When Filing for Divorce

In your court order, you should either ask to alternate Halloweens every year. Or ask to get them every Halloween. It may not be a big holiday, but it is for dads. At least it was for me. I loved taking my kids around on Halloween. I’d walk until they dropped. Plus, when they get older and don’t trick or treat anymore. You’ll miss those days. I still see Halloween pictures of them pop up on my Facebook timeline.

After Divorce

Whether you do or don’t have your kids for Halloween, share pictures with your ex. It will always pay off down the road. If for some reason your ex won’t share pictures, ask the kids to send some. Typically even if you two don’t get along, they won’t deny giving their own kids pictures.
My kids are a little bit older. So, they’re big on Instagram and Snapchat. Now, they post their pictures there and I get some too.

 

Preparing ahead of time with the ex

This is just a safe bet for you. If you’re Getting to have your first Halloween as a divorced dad. These next couple of steps can really help you out. You can make your Halloween be better for you and your kids,

  1. Decide who has the kids for Halloween night.
  2. Decide who is going to walk the kids around on Halloween night.
  3. Decide who is going to buy the Halloween costumes.
  4. Figure out your pick-up and drop-off times.
  5. Tell everyone you will share pictures.
  6. See if you can coordinate their Halloween with their friends.

Discuss the Rules with the kids

These were my rules. Let me know if you want to add some more.

  • You have to use the bathroom before we leave.
  • You have to eat dinner before we leave.
  • The kids can't eat any candy until I see it first.
  • The kids always have to stay within my sight.
  • Always stay with one or two friends or group.
  • Once we get home, we'll dump all the candy on the floor and inspect it for being opened or damaged.
  • Always chew your candy, this is to prevent swallowing unexpected items
  • Tell that old wives tale: There was once a kid that bit into an apple and there was a razor in it. That Story freaked me out as a kid.
  • They can only eat so many pieces of candy when they get home
  • Candy will be kept in the cabinet. It cannot be taken to your room.
  • Once they're home, tell them they have to drink a glass of water or some drink before they start eating their candy. This is a way to fill them up a little bit before they dig into the candy.
  • Don't go in anyone's house.
  • Don't walk off with anyone even if they say they need your help, or if they have a puppy.

Picking Out Costumes

When my kids were younger, we didn’t go to the costume shops. We always did everything on Amazon. For example, when they were with me and little, we’d sit down on my laptop and they’d browse through all of the costumes. Then we’d order them. It was just a lot easier and more variety. Plus, since I picked up the Amazon credit card, I get credit with every purchase. Then the next time I ordered something I could use it to save a little bit of money.

As the kids have gotten older, they do both Amazon and Walmart. Now, the costumes are for parties. So, the costumes can be a little more elaborate. They still enjoy spending time in Walmart looking at everything. Plus, I’ll pick up my candy.

My oldest is now in college. She has to improvise a little bit more, but again, she uses Amazon under the Amazon Prime Family Plan. She also watches Amazon Prime Video using my account in college.

Some fun for the kids

What song do vampires hate?

You Are My Sunshine

 

Where do fashionable ghosts shop for sheets?

Bootiques

 

Why is Dracula a good artist?

Because he likes to draw blood

 

Which ghost lives in Town Hall?

The night-mayor

 

What do you call someone who puts poison in someones corn flakes?

A cereal killer

 

What do you get when you cross a vampire and a snowman?

Frostbite

 

What do they use to clean the ice during the Halloween hockey game?

A zombieoni

 

What do you get when you cross a werewolf and a vampire?

A fur coat that fangs around your neck

 

What doesn't a vampire order at a restaurant?

A stake sandwich

 

What animal do witch’s say make the best pets?

Black cats – because they’re purr-fect

What do you call a witch in the desert?

A sandwitch

 

What does a vampire fear the most?

Tooth decay

 

How do black cats eat Halloween candy?

With their mouths just like everyone else

 

Where did the vampire open his savings account?

At a blood bank

 

How do you keep a monster from biting his nails?

Give him screws

 

Who do vampires buy their cookies from?

The Ghoul Scouts

 

What type of monster really loves dance music?

The boogeyman

 

Which of the witch’s friends was good at baseball?

The bat

 

Where do ghosts buy their food?

The ghost-ery story

 

Where do werewolves store their things?

In a were-house

 

What do you get when you cross Bambi with a ghost?

Bamboo

 

What do they teach in witching school?

Spelling

 What can’t you give the headless horseman?

A headache

 

How do monsters tell their future?

They read their horror-scope

 

How does a ghost say goodbye to a vampire?

So long, sucker!

 

What do you call a witch who lives at the beach?

A sand-witch

 

What do you give to a pumpkin trying to quit smoking?

A pumpkin patch

 

Why wasn't there any food left after the monster party?

Because everyone was a goblin!

 

What's it like to be kissed by a vampire?

It's a pain in the neck.

 

What do you call a witch's garage?

A broom closet

 

How are vampires like false teeth?

