The Savvy Guide to Halloween

Trick or Treating Guide to Halloween - SavvyMom

Next to Christmas, it’s safe to say Halloween is a kid’s favourite holiday. Whether you’re looking to find a DIY costume or hoping to manage all the excess candy (is there even such a thing?) our Savvy Guide to Halloween is full of the tricks and treats to make the spooky season fun and safe.

The Savvy Guide to Halloween

Halloween Fun - SavvyMom

Local Tricks & Treats

We’ve got what’s fun and frightening for families that’s happening in Toronto, Vancouver, Ottawa, and Calgary.

Pumpkin Carving Tips from a Pro

Pumpkin Carving Tips

From selecting the perfect pumpkin to suggesting innovative ways to decorate, here are all the pumpkin carving tips you need to make your pumpkin (and porch) look their very best. Thanks to our friends at Pumpkin Masters 🙂

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating for Little Ones - SavvyMom

Halloween Pumpkin Decorating for Little Ones

If your little ones want their very own Jack O Lantern, decorating is a great alternative to Halloween pumpkin carving — no knives required.

Trick or Treating Guide to Halloween - SavvyMom

What Time is Trick or Treating?

Here are a few tips to let you know when it’s a good time to start trick or treating—and when you should probably call it a night—this Halloween.

Quick Easy DIY Halloween Costumes - SavvyMom

Quick-ish & Easy DIY Halloweeen Costumes

We’ve outlined 15 quick-ish and easy DIY Halloween costumes that you can cheaply and *somewhat* easily create at home.

Family Activities and Events for Halloween in Ottawa

Make a Halloween Candy Plan

Having an agreed-upon plan for the inevitable candy avalanche that comes with Halloween will help everyone enjoy the holiday, without too many sugar crashes!

11 Ideas to Use Up Excess Halloween Candy - SavvyMom

Ideas to Use Up Leftover Halloween Candy

We love how much our kids love Halloween. And we hate being the fun police. So here are 11 ways to use up excess Halloween candy that’ll keep your fun cred intact.

Kids Need 2 Halloween Costumes - SavvyMom

It’s True… Kids Need (at Least) 2 Halloween Costumes

Like a celebrity attending an international fashion week, it feels like kids need at least two outfit changes when it comes to this seasonal celebration. Here’s why…

Easy Halloween Dinner Ideas - SavvyMom

Easy Halloween Dinner Ideas

What’s for dinner on October 31? Let us save you all kinds of effort and time trying to think of what to feed them before trick or treating with these Halloween dinner ideas…

Spooky and Fun Halloween Dinner Recipes - SavvyMom

5 Fun & Spooky Halloween Dinner Recipes

A special Halloween dinner is a nice idea but October 31st is WAY too busy. These spooky recipes are perfect for meals leading up to the big night.

Chic and Creepy Halloween Decor Ideas - SavvyMom

Chic & Spooky Halloween Decor

Get ready for some festive spooky fun and greeting trick or treaters with some chic and creepy Halloween decor ideas…

Scary Movies for Kids That Won't Scare Them Too Much - SavvyMom

20 Scary Movies for Kids (That Won’t Scare Them Too Much)

Scary movies for kids often = sleepless nights for parents. But these spooky movies all have an element of magic that’s perfect for family movie night.

A Halloween Playlist: Halloween's "Gravest" Hits - SavvyMom

A Halloween Playlist: Halloween’s “Gravest” Hits

No guide to Halloween would be complete without music. Here’s a look at our Halloween playlist, which we refer to as Halloween’s ‘Gravest’ Hits. We play this leading up to Halloween, getting ready for the big night!

5 Tips for Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds - SavvyMom

5 Steps to Perfect Roasted Pumpkin Seeds:

Don’t toss them! Unless it’s with oil and salt! We’ve got 5 tips to create perfectly roasted pumpkin seeds.

Another Person's Culture Is Not a Halloween Costume - SavvyMom

Another Person’s Culture is Not a Halloween Costume

When you “celebrate” your love for a character or culture by dressing up as a caricature of it, you’re not honouring anyone – you’re hurting them.


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