Halloween is for all ages, but mostly it attracts children. Trick-or-Treating, frightening stuff for decoration, fun costumes can easily charm them and win their little heart. They expect a different type of activities that they didn't enjoy last year. The task can be challenging for a parent. This is why many parents face the dilemma of what to do with Halloween. Whether you’re hosting a potluck party or just getting ready to celebrate the event traditionally, you won’t face any dilemma because there are many ways to make your kids happy. The good thing is, they are all budget-friendly. So, don’t let your kids drive you crazy on this first holiday of the season - Halloween. Check out these family-friendly activities that your kids and the entire family will remember.

1. Visit local children’s museum

Traditional haunted houses are great fun for both older kids and younger kids. Make a plan to enjoy a spooky evening at your local children’s museum. The music will create a special spooky atmosphere in the museum.

2. Make some frightening objects

Decorate your house with some frightening objects for the celebration. There are many simple ideas. If the whole family gets involved in the work, then you can easily make multiple frightening objects for decoration. Some ideas are as follows:

# Make a Halloween tree

Pick a tree branch and place it in a bucket using sand or cement. You can color the tree or hang some lights as well. Make small paper pumpkins, bats, and spiders to decorate the tree. Voila! Your Halloween tree is ready!

# Make some flying bats

Make bats with a few pieces of black construction paper and tape. Make a cloud of bats and put them up in your house.

# Make a backyard cemetery

The creepy cemetery is a popular Halloween object. You can turn your backyard into a cemetery with just some cardboards and paints. Cut cardboards in a tombstone shape and paint them with gray color.Allow them to dry and arrange them on the lawn to look like a graveyard in front of your house.

3. Make fun foods together

Making fun foods with the family is another great idea to enjoy Halloween. Your kids will also be happy to assist you in cooking. Get some easy and cheap ideas for making fun foods on Halloween. Sharing one recipe with you:

# Make ghost shaped pancakes

Pancakes are yummy and deceptive as well! How? You can always get different shaped pancakes with little tricks. Here you go.

Recipe for ghost shaped pancakes

Ingredients required:
  • Egg: 1
  • Milk: 1 ½ cups(350 ml)
  • Baking powder: 2tsp
  • All purpose flour: 2 cups
  • Salt: ¼ tsp
  • Vegetable oil for frying and chocolate chips or peas for decoration.

How to cook

Mix well the flour, including sugar, baking powder, salt, milk, egg in a big bowl. Make sure there are no lumps in the batter. Now heat the oil in a pan over medium heat. Now carefully spread the pancake batter on the pan in a triangle shape. Cook until the pancake gets hard and takes a shape. Place chocolate chips or green peas on the pancake to make eyes and mouth. Serve hot!

4. Spend a storytelling evening with your kids

Sharing ghost stories will be a nice idea to enjoy Halloween with your family. If you’ve kids who’re always busy moving all around the house, then a ghost story is perfect for giving those busy feet some rest. Before telling the story, create a spooky atmosphere. Turn off the lights in your room and light a candle before sharing the story.

5. Participate in the free Halloween event

There are many nearby places outside your home that host free Halloween events. Check the community calendar, local church and parks to know if there's any event hosted around your community. Enjoy different types of activities such as contests, costume-parades, rides, arts and crafts, pumpkin carving and so on.

Bottom line

Costume plays a vital role in Halloween. If you don’t want to spend big bucks on costumes, then keep eyes on seasonal garage sale or costume swap events. These are the great ways to save money on the costume and also pick up fun dresses for all family members.

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