Want to do something surprising for your son or daughter this Halloween? Something they will remember and that may just be categorized as a Halloween tradition later on? Fortunately, surprising your child isn’t as difficult as you think.
Here are some ideas:
- Take them out to dinner dressed in Halloween attire, instead of doing the standard chili and bread sticks at home. Dress up yourself and make it a family affair.
- Do a little trick. Remember when you were a teenager and did those tricks, and not always on Halloween? Surprise your child with a bean at the end of the tube of toothpaste or his entire breakfast colored in orange or black.
- Search through children’s costumes online with your child and find just the right one, without having to hunt all day for it.
- Let your child help you choose and place the outside decor for your house. Go a step further by offering to give a free spook alley for the trick-or-treaters.
- Take your child to a mall to do your trick-or-treating. Malls have two great conveniences: The first, you get out of the cold. Second, there’s no need to worry about the treats they might be getting.
- Trunk-or-Treat is increasing in popularity. Instead of your child going door-to-door, take them to a trunk-or-treat event at your local school or church. These events are held out-of-doors and children walk from trunk to trunk to get their treats.
The best news is that surprising your child this Halloween has more to do with your own ingenuity and less with budgeting the money you may need to do it.