How to Celebrate Halloween with a Baby or Toddler
I have 2 grandchildren (one is a baby and one is a toddler). I’m also an avid holiday celebrator. My family has always celebrated holidays in glorious fashion, with food, fun, and festivities. But… after my children grew up, our Halloween celebrations died down. Now we have young people, and everyone is eager to get started again. So, we ask ourselves, how do you celebrate Halloween with a baby or toddler?
We already know the basics: fun costumes and trick or treating. But, sometimes it rains, or you’re not able to trick or treat due to geographical or safety reasons. So, it’s time to think outside the box to give your little pumpkins a fun, memorable Halloween experience.
Of course, delicious Halloween food and silly costumes will help set the mood. But there are lots of other fun things that can help broaden the experience and make Halloween a season of fun, rather than a simple day of trick or treating:
Fun Halloween Toys/Activities for Babies and Toddlers
Halloween fun for babies and toddlers can include books, movies, plush, sippy cups, and all sorts of toys.
- Trick or Treating Bucket
- Halloween Sippy Cup
- Halloween Book
- Halloween Movie
- Halloween Plush
- Halloween Coloring Books
- Halloween Toys (rubber duck, bubbles, bouncy ball)
- Glow Stick
You see it everywhere – read, read, read. What better way to celebrate the holiday than to ready a Halloween book to your little person? Toddlers will ask you to read it over and over again; babies will love the tone of your voice as you read aloud.
There are so many different kinds of Halloween toys available now. It’s possible to get Halloween rubber duckies, fun dough, crayons, coloring books, race cars, bubbles, and bouncy balls, to name a few. All of these will be great fun for your toddler; though babies might not get the same amount of pleasure from them just yet.
Finally, it’ll be a real trick to think about night time fun. Traditionally, Halloween has always been an evening experience – lasting through the darkness of night time. For babies and toddlers, glow toys and Halloween flashlights will make trick-or-treating a fun experience. Of course, your little monsters will need buckets too. My toddler grandson loves to wear the bucket on his head and pretend it’s a fireman’s hat. His imagination is amazing!
Halloween Treats for Toddlers and Babies
In addition to toys and activities, your little ones will love some yummy treats to help keep things festive!
- Halloween Shaped Miniature Pretzels
- Halloween Cheese Balls
- Halloween Boo Oreos
- Halloween Cotton Candy
- Halloween Fruit Snacks (lots of different brands)
- Halloween Rice Krispie Treats
- Halloween Peeps (lots of shapes to choose from)
Easy Treats You Can Make
- Halloween Cookies
- Halloween Rice Krispie Treats (so much yummier home-made!)
- Hot Cocoa on a cold night (with Halloween Marshmallows)
- Halloween Punch on a warm night
There are lots of delicious foods you and your little one can enjoy. Many come in small bags perfect for a toddler or older baby. Of course, if you’re feeling creative you can always make some fun treats too! Some babies (depending on age) and most toddlers will love, love, love these Halloween treats.
Halloween Gift Baskets for Toddlers and Babies
For grandparents, aunts, uncles, Mommies and Daddies, and anyone else who wants to make Halloween a fun time for babies and toddlers, Golden Gift Box has made this simple for you. We have two options of Halloween Buckets that are designed for babies and toddlers.
You can easily send these to your little monster (for those who aren’t local), or you can deliver them yourself (if your little pumpkin lives nearby). The convenience is awesome, as these buckets (that can easily be held by little hands) contain lots of Halloween toys and treats for little people. You don’t have to work hard to make Halloween meaningful for your child; just look to Golden Gift Box to help you out.