Halloween Night Checklist for Mom - Stamford Moms

The kids’ costumes are ready to go for Thursday night… so what else do you need to do before heading out to trick or treat? And what on Earth is everyone going to eat before trick or treating? We have some options for dinner AND a checklist to help you avoid forgetting anything! If you’re still trying to figure out what to do because of the weather, check here for some options!

Halloween dinner

One thing’s for sure… it doesn’t have to be fancy, and if it’s quick dinner, that’s even better!

Take Out Options

Order pizza! Westover Pizza and Riko’s Pizza are our personal favorites!

Order Mexican! California Tortilla is a great option!

Villa Italia is offering a Trick or Treat Take Out Special, 2 large pizzas & 8 wings for $30!

Simple Recipes

This white chicken chili is sure to be a hit!
Use what you have in your fridge.
Make Spaghetti Pie!
Grab pizza crust, sauce, cheese and your favorite toppings from Trader Joe’s and make your own pizzas!
Make Teriyaki Wings!
For a great snack… try Halloween Boo Bark!

Here’s a checklist to help you remember all you need to bring!

This year… an UMBRELLA should e #1 on your list and perhaps clear ponchos so the kids can still show off their costumes!
for you and each trick or treater… CVS and Target are great for grabbing these at the last minute!
Batteries, have some extra on hand in case your flashlight goes out!
Reflective Tape, try sneaking a few pieces of these into your kid’s Halloween costume.
Bag or Pillowcase for each trick or treater to put their candy in… CVS and Target are great for grabbing these last minute, too!
Wagon or stroller for when the kids’ little legs get tired!
Gloves, hat, scarf and jacket for everyone heading out… the night could get colder as it gets later.
Don’t forget a warm, cozy beverage for you!

Safety Tips

Safe Kids has a list of Halloween Safety Tips that you can look over with your kids before heading out! Below are a few ways to keep the kids’ Halloween costumes creative and safe… even at the last minute!

  1. Keep Costumes Both Creative and Safe
  2. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  3. Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  4. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
  5. When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.


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