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Teens can Decorate for Halloween

Haven’t had a chance to decorate the outside of your home yet? Why not let your teenager do this for you. Spend a few minutes digging everything out, and then let him/her have at it.

My daughters have decorated outside for the last few years. This year, my older daughter lives a few hours away. Her younger sister took my nephew out to decorate with her. They did a great job.

Here are some tips in case your teenager would like to take on this important tradition. Have them follow these guidelines:

  • Lights can go around doors and porches, as well as along fences.
  • Please be 100% sure that the lights you want to use outside are specifically for outdoor use. This information is on the tag by the plug. I always leave these on.
  • If using lights, check that the lights are working properly before stringing them. Replace any bulbs as needed.
  • If using lights, begin at the plug in to be sure that everything gets hooked up properly.
  • Hang a wreath on the door.
  • Scary looking fencing is a nice touch, especially around a ‘grave yard’.
  • If you don’t carve the pumpkins, you can use them for Thanksgiving decorating. If you do carve them, be sure to roast the seeds!
  • Spider webbing costs only about $1.00 a bag and adds a nice touch.
  • Making a scarecrow can be a great touch as well. Here is a better tip, though. Have someone dress up like a real scarecrow with a scary pumpkin head. They sit in a chair by the porch on Halloween and jump up and scare people as they approach the house for their candy.
  • If you have any scrap wood, you can distress it and make scary signs.

Shannon

P.S. Have your teenagers been helping you with the Halloween deocrations? Let us know about your experiences by commenting on this post. Thank you.

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Great Halloween Movies

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Great Halloween Movies

I do not pretend to be an expert on what children should watch and which age, so you will have to decide for yourself which of these are appropriate for your children. These are the movies that I enjoy with my children, nephew and daycare children.

They are not all Halloween movies per se, but they are all ‘scary’, and therefore enjoyable for many people. I do not watch a lot of (if any) animated movies, as I prefer to watch real people.

We watch a lot of ‘scary’ movies during the month of October to celebrate Halloween. This could be costly, if we didn’t already own all of the movies. It took me years to acquire my collection. I did this fairly cheaply by shopping clearance and yard sales, as well as by purchasing from Amazon.com and Half.com. I also purchased some through Ebay.com. All are easily located online.

  • Halloweentown, all 4
  • When Good Ghouls Go Bad
  • Anything Scooby Doo
  • Anything Goosebumps or The Nightmare Room
  • Anything Are You Afraid of the Dark
  • The Haunted Mansion
  • Hocus Pocus
  • Twitches and Twitches 2
  • Mostly Ghostly
  • Mom has a Date with a Vampire
  • Underwraps
  • The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown
  • The Adams Family movies
  • The Witches
  • The Littlest Vampire
  • Monster Squad
  • The Scream Team

Teenagers may also like:

  • Silver Bullet
  • Firestarter
  • Poltergeist
  • Cujo

Shannon

P.S. What are your children’s favorite Halloween movies? Let us know in the comments section. Thank you.

Other Articles of Interest:

Teens can Decorate for Halloween

Children and Boredom