Halloween Movies for Movie Night

Are you and your family looking for a great movie to watch together this Halloween after all the trick-or-treating? We a great list that you will want to check out before planning a movie night. From movies for the littlest Halloween fans to movies that the older kids will want to watch we have a great list that will be invaluable to you this Halloween. Thank you to Parenting Magazine for some of these fabulous ideas! Check out their full list here.

10 Best Family Halloween Movies

1. Pooh’s Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005)

Who doesn’t love Pooh? It’s Halloween in the Hundred Acre Wood, and everyone is excited to trick or treat. But Pooh eats all of the candy (oh, Pooh Bear!), so Roo and Lumpy set off on a quest to capture a scary Gobloon who will grant their wish for more. Sweet and not scary, this film is perfect for the pre-school set.

Recommended Age: 3 and Up

2. Bedknobs and Broomsticks (1971)

This Disney classic is what Mary Poppins would be if it had witches, wizards and magic bedknobs that make your bed fly. The theme involves World War II and Nazi invasions, but is handled with kid gloves. Bonus points if your kiddo starts using “bedknobs” in regular conversation!

Recommended Age: 7 and Up

3. Labyrinth (1986)

Dealing with sibling rivalry? Labyrinth is a must-watch for anyone who has ever felt fed-up with a younger sib. When Sarah wishes that Goblins would take her baby brother, the King of the Goblins comes and whisks the boy away to a Labyrinth. Sarah must venture inside and solve it within thirteen hours to get her little brother back. Filled with fantastical Jim Henson puppets, this movie has magic enough to enchant the kiddos. Plus, David Bowie is perfect as the brooding, discontent Jareth.

Recommended Age: 8 and Up

4. Gremlins (1984)

Gremlins (or, okay, Mogwai) are the original Furbies. Thankfully, Furby never multiplied after getting wet or turned into a trouble-causing reptile. While the film doesn’t revolve around Halloween, watching these little monsters cause chaos is totally in the spirit of this trick-or-treating holiday.

Recommended Age: 9 and Up

5. Casper (1995)

The iconic cartoon character stars in this sweet film. Poor Casper has always struggled with being lonely and when he finally finds a friend, he tries to bring himself back to life. But things do not go according to plan. At its heart, this is a tender ghost-meets-girl story. And Casper whispering “can I keep you” never fails to make us tear up!

Recommended Age: 6 and Up

6. Halloweentown (1998)

Marnie Piper has always been obsessed with Halloween, much to her mother’s despair. But it turns out there is something her mom is keeping from her—she’s a witch! When grandmother Aggie arrives for her annual Halloween visit, Marnie follows her to a strange place called Halloweentown. This installment is the first of a magical trilogy—the two sequels will be better appreciated by kids 8 and up.

Recommended Age: 7 and Up

7. Harry Potter

While you should watch Harry Potter at any time of the year (can you tell we’re fans?), Halloween seems especially appropriate. There is something about Harry boarding the Hogwarts Express that really evokes that start-of-the-school-year, fall feeling. Oh…and there’s magic and witches, too! The first few movies are aimed at younger children while the later ones are better suited to their older, tween siblings.

Recommended Age: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone, 7 and Up; Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, 8 and Up; Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, 10 and Up; all movies after Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, 12 and Up

8. Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

Dreamed up by Tim Burton, The Nightmare Before Christmas tells the story of Jack Skellington—the “King of Halloween”—who, tired with staging Halloween festivities year after year, finds a door to Christmas Town and decides to try his hand at that holiday, instead. We dare you not to have the songs from this musical flick stuck in your head for days after watching. “This is Halloween” should be the unofficial theme song of October! Best of all, it also makes a great Christmas movie.

Recommended Age: 7 and Up

9. Beetlejuice (1988)

A newly-dead husband and wife discover that a family of the living has moved into their house, so they hire a crude “bio-exorcist” to scare them off. The friendship between the deceased couple and Lydia—the epitome of a neglected and gloomy teenager—is heart-warming and the rockin’ 80’s styling will give you a good chuckle. But really…Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Beetlejuice! Do we need to say more?

Recommended Age: 9 and Up

10. Corpse Bride (2005)

This is another gem from Tim Burton’s twisted imagination. Victor, a nervous and clumsy young man, accidentally marries a dead bride. He is taken to the Land of the Dead and must somehow escape in order to be reunited with his true fiancée in time for their wedding.

Recommended Age: 10 and Up

Season Craft: Preschool Crafts and Learning

With all of the bigger kids in school full-time now it can be a little boring for our preschool age and younger kids that are stuck at home all day. They miss their older siblings and they feel a little left out when their older siblings bring home homework and fun crafts and activities they have completed at school.

It is sweet to see how excited they get when they see all of the older kids learning and creating, so of course we want to encourage them to learn and create as well. This month we have found you a great learning activity that is also a lot of fun and can be very creative. This tactile activity is a great sensory learning experience for our younger kids while also teaching them about the world around them.

This multi-faceted educational activity was created by Beth at 123 Homeschool 4Me. Beth is the author and creator of a valuable homeschooling website that helps parents and teachers create and share homeschool curriculum that will help our children learn and grow. If you have young children at home, teach homeschool, or are looking to supplement your children education at home you should definitely check out 123 Homeschool 4Me.

Preschool crats and learning

What You Will Need:

  • Blue construction paper
  • Brown Construction paper
  • paint (red, yellow, orange, green, and white)
  • student

Beth and 123 Homeschool 4Me has hundreds of other ideas for teaching your kids at home. head on over to 123 Homeschool 4Me to see the rest of this incredible tutorial and be sure to check out all of the other incredible posts and ideas she has posted and shared as well.

Appaman Jackets and Coats: The Boy’s Store Styles

Fall weather is jacket weather. We can finally break out those adorable and comfortable jackets and coats that have been collecting dust all summer. Or we can head on over to The Boy’s Store and take a peek at some of the most glorious jackets and coats available this year from Appaman.

Appaman prides themselves on creating looks that impress, both boys and their parents. This seasons looks fulfill that promise, from peacoats to windbreakers your boys will be dressed for the weather with the greatest style Appaman can possess.

Appaman Boys Grayson Jacket: this dark gray boys denim jacket features a double button front with front pockets and small epaulets. It screams style, it screams unique. Each of the buttons feature an embossed image of the Appaman monkey giving the jacket a unique style all its own.


Appaman jackets and coats


Appaman Boys Pilot Jacket: this blue and black jacket, blue chest and back and black sleeves, is trendy and fun. It is reminiscent of a pilots aviator jacket but features a style all its own with its dual color and material.


Appaman Boys Plaid Windbreaker: this blue plaid windbreaker is perfect for those early and light fall days. When the weather isn’t quite cold, but not quite warm it is the perfect solution. Boys will love the blue plaid style and the embossed Appaman buttons.


Appaman Boys Peacoat: this stylish coat is perfect for fall and winter. It is a classic look with some trendy flair. The Appaman logo makes its appearance on the left arm in a military style lapel. This double breasted wool blend coat will be the perfect addition to your boys closet this season.