#DidYouKnow the average person walks past a murderer 36 times in their life… OK, this isn’t one of those kinds of blogs, we are a family friendly eco business after all! At Bum Boosa we especially love this time of year, I mean who doesn’t like a fright and a spine-chilling horror to lose your sleep over? However, I doubt our little ones would appreciate that so much.
We’ve created a fun-packed guide and this is how we plan on spending our Halloween weekend. We hope we inspire some of you lovely people too.
1) Pumpkin Carving
Pumpkin carving is THE tradition when it comes to Halloween. Spend some creative quality time with your family making jack-o’-lanterns this Halloween.
Here are some pumpkin carving tips:
- Decide on a design. Here is a great website with lots of designs: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/pumpkin-carving-patterns-ideas/#slideshow=slide2
- Let kids participate according to their ability. Older kids can help carve (supervise them closely). Younger kids can draw designs for older kids to cut out. Very small kids can help by removing seeds and getting them ready to toast.
- Thumbtack your paper design onto the pumpkin so it won’t move. Prick an outline of your design with a skewer. Remove the paper.
- Carve out the design using the right tools. There are special tools just for carving pumpkins, although wood carving tools work well, too.
- Put your carved pumpkin in a cool, dry place when you’re not displaying it, and limit the time you light it. The more heat it is exposed to, the quicker it will spoil.
2) Make Halloween Treats
Involve your little goblins in whipping up some fun Halloween recipes. Steer clear of refreshments meant to resemble blood and brains, and opt for adorable (and healthy!) treats like these fruity “pumpkins” (oranges with celery segments as the stems) and “ghosts” (bananas with chocolate chips as the eyes and mouth)… they are super tasty too!
3) Watch Hocus Pocus – Rated PG
Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, and Kathy Najimy play three sisters who are brought back to life 300 years after being convicted of witchcraft at the Salem witch trials. As is usually the case with these matters, their plans to take revenge on society as a whole are thwarted by a band of plucky teens. Since its release, Hocus Pocus has become something of a Halloween tradition, appearing on television throughout the month of October. This is one of our favorites!
4) Mummy Wrap
This game will leave you all wrapped up!
Divide your party-goers into teams of two, and give each a roll of toilet paper. At the sound of the music, one team member must wrap the other from head to toe (leaving the head free and not binding the arms to the body.) Once completely wrapped, the “mummy” must run to cross the finish line before the others… and where better to get your toilet paper from, than us? Check us out on Amazon here: http://www.amazon.com/Bum-Boosa-Bamboo-Bathroom-Tissue/dp/B00LLARWG8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1414784735&sr=8-3&keywords=bum+boosa+tissue
5) Halloween Witch’s Hat Game
This Halloween party game is similar to the game musical chairs… a Bum Boosa mommy fave – you should see our moves.
Beware! You don’t want to be the one caught on the witch’s hat!
- Tape a large picture of a witch’s hat on the floor.
- Players line up and shut their eyes, whoever peeks is out of the game.
- The leader will control when the music stops and starts.
- When the music starts, the players begin walking in a circle around the hat.
- When the music stops, the person who is standing on the hat is out of the game.
- The last player to circle the hat wins!
So there you have it, this is how we will be spending our Halloween weekend and we most certainly aren’t worried about the mess… luckily we will have our Bum Boosa Baby Wipes to make cleaning a quick and easy process. We highly recommend you get some of your own too, you can purchase yours here: http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=bl_sr_hpc?ie=UTF8&field-brandtextbin=Bum+Boosa+Bamboo+Products&node=3760901
Have a great fun-packed weekend and send us some of yours pictures, we’d love to see how you’re celebrating too!