Halloween is, in my opinion, the best time of the year. If you have a love for the macabre, and you can’t wait to decorate your home with cobwebs and candles, your time to shine has arrived. From corn mazes and jack-o-lanterns, spooky stories and even scarier movies, to costumes, candy, and carnivals, there's no one "right way" to celebrate Halloween either, especially when you have kids. Romper asked moms to share their favorite Halloween traditions to not only highlight the fun ways to ring in this spooky time of year, but to perhaps spark some inspiration for those still wondering how to get their kids involved for years to come.
I’ve always been a huge fan of Halloween, and as a kid I promised myself that when I had a home of my own I would decorate to my heart's delight. When I was in my 20s my house turned into something of a haunted house, where I would gladly host pumpkin carving parties with friends. I also made it a point to attended several parties in the name of Halloween, never limiting myself to just one.
Now that I'm a mom, however, I've slowed down a bit. My son isn’t old enough to truly enjoy all things horror related, so I've had to tone it down from my haunted house days. Still, I’ve made sure to start and instill our own traditions that we can continue to enjoy as he grows older, including trick-or-treating and watching as many spooky or spooky-adjacent Halloween movies and TV specials as we possibly can. We also make our own decorations every year, which has been especially delightful.
No two families are exactly alike, though, so if you're looking for some Halloween inspiration here's how a few other moms plan to celebrate the holiday this year: