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Fun and Festive Halloween Ideas for New and Expecting Parents

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The FamilyAlbum Team

As the weather starts to chill and the leaves start to fall on this eventful year, it’s time to start planning for everyone’s favorite fall festivity: Halloween! The spookiest holiday may look different this year, but it’s still a great opportunity to have fun and make memories with your family.

Whether you’re expecting or celebrating your little pumpkin’s very first spooky season, Halloween is a fun and light-hearted holiday that you won’t want to skip. It’s the perfect time to get silly and take adorable pictures of your little one or your baby bump in a super cute costume. 

While you plan the most pumpkin-perfect Halloween for your family, let the easy-to-use FamilyAlbum app help by organizing your baby and bump pictures every step of the way — stress-free! 

If you’re looking for some photo-worthy things to do this Halloween, here are a few ideas to get your creative juices flowing:

Baby Bump-Date

If you’re still waiting for your little pumpkin to arrive, Halloween is a perfect holiday to incorporate into your bump photo updates. The adorable costume ideas for expectant moms are truly endless! 

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Have fun and pick a costume that makes you feel comfortable! Capture every silly and sweet minute and let FamilyAlbum do the rest. FamilyAlbum automatically organizes your photos for you and — with safe and secure sharing features — makes it easy to share every stage of your growing baby bump with your friends and family.

Skip the Trick or Treating

If there were ever a year to forgo taking your little one trick or treating, this would be it! Take the tricks and treats indoors by treating your little pumpkin to a fun night in with plenty of Halloween crafts and activities. Just because you’re not out trick or treating doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy Halloween costumes and festivities! 

Your little monster might not remember their first Halloween, but you certainly will. Make it count by planning a fun and safe day of celebration and taking plenty of pictures. FamilyAlbum makes sharing and organizing your baby’s Halloween photos and videos easy, so you can focus on enjoying your baby’s first Halloween. 

Deck the Halloween Halls

If you have a curious little one in the house, Halloween is the perfect opportunity to make your home feel festive to the bone! Set up safe decorations, such as a soft spider web, felt bats, or bright orange plastic pumpkins, that your baby can touch and explore.

Enjoy the wonder on your baby’s face as they experience the sights and sounds of the spookiest season for the very first time. Creating sensory and scenic Halloweenscapes in your home will create a more awesome backdrop for seasonal photos. Let your baby explore and snap a few photos and videos along the way. 

Pumpkin Photo Shoot

Let’s be honest: the best part of Halloween is the costumes. Once you’ve picked the perfect outfit for your little one, you’ll want to remember it forever. What better way to commemorate your baby’s first monster mash than with a seasonally-themed photoshoot?

If you need another excuse to take pictures of your little one, consider the classic and ever-popular pumpkin photoshoot. Whether you choose to put your baby near a pumpkin, on a pumpkin, or in a pumpkin, you can’t go wrong with this sweet squash!

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If you plan on skipping the fall carnival scene this year, bring the pumpkin patch to your backyard by picking up a few pumpkins at your local supermarket and creating some DIY scenery for a cute fall photoshoot with your baby.

With FamilyAlbum, you can even create a photobook of your baby’s first photoshoot. A Halloween-themed photobook would make a perfect gift for grandparents and friends or even a special treat for you! 

Zoom Costume Party

Just because you’re not taking your tot trick or treating doesn’t mean you can’t show off their costume! Whether you’re creating the perfect newborn Halloween costume, baby Halloween costume, pregnant Halloween costume, or family costume, a Zoom Costume Party is the perfect way to show off you and your baby’s costumes without leaving the house. 

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Are you planning a baby shower for a baby due late fall or early winter? Turn your Zoom shower into a spooktacular Halloween baby shower for a memorable and seasonally savvy event.

To take your monster bash to the next level, incorporate a cute theme and costume contest with prizes to make the night truly memorable! Your friends and family will undoubtedly appreciate your little one’s adorable Halloween duds the most, so plan on inviting your little one’s grandparents, aunts and uncles, and baby BFFs. 

Sweet Treats

Halloween is an excellent opportunity to make family memories together. Set aside time to make sweet treats with your family, and don’t be afraid to get messy! Homemade Halloween Rice Krispy Treats create a fun sensory opportunity for your baby to explore the sticky side of the season, and the result is a fun and yummy treat for the whole family.

Make sure to commemorate the quality time with your little ghouls and goblins by taking a few photos and videos — once you’ve enjoyed your treats, of course!

Mummy’s Movie Night

Once the monster madness is over, keep Halloween low-key and enjoy a movie night in. You might not be watching scary movies for a while with a house full of little monsters, so take cute pictures of your carefully-curated costume, eat a few treats, and relax. Snuggle up to a kid-friendly movie and some popcorn. Then, take some time to look through your photos from the day!

FamilyAlbum can help you organize and curate all of the photos and videos from this spooktacular occasion in just a few stress-free minutes. Plus, it’s the easiest way to safely share them with all of your loved ones.

Cherishing the Spooktacular Memories

Whether you’re celebrating your baby bump or your baby’s first Halloween, the most important thing is to have fun! Avoid the Halloween scaries by planning a carefree holiday that is as flexible as it is fun.

Halloween will fly by, so be sure to take lots of photos and videos. Then before the night is over, just upload and let FamilyAlbum take care of the rest.

FamilyAlbum takes the stress out of organizing photos. Your photos and videos are automatically organized by month, and the app even tells you exactly how old your baby was at the time! FamilyAlbum also includes lots of fun ways to look back on special days, including 1s Movies and photobook suggestions. 

FamilyAlbum takes the hassle out of organizing and sharing photos and videos from your baby’s very first Halloween so you can sit back and truly enjoy the moment. 

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