This Halloween spend some special time with the little one. Here’s some ideas on how to make your holiday a little more fun!
1. Carve some pumpkins
I have listed some links below that have free pumpkin carving templates. Just practice safe knife skills while watching little fingers! Also tips on toasting the seeds are also available online. This teaches resourcefulness to kids and gives you a treat to eat!
2. Decorate some mini “pumpkins”
Here’s a simple trick if carving is not possible. A visit to the grocery store then the fabric shop for a few ribbons …
a little glue and you have your decorations (which will keep til Thanksgiving!)
See this quick and easy tablescape above using the same cute “pumpkins” and some hurricane globes with pins to hold in place. These items can easily be found at many local craft store!
4. Go candy shopping
Find some coupons for Halloween candy in your local paper (lots of them this time of year) and look at the store ads… like Walgreens, CVS, Rite-Aid. Then match them to your coupons for the most bang for your buck! Let the kids help scout for the bargains. You have to buy candy if you are going to participate in “Trick or Treat” so you might as well make it a fun experience while saving money and teaching the little ones to save too!
Whatever you do… have fun and be safe! These meaningful times together will never be recreated so please spend it wisely!
Some articles I like!
- 5 Easy, Inexpensive, & Totally Cute Halloween Costume Ideas (collegecandy.com)
- Halloween Costume Ideas 2011 and Other Ways to Celebrate and Save (savings.com)
- Halloween safety reminders (charlotte.news14.com)
- pumpkin HALLOWEEN masks (amomwithalessonplan.com)
- Halloween 2011: Stars at the Pumpkin Patch! (news.instyle.com)