We can’t deny that trick-or-treating is a blast. And for most children, Halloween season is the periods when they get to go out in the night and ring their neighbor’s doorbells to ask for free treats. As a kid, nothing can beat that, however, as a parent, it may not be the favorite event for a variety of reasons.
Rather than taking or allowing your kids to go for trick-or-treating, you can try out these fascinating Trick-or-treating alternatives for Halloween night.
Host a Halloween party at your home
You will be surprised that there are other parents in your neighborhood that are looking for tricks or treat alternative for Halloween night. Ask if they can allow their children to come to your home for a Halloween party instead of sending them door to door to collect treats.
Host a party complete with activities like playing Halloween fun games, handing out treat bags, and eat themed foods like kitty litter cake.
Host Halloween themed Movie Marathon
What could be better than a family spending the night with lots of spooky movies and snacks? You can host a Halloween themed movie night and find age-appropriate movies for the kids. The movie doesn't have to be spooky; Halloween movies are available for all ages.
Children Halloween favorites include The Nightmare Before Christmas, Casper The Addams Family, Halloweentown, Hocus Pocus, Ernest Scared Stupid, and so much more. Don’t forget to get some popcorn.
Have a Crafting Party
Invite your neighbors and friends kids over to your home and let them put their creativity into action with Halloween-themed crafts and enjoy some time with the family while at it. They can decorate mini pumpkins, treat bags, or make spooky decorations around the house.
A day before the big night, head to the grocery store to pick the perfect pumpkin and for the kids that would instead paint, you can get a variety of paint colors and brushes for them. The possibilities are endless and time spent with family and friends are always fun.
Go to Community Events and Amusement Parks
Most local communities’ offers Halloween events, and you check with your city to know the type of activities your community has planned. Some of the events that communities host on Halloween are; police or fire department tours, candy village erect in the park with lots of activities for children, Halloween festival at the park, haunted houses that are appropriate for kids, games and much more.
Most amusement parks also organize special theme parties for the Halloween season. You can take a trip to the amusement park closer to you and check out the parties and event that are available.
Visit a haunted house or theme park
For older kids, visiting a haunted house during the Halloween season is just the thrill they seek. You should accompany your kids if you know they may end up getting spooked. And if they are old enough to go on their own, you should ensure they go with a group.
If you think it will be too scary, you can opt for haunted theme parks. Most parks separate children and adult’s activities so that you can know which one is appropriate for your kids. These events lead to a memorable night, and they are perfect alternatives for the trick-and-treat Halloween night.