As a proud and faithful Christian, many of us decide not to celebrate Halloween. Though in most instances this is not a difficult decision for a Christian adult, it can be an extremely difficult decision for a child. To see their non Christian friends with a sack of treats and dressed in what they perceive to be as a fun costume, they may not understand the reason behind not celebrating. Thankfully, there are some Christian based alternatives that can be fun for the entire family!
Your main priority here is too develop a positive tradition with no negativity. A great idea instead of a Halloween party is to a host a Fall or Autumn celebration. This celebration, welcoming in the autumn season can be held at someone’s home or in church. If there is an interest in wearing costumes, focus on positive people in the Bible. The day can be spent in fellowship with others while you decorate and craft.
Another Christian based alternative would be a celebration focusing on the pumpkin! Even better, this can be a pumpkin fundraiser with proceeds going to your church’s youth group. Ideas include, selling pumpkins and pumpkin pies and contests for who carves the best pumpkin.
This time of year also provides a perfect time to evangelize others. Dress in a positive character from the Bible and instead of going door to door for treats, pass out information on how others can be saved (of course you can accept a piece of candy as a thank you!).
Lastly, a Christian alternative to Halloween does not have to be a loud party. Invite a few friends and family over for some quiet time. You can all fellowship together as Christians, and at the same time you can feel the Lord’s love surround you all. Include sharing some pumpkin pie and prayer and praise time.
Just because you and your family have made the decision not to celebrate Halloween, doesn’t mean that you can’t have a positive and good time together instead. These are just a few ideas on what to do instead of celebrating Halloween. Be aware that there are probably countless others. Sit down with your loved ones and ask them what they think they would like to do. It really doesn’t matter what you do, just as long as you and your family are together. Remember to also spend time praising and thanking our Lord for all that he has done in our lives. Then you can be sure that you will all have a perfect day together.