DISCLAIMER: Los Tweens & Teens created some fun Halloween scenes with items of our own and Party City sent us new Halloween items to add. However, all opinions are our own.
One part of kids growing up a little bit is you can start to have a some more fun without the worry of getting scared over everything. My husband is a major Halloween fan- but he loves the ghosts, goblins and skeletons and not so much the ‘cutesy pumpkins.’ Having young kids and their many friends around has forced some cute Halloween themes over the last few years. This year he’s getting a more ‘manly’ Halloween and the girls are all over it! They have put together some fun outdoor scenes thanks in part to our amigos at Party City. It’s fairly inexpensive to have some fun with Halloween décor that you can keep from year-to-year. The kids coming by are also older and having a Halloween party was part our plan this year.
With some old lanterns that we picked up at a garage sale for $5 and some ‘Buy 2 get one Free’ foam tombstones from Party City, we’ve created a sort-of scarier Halloween scene but still all in good fun. This is more like a scene from The Headless Horseman with an ‘eery’ feeling and less about The Nightmare on Elm Street! I’m sure in a few years my husband will start shopping the more gory Halloween collection.
Check out two separate scenes that you can create on your lawn for less than $30!
Party City has some great discount coupons available online and a major selection of costumes. We used the $20 off coupon for our costumes! Yes, the tweens start getting older so it’s time to have some real fun. Of course, when you create the fun at your own home and host some of their friends and their families, you keep your kids nearby and share the experience together. Stay tuned for our costume selections and party planning tips- the whole familia is having fun!
And if you still want some cutesy things- check out this fun CRAFT!
As a mother of twin tweens in 2011 and an active Girl Scout Troop leader, Cristy realized there was a need to develop bilingual digital content and foster a community facing the challenges of raising kids after first grade. That year she founded and remains co-Publisher of Los Tweens & Teens, to support multicultural parents and mentors with content related to raising Gen Z- tweens & teens ages 7-18. Through the Los Tweens & Teens LIVE events such as Teens & Me – the growing team aims to provide our community with essential resources from chats with therapists to battle anxiety and bullying, to understanding social media and technology.
A New Jersey native of Cuban decent, Cristy is a board member of Amigos For Kids – a non-profit organization dedicated to preventing child abuse in the South Florida community. She is a teenage cancer survivor and speaks nationally at conferences and volunteers with cancer-awareness organizations such as St. Jude Children’s Hospital and the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of South Florida.