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Halloween Checklist You Can’t Miss

Halloween is on the way.  We’re here to help with our printable Halloween Checklist.  There’s lots to do, so let’s get started. 


  • Have kids decide on costumes
  • Order costumes on-line or buy in store
  • Have kids try on costumes to confirm they fit
  • Plan ahead for cold or rainy weather (sweatshirts, thermal shirts, raincoats, vests)
  • Purchase or pull out Halloween pails for kids to collect candy


  • Buy bucket or basket for candy
  • Buy Halloween candy
  • Buy plastic snack bags
  • Schedule date to prepare Halloween bags
  • Print Halloween sign (if not home that night)


  • Decorate outdoors for trick-or-treaters
  • Change light bulbs to purple or orange
  • Buy mums
  • Go pumpkin picking
  • Carve pumpkins
  • Confirm outdoor light bulbs work


  • Make plans to go trick-or-treating with friends
  • Plan supper for friends prior to going trick-or-treating
  • Set up a schedule for the night

Halloween night

  • Give kids glow-in-dark items (light, necklace, bracelet)
  • Bring a reusable shopping bag to hold extra candy
  • Give kids pumpkins or bags to hold candy
  • Turn on Halloween music and lights
  • Put out bucket of Halloween candy
  • Take pictures of kids in costumes
  • Have fun trick-or-treating!

The day after

  • Sort through Halloween candy; confirm all is safe to eat
  • Fill out an assessment form to help for next year (Use our party assessment below)

Printable Halloween Checklist

Here is a printable Halloween Checklist for you to use.  Just click on the link and print.

Halloween Checklist

Halloween Checklist

Here are a few additional articles from our website:

Party and Event Assessment

The Party is Over and It’s Time to Assess

Halloween bucket of candy treats

Don’t gyp the kids: How to give out Halloween candy when you’re not home

Household Checklist for October

Household Checklist for October