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5 Fun Halloween Hacks for Busy Parents

Mighty Mommy shares five of her favorite Halloween time-savers that will add spook and whimsy to your family’s Halloween in half the time without breaking the bank.

By
Cheryl Butler,
Episode #504
decorated pumpkins representing halloween ideas

Halloween continues to create a buzz of excitement throughout communities all across America. My kids are now in high school and college, but that doesn’t curb the amount of planning and genuine fun we put into our Halloween festivities each year.

Trick-or-treating is, of course, the highlight of this "boo"-tiful holiday, but the preparations of decorating, creating clever costumes, baking spooky treats, and hanging out together with friends and family in the pumpkin patch or at a neighborhood fall festival are where spooktacular memories are fondly made.

Regardless of what age your ghouls and goblins are, Halloween can truly be a memorable celebration, and thanks to some crafty hacks it won’t take you hours of time or tons of money to pull it all together.

Mighty Mommy shares five of her favorite Halloween time-savers that will add spook and whimsy to your family’s Halloween in half the time without breaking the bank.

5 Halloween Fun Hacks for Busy Parents

  1. Five Halloween Holiday Fun Facts 
  2. Hearty Prep Ahead Dinners
  3. Decorations on a Dime
  4. Light it Up
  5. Pumpkin Palooza

Let’s explore each in more detail.

1. Five Halloween Holiday Fun Facts

I’ll be honest, I never really embraced Halloween until I had kids of my own. Most of my babies were born in late summer, so one of the first things I did as a new mom was to invest in an adorable infant pumpkin costume. It was a bit pricey, but six of my eight kids did get to wear it so I certainly got my money’s worth. That little pumpkin costume paved the way for my newfound love of Halloween.

I had no idea how much fun it could be to decorate our yard and home for this festive holiday, never mind all the interesting recipes I learned to concoct. And when my kids were young and in school I found a whole new passion for crafting and creating super cool costumes. By the time Halloween rolled around I had spent hours preparing for one of the biggest nights of the year.

Once I became enamored the holiday I began to pay attention to trends and fun facts. Here are five pieces of trivia you can wow the Halloween die-hards in your life with:

There are dozens of Halloween fun facts to be discovered, but these five will get you started if you’d like to be the “boo” of the ball and impress the other Halloween lovers in your life.

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