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Hi ladies. I need some advice from anyone that has it! :) I have a DD who is 2.5, and im due with another little bundle of joy any day. Where we are, its already like 40 degrees, and im worried about Halloween.

We are going to have lunch at my moms work, and im thinking about taking them (ok her, not really them) trick-or-treating at the mall or something, but I want to do something fun at home that night if its to cold to go trick or treating with family.

What can I do for "at home" Halloween fastivities in case its to cold to go out??

Thank you!


Asked by Anonymous at 10:51 PM on Oct. 15, 2009 in Holidays

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Answers (9)
  • Start your own Halloween tradition.  Watch Halloween movies, read Halloween books, play a few Halloween games, decorate a pumpkin with stickers or markers, or decorate Halloween cookies.  See Halloween games/movies/books here


    Answer by momjs at 11:04 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • Baking, handing out candy to trick or treaters, carving pumpkins, decorating cookies, "scaring" each other... at 2 1/2 anything you make a point to include her in will be special to her.


    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:05 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown. Where we live there aren't many street lights so trick or treating is mostly over by 8 pm. If there is no school the next day we watch it while eating cookies and sorting candy. We some times watch The nightmare before Christmas too but your LO may still be too young for that one.

    Answer by JEAmom3 at 11:18 PM on Oct. 15, 2009

  • Rent or buy a children's Halloween movie (Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie, Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown, The Berenstain Bears halloween, Franklin's Halloween all can be bought at Amazon pretty cheap), make a big pot of spiced apple cider (pasteurized apple cider with a couple cinnamon sticks and a few whole cloves, simmered together for about an hour), make caramel dip for apples by taking a 14 oz bag of Kraft chewy caramel candies and melting them in a pan over medium heat with 2/3 cup of milk. Slice some red and green apples and serve with the dip. Buy mini pumpkins and the colored Bic permanent markers (put old clothes on her, and lay out a disposable plastic tablecloth) and let her draw on her pumpkins.

    Answer by AprilDJC at 12:03 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • __OP HERE__

    Thanks ladies! I appreciate your imput! Where we are, we probably wont have many trick or treaters.... But everything else sounds awesome!

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:07 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • with a child that young, he won't last long anyway.....bundle him up and just go down the or two houses and he'll get the son had a blast at that age and it was FREEZINGGGGGGGGGGG :-)

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:29 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Just put long sleeves and pants on underneath that will help keep him warm and just don't go far on your block.

    Answer by KyliesMom5 at 7:30 AM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • How about a pregnant nun? lol thats what i am going to be and i am 30 weeks pregnant

    Answer by navajomama7 at 9:56 PM on Oct. 16, 2009

  • Trick or treat in your own house. Have your husband or yourself be behind every door in your house. Make Halloweeen cookies or caramel corn. Perform a skit together in costume.
    Or... Have a scavenger hunt. Draw a map and have her hunt for her treasure. Since she is only 2 1/2 make it easy with X marks the spot. Have one be a halloween movie, the next a reading book, the next a coloring book with crayons and lastly a pumpkin or cauldron filled with goodies. That should keep both of you busy all night.

    Answer by CelticFaerie at 2:01 AM on Oct. 17, 2009