For those that celebrate Christmas, you know there are tons of traditions that people do with their friends and family, but what about for Halloween?
Halloween is one of those holidays not really associated with too many traditions outside of the big ones like trick-or-treating or dressing up. And a lot of people think that because there are no children around the house then there can’t be any traditions. That is so not the case!
Here are a few traditions you can start doing this year with your family and friends this year.
1. Matching Halloween PJs
Why should matching pajamas be reserved just for Christmas? Stores are flooded with spooky PJs nowadays, so grab a set from any of the big box retailers (or your favorite small business) and get your friends and family to snap a picture together. And what can you do with all those fabulous family photos? Well…
2. Halloween Card Exchange
…You can use them for your Halloween cards! Halloween cards need to become more commonplace. I for one love getting mail and would love to get one from a friend celebrating the fall season. I get Christmas cards all the time and I really wish people did the same for Halloween. Also, one year, I hosted a card exchange with some of my Instagram followers and we had a blast.
3. Halloween Gift Basket
You know how some people give their kids boxes to open on Christmas Eve filled with goodies? And you know how some people make Easter baskets for their kids? Well, Halloween Gift Boxes combine both of those things. Basically, instead of an Easter basket, you’re making a Halloween basket! Same basic stuff involved: a bucket or basket and treats to fill it up. Halloween Oreos anyone? Those would be perfect to include!
4. Labor Day pumpkin patch trip
Did you know most pumpkin patches open their doors for the fall season on Labor Day weekend? I didn’t know this until my partner and I decided to go randomly one year. And let me tell you — IT WAS AWESOME. Most people don’t think to spend Labor Day at a Pumpkin Patch, so it wasn’t crowded. The only downside is that sometimes, you won’t see too many pumpkins because it’s too early and it’s also HOT outside.
5. Halloween Baking and Decor Night
For Christmas, my family makes a whole thing out of tree trimming day. We usually get together, put on a good movie (one year it was “Star Wars”), make some hot cocoa and take out all our ornament boxes and spread them throughout the living room. We spend the day decorating, commenting on the movie and just hanging out with each other. And whenever a handmade ornament comes out of the box, there’s always a story there to share. It’s nothing fancy, but it’s a good time. We don’t make the same hoopla for Halloween decorating, but one of these years I’m going to make it “a thing.” I want to invite everyone over to help me put up the decor and bake Halloween cupcakes (the Funfetti kind, of course).
I hope you guys use some of these as you get together to celebrate the Halloween season.