- Carving a pumpkin is usually a pre-Halloween tradition, but it is a difficult task and sharp knives prevent children from really participating. Instead, decorate them using multi-colored sharpies, an old hat, false eyelashes, buttons or pieces of fabric. The best part about opting out of carving; your kids get to enjoy their handy work because un-carved pumpkins last longer.
- Corn maze, pumpkin patch, or hayrides can be a fun adventure for single moms and kids to spend a spooky Halloween eve together. To find one near you click here.
- Everyone loves a good story. Tell spooky stories for older kids and finger plays for younger kids. Gathering your kids’ friends for a Halloween evening of storytelling and let your other single friends enjoy a Halloween date night. Next year it’ll be your turn!
- A Halloween night pirate themed treasure hunt is a great holiday alternative. Set up clues around the house with little pieces of candy attached to lead your kids to the treasure. Where “x” marks the spot can simply be a cardboard box filled with more candy or small toys.
- Older kids and adults might want to check out Rob Zombie’s Great American Nightmare. It starts October 10 with awesome musical guests, horrifying attractions and is guaranteed to give you a scare. It’s not for little children or the faint at heart.
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Guest Writer – Kerri Zane
Kerri is an Emmy award winning television executive producer, healthy living expert, single mom advisor, speaker, and author of “It Takes All 5: A Single Mom’s Guide to Finding the REAL One.” published by Morgan James, (November 2012). She is the family travel expert for Peter Greenberg Online, a regular contributor to What’s Up For Kids as well as various mommy blogs.