We prefer to celebrate Halloween in a much more toned-down fashion. Same as every other holiday really. Rather than go off trick-or-treating we stay home for a movie, some pizza, and pumpkin treat bags of safe treats that do not trigger our food allergies or the kid's ADHD with artificial dyes. We have so much fun, while other families are braving the elements chasing down candy. These treat bags can be used for Halloween, a trip to the pumpkin patch, or even taking treats home on Thanksgiving. This year I am taking things up a notch seeing the children have friends that will be around. I decided these pumpkin treat bags are better than the ones we made last year. We painted over a dozen of these the other day and stashed them away for when the children's friends show up. I see the day starting early long before the sun goes down. somehow I don't think the parents will like me when their kids get a bit more sugar in their system than normal before the night is out. I may switch our celebration to the weekend. Make these pumpkin treat bags. You need: Brown paper bagsOrange watercolor paintGreen paintGreen embroidery thread or ribbonClothespinsHearts cut out of green paper. Paint each bag with orange watercolor paints. Watercolor paint will not chip or peel. You can opt for using orange bags. Paint a clothespin green for each bag and tie a string bow to one side. Roll the top of each filled bag down and secure it with a clothespin. Add a cute heart leaf tag and label with each child's name. Celebrating Halloween Halloween is a magical time for children where they get a reminder that the world is not always as it seems and they can embrace themselves for who they are. Have fun and make this Halloween about enjoying the harvest and celebrating diversity. While these are more on the traditional side for Halloween for the majority of the holiday this year we plan to celebrate The Day of The Dead with family and friends as we are studying our Mexican side of the families culture and language this year. I so look forward to the fun. Want more pumpkin fun? Check out our pumpkin pie sensory play DIYs.