If you are looking for an alternative to traditional trick or treating, take a look below at some ideas you might want to consider. You can still enjoy Halloween without going door to door for candy. So this Halloween, if you want to try something new why not give one of these ideas a try?
5 Fun and Frugal Alternatives to Trick-or-Treating
1. Cupcake Decorating
Have a cupcake decorating party. Make cupcakes ahead of time and have plenty of colored frosting and sprinkles on hand. Let kids make their own spooky cupcake any way that they please. You can even use decorative picks in the cupcakes if you would like.
2. Scavenger Hunt.
Give each child a list of items that they need to locate. Items should be simple and easy to find, like a button, string, a sticker, a pop tab, etc. You can also add Halloween themed items to the list. Send the kids lose to find these items throughout the house, checking them off as they go. The first to collect all of the items, wins!
3. Face painting.
Buy some face paint and watch tutorials on youtube.com on how to make some fun face designs. Give each child a fun face paint design of their own, or let them paint each other’s faces. They will love it! You can even paint faces on pumpkins while you’re at it.
4. Fall fun fair.
Set up a fall fun fair in your own yard. Carve pumpkins, make scarecrows, drink cider and eat donuts. Create your own games, such as pin the tail, ring toss, bean bag toss, or even races. This is a fun way to celebrate the fall season right in your own yard.
5. Apple fun.
Grab a bag of apples and have all sorts of fun. You can bob for apples, make caramel apples, and drink apple cider. If you have an orchard near you, you can even go and pick the apples yourself. Visit a cider mill, see how apple products are made, or even just see on youtube.com how apples are turned into all sorts of yummy products.
You don’t have to trick or treat to celebrate the season. Instead, give some of these activities a try! Your family is sure to enjoy them.