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Section 1. Being pregnant is wonderful! It’s a miracle!
Just because you’re pregnant at Halloween time doesn’t mean you have to stop everything you’re doing and cancel all your plans!
Let us help you brainstorm some ideas for what activities you can do on Halloween. A costume is not the only thing you need to think about. There are parties, photos, sweet treats, and some decor to consider!
Chapter 1. How to Make Being Pregnant on Halloween Fun!
Section 1. Trick-or-treating
Trick-or-treating is great fun. If you don’t want to be the pregnant lady waddling down the street collecting candy, have a party at home! Place different treats and sweets in Halloween-themed containers (even more fun if they’re shaped like houses!). That way, you’re not left out, and you still have plenty of reason to buy lots of sweet treats, even if you can’t eat them.
Section 2. Haunted house
Everyone loves a haunted house! However, being pregnant on Halloween means you have to be a little more cautious. Instead of going to a super-scary haunted house, make your own at home! Decorate your house with spider webs, ghost dolls, spooky music, skeletons, and whatever else you can find. Keep in mind, no heavy lifting allowed! Hubby can do the hard work for you.
You can even add a bit of glow in the dark paint around the house. Throw in some glitter here and there to catch the light, and you’re all set!
Section 3. Pumpkin Carving
The tradition of carving a pumpkin is perfect for soon-to-be moms. Make sure to add a baby pumpkin, or try to find a pumpkin that looks pregnant! How’s that for festive? Once the carving is done, place a tea light or a glow stick in the pumpkin and let it light the way to your haunted house.
Want to take it to the next level? Carve a pumpkin to look like it’s tired, drained, and emotional. Surround it with baby diapers containing chocolate mousse and baby bottles filled with milk. This will be one pumpkin people will not forget!
Section 4. A Halloween themed dinner party
Everyone loves a good, old-fashioned dinner party. Time to spook things up a bit with a scary themed dinner party.
Step 1) Get everyone to dress up.
Step 2) Make scary foods such as mashed potato brains, spaghetti guts, eyeball eggs, and hot dog mummies. For dessert, create ghost breath which is also known as “Candy Floss.”
Step 3) Decorate the table. This is the best step of all! Place fluffy spiders on chairs, spider webs on the table, and ghosts on the walls. Wrap the wine glasses in pipe cleaners to give the drink a different texture. Place some dry ice at the bottom of the ice bucket to make the drinks look smokey and mysterious. Play scary music in the background.
Finally, a nice touch will be name tags. Place name tags at the specific seats you want. Add a scary aspect to their name so that even the name tags stick with the theme. It is always nice to go with black and white to give that skeleton feel.
Section 5. A haunted photo booth
Photo booths are becoming more and more common at parties. Why not put a Halloween twist to it? First, find Halloween-themed material and hang it on a wall for your backdrop. Second, add props! Witch’s hats, broomsticks, vampire teeth, and capes are great.
If you are happy with showing your pregnant belly, paint a pumpkin, or face or any object you want on your bump and take photos with the father. This will liven up the nerves as well as give your kids something to laugh about in the future. Lastly, you need someone to take the pictures. A group shot is always the best way to end of a perfect Halloween. Say Cheese!
And there you have it, some fun activities for you!
Being pregnant on Halloween shouldn’t stop the fun. Just remember to look after yourself. Ask people for help when you need it and make sure all food and drinks are allowed during pregnancy.
Happy Halloween all you astonishingly scary mommies-to-be!
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