The Halloween season is upon us, and there’s no shortage of exciting ways to celebrate. From transforming your home into a Halloween haven to serving up deliciously spooky libations at your fabulous boo bash. Need some inspiration? These tips will get the creative juices flowing for a Halloween you’ll never forget.
When it comes to Halloween decor, going the DIY route may be worth your while. Not only will crafting your own party decorations be more cost efficient, it’s a fun Fall activity that the whole family can get in on. Make a run to your local craft store for any necessary supplies and let your imagination run wild.
Embrace the Pink
The month of October is known for more than just Halloween. It’s also Breast Cancer Awareness month, and is the perfect time to honor the survivors and fighters in your community. Consider hosting a fundraiser for breast cancer research or running a clothing drive for your local hospital.
Carving pumpkins is the quintessential Halloween activity. Kids (and kids at heart) will get a kick out of a decked out carving station complete with tools, stencils, and the best pumpkins the patch has to offer. Just don’t forget to lay out the outdoor lifestyle covers to protect your furniture from pumpkin guts!
Build a Haunted House
If you’re looking to be the spookiest spot on the block, consider building a haunted house in your yard. While this may seem like a daunting task, it can be made easier with the help of ingenious solutions, creative thinking, and supplies like cart covers and other outdoor accessories.
Host a Boo Bash
If a haunted house isn’t your style, throwing a traditional Halloween house party may be more up your alley. Go all out from decor to activities for a bash your guests won’t soon forget.
Ghoulify Your Garden
One understated spot where you can embrace the spooky spirit is your garden. From planting spooky looking flowers to adding Halloween yard accessories, there’s plenty of ways to bring a touch of spookiness to your garden beds.
Halloween is a very busy season for kids of all ages, and it’s important that you share some safety tips with them before they dive headfirst into Halloween. There’s no need to monitor their every move, but encouraging them to keep safety in mind is always a smart idea.
Deck Out Your Halloween Patio
Your front porch is an ideal spot for showing off your Halloween spirit. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box and go all out when it comes to decor, whether you embrace a spooky aesthetic or go down a more traditional Autumn themed route.
Get Creative With Covers
When decorating your outdoor living space for the Halloween season, don’t forget that outdoor accessories such as fire pit covers can be customized for use as themed decor. Covers emblazoned with Halloween graphics are a great addition to your seasonal aesthetic scheme.
Make Health a Priority
A season centered around candy doesn’t usually fall in line with healthy habits, but it’s crucial that you keep the health of your family in mind this Halloween. Consider sticking with healthier homemade treats instead of sugary candies, and make it a point to stay active all month long.
DIY Your Costumes
Your decor isn’t the only thing you can DIY this month. Homemade Halloween costumes are a fun, wallet-friendly option to consider when making plans for All Hallow’s Eve. Making your own costumes is also a great way to teach your kids valuable skills such as sewing and reusing household items for some added eco-friendliness.
Focus on Your Fire Accessories
Fall is when your fire accessories take center stage in the backyard. As you make plans to gather around the firepit or host a Fall barbecue, don’t neglect to protect your fire accessories with measures such as grill covers and fire pit covers so you can keep them in top shape all season long.
Whip Up Some Witches Brews
For every treat you enjoy this Halloween season, you should have a spooky libation to accompany it. Apple ciders, pumpkin lattes, and spiced wines are just a few of the many seasonal sips you can make to celebrate the scariest time of the year.
Go All Out for Trick or Treating
Trick or treating is without a doubt the highlight of Halloween. No matter what age your kids are, you can make plans ahead of time to ensure the evening goes off without a hitch and your little ones have an evening they’ll never forget.
Keep Your Garden Safe This Season
There’s nothing scarier than the thought of Fall weather wreaking havoc on your garden. Don’t hesitate to take preventative measures when it comes to your blooms and beds, whether that be keeping them covered or moving your more delicate plants indoors for the remainder of the season.
Clean It Up
The many Halloween activities taking place in your yard may lead to a mess you’ll have to deal with as the holiday comes to a close. Thankfully, accessories like heavy duty tarps can make clearing out your yard a breeze with the help of some elbow grease.
Don’t Dump Leftover Candy
Once trick or treating has come to an end, there’s a good chance your kids will have more candy than they can even dream of eating. Instead of tossing the excess treats, consider saving them for later baking projects or even donating them to make another child’s day a little bit sweeter.