Happy Halloween! It’s the night when ghosts and goblins, princesses and pirates walk the neighborhood collecting yummy treats! Trick or Treating is just one fun way to celebrate everybody’s favorite spooky holiday. Here are some other frightfully festive activities and recipes for Halloween your whole family can enjoy.
Pick a Pumpkin
Take a family outing to a pumpkin farm or local market. Let the kids pick out their own pumpkins and spend time together painting or carving scary (or funny) Jack-O-Lantern faces.
Cook up some Fun
Everyone loves a tasty Halloween treat. And they’re extra special when the kids help make them. So get the whole family into the kitchen and create seasonal recipes such as Caramel Apples, Nerds Popcorn, Graveyard Cake, Pumpkin and Abuelita Atole, and Abuelita Sugar Skull Cookies.
Tell a Tale
How did Trick-or-Treating start? Why build an altar for Día de los Muertos? Click here to learn the lore and share the facts with your family, or share a special memory from your childhood for a meaningful time of bonding before the celebrations begin.
Scary Night at the Movies
Gather your family together for a fright film fest and hang on to your popcorn! Depending on the ages of your children and your family’s preferences, choose from horror classics like The Blob, The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein, or Dracula, or modern films such as The Addams Family, Beetlejuice, Hocus Pocus, Ghostbusters, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Poltergeist or It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown.
Start the Trick-or-Treat fun before the kids leave the house—with a new family tradition. Serving a fun, Halloween-themed meal will not only get your kids into the “spirit” of the festivities, but it will also keep them from digging into the candy before they get home. Stouffers Mac n' Cheese Eyeballs and Bone Chillin’ Brew are quick, easy and frightfully delicious. DiGiorno Pumpkin Face Pizza is easy to create – just rearrange the pepperoni’s to create a face on your pizza!
Plan a Trick-or Treat Tour
Keep Trick-or-Treating fun and safe for kids of all ages by making it a group, neighborhood, family-oriented event. Contact parents, neighbors and friends and create a tour of the community, stopping at “host” homes where kids can enjoy decorations, refreshments and treats along the way. Include various activities and games at a few stops to make it an entertaining evening of spooky surprises!