I love when October comes, because that means the next 3-4 months are chock full of awesome holidays! And with that comes a lot of fun, a lot of memories and a lot of family traditions! Now that we are in our new, bigger home just in time for Halloween, There is so much we can decorate and there is a beautiful neighborhood to trick-or-treat in with lots of kids and houses. I love that we can carry on the traditions that we do every year but in a bigger, better way. We are so excited!
For this post, I want to talk about our family traditions for Halloween. Every year I create costumes from what we already have on hand or I make them.
For last year’s Halloween costumes for the girls, I put them in jammies we already owned, slippers I found in their closets and used their plush robes as jackets to keep them warm. Genius! Then, I ripped up an old pillow case into strips and “rag curled” their hair. They (and my pocketbook) loved it!
We also go trick-or-treating with cousins for part of the evening. We all meet and walk the neighborhood for about 30 minutes collecting candy from neighbors, then meet back at one of our homes for hot chocolate. It’s so sweet, and so fun!
After we are done making our trick-or-treat rounds we always go back home and pass out candy. This year I bought a bag of NESTLE® Jumbo Assorted Fun Size Candy at Walmart to put in our fun Trick-or-Treat bowl that we use every year. It fit the whole bag perfectly!
On each trick-or-treat night, we are just too busy to prepare a meal from scratch, so I always make something that we can pop in a crock pot or heat in an oven– easy peasy. This year I decided to go with a STOUFFER’S® Family Size Entrée. It’s big enough to feed all of us and I can just pop it in the oven while we are passing out candy and eat when we are done!
The lasagna is easy to pair with a salad and some bread sticks. Simple and well balanced!
For a special treat I popped some TOLL HOUSE® Refrigerated Cookie Dough (Apple Harvest variety) in the oven for an easy and convenient dessert for the kiddos. They take no time to bake and are the perfect bite-size cookies.
I also made some for our new neighbors, who were so gracious and welcomed us into the neighborhood with a dozen donuts. So sweet!
I found everything for my easy Trick-or-Treat night at Walmart. I love that Walmart is literally one-stop shopping!
What are your Halloween traditions every year? I’d love for you tell me in the comments below!