Halloween is going to look a little different this year in the Atlanta and Smyrna areas. Since we gave you some ghoulish ideas on kid’s Halloween hair last time, we thought we’d share some of our favorite events around town and some ideas to do at home in case you’d rather keep your kiddo’s out of the social scene for a bit longer.
Halloween Events in the Area
There’s just something magical about pumpkin patches with their down-home fun hayrides, face painting, corn mazes, and of course, picking out your own pumpkin. Here are over 20 patches in the area where you can have a special day out, enjoy the fall weather, and make Halloween memorable.
Stone Mountain Park
If you’re looking for an outing that will last all day and into the night, this one is for you. Pumpkin Festival reservations are required and it’s smart to buy early before they sell out! From Sept 19-Nov 1, you can play by day with family-friendly attractions, visit your favorite storybook characters, and experience special fall entertainment. After dark, there’s the Glow by Night event with thousands of glowing lights, not-so-spooky adventures, a party parade, and even fireworks.
Kid-Friendly and Haunted Corn Mazes
If you have littles, there are a plethora of kid-friendly corn mazes that will be sure to entertain them while allowing them to enjoy some outdoor fall fun. Want a little scarier version, there’s plenty of haunted corn mazes that will rival even the scariest haunted house!
Halloween Events to Enjoy at Home
If you’ve decided to social distance at home this year, there’s still plenty of ideas of how to celebrate at home so your children can still enjoy a silly, candy-filled Halloween.
Don’t let that fabulous ghoulish hair and costumes go to waste! Let the kids decorate their bikes with silly or spooky Halloween décor and have their own parade around the neighborhood. You can even download music to your phone and let them show off to “Monster Mash”.
Family Movie Night
Enjoy a night of family-friendly Halloween movies. If you want to hang out with a couple of friends, consider setting up a projector-type style movie night with a white sheet on the garage. Some favorites are, “Scoob!”, “Hocus Pocus,” “Hotel Transylvania,” or “Gremlins.”
What better way to celebrate than with making sweet treats and ghoulish gobbles.
- Frightful Fruit Kebabs made up of Frankenstein kiwi squares, marshmallow ghosts, and cantaloupe-ball pumpkins decorated with black candies and white frosting.
- Graveyard Cake with chocolate pudding, broken up Oreos, gummy worms, and Milano cookies for tombstones.
- Halloween Pumpkin cookies. Use your favorite recipe and let the kids carve their own cookie faces before the cookies disappear.
- Crescent Mummy Dogs – Simply wrap a hot dog in crescent roll dough and baked! Serve with blood sauce (ketchup).
Haunted Gingerbread Houses
Take your skills of making gingerbread houses and deck them out as haunted houses. Have fun either helping your little one or let the kids have a couple of friends over and have a friendly competition to see who can build the spookiest house.
Having Halloween at home doesn’t have to be dull. Think scavenger hunts, ghoulish games, ghost stories in the dark, or make Halloween-themed treats for your neighbors and drop them at the door for a little Halloween excitement.
If it’s time for your child to get their hair cut, or if you want to make life easier by letting us braid their hair, make an appointment today, our professional stylists at Just 4 Girls Salon are here to help with all your child's hair care needs! Call or visit one of our three convenient locations today at 568 Fayetteville Rd SE in Atlanta (678) 927-0554; 5245 Langford Park Dr. STE C in Norcross (470) 433-0090; or 1295 W Spring St STE 101 (inside Smyrna Market Village) (678) 391-4622 or book for any location online.