usually doesn't involve toting huge bags of candy. The emphasis is not on Halloween but on spending time with each other.
  • Host a block party. It can be open to the community or just for the kids on your block. The idea is to build community spirit and involvement while giving the kids a safe place to have fun.

We are still researching for more ideas, and will post them by the end of the week!

UncategorizedShelley Brooks