My Favorite Halloween Memories

Halloween has to be one of my favorite holidays! Not because I am a devil worshiper or I am gothic, but because it’s fun and there is less stress involved in Halloween.

I love all the memories I get to share this time of year with my kids. Halloween means visiting the pumpkin patch, watching spooky movies, decorating your house all spooky and getting to dress up as anything you want!

I could go on and on about Halloween, but I’ll share my favorite Halloween memories with my family over the last few years.

All recipes for the sweet treats can be found on pinterest.

The best memories are made in the kitchen!

Spider web pancakes

Just make some pancakes, melt some icing, add food coloring and let your kids make a spiderweb with black food coloring and a toothpick!

Monster tacos and burritos

Witches brew (broccoli and cheddar soup)and bread broomsticks

Beef stew with cat biscuits

If you have Halloween cookie cutters you can make any shape biscuits to go with your stew.

Hocus Pocus Brownies

We made these tasty brownies while we watched the hocus pocus movie!

Shepard’s boo pie

Snake sandwich

This is a family favorite! Just get refrigerated pizza dough, roll it out, add honey mustard, lunch meat and cheese. Melt butter with some food coloring and brush it onto your snake, add a bell pepper tongue and eyes and pop into the oven.

Jack o lantern quesadillas

The kids love making the quesadilla faces!

Homemade spooky pizzas

You can literally do so much with pizza. Pizza mummies, ghosts and Jack o lanterns!

Of coarse, I have tons of family memories like carving pumpkins, going to fall festivals and trick or treating but the all time favorite Halloween memory was last year at Disney world!

Happy Halloween to you all and make sure to make lots of memories!


Social Distancing Halloween Fun

Who says you can’t have fun while staying safe and social distances??

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected and changed our lives in so many ways. Why not let the kiddos have some fun and pretend life is back to normal for one night.

Halloween is one of my favorite nights of the year. Getting to dress up, carve pumpkins and watch all the scary movies I want! I cannot imagine a year without getting to celebrate Halloween.

I ran across some really good ideas off of the Oriental Trading site, that I want to share so that maybe everybody can still enjoy that one night a year it is acceptable to dress up crazy and be a little spooky.

Candy in the Bushes

How cute is this idea! Just get some clothes pins and hang candy all in your bushes for kiddos to come up and grab one, or two.

Set up a table with treats in your driveway

Decorate a table with a spooky Halloween tablecloth and add some cute Halloween cups filled with individually wrapped candy. The kids can just grab a cup and go!

Candy Graveyard

How fun is a candy graveyard!! You can pick up some graveyard decorations from Oriental Trading, or even make your own. Just make it super spooky and add some candy, kids will love searching your front yard graveyard to find yummy treats.

Neighborhood Trunk or Treat

I really wish I lived in a neighborhood, I seriously have 3 neighbors on my road. This idea sounds like so much fun! You can have fun decorating your trunk all Halloweenish and back it up to end of your driveway, and let the kids just run from trunk to trunk piling up on the candy!

Boo Bags

I do this every year for the few neighbors I have. I just find some cute Halloween bags or buckets and fill them with special Halloween treats and leave them on my neighbors door steps with a special “You Have Been Boo’d” sign to go in their window. You could also just have Boo Bags set out for kids to come up and grab.

Scary Movie Marathon

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Okay so this is my kind of activity. My kids are older and done with trick or treating, so a scary movie marathon would be a fun night with my kids. You could even set up an outdoor movie marathon for your neighbors to enjoy as well. Add some popcorn and you got a fun Halloween night.

Pumpkin Decorating

The ultimate Halloween tradition is Pumpkin carving or decorating a pumpkin. You seriously cannot have Halloween without getting your hands all slimy inside a pumpkin.

Haunted House

Why not set up a haunted house in your driveway or yard? My family likes to make a haunted trail in the creek behind our house for friends, family and neighbors to enjoy. Just make sure to practice social distancing and not have too many people at one time.

I have you have enjoyed these ideas for a safe, social distancing Halloween. And I hope you all have the best Halloween.

Stay Spooky my friends!👻