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Halloween with a Toddler #2

My top 5 trick or treat ideas
I did this year.

1-Guess how many are in the jar?
On Monday  we had a Halloween party for Poppy and her monster friends, for the adults, we had the idea of putting sweets in a jar I already had at home, and some spiders (count the sweets and spiders before adding them in the jar, we nearly forgot.) then let all the adults guess how many there are! Simple and easy.

2- trick or treat party bags
I found this cute dotty pack of 24 sweets bags in tkmaxx for only £2. I filled the kids party bags with sweets and stickers. Great for Halloween favours or if you want to go extra for those knocking on your door im sure they will go down a treat!

3- trick or treaters pick and mix plate 
We have recently moved house so im finding things i forgot i had. And this year i put together a large gold plate (I use these for xmas usually) put some sweets and decoration on to give it that kid friendly spooky look. 

4- kids halloween party 
I mentioned above we had a party for Poppy, it was a successful little party with all her monster friends, they danced, played and had way too much sugar! I like Poppy to eat healthily but when it comes to special occassions I don't mind letting her enjoy it all with the others. Kids Parties are easy to put together, hang some balloons, a little decoration and some toys. Done, honestly they loved it.

I made a table setting for each child with a chocolate apple for pudding.

5- kids activity table 
I actually did this one this the morning of hallowen12! Poppy loved the table cloth, it's from poundland and its pretty good for keeping your nice funiture clean and dry. I just grabbed her playdough and shapes and she happily sat there for 30mins playing. If your kids are too young to understand Halloween, doing this or a sensory table with Halloween items will keep them interested and it means they don't have to go without enjoying the Halloween celebrations.

I hope You enjoyed the read


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