Halloween might feel a little different this year, but that doesn’t mean your little ones can’t enjoy the night at home! You can still have some Halloween fun, even if you’re not participating in your usual trick-or-treating activities. Many people (kids and adults) look forward to Halloween all year long, so there might be a sense of disappointment looming over your house right now; however, with a little bit of planning and shopping, you can get rid of that gloomy atmosphere and replace it with the cutest children’s costumes, candy, and fun activities for a Halloween at home.
This year, bring the energy of Halloween trick-or-treating indoors and celebrate the spooky holiday with some gooey crafts, scary movies, bone-chilling games, freaky foods, and most importantly, spine-chillingly adorable costumes! Let’s look at some children’s costume ideas and where you can go to find them.
Their Favourite TV or Film Character
By now, you probably have that song from Frozen etched into your brain, and Elsa and Anna are household names. While they’re not the scariest costumes, children love the characters from Frozen so much, and for many, the idea of being one of them for a night would be a dream come true. Walmart has several costume ideas for kids, including princess outfits from Frozen 2, and more of your favourite Disney and Star Wars movie characters! Ensure to find a mall near you with a store that sells Halloween costumes before you leave the house, so you won’t disappoint any princesses this October 31st.
You can also find many other favourite TV and film characters, such as adorable familiar faces from Paw Patrol and Monster High. Why not throw a themed party and have everyone in the family dress up as TV and film characters? Superheroes such as Batman, Catwoman, Black Widow, and Spiderman were always popular choices for Halloween costumes at our house. You could play television or film appropriate-trivia games. Throw a pumpkin carving contest, and instead of the carving scary jack-o-lanterns, the goal is to carve your costume’s character! Winners receive delicious sweets, and your family will have a delightful memory for many years to come.
The Traditional Spooky Suspects
Sometimes you just want to have a classic Halloween with ghosts, vampires, devils, goblins, witches, and ghouls. Do you have an old copy of The Monster Mash lying around? Do you have a cauldron to bob for apples? There’s nothing like an old-fashioned Halloween bash, and what better time to host one with the family than the very night itself?
To get in the true Hallow’s Eve spirit, you must find the right place to purchase the creepiest costumes and house decorations. Look for a shopping centre with a Halloween store, such as the Spirit Halloween. Such stores sell exclusively seasonal items, and you can count on them to find spooky (and cute) costumes for the children. If you’re unsure where the nearest costume store is, find a website that can find one for you. An online shopping guide that locates the best deals, stores, and malls in Canada is precisely the kind of website busy moms need right now.
October is usually one of the most socially-engaging times of the year. Unfortunately, this year is very different than previous Halloweens. If you’re concerned about the COVID-19 virus, trick-or-treating with your kids and walking around the neighbourhood might not be the best idea; however, with some creative costumes and Halloween house decorations, you and the family can have your own unique Halloween party. And don’t forget the most essential part: the candy!