Want to have a great Halloween? Here are some tips from the experts!
On Having a Party:
For kids, Halloween is all about the sweet tooth. If you are hosting a Halloween party, try an activity incorporating a sweet other than candy. One of my favorite party activities is a cookie decorating station because it allows the kids to get creative and gives them the opportunity to share (or show off) what they have made. As a mom, we all know the amount of work that goes into a part so I like to recommend sparing a little time and space by ordering a buttercream frosting cookie kit from Cheryls.com, which include, freshly baked cut-out cookies, icing and Halloween-themed sprinkles, making it especially easy for both the adults and the kids to prepare and create a delicious and personalized treat.
-Rachel Hollis of Cheryls.com and Celebrations.com
On sticking to a budget:
Practically speaking, however, I’ve always had a budget to stick to and
have had to find ways to help my children express their personalities
without spending a fortune. We like to re-purpose clothes we own, make
accessories and haunt thrift store for hidden treasures. A parent with
basic sewing skills can make capes and simple costumes. We’ve used tights
and turtleneck shirts for the foundation, to keep warm while out at night,
and layered tunics, gowns, bags and boxes over them. We make jewelry from
sculpting dough, rhinestones and costume jewelry and indulge in makeup and
nails. The cute tulle tutus that are so popular can transform a girl into a
princess, ballerina, or magical creature. Buy a boy a gun or a sword and
he’s ready to be a hero.
–Pamela Layton McMurtry
Visit her 100 day countdown to Halloween with tips and tricks everyday:
Many costumes have nowhere to put your important things as you go about enjoying Halloween fun…My tip is to WEAR your valuables (ID, cellphone, cash, cards, keys etc) so no need to babysit that bag. Lose the worry…not your stuff.