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Halloween Traditions: Pajama Buckets!

All Holidays are a big deal in our house and I love to decorate, make yummy treats for the kids, and sprinkle them with little gifts to get into a holiday spirit. We spend them all as a family and I know one day my kids will be grown and hopefully they’ll have their own families that they carry traditions onto. I hope they’re the same ones I’ve started while they were kids and they can spread that cheer and happiness down generations to come. 

Our house has been decorated for Halloween for a couple weeks now because I just couldn’t wait. Now that fall has arrived in Denver we’re really getting into the Halloween spirit. We’ve been planning out our fall activities and visited our first pumpkin patch last weekend. In addition to taking the kids out to fun activities like trunk-or-treats, pumpkin patches, and various other things around Denver I love to give them special buckets filled with Halloween goodies.

All of the items I got were pretty cheap, with the most expensive thing being their new Halloween pj’s. New pj’s are a Christmas tradition I’ve been doing since I had my oldest 14 years ago and it’s something I love to do for all holidays. They’re comfy, fun, and the kids love them. To go with their new pajamas the kids get a Halloween book, Halloween craft items, a Halloween movie, and snacks they can enjoy while watching their movie, reading their book, or coloring. Almost everything can be found in the dollar spot at Target, dollar tree, or any other cheap section of a store. You don’t have to get expensive stuff to make the basket fun. 

When I went to get our items Target had all their Halloween DVD’s on sale, so that was a big score. I picked up candy from the Halloween section for $1, a $1 coloring book, $1 reading book, $1 activity pack, $1 Halloween bucket, a tic tack toe game the kids can share, a DVD, and a pair of Halloween pj’s. If you didn’t want to do pj’s a fun Halloween themed shirt would be adorable too. I surprised the kids with their buckets after school and they’ve been in heaven. Since we spend Halloween out trick-or-treating I gave them their buckets a few weeks early to enjoy, but anytime in October is a great time to surprise your kids with a new Halloween tradition!


Jamie is a 30 something stay at home mom to 3 kids who spends her days dealing with the shenanigans of her kids. She loves binge watching shows and has an obsession for purses, tacos, and llamas.

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