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."

Keep the event short and sweet. Tots have short attention spans and often become uncomfortable in hot costumes.

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