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Have a boo-tastic Halloween!

Thursday, October 13th, 2011

You might be a parent trying to make your child’s first Halloween as special as possible or perhaps you’re a seasoned holiday organizer. Whatever the case, these tips are sure to help make your Halloween boo-tastic!

1) Collaborate with your neighbours

Get in touch with other parents and friends in the neighbourhood and put something special together for the kids on Halloween night. This is a great way to come up with new, out-of-the-box ideas. Also, halloween decor can get expensive! Sharing the cost with neighbours will be lighter on the wallet, and dividing the stuff for storage will be easier on storage space too! Let’s not forget the time you will save by having others to help with all the planning and shopping.

2) Keep it healthy but fun

Whether you are going to send your children trick or treating or have them stay home in their ‘haunted house’, Halloween is nothing without some treats and candies. Parents are becoming more concerned with the high sugar intake on Halloween and for good reason. Healthy snacks can easily turn kids off, so get creative and find a happy balance. Look online for some ideas, we really liked these 9 healthy treats ideas . Don’t forget to keep some mini chocolates around the house!

3) You don’t need to buy new costumes each year

This holiday is signified by scary props and fun costumes. Don’t break the bank when buying costumes for the kids. Chances are they are not going to want to wear the same thing year after year and there’s a chance it will no longer fit. Throwing a sheet over your child and calling it a ghost costume might not be the way to go but cheaper alternatives like value stores are worth taking a look at or, similar to a tip from our last blog try swapping with other parents.

4) Let Taskhire make Halloween a little less scary this year

Like with most holidays, getting ready for Halloween can be a time consuming task. But have no fear, Taskhire is here! Our network of Task Runners can help you every step of the way. Be it putting up or taking down decorations, pumpkin carving or even handing out candy the day of – they can get it done.