So over the years Halloween, has become my least favorite “holiday”. I’m not sure why, I used to love dressing my kids up in costumes and getting FREE candy! But the more I see Halloween decorations, it feels like it just gets more “evil like” every year and I am not into that.
So below are some options to try and maybe start a new family tradition:
- Movie Night – check these out! some for the real young ones and some for your older kiddos. And if you are looking for even cheaper, head to your local library and find them there.
2. Hotel – this really only works well when the 31st falls on a weekend, but go to a hotel for the night that has a pool or water park.
3. Visit a pumpkin patch, pick up a pizza, then go home and carve the pumpkins out.
4. Have a family game night! This is defiantly a budget friendly option $$$
5. Camp out and tell scary stories! Vote on whose was the scariest!
Here is a link to a post about tips on how to tell the scariest (of course, know your audience and if there are young kids, keep it G rated…just a suggestion for your future self 😉 Trust me, you’ll thank me later!
6. Visit an orchard – many will have specials for Halloween night, that don’t require dressing up. Check you local orchards and farms.
7. Check out your local churches! There are great opportunities to take advantage of a fun,clean environment with lots of great activities! Typically they have a snacks or even a free dinner – talk about budget friendly! 🙂 $$$
7. My favorite – have a date night and leave the planning to the babysitter 😉