To get into the Halloween spirit, why not watch a few Halloween movies? Don't worry, these aren't scary movies like Nightmare On Elm Street or Friday The 13th. Instead, these movies will delight the whole family with fun, laughter and maybe even a few tears. They will also teach the kids a few lessons about family, friendship and why these matter so much. So, put those phones and tablets away, grab some popcorn and get in the eerie spirit.
For a close to authentic Halloween party, you're going to need some decorations. Unfortunately, decorations for any event can be pretty pricey and low quality. So why not DIY them? The kids can be kept busy for hours making their own decorations to scare even the bravest. Floating lights, potion bottles, creepy bats, ickish slime, spine-tingling ghosts and fearsome spiders will bring the terror to the party. And they can all be made with items you probably already have in your home.
Another must for any Halloween party is some themed snacks. Crafting Halloween inspired food that is still edible can be a little tricky, but not impossible. We have found a variety of delicious recipes that will really go down a treat. From a witch's cauldron and eyeballs to a cemetery cake and edible brains, we've got you covered with sweet and savoury delicacies. And these treats are so easy to make, even the kids can do it.
And finally, the costumes. No Halloween party would be complete without a little dress-up. But finding costumes for every member of the family that fits together can be tough, especially when the kids have diverse tastes. So we found a whole bunch of costumes ideas, perfect for the whole family no matter the size, shape and number. While you may need to purchase a few items, try to use clothes you already have or DIY it. Remember, make-up and face paint can be a handy helper.
Planning a Halloween event for the kids may still feel like too much effort, even after reading our helpful guides. And that's okay. After sitting in traffic, working all day, feeding the flock and raising kids, you're allowed to take a break. Instead, you can treat the kids to an event that's already been planned, by someone else. We found the most exciting, spine-chilling, nerve-wracking family Halloween events in the city. From trick or treating to big screen movies and haunted houses, your entire family will have a blast.
What are your family's plans for Halloween? Let us know in the comments section below.