i really don't celebrate Halloween so now that a have a lil one

Teiko - posted on 10/03/2010 ( 15 moms have responded )

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what can i do with her has she grows up to help her deal with no celebrating Halloween and what can we do together on that day

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Hollie - posted on 10/04/2010

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This is my first year not celebrating Halloween and it is because of religious reasons. I am having a difficult time with it because it was one of my favorite holidays. But our relgion just doens't consent to it, I am asking the kids what they would rather do instead of celebrating it. There are a lot of "halloween" activities that just can be considered fall activites to do.

Stifler's - posted on 10/03/2010

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I don't think it's a huge deal. If she grows up not celebrating it she won't know any different.

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Christina - posted on 10/06/2010

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Celebrate fall. Have a fall festival at home with her on Halloween. You can have all the goodies of halloween without the costumes!

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I don't really plan on celebrating much either. It's more that I just don't care. I don't mind trick-o-treating... it just gets so cold where we are. I plan on throwing a nice party every year as she gets older. Where kids can dress up, play games, decorate cookies, carve pumpkins, etc.

Elizabeth - posted on 10/05/2010

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I was raised Southern Baptist so we never did Halloween as it was an "evil day" (guess none of them looked up how it started). A few of the local churches threw alternative parties where we still dressed up (decently) and played games inside for prizes. All my friends rode together to go to these and they were kind of fun when I was little but not as I got older.

I will be honest and say that I felt like I was missing out on a part of my childhood with not being able to go trick or treating. Yes, I grew up in a very small town on a farm away from everyone but we could have driven the 15 minutes into the middle of town (courthouse and po) to meet up with those going to the big town an hour away. Everyone else at school got to go and were always talking about what they were doing, wearing, and what they got. I hurt not to be able to join in and be different.

Well as soon as I got out of the house and on my own I went crazy. I decorated my house, got costumes, and went out to party for Halloween. I own 3 Playboy costumes that I've worn 2 of for my 2 years "celebrating" Halloween. I had a costume for this year as we weren't expecting to get pregnant.

Now that I have my little girl all my costumes are being sold to go towards her college fund and we are toning things down. We are just having a get together of all our friends and having a party. She's only 1 month old as of today so I wouldn't feel comfortable leaving her with anyone while I go out to have fun. We got her a Carters Halloween onesie and pants (I've got daddy under my spell). I have a season pass to Sea World and will be taking her to their thing just so I can get photos since I'm a photographer. When she's older we will prob do trick or treating but it all depends. Now-a-days it's not really safe to do with all the sick people out there.

Sry for that being so long but I had to say all sides to what I was suggesting. You don't have to be a church goer to attend the alternative parties. just know they may have bible stuff for parts of them. I don't remember to well as my last one I went to was just over 15 years ago.

Ashleigh - posted on 10/04/2010

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You could have a "Yay its Fall" party when she's older.decocorate pumpkins...you don't have to carve them into something scary...I like to paint my kids fingers different colors and their palms brown and make turkeys on pumpkins...they last thru Thanksgiving that way and then you can cook them=D We make apple cider and baked apples and pumpkin seeds in different flavors( cinnamon sugar,salty,and chilli)we do Fall crafts,like leaf rubbings and turn them into cards for family and friends.There are tons of things you can do to make the day special for your family without celebrating "Halloween"You can adjust the holiday to fit your families beliefs and make it fun for her.She probably wont care that she's not getting to dress up like the Grim Reaper if she's having a great time doing something else!Good Luck!=D

Teiko - posted on 10/04/2010

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IM CHRISTIAN AND HALLOWEEN IS NOT SOMETHING I ENJOY I DONT THINK I WILL PULL HER OUT OF SCHOOL PARTIES CUZ PPL CAN ENJOYY THE DAY EVEN IF I CHOOSE NOT TOO JUST NEEDED SOME OTHER THINGS TO DO WITH LIL ONE YEAH KNOW

Teiko - posted on 10/04/2010

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I AM A CHRISTIAN SO I FEEL LIKE HALLOWEEN DONT HONOR GOD SO I DONT WANT TO TAKE PART IN IT BUT I LOVE THE FALL PARTY AND DRESSING UP THOSE R GREAT IDEAS

