This Is The Only Family Halloween Guide You Will Ever Need
Okay – so it’s finally October, which means it’s officially the Month of Halloween. Wahoo!! It also means it’s Spring for us in New Zealand and that Summer is just around the corner. I know that’s totally unrelated, but if you knew what our weather over here is like – you would be cheering for us! Summer! Summer! Summer!
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Anyway, I’ve decided to give you The Only Family Halloween Guide You Will Ever Need. Not just costumes and decorations – I’m talking about a whole round up of ideas for everything your family will need to enjoy not the Halloween on the day, but the Month of Halloween. Let’s make it amazing, aye?
Now, I’ve already shared 17 DIY Costumes for the Whole Family and Cheap Halloween Decorations You Can Do On a Budget with you, so I won’t go too much of that, ya?
BUT wait – I want to show you these costumes for your little fur babies
HALLOWEEN COSTUMES FOR YOUR FUR BABIES
I cannot get enough of this UPS Delivery Dog
And what about this adorable little Cowboy? (Cowcat??)
The Best Halloween Movies for the Whole Family
Who doesn’t love a good scare? I know that sometimes, watching Halloween Movies doesn’t always go well especially when we have little children. I know that for our household, it’s definitely been a while since we’ve watched a Horror/Thriller without first having to put the kids to bed! So here’s a great list of the Best Halloween Movies for The Whole Family to enjoy:
Family With Toddlers
- Casper The Friendly Ghost: He Ain’t Scary, He’s Our Brother [G]
- Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest [G]
- Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie [G]
Family With Tweens
- Casper [PG]
- Coraline [PG]
- Corpse Bride [PG]
- Frankenweenie [PG]
- Ghost Busters [Original – PG]
- Goosebumps [PG]
- Hotel Transylvania [PG]
- Monster House [PG]
- Paranorman [PG]
- The Addams Family Values [PG 13]
- The Nightmare Before Christmas [PG]
Family With OLDER Teens
Exclusively for Mom and Dad
- A Dark Song [R]
- Annabelle Creation [R]
- It [R]
- It Comes At Night [R]
- Nightmare on Elm Street [R]
- The Exorcist [R]
If you can’t decided on one particular movie, why not give this free trial a go, and binge watch for 7 days!
Halloween Family Disco – Dance Like No One’s Watching
Or maybe, like everyone’s watching! Whatever gets you shaking your booty!
If you’re hosting a family Halloween Party, here are some awesome tunes to keep on loop.
- Thriller – Okay, so you KNEW this would have to be on the top of the list, ya?
- Ghostbusters Theme Song
- Time Warp Rocky Horror Picture Show
- Disturbia by Rihanna
- People Are Strange by The Doors
- Sally’s Song – Fiona Apple
- Beautiful Monster – Ne-yo
- Paramore – Decode
Halloween Recipes Your Family and Friends Will Love
Check out the video tutorial by Amber over at Dessert Now Dinner Later – clever!
Found on Dessert Now Dinner Later
Chocolate Cookie Monsters
Krissy over at Self Proclaimed Foodie shows you exactly how to do it!
Found on Self Proclaimed Foodie
Dark Chocolate Halloween Chip Cookies
Now – because I can’t say no to chocolate… or peanut butter… or cookies – you must go and see how Amy of House of Nash Eats creates this delicious cookies.
Found on House of Nash Eats
Check this out for even more inspiration!
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