If you have young children – or simply don’t like being scared – Halloween can be a difficult holiday to celebrate. Fortunately, there are several Halloween traditions that don’t involve being scared. Try these four methods of celebration for a scare-free Halloween with your family:
1. Visit a Cider Mill
While some cider mills include corn mazes and haunted houses, others are mainly a place to gather, drink cider, pick apples, and eat donuts. Visit a local cider mill with your family for an afternoon of scare-free fun. Some offer face painting and petting zoos. You can even return throughout the season!
2. Go Trick-or-Treating
Plenty of trick-or-treating areas are specifically geared toward young children. You can also visit an organized trunk-or-treat through your church or school. Trick-or-treating isn’t inherently scary. Your child can go dressed as a ladybug, a lion, a ballerina, or a turtle and still come home with several pounds of candy. What could be happier than that?
3. Carve Pumpkins
Pumpkin carving is an age-old tradition that helps bring in the holiday season. Whether you carve pumpkins for your children or your children carve pumpkins for themselves, there are dozens of fun, interesting designs you can add to your collection. Lighting your pumpkins can easily become a family tradition, and your children will love to snack on pumpkin seeds.
4. Make Pies
Few things are more exciting about the fall season than making pies. You can find popular apple and pumpkin pie recipes online. Try a few recipes throughout the season, taste-testing with your family. You can also make pies for a Halloween party.
Whatever method of celebration you choose, remember that Halloween doesn’t have to be scary. The holiday season is all about spending quality time with family and friends – whether you visit haunted houses or not.
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