Create a costume theme.
Dress as a mom and tot of a different animal species: big bee and little bee, big cow and calf, etc.
Make fun finger foods.
Paint frosted pumpkins atop sugar cookies, bake cat-shaped mini cakes and serve pumpkin cupcakes.
Set up a group activity.
Tape a large piece of butcher paper along one whole wall. Provide crayons and ask kids to draw their favorite Halloween images.
Play Halloween games.
Set up a trick-or-treat game in your home. Ask one adult to cover each room. The tots can go room to room and collect special Halloween candy and treats.
Provide spooky snacks.
Make a big bowl of orange punch with black plastic spiders floating on the top. Be sure that an adult serves the punch, and that the spiders stay in the bowl.
Have a costume contest.
Ask kids to model their costumes and tell stories about their characters. Award each child a different "first prize."