If you are throwing a party, you could borrow some ideas from my backyard Halloween parties or even go for a Harry Potter theme. If you're not throwing a full-blown party, there are food ideas and activities that could be used for classrooms or for contributing to a community event.
If you are looking for costumes, you could go for one that always makes to the National Retail Federation's top costumes list- a superhero. In fact, this year, superheroes take five of the 10 spots for top kids' costumes, and two for adults. This year, my family is dressing up as the Guardians of the Galaxy, the heroes from this summer's biggest movie. My costumes ideas are easy to make and don't require a sewing machine.
For the how-tos, read:
- Bewitch children with a simple backyard Halloween party
- Harry Potter theme party puts a spell on kids
- Kids gain turtle power with a homemade costume turtle shell
- Superhero costume DIY ideas save parents from sewing, dress kids past Halloween
- Families, groups can call themselves the Guardians of the Galaxy with DIY costumes