Hay rides, pumpkin patches and corn mazes… Fall festivals are a breeding ground for memories. Each year take photos of the kids sitting among the large pumpkins in the patch and compare how they’ve grown. Capture cute videos of their first hay ride or finding their way through a corn maze.
Whether your family prefers to carve pumpkins or paint them, decorating pumpkins is a big part of Halloween. No moment is too small to preserve and having these special moments to look back on are a fun way to watch their artistic skills grow. Let the kids tell you about their pumpkins and their choice of decoration on a video. Not only will you be able to see their pumpkins change over the years you’ll be able to see the kids grow and their voices change between each video.
Bobbing for Apples
If you plan to host a Halloween party or gathering at your home you will want to have plenty of fun activities for your guests to do. Bobbing for apples is a classic must-have party game. Of course you need to capture this hilarity on video! Bobbing for apples is great for kids and adults so make sure you set up two water bins for everyone to join the fun.
With each new season comes fun new crafts to make with the kids. Not all memories are saved in photos and videos, some memories are made with your hands…. or feet. Try this adorable craft with your kids and bring the messy entertainment to life by painting their feet like candy corn.
Playing dress-up is the best part of Halloween. It’s the one day you can be anyone. Kids get to pretend to be their favorite superhero or a princess. Adults get to act like kids again and put on a costume. You can look back at the memories of who wore the best costume, the scariest, the funniest or the most homemade.
When most people think of a guestbook they picture a wedding ceremony and tend to forget the importance of having a guestbook at all occasions. A creative way to document your memories is to have each guest sign your haunted theme guestbook with their name and what costume they wore. If you host costume contests, include who won in the book. Use your guestbook as a scrapbook from your party. Other things to include are: favorite Halloween recipes, best costume of the year, how to make a craft or top hit party idea.
Trick or Treat
What’s Halloween without trick-or-treating? Seeing your child toddle up to your neighbor’s door with the excitement of getting a treat all while being leery of the creepy Halloween decorations is priceless. Videoing their first Halloween of them carrying a bag almost the same size they are is precious. Let them show you how much candy they collected in their bag and have them tell you all about their experience on video.