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5 Fun Ways to Enjoy a Grand Halloween: Family Traditions

What do you like to do with the Grandkids on Halloween?  With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for some suggestions from this Grandma for fun ways to enjoy a Halloween with Grandkids.

Have a Grand Halloween

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Fun Things to Do with Grandkids on Halloween

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for some suggestions from this Grandma for fun ways to enjoy a Halloween with Grandkids.

Starting new traditions around the holidays is memorable and fun. 

The Grandkids may be busy trick-or-treating and visiting friends on the actual holiday.

Don’t be discouraged.

You can still find fun ways to enjoy Halloween with them.

Make Halloween special by starting with some of these family Halloween traditions.

Here are five ways to enjoy Halloween with Grandkids:

Decorations & Crafts

Have the Grandkids over to help decorate your house. 

Make a display for the front yard, hang decorations in the windows, create centerpieces.

Make some monsters using pool noodles.  DIYNoodles.com has some fun ideas!

Here are a few sites that have some great decorating ideas:

Parents.com has a lot of fun ideas for Halloween party decorations.

Check out Martha Stewart for some great outdoor Halloween decorating ideas from corn stalks to hanging bats .

Here are some fun ideas from DIY Network.

Family at Halloween

Carve Pumpkins

There are some great decorating kits available to make a pumpkin pretty, or carving tools if you’d like to carve your own. 

The younger Grands might find it easier (and less dangerous) to paint their pumpkins (instead of wielding a knife).

Dress Up

Remember how fun it was to dress up for Halloween when you were a kid? 

Believe it or not, it’s STILL fun! 

And your Grands will think you’re the bee’s knees!

Halloween costume

Make Treats

Make yummy treats with the Grandkids and write down what you’ve done in a recipe binder like this one.

You’ll love this video how-to for making Halloween Rice Krispie treats.

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An Outing

An outing is a great way to enjoy a Grand Halloween! 

A pumpkin patch, a petting zoo, a farm (like we did), or a corn maze. 

Choose a pumpkin, pet a goat, go on a hayride, or find your way through a corn maze together!

Farm sign directions

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So there are a few ways to enjoy a Halloween with Grandkids. 

Spending time with your Grands: an effort you will never regret.

P.S.  Kids need to have a joke to tell when they’re knocking on doors. 

And I can help.  Here are a few you might like. 

If you want the entire Halloween list, along with many other “anytime” jokes, just ask. 

I’ll be happy to send it to you!

  • What kind of music does the mummy listen to on Halloween?  Wrap music.
  • Why didn’t the skeleton like Halloween candy?   He didn’t have the stomach for it.
  • Why didn’t the skeleton go to the party?   He had nobody to go with!
  • Why do vampires need mouthwash?    Because they have Bat Breath.


So, find some fun ways to enjoy a Grand Halloween!

Keep Passing Down the Love,

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Beth Havey

Thursday 12th of October 2017

Love this time of year and though my children are grown, the house is full of autumn decorations and my grandchildren will be celebrating and getting their costumes ready for Halloween. Great ideas here.

Kimberly

Thursday 12th of October 2017

My favorite time of year! Thanks for stopping by!

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