Halloween can be a pretty stressful holiday as a mom. There are class parties, trick or treating, and so many different Halloween-themed activities going on. This year, instead of trying to be the mom who does it all, why not simplify your Halloween season! Instead, this year focus on having a “lazy mom” Halloween! This will not only help reduce some of that Halloween stress but help you enjoy more of your Halloween season! Here is the lazy mom’s guide to Halloween.
Keep your decorations simple, or go without
Not decorating for Halloween might seem like a crime. The reality is that decorating for Halloween can be a lot of work! If you don’t want to deal with the stress of taking out all the Halloween decorations, don’t! Trust me, your standard fall decor will work just fine, and it can be used through the Thanksgiving season too! If you want to decorate for Halloween, consider ordering a few things online and then adding a few small touches to your home instead. Seriously, we only have a few small decorations- the buffet in my dining room & a cute setup on the front porch.
Order your Halloween necessities online!
Whether you are looking for Halloween costumes or even candy, order online! There are a ton of great deals online, and you’ll be able to get precisely what you need! Instead of fighting with your kids at the store, or realizing that what they want to be this year doesn’t come in their size, save yourself the trouble and hassle and do it online this year. All about making it easier! My two go-to’s are Amazon & Target to save time.
Reuse old costumes
There is no reason you have to go out and buy a new costume every single year! Instead, reuse some of the old costumes that you already have! I’m willing to bet that at least one of those costumes would still work, and even be just as fresh as it was then! Witches and pirates are the same every year, so pick something simple and then continue to have your kids wear it year after year to make things easy. Savannah has SO many princess costumes that are barely worn, so she’s reusing one for Halloween this year!
Keep your Halloween fun plans to a minimum
There will be a lot of Trunk or Treat, Halloween party, and other Halloween activities during this time of year. Instead of trying to do it all, pick just a few activities that will work well for your family! This will save you not only stress but allow you to savor those activities! There will be some events you can’t get out of like a classroom party, so keep these in mind too. We used to do ALL.THE.THINGS & it was just so overwhelming. Now we do just a few- classroom parties, trick or treating on Halloween & this year the kids are having a few friends over for a small party the weekend beforehand. So chill, but so fun!
Put your Halloween plans on easy mode
Want to watch a Halloween movie with your kids? Why not just scroll through the hundreds that will pop up on Netflix every October! Looking for a Halloween cookie? Instead of making your own, grab one from the store! You don’t have to reinvent the wheel every Halloween, and you can still have all of your Halloween favorites without all the work.
Whether you’re just feeling a little lazy this Halloween, or you are striving for a little less chaos this Halloween, hopefully, these tips will help!