No question about it – Halloween is a great family holiday! The children love to go out trick-or-treating for candy and the parents enjoy walking them around the neighbor. It’s sort of a social thing for the parents as they stop and talk with all their neighbors as their kids run from house to house. A lot of neighborhoods that have streets in a cul-de-sac will set up a long table at the beginning of the street and all the parents will sit there with their candy making it easier for the children. It’s just like one-stop candy shopping for the kids!
For years it’s been a tradition at our house that my whole family (brothers, sisters and their kids) all get together at my house Halloween night. It’s pizza and chaos as we help all the younger kids get dressed in their costumes. Then it’s off to trick-or-treating we go.
This year I’ve decided to have a costume party at our house once all the kids are back from raiding the neighborhood candy bowls. Everyone has to come dressed in group themed costumes (or as I like to call it “family” themed). We’re dressing as all the characters from the Wizard of Oz! I love the idea and the kids are actually excited about it! Wizard of Oz costumes are so easy and fun and make for a great family costume idea! I’m going to be Glinda the Good Witch, my husband is going to be the Wicked Witch of the West (which I think is hilarious), Sydney is going to be Dorothy, Olivia is the Cowardly Lion and my son Caden is going to be the Tin Man. We still need someone to be the Scarecrow so I think we’re just going to throw a flannel shirt on our dog with some hay sticking out all over!
Here are some other great “family” or group costume ideas for your Halloween:
- Alice in Wonderland
- Pirates of the Caribbean
- Power Rangers
- Star Wars
- Toy Story
- Sesame Street
Start a new tradition this year with your family by throwing a Halloween costume party! Use themes such as; horror and gothic, humorous or even movie costumes. No matter what you decide, just have fun and enjoy spending time with your family this Halloween holiday!