Heather - posted on 10/04/2010

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I really like the idea of letting her pick something special that she enjoys maybe make it more of a fall thing than a halloween thing...my daughter hands out candy and gets to see all the kids and she gets dressed up in her dress up clothes basicly its dress up time for her all year round so she doesnt feel cheated to dress up but maybe the pumpkin idea one of the moms had or a "falll" party? my mom is a jehovahs witness i myself am not but i like some of the ideas that my moms friends come up with to do with their children to take their mind off halloween they have a costume party where there is a theme like wild animals or something along those natures and have a fall party not on haloween but near it like mid october ext something like that and the kids love it and dont feel like they are missing out in fact my daughter often feels like its more fun to go to these fall parties then going trick or treating with us...so i think everything will work out just try and be creative and make it about fall instead of halloween! GOOD LUCK!!!

Nikki - posted on 10/03/2010

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you could do something different on the day itself together,... but you may find that she wants to celebrate it, Halloween can be a very big day for kids and she may feel left out not being able to be part of it, is there a specific reason why you dont celebrate it, and would you give her the choice.
I personally hate Christmas, I think its turned into a hallmark holiday full of greed and I hate that the day after Halloween stores go crazy over buying gifts. My husband and I dont exchange gifts for Christmas, neither does most of my family we just get together, but I know when my son is old enough to understand Christmas is something he is going to look forward to and Im not going to take that away from him, I will show him the importance of being with family, but he will also get a gift every year, regardless of how i feel about the holiday.

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Yeah, not that big of a deal. We never did Halloween growing up. We lived in the boondocks and had no where to go trick or treat. So we didn't bother with costumes either. I never felt like we missed anything. We had other fun family traditions.

Now, when you child gets older you will have the choice to have her sit out of class parties at school if you are really against the holiday. But I wouldn't do that. Let her enjoy the class party. (if schools still do those)

Teiko - posted on 10/03/2010

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she is only 8 months right now i was just thinkin about later but i like some of the ideas that i have gotten just to make it a one on one mommy and lil one day i think i will go with that its a happy medium to the lil problem

Jackie - posted on 10/03/2010

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I never cared for Halloween either. I dont dress my 3 year old up but we do pass out candy. He has his own special bag of sugar free candy (hey I gotta keep this kid at home. I'm not stupid.) and we keep a basket by the door and when the kids come he ehlps put the candy in their bags. The trick I had to do so he wouldnt try to keep it all (hes not stupid either) is to put the candy in little baggies. I made his baggie different so that he wouldnt think he was handing out his baggie. He had plenty of fun and we watched "Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown" when we were done. This way he still knows its a different day but I dont have to deal with the pain in the you know what of getting him dressed up to run around town getting ridiculous amounts of candy but he still gets some.

Danielle - posted on 10/03/2010

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How old is she? Is there a reason you chose not to celebrate Halloween?
Our little boy is 2 years old and we are starting a tradition of having a "Pumpkin Carving" party.
We are inviting some friends over a couple days before Halloween to carve pumpkins, and we are serving homemade pizza (That looks like candy corn when slices( mozzarella cheese in the middle of the pie, then cheddar around the mozza), and wormy chocolate pudding ( make pudding, let set in individual dessert cups, topped with crushed oreos(for dirt effect) and a gummy worm to top it off). We will also be serving a "bloody punch" concoction of apple juice, cranberry juice, and ginger ale, with a giant frozen hand ( fill surgical glove with water. Tie the end, and freeze. Once frozen cut away glove and add to drink) to keep it chilled.
If you were looking for ideas to celebrate Halloween that could be something you two could celebrate earlier in the afternoon so your pumpkins will be fresh for the trick-or-treaters.
If not, you could make it a traditional scary movie night. You could rent some movies based on age appropriate ("Hocus Pocus" is a personal favorite, as well as "Monster House"). Pop some popcorn, maybe make a rootbeer float and have a relaxed night.

Christy - posted on 10/03/2010

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You can let her choose something to do that day, like have a girls day. You can make your own new tradition on that day ;-)

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