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How to create a memorable Halloween with your family

Even though Halloween is only one day, you can turn it into a month of solid fun and activities for the whole family. October is the perfect month to celebrate all things fall, with leaves turning colors, cooler nights, and the harvest in full swing. If you want to make your Halloween the most memorable yet, here are some fun ideas to really get your kiddos out and enjoying this super spooky holiday. Plus, we've got some suggestions for kids' Halloween clothes to get everyone in the Halloween spirit.

Get your craft on

We all know kids love to craft and create things, and Halloween is the perfect time to work on trying something new. Need some ideas? Poke around Pinterest long enough, and you'll see that the Halloween craft ideas are endless! From mummies made with yarn to paper strip pumpkins, there are plenty of craft ideas to keep your little ones busy. Plus, it gives them a creative way to celebrate the spooky holiday! They can whip up memorable Halloween crafts with just a few things from the store. Here are some ideas to get you going:

  • Spooky Halloween Slime

  • You and your kiddos can make these festive slime jars with just a few small mason jars, some glue, food coloring, baking soda, contact lens solution, water, and construction paper. Mix up the slime, turn it into any color you'd like, and get creative with making some spooky faces on the jars. It's an easy project that your kids will love! Follow the link above for complete instructions.

  • Halloween Stick Puppets

  • These Halloween stick puppets are a fun, easy craft for kids of all ages. Gather some wooden craft sticks, paint, paintbrushes, pipe cleaners, googly eyes, glue, scissors, and markers, and let your kids go crazy making different characters. Try making some pumpkins, ghosts, and even Frankenstein. Now for the best part–sitting back and watching the puppet show.

    For cozy, slime-making, and crafting days at home, may we suggest our Trick or Treat Short Sleeve Henley Hip Pocket RAG Romper? It’s the perfect companion getting creative and comfortable at home.

    Share the BOOs!

    Have you ever been booed? During October, getting booed is actually a good thing. You start by creating a Boo Bucket, a bucket of treats or toys you deliver to a neighbor (sort of like Secret Santa). Use any bucket or basket, such as a decorated empty ice cream bucket or Halloween-themed basket. Then, cram it full of anything you'd like! Candy, cookie mixes, decorative sprinkles, or craft items like stamps and pencils are great ideas. Don't forget the printable explaining the boo bucket rules! Recipients of the boo bucket are often encouraged to pass it along, but it's not necessary. Now the fun part — your kids get to drop it off, ring the doorbell, and run!

    Making secret trips to the neighbor's house call for cozy clothes that can handle some running. We think our Jackolantern Long-Sleeved Hooded Kangaroo Pocket RAG Romper is perfect for the job. 

    Create the spookiest dinner yet

    What's Halloween without making a bunch of ghastly treats to trick your friends and family? Plan a night when the family can create a spooky Halloween dinner. Perhaps you could have each kiddo pick a themed food to try, then get cooking! Set the table with some fun Halloween decorations to help set the mood. Here are some simple, fun Halloween foods to try:

  • Halloween Pizzas

  • Grab some pita bread, naan bread, or English muffins to use as the base of your pizza. Smother the base with pizza sauce, then get some basic toppings such as olives, pepperoni, peppers, string cheese, and mozzarella to create spooky faces. Try making mummies, ghosts, and even skulls! Or you could even create one large pizza in the shape of a jack-o-lantern. 

  • Frightening Veggie Tray

  • Get your kids to eat their veggies in a fun, unique way that it's out-of-the-box! Get some baby carrots, olives, cucumbers, broccoli, and mini bell peppers. Then lay the veggies on your tray or platter in the shape of a jack-o-lantern. The carrots can be the pumpkin, olives can form the shapes of the eyes, you can use a mini bell pepper for the nose, and cut cucumbers can create the smile. Serve the veggies with their favorite dip, and you're good to go!

  • Halloween Rice Krispie Treats

  • Halloween Rice Krispie treats are a dessert idea that you can make a million different ways, and the kids love being involved! You can take your favorite Rice Krispie treat recipe and mix in Halloween sprinkles and fall candies like candy corn. Or you can cut them into squares, drizzle with white chocolate, and decorate them with candy eyeballs to make them look like mummies. Another great idea is to cut them into Halloween shapes with cookie cutters and decorate them however you'd like. 

    Looking for the perfect companion for your spooky dinner? You’ll love our Trick or Treat Short Sleeve Henley Rounded Kids Tee. It's a staple in any kids' Halloween clothes collection and is so comfortable that your kiddo will want to wear it over and over again.

    Host an epic carnival

    For many kids, Halloween carnivals are a fun tradition carried on throughout the years. And it's easy to see why; they're a blast! Plan an awesome Halloween party and invite friends and family over. Make a dart balloon board, put together a traditional soda toss game, and do a ball toss with cans. Want more ideas? Kids always love fishing pond games, face painting booths, and bingo.

    Because kiddos love to be as festive as possible, snagging a Jackolanterns Long Sleeve Kids Tee is a great idea to wear to the carnival. Your kiddo will be comfortable, cool, and will fit right in.

    Enjoy your favorite Halloween movies

    Isn't a crisp fall night the best time for a movie night? Plan a night when you can enjoy your family's favorites or simply watch a couple classic Halloween movies throughout the month. Pop some popcorn, assemble some treats, and settle in for a good time. Here are a few of our favorites: 

    • It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown
    • Coco
    • Corpse Bride
    • Muppets Haunted Mansion
    • Casper
    • Hocus Pocus
    • The Nightmare Before Christmas

    And, of course, you'll want to pair your movie night with a festive Halloween outfit! While we have plenty of Jack Skellington-themed clothes, we love our Jack Face Kids Essentials Joggers. These super cute joggers are perfect for getting snuggly while watching The Nightmare Before Christmas.

    What if you’ve got a little one who loves the Sanderson sisters? Then they will love our Hocus Pocus Magic Spells Long Sleeve Swing Dress! You’ll find many family movie favorites in our new Halloween collection.

    Take trick-or-treating to the next level 

    Life gets crazy during the holidays. Planning and making Halloween costumes is time intensive, especially if you want to do a matching family costume. Make things easy on yourself this year and get everyone an item from our Skelly line. It's a great idea for mommy and me Halloween costumes. We've got matching Skelly items for everyone in the family, from adult sweatshirts to kids' long-sleeve rompers. 

    Our Skelly 2.0 Kids Hoodie is the perfect trick-or-treating companion. It'll keep your kiddo warm while they're out and about, and you'll love how it can pass for a Halloween costume. Looking for Halloween clothes for adults? Snag the matching Skelly 2.0 Adult Hoodie, and you're good to go. Talk about the easiest and most comfortable Halloween costumes ever!

    Shop the comfiest Halloween clothes now!

    If you can't tell, we're kind of obsessed with Halloween at RAGS. If Halloween is one of your favorite holidays, too, then you'll love shopping our Halloween collection! Not only will they make everyone in your family look super festive, but you'll all be comfortable and cool for the holiday. And isn't that what it's all about? 

    Shop all of our Halloween clothes for kids and snag your favorites before they sell out. You can even grab a tee or two for yourself! After all, they're only around once a year. 

     

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