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The Ultimate Family Guide To Halloween

Here you will find all of my best Halloween ideas in one place! How simple is that? Below you’ll find spooky recipes, cuddly and cute costume ideas, allergy-free treats, and family traditions to try this Halloween. Simply click on the link in the title to learn more! Enjoy!

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Halloween: The Ultimate Guide for Families

It’s no secret around here that fall is our favorite time of year, and that definitely includes Halloween.  I’m all about helping you create simple moments and memories for your family, so I’ve gathered all of my best Halloween posts, ideas, and inspiration here in one place to make it even easier for you to plan this holiday season.  

Here you’ll find everything you need to make this Halloween extra special for your family, from the best costume ideas, spooky movie night ideas, to treats and teal pumpkin inspiration.  I hope you find something here that makes this Halloween season extra spook-tacular!  

Spooky Halloween Movie Night

October is the perfect time of year to cuddle up on the couch for some fun movie nights as a family. Check out these spook-tacular popcorn recipes.  Also, don’t miss our epic list of family-friendly movies & Netflix binges to enjoy together, maybe while wearing matching jammies?  Hey, we’re all about the matching pj’s in our house. 

Teal Pumpkin Project

The Teal Pumpkin Project is near and dear to our hearts as we know several children with food allergies that have a difficult time enjoying trick ‘r treating.  Learn more about how to involve ever child in the Halloween fun and what the teal pumpkin project is all about.  Also, I include a ton of ideas of what to pass out on Halloween night if you decide to participate.  

Cutest Costume Ideas

Whether you like to DIY your kids costume, create a themed family costume, or buy directly from a favorite shop, don’t worry I’ve got you covered.  I’ve gathered some of the cutest costume ideas for babies, toddlers, boys, girls, and families all here on the blog.  And, if you’re expecting, check out this amazing post filled with costume ideas to show off that adorable bump.  

Halloween Recipes

Now let’s talk Halloween treats. Do you host a pumpkin carving party every year, or maybe a Halloween movie night? Check out these tantalizing treat recipes to make your Halloween celebrating the bombdiggity.

Special Ways To Celebrate Baby's First Halloween

Are you celebrating baby’s 1st Halloween this year? Here is a complete list of amazing ways to celebrate and commemorate baby’s first Halloween! You won’t want to miss these ideas!
25 of the most adorable Halloween costumes for babies including some matching stroller or wagon costumes as well.

Pumpkin Carving & Decorating

Every year we host a pumpkin carving/decorating party with our nieces and nephews.  We have so much fun.  It’s taken quite a few years for us to finally feel comfortable having them carve their own pumpkins without losing a finger.  Ya know what I mean?  


If you are looking for creative ways to decorate pumpkins without carving, then look no further! I’ve gathered up the most unique, prettiest, and amazing-est (is that a word?!) pumpkin decorating ideas this side of the Mississippi! They are split up into age-groups with awesome ideas for the young and young at heart! Enjoy!

Halloween Crafts & Coloring Pages

Rainy fall days tend to be some of the coziest, don’t they?  And, they are the perfect time to do a seasonal craft together.  After all, is there anything better than gathering around the table with a big box of crayons and creating something beautiful and fun?  Check this epic collection of fall and halloween-themed crafts for kids of all ages, as well as these totally FREE printable halloween coloring pages that I know you’re entire family will love.  

3 Printable Halloween Coloring Pages for Toddlers, Preschoolers, & Kids

Amazing Halloween Family Traditions

From Halloween countdown ideas to Boo Baskets, these fun Halloween family traditions will definitely get your creative juices flowing.  I can’t wait to hear which tradition is your family’s favorite.  

Halloween Traditions for Families

Make a Candy Board

A Halloween Candy Charcuterie Board is the perfect sweet and simple addition to a spooky family movie night or a pumpkin carving party. Just simply gather a plethora of your favorite sweet treats and spread them beautifully on a cutting board or serving tray. It’s as simple as that.

Halloween Movie Night

Get in your comfy jammies, build a fort in the living room, and surprise your little gremlins with a family movie night.  Download and print these cute Halloween movie tickets your kids will love, and our Halloween movie checklist so you can cross off your favorite spooky flicks.  

printable Halloween movie tickets and movie checklist

Create a Halloween Family Bucket List

Savor this spooky season by creating your very own Halloween Bucket List.  Check out our top 30 Halloween activities and use the free printable to jot down your own ideas. 

Free Printable Halloween Bucket List for Families
I hope you found some spook-tacular ideas that inspired you here today!  Happy celebrating & happy Halloween!

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Hi, I’m Stephanie

Your newest BFF & Simplicity Guru, if that’s ok with you

Fueled by equal parts cold brew and dry shampoo, I spend my days inspiring and encouraging women to find joy and rest, even in a season full of chaos and overwhelm.  Your story, your family, your journey is a beautiful one and I can’t wait to help you create memories you will treasure for years to come.  

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