Halloween Traditions to Start with Your Family

Having a set of fun family traditions can definitely help make the holiday season more exciting for kids. While families all over the country might celebrate in a number of unique ways, here are a few popular Halloween traditions that you might start with your kids and pass onto future generations.

Halloween Movie Night - “The Nightmare before Christmas” and “It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown” are just two of the most popular titles when it comes to family friendly, Halloween movies. Plan for some spooky snacks and set out a frighteningly fun spread in front of the TV for you and you kids to enjoy.

Annual Family Photos - Visit your local pumpkin patch to take a fun, fall themed family photo each year. These types of family traditions not only help record your kids’ growth through the years but they are also great opportunities to bond and create special seasonal greeting cards to share with extended family and friends!

Pumpkin Carving - Host a pumpkin carving party or keep it simple with just you and your kids. Each year, your family can work around a single theme or you can even plan for a fun carving contest once they kids’ are old enough to manage their own pumpkins and carving tools. After everyone is finished, you’ll be left with a few great holiday décor items for the home.

Create Halloween Treats - From candied apples to themed cupcakes and cookies, there are all kinds of Halloween treats that you can teach your kids to make, come fall. During the Halloween season, you might even invite friends over for a seasonal cookie decorating party or Caramel apple dipping and decorating activity.

Share Spooky Stories - Gather around a bonfire or simply start a seasonal bedtime tradition with your family by sharing a few spooky stories with your kids each Halloween. For little ones that might not be ready for a real fright, turn to traditions fall storybooks to set the mood for the season.

No matter how you celebrate the Halloween season, what matters most is that you get in some extra family time with the ones that you care about most, your kids!

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