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Best of Halloween for Wee Ones

Once you have kids of your own, it’s pretty easy to understand why they love Halloween so much. It’s that one magical day of the year when they get to wear elaborate costumes that transform them into princesses, superheroes, witches, ghosts or animals. Now that I think about it, that’s just an average day in the life of my dress up-loving three-year-old. But when you combine the costume with festive decorations, pumpkin carving, trick or treating and a crazy sugar high from all the candy, you can pretty much guarantee it’s going to be the best day ever for your little one. And if you want to add an extra special touch, here are ten of the best kids Halloween ideas that will make the whole holiday extra sweet.

You can’t go wrong with a pumpkin decorating party, and with a few simple craft supplies, kids of all ages can join in the fun—no carving necessary! Coat mini pumpkins with chalkboard paint, give little ones colored chalk and watch them create over and over again.

Kids Pumpkin Decorating Party

Or how about going glam with glittering pumpkins?

Glittering Pumpkin

You could even take the traditional route with the well-loved combination of pumpkins (real or ceramic) and paint. I mean, have your kids ever turned down the opportunity to make a big, Halloween-inspired mess?

Kids Pumpkin Painting Party

Share one of the most quintessential fall treats with your little one—candy apples! Put together DIY candy apple kits to give as favors at your kids Halloween party—the little party guests will thank you. Their parents? Probably not.

DIY Candy Apple Kits

There isn’t a kid in the world that doesn’t love marshmallows, and when they’re in the shape of ghosts, they’re double the fun. These ghost pops are made with Rice Krispies treats, frosting, ghost-shaped Peeps and Halloween sprinkles, and they’d be equally fun as a kids party activity or a yummy treat on a sweets table.

Ghost Pops Halloween Treat

Aside from eating (way too much!) candy, what does your little one look forward to most on Halloween? Dressing up in an amazing costume, of course! These DIY cardboard animal masks are the perfect finishing touch for your outrageous owl or fiercely fabulous fox.

DIY Cardboard Animal Masks

And of course we can’t forget about the tiniest tots on their first Halloween. Make these easy and adorable Halloween onesies, and you won’t be able to resist celebrating all month long with a little ghost, jack-o-lantern or skeleton on your hip!

DIY Halloween Onesies

Whether you’re throwing a Halloween party or just adding a festive touch to your kids’ breakfast, these DIY Halloween glasses are sure to make them smile.

DIY Halloween Ghost Glasses

Pick the perfect fall afternoon to throw a costume party in the woods! Nothing sets the tone for Halloween quite like a “haunted” forest, but with the sun shining through the trees, lots of yummy treats to devour and cute costumes galore, you can keep the spook factor to a minimum while the fun is still off the charts.

Haunted Forest Kids Halloween Party - Project Nursery

Gather festive printables, colorful decorations and sugary treats to create the ultimate Halloween-themed dessert table that your little ones will love. This is one holiday where more is more!

Halloween-Themed Dessert Table - Project Nursery

However you decide to celebrate this year, we hope you and your littles have a ghoulishly good time! Happy Halloween!