Halloween Family Traditions: My 10 day Spookfest Countdown πŸ‘»

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Growing up I never really had any Halloween family traditions. The only traditions we used to celebrate were Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well that’s all changed now that its my turn to be mommy and although my son is only 2 I’ve started implementing things that I want my family to do every year around the holidays, and I thought it would be an awesome idea for me to share them with everyone. My “official””unofficial” name is going to be called the 10 day Spookfest!!! Hahaha! 😈

Basically it starts 10 days before Halloween on October 20th and everyday for those 10 days we will do something special to get us into the Halloween spirit before its time to go “trick or treating” on the 31st. So these are the things I have come up with on my list to attempt to do every year until my son is old enough to be over it. (no specific order)

  1. Pumpkin Patch πŸŽƒ – This is something we already have started doing every year since “little man” was born. I love the whole atmosphere of it. Going on Hay rides, Face painting, Animal Farms, and of course picking the perfect pumpkin to take home and decorate.
  2. Pumpkin Carving πŸŽƒ – This will be our first year carving and I’m so excited!! I am in no way artistic or experienced at carving so I’m sure it will be a HOT MESS. I also plan to make 100% use out of our pumpkins this year so in addition to carving I will also roast the pumpkin seeds and make a pumpkin pie out of whatever pumpkin we select.
  3. Decorating the HouseΒ πŸŽƒ – I mean seriously whats more fun that creating spooky decorations with the ones you love!
  4. A Haunted HouseΒ πŸŽƒ – I’m not sure if “little man” will participate this year. I don’t want to scar my baby or give him nightmares. Hubby and I are definitely doing this together though and when “little man” is old enough he will join in on the fun.
  5. Picking out Halloween CostumesΒ πŸŽƒ – Whether you are dressing up as a family or if it’s just the kids, going to pick out costumes or even just looking at costumes in your local party city or pop up Halloween store, is always a fun treat for me. Just don’t try doing it too last-minute or your going to be stuck in a jam-packed store with all the other last-minute shoppers, and that’s more annoying than fun.
  6. Legoland “Brick or Treat”Β πŸŽƒ – This will also be our first year doing this but I’ve heard good things about this and can’t wait to try it out with the family… check the website to see if you have a Legoland in your state.
  7. Halloween Classic’s TV DayΒ πŸŽƒ – Hocus Pocus, Casper, Charlie Brown, The Adam’s Family are all classics I love to watch every year duringΒ ABC’s 13 nights of HalloweenΒ  or Netflix with my family. Gather around the TV with popcorn and snacks and enjoy the day. Then Once the little ones go to sleep turn onΒ the Real Halloween classic’s with your hubby or friend’s such as Halloween, Friday the 13th, Nightmare on elm street, etc.
  8. Tell Scary Stories or Urban Legends around a fireΒ πŸŽƒ – Grab your marshmallows, gram crackers, and some chocolate to make smore’s around a bonfire or a fireplace and get ready for some spooky stories.
  9. Fall FestivalsΒ πŸŽƒ – Around the end of September into October there’s always fall festivals going on in almost every major city, do some research and go out and enjoy a day of rides, games, and funnel cakes with the family.
  10. Have a Spooky Scavenger HuntΒ πŸŽƒ – I really think the kiddies will enjoy this one! almost the same concept as an easter egg hunt but for Halloween. Once the sun goes down grab a flashlight and try to have the kids find Spooky spiders or something Halloween themed, who ever find the most gets a prize and everyone else gets candy of course.

Well what do you guys think??? Whats your favorite idea on the list? It doesn’t necessarily have to be the last 10 day’s you can do the whole month of October, this is just what I plan to do. I will try to keep everyone posted on how my first annual 10 day Spookfest went. Β 

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