When your kids enter their tween years, they might start to think they’re too old for Halloween. Or, if they’ve had their puberty growth spurt early, they might be hesitant to go trick-or-treating for fear of neighbours questioning their motives.
But just because your tween is iffy about Halloween doesn’t mean you shouldn’t encourage them to celebrate the spookiest of holidays.
“Remember, older kids enjoy holidays, including Halloween, too!” parenting expert Laura Buddenberg wrote in an article for Momaha.com. “Recognize their desire to celebrate by suggesting and encouraging age-appropriate activities that provide them an opportunity to have fun with their friends.”
One great way to do this is to throw your tween and their friends a Halloween party. Not sure how to make that happen? Don’t worry. We’ve got you covered.
Here are seven spooktacular ideas to get you started:
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The anticipation of the party is just as exciting as the party itself. Get your tween in the Halloween mood by asking them to help decorate your house for the big event. Or, better yet, send them to the dollar store with an allotted amount of money to pick out the décor, then get them and a friend to help decorate the house.
2. Host a costume contest
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While some tweens might think costumes are lame, the friendly competition will encourage your tween and their friends to really get in the Halloween spirit. Plus, they’ll love showing off their costumes to each other and taking countless selfies.
3. Include a photo booth
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Speaking of selfies, designate one area of the party as the photo booth area where the kids can take pics in their costumes. For added fun, provide a cool backdrop and silly props they can use in their photos.
4. Prepare Halloween munchies
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