Halloween is going to look a little different this year compared to the fun door-to-door trick-or-treating and hayrides we’re used to. With COVID-19 forcing us to celebrate the holiday at a safe social distance, we’ve gathered everything you need to have a fun, happy, and healthy Halloween that follows all of the CDC’s guidelines.
Decorate a Pumpkin
It’s not safe for toddlers and smaller children to carve pumpkins, so here are some fun no-carve pumpkin ideas for them to try.
Paint a Pumpkin
Definitely the easiest option when it comes to children decorating pumpkins. You can give them the paint and let them have it. Tape off fun designs underneath to peel off once it’s dry or use finger paints for a more hands-on activity.
Pumpkin Push-In Kits
Most stores have these push-in kits you can buy in all different kinds of characters from Paw Patrol, Toy Story, Minnie Mouse, and more. These are very easy for smaller kids to create a cool pumpkin. Some even come with paint so the pumpkin can match the character.
Use Temporary Tattoos
This is one of the coolest ideas I’ve come across. You can find so many different packs of tattoos online and once they peel off the pumpkin, you can decorate them again.
Go on a Halloween Scavenger Hunt
Take a walk around the neighborhood with your child and see how many of the items on the list they can find. If you want to make it more of a game, you can also do a Bingo version to see who can get five in a row first.
Watch a Toddler-Friendly Halloween Movie
Small kids definitely aren’t ready for the scary movies mom and dad may want to watch. But, there are still some great options for the whole family to enjoy. Our Top 10 list includes:
- Monsters Inc.
- Hotel Transylvania
- It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
- Spooky Buddies
- Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie
- Toy Story of Terror
- Curious George: A Halloween Boofest
- Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Mickey’s Treat
- Super Monsters Save Halloween
Dress the Little Ones Up
These Halloween themed onesies will keep your little one dressed up all month long.
Keep it simple and dress baby up as a pumpkin with a matching cap.
This onesie for your little monster can be worn long after Halloween is over.
There are a couple of different versions of this onesie you can get that come with a cap, hoodie, or matching skirt and bow.
Okay, but how adorable is this pumpkin suspender set?
This is a popular choice this year for the little ones. No oversized costume to try to get on your baby and it’s perfect if you want to do a Star Wars-themed family photo.
The pumpkin king himself. This store offers a couple of different Halloween themed tutu sets, but this Nightmare Before Christmas one is definitely my favorite.
I love these packs because they’re so cute and easy for dressing your baby up and are a good base for a family-themed costume idea.
My Boo Crew
Another simple onesie your baby can rock any day of the month.
Get Face Masks for the Big Kids
For the older kids, these face masks will be a perfect incorporation to any costume.
This set comes with a ghost, witch, pumpkin, vampire, and mummy so you can easily make them work as a costume.
These masks come in dinosaur, shark, unicorn, dog, fox, and cat options. They fold up to become a wristband when you’re not wearing them, which is perfect for keeping kids from losing them.
Superheroes are always a popular costume choice with kids, so these masks are great for matching them.
These disposable face masks will get your child into the Halloween spirit and it won’t be a huge loss if they happen to lose them.
Kill two birds with one stone by getting this matching trick-or-treat bag and mask set.
Okay so they’re not that scary, but they will be a spooky addition to any costume.
Give Out Goody Bags
Handing out candy pieces at the door is off the table this year. These decorative bags will be perfect for your prepackaged treats and will keep them safe from any germs.
This set comes with 72 bags that have drawstrings you can use to easily tie them.
I just love how cute and simple these little bags are.
These paper bags come with matching stickers so you can seal and keep them closed.
Clear Pumpkin Bags
If you’re offering different types of candy bags, these clear ones will allow kids to see what they’re getting.
This colorful set comes with 150 bags so you won’t have to worry about running out and matching ribbon to tie them closed.
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