7 Fun Alternatives To Trick-Or-Treating On Halloween

Halloween can be celebrated in fun ways without trick-or-treating! We came up with 7 FUN ALTERNATIVES TO TRICK-OR-TREATING ON HALLOWEEN to make the holiday memorable without having to knock on doors and load up on candy.

Here are our top picks that your kids will remember and that parents can arrange without too much effort.

 

7 fun alternatives to trick or treating

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costume parade

1. ARRANGE A NEIGHBORHOOD COSTUME PARADE

Just because you don’t take your kids trick-or-treating doesn’t mean dressing up in costume is out. Organize a parade with your neighbors so that the kids can show off their costumes.  You can arrange for prizes for different categories of costumes like most scary, most funny, character, superhero, etc. If you really want to go all out, have a sign up for treats and enjoy a potluck in someone’s driveway after the parade.

 

 

 

face painting

2. HAVE A FACE PAINTING CONTEST

Face painting is fun for adults and kids and Halloween is a great time to practice your skills since face paint is readily available in stores and online around Halloween. Find some great ideas and have a contest to see who can paint the best face whether it’s spooky or sweet.

 

 

 

bake cookies

3. BAKE HALLOWEEN COOKIES

Traditionally, the holiday baking season kicks off after Halloween but don’t let that stop you from staying in and baking fun Halloween cookies or treats. There are tons of amazing ideas online and in cookbooks for Halloween cookies and treats to make. If that’s not your thing, grab a ready-made kit and get baking with your little ones. Make sure you sample the goods afterward!

 

 

 

carving contest

4. HAVE A JACK-O-LANTERN CARVING CONTEST

Halloween is a fabulous evening to set aside to carve your pumpkin. We’ve found that with the hustle and bustle leading up to Halloween, it’s hard to find a good block of time to carve your jack-o-lantern, much less more than one. On Halloween stay in and have a jack-o-lantern carving contest! Just make sure that you purchase your pumpkins BEFORE Halloween or they may be all gone.  Here are some great jack-o-lantern carving kits that kids can handle, too.

 

 

 

5. DO SOME HALLOWEEN CRAFTS

Halloween crafts are always fun, especially when done while eating ghoulishly good food!

 

 

 

movie marathon

6. ENJOY A HALLOWEEN MOVIE MARATHON

If movies are your thing, there are tons of Halloween movies on the market ranging from spooky and scary to fun and juvenile. Pick movies that are appropriate for your family and hunker down with treats for a good old fashioned movie marathon.

 

 

 

7. HAVE A HALLOWEEN PARTY

Invite your friends and family over for a Halloween party.  Make it as elaborate or simple as you want. You can have simple games, fun music, hauntingly good food, or just simple treats, and don’t forget photo props. Remember that it’s OK to ask your guests to bring a little something to the party (like a plate of cookies, especially if they offer), so the burden isn’t all on you.

 

 

 

Do you have any fun alternatives to Trick-or-Treating we’ve missed?

 

 

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