Alternative Halloween Celebrations for Churches

Parents all over are experiencing increasing fears about the safety of trick or treating and other traditional Halloween activities. Adults worry about children being out after dark, especially unsupervised, and are concerned about the risks of consuming treats from strangers. Trusted community organizations like churches, youth groups, schools and daycare centers have begun filling the need for safe and fun alternative activities for children. Planning a unique event filled with fun fall activities will help both parents and children have an enjoyable and worry free Halloween evening.

Churches looking for a unique and non-secular way to help families in the community celebrate Halloween and the fall season should consider a Halloween or fall themed outdoor movie event on a giant inflatable movie screen right at their facility. An open air cinema event will appeal to kich duc both children and parents as an alternative to potentially dangerous trick or treating or other unsupervised Halloween activities. Fun games and activities and a wholesome family movie are the keys to a successful alternative Halloween event.

The church can start the evening by offering some fun activities like “Trunk n treat”, bobbing for apples, fall carnival games, children’s crafts, tractor rides and face painting. Volunteers can help run the booths and, if desired and possible, prizes like candy or other small favors can be given out to participating children. Offer a picnic dinner or warm snack food such as popcorn, hot cider, or s’mores during the evening’s event.
A movie like “It’s The Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown”, “Scooby Doo”, or any other family friendly movie, shown on a large movie screen with portable cinema equipment will be the perfect ending to the event. After time spent with friends and family enjoying games and other activities; children and adults will enjoy relaxing and enjoying a movie together on blankets and lawn chairs.

A safe fall event like this is perfect for families concerned about Halloween safety, or those who simply want to stay away from the stresses of trick or treating and enjoy a fun evening with friends and family. An outdoor movie event is easy to organize through the help of professional outdoor movie event companies who can turn your venue into an outdoor movie theater is only a few hours. A family movie night showing at church adds a unique element that will make the event stand out in the community and will encourage more families to attend.


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