‘Tis the season when moms and dads everywhere are either all way up in the costuming and jack-o-lantern carving, or living the low-key life like the parents of the ’70s. For the latter group (that’s me), I gathered my past articles for the Halloween season to bring you a few tips.

 Last-minute Halloween love to you!


This is super last-minute, but someone’s gotta be in this boat:

Halloween Decorating Made EASY {Parenting Squad}

Captain Mom, Halloween 2015, Rhonda Franz, Halloween decorating

For a quick Halloween porch, set out a scarecrow and a pumpkin. The trick-or-treaters will get it.

It might not be too late:

6 Ways to Save on Halloween Costumes {Parenting Squad}

three boys in three Halloween costumes: Batman and two karate kids

It’s not at all too late. Seriously.

Halloween Help for Parents: 6 Tips for Simple, No-Cost Costumes  {America Saves}

Did you see that? NO cost.

Also, don’t forget to pull from your child’s dress-up box for last-minute Halloween costumes (or, hey, your own closet). Both are full of treasures waiting to be tried on.
two boys: Captain America, IronMan masks

Can’t beat a mini-Captain America next to an Iron Man/Magnum P.I.

It’s so early, you’ll be ahead of all the Type A people…

From Candy Corn to Costumes: Fantastic Ideas for Halloween Leftovers {Parenting Squad}

Captain Mom's leftover Halloween Candy