They both come out at night

 

What do you call a ghost with a broken leg?

A hoblin goblin

 

What did the mommy ghost say to the baby ghost?

Don't spook until you're spoken to

 

What did the skeleton say to the bartender?

I'll have two beers and a mop

 

What's a monster's favorite play?

Romeo and Ghouliet

 

What's a haunted chicken?

A poultry-geist

 

What did the mummy say to the detective?

Let's wrap this case up

 

What do demons do to stay in shape?

They exorcise a lot

 

What does the papa ghost say to his family when driving?

Fasten your sheet belts

 

What do you call two witches living together?

Broom-mates

 

What does Frankenstein put on his hot wings?

Franks Red Hot Sauce

 

What kind of streets do zombies like the best?

Dead ends

 

Why did the skeleton cross the road?

To go to the body shop

 

What kind of shoes does a ghost wear?

Boooots

 

Where do spooks water ski?

On Lake Erie

 

What's a vampire's favorite fruit?

A necktarine

 

Why don't skeletons like parties?

They have nobody to dance with

 

What do you call a skeleton who sits around all day?

A lazy bone

 

Why did the witches' team lose the baseball game?

Their bats flew away

 

What is the safest place to be during a zombie attack?
A living room

 

How does a witch tell time?

She looks at her witch watch

 

Which room do haunted houses never have?

The living room

 

Who did Frankenstein take to the prom?

His ghoul friend

 

When does a skeleton laugh?

When something tickles his funny bone

 

Where does Count Dracula usually eat his lunch?

At the casketeria

 

What is a ghoul's favorite flavor?

Lemon-slime

 

What does a skeleton order at a restaurant?

Spare ribs

 

 

What do baby ghosts wear on Halloween?

White pillowcases

 

Do zombies eat french fries with their fingers?

Nope, they eat the fingers separately

 

What do Italians eat on Halloween?

Fettucinni Afraid-O

 

What do you do when 50 zombies surround your house?

I hope that it's Halloween

 

What do little witches do after school?

Their gnomework

 

What animal dresses up and howls?

wear-wolf

 

Do zombies eat popcorn with their fingers?

No, they eat the fingers separately

 

What do you call a clever monster?

Frank Einstein

 

What do you call a fat Jack-O-Lantern?

A plumpkin

 

 

What happened to the guy who couldn't keep up payments to his exorcist?

He got repossessed

 

What has webbed feet, feathers, fangs and goes quack-quack?

Count Duckula

 

What do birds give out on Halloween night?

Tweets

 

Why does a witch ride a broom?

The Vacuum cleaner’s power cord is it too short

 

Why should a skeleton drink 10 glasses of milk a day?

It's good for the bones

 

What’s a ghosts favorite desert

Boo-berry pie

 

Why did the black cat put oil on the mouse?

Because it was squeaky

 

Who are the werewolf cousins?

The whatwolves, the whowolves, and the whenwolves

 

Why are most monsters covered in wrinkles?

Have you ever tried to iron a monster?

 

What do skeletons say before they begin dining?

Bone appetit

 

What happens when a ghost gets lost in the fog?

He is mist

 

Why don't angry witches ride their brooms?

They're afraid of flying off the handle

 

Who won the skeleton beauty contest?

No body

 

Where do baby ghosts go during the day?

Dayscare centers

 

What do you call two spiders that just got married?

Newlywebbed

 

Why did the ghost go into the bar?

For the Boos

 

Why do ghosts like to ride elevators?

It raises their spirits

 

What kind of monster is safe to put in a washing machine?

A wash and wear wolf

What's the favorite game at ghosts' birthday parties?

Hide and shriek

 

Why did the game warden arrest the ghost?

He didn't have a haunting license

 

Why do mummies have so much trouble keeping friends?

They're too wrapped up in themselves

 

Why don't mummies take vacations?

They're afraid they'll relax and unwind

 

Where do mummies go for a swim?

The dead sea

 

Why do mummies make excellent spies?

They're good at keeping things under wraps

 

What do you get when you cross a black cat with a lemon.

A sour-puss

 

What do you get when you divide the circumference of a jack-o-lantern by its diameter?

Pumpkin Pi

 

What is a vampire's favorite ice cream flavor?

Veinilla

 

What did the three vampires order at the bar?

Two bloods and a blood light

 

Why did the vampire go to the orthodontist?

To improve his bite

 

What do you get when you drop a pumpkin?

Squash

 

Why couldn’t Frankenstein go to school with the witch?

He couldn’t spell

 

What is a vampire's favorite holiday?

Fangsgiving

 

What is a vampire's favorite sport?

Casketball

 

Who does Dracula get letters from?

His fang club

 

What was the witch's favorite subject in school?

Spelling

 

What kind of ghost has the best hearing?

The eeriest

 

What's the problem with twin witches?

You never know which witch is which

 

What kind of books did Frankenstein like to read?

Ones with cemetery plots

 

What do ghosts serve for dessert?

Ice scream