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Memorable ideas for Halloween 2020

Halloween will be here before we know it and conversations are already starting in our local neighborhoods. This year Halloween is on a Saturday, so there is a lot of time that day to be festive and enjoy the day as a family.  Sherri French, lifestyle and parenting expert, is here today to share creative ideas to make your Halloween memorable for your family, even if you are at home.

Adults wear a costume

  • Whether
    you like it or not, parents need to participate fully in Halloween this year by
    dressing up.
  • Our
    kids want to see that it’s a family affair with mom and dad decked out in their
    Halloween best.


  • Take
    your decorating to another level by creating a circle of ghosts around a tree
    in your front yard
  • Using
    string, plastic table clothes, Styrofoam heads and wooden dowel create a ring
    of ghosts holding hands

Glow in the dark candy hunt

  • Since
    many will miss the experience or door to door trick-or-treating, hide candy in
    plastic easter eggs or plastic sandwich bags
  • For
    when it gets dark, add in a glow stick to the egg or sandwich bag and hide them
    around your yard or inside of the house and search with the lights off

Halloween Pinata

  • If
    you kids are only staying at home, try to find a Halloween themed pinata to fill
    with candy and break for fun!

Driveway Halloween Table (if kids are going out)

  • Traditionally,
    many homes leave a bowl of candy on their front step if they will not be home
    for Halloween night
  • Up
    your game by setting up a table at the end of your driveway, decorate it and
    using small cardboard throwaway cups (bathroom cups are perfect), place candy
    in each one so as each child drives, walks or rides by then can grab a cup and
    be on their way

Spooky Science

  • Create
    some science experiments Halloween day as it’s a Saturday this year and you
    will have tons of time to be festive
  • Make
    Glow in the Dark Slime and an Oozing pumpkin

To find all of these ‘how to’s’, visit Sherri’s Instagram: @momhint.