Fun Halloween Ideas for Families

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A Halloween jack-o-lantern has a silly smiles. Lit candles and fall leaves complete the scene.

Halloween is one of my kids' all-time favorite holidays to celebrate together.

We keep things light and fun with a not-too-scary twist on Halloween activities.

Learn how to plan a festive family night with all the best Halloween recipes you can pull together for an easy way to connect with your kids this season.

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Halloween Activities for Families

Our favorite way to kick start spooky season is to host a "reading picnic."

Pile up a stack of Halloween books for kids and a tray of sweet fall breakfast treats.

Or make it a Halloween movie night for the family with one of these fun Halloween movies based on books and after the kids are in bed, curl up with a fun witchy book for you!

Halloween Snacks for Kids

Easy Halloween recipes kids can make are perfect for filling them up before they head out Trick or Treating.

You could also set out big bowls of these easy Halloween snacks for movie night.

Halloween Treats for Kids

Yes, they'll get plenty of goodies in their Trick or Treat bags, but Halloween is such a fun season to do a little festive baking with the kids.

From not-so-spooky Halloween donuts to festive Halloween cupcakes, here are some of my favorite spooky season treats:

Halloween Fun for Harry Potter Fans

Reading Harry Potter with the kids is fun at any time of year, but Halloween season is an especially fun time to revisit the world of Hogwarts and everyone's favorite Boy Wizard.

Start with a Harry Potter snacks for movie night and take time to make these fun chocolate frogs for a treat.

Or host a Harry Potter costume party and plan a Monster Book of Monsters cake for the grand finale.

Decorate for Halloween

In the mood for a little holiday crafting? The kids and I had a blast making these Harry Potter-inspired decorations for the house:

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