Indoor Halloween Activities for Kids Instead of Trick-or-Treating

I do not like Halloween… The reason for this is the fact that kids always wants to go trick-or-treating and I don’t feel comfortable allowing them to do it. The easiest way would be simply ignore this holiday but it’s not easy when you come across horrid merchandise on every corner.

Instead we often take part in Halloween school dress-ups, parties, charity bake sales and other half term events that are organized locally or we prepare something at home.

If you are faced with similar dilemma this Halloween here are couple ideas of what you can make and do with children indoors, to compensate them for not being able to trick-or-treat.

things to do with kids at Halloween

My main argument for not trick-or-treating is the idea behind taking sweets from complete strangers. I don’t believe it is safe thing to do. I always tell my girls not to trust people they don’t know and I don’t see why we should make exception on this one day. It is a dangerous world we live in… The second reason is one of my daughter’s peanut allergy. Even if we knew our neighbours well I still would not be able to read labels on each sweet they get or be sure it was stored away from all peanut products.

Sadly, I don’t think we will be giving away sweets this year as well. As an expat living in UK, with all this post Brexit vote anti-immigrant sentiment going on, I’m not really keen on opening door to random people.

carving pumpkin dinner ideas

Carving pumpkin dinner ideas

Carving Pumpkin & Tomato Soup with Herbed Croutons

Spicy Pumpkin Soup with Ginger and Chilli Flakes

Roasted Pumpkin & Sweet Potato Chowder

Simple Pumpkin Soup with Milk and Orzo

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Almond Flakes

spooky Halloween crafts

Spooky Crafts

Wooden Peg People (Witch)

halloween dress up

Halloween Dress-up & make-up ideas

DIY Glittery Spiderweb T-Shirt

Dia de los Muertos / Day of the Dead Mask DIY

Comic Book Character – Pop Art Make-up Idea

DIY Vampire Costume

Quick & Easy Nail Art For All Seasons (including Halloween patterns)

Halloween Witch Costumes

Halloween movies and books

Scary Movies & Books

Tom and Jerry Tricks & Treats

Tamara Small and The Monsters’ Ball

The Fearsome Beastie

creepy savoury snacks

Creepy savoury snacks

Ghost Kabanos Sausages

Halloween Monster Poppadoms

Black Pasta Monsters – Halloween Pasta with Sausages

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Sea Salt & Real Butter

ghoulish desserts and drinks

Ghoulish desserts & drinks

Ghoulish Apple & Kiwi Drink

Halloween Chocolate Spider Cookies

Shortbread Bloody Fingers & Scary Faces

Witches’ Fingers

Poppy Seed Cupcakes

Last Minute Clementine Jack-O-Lanterns

Creepy Halloween Vanilla Cookies

Blood Splatter Doughnuts


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