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?



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?



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?



What do they teach in witching school?


 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?



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?



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?



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?



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?



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?



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?



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?



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

He couldn’t spell


What is a vampire's favorite holiday?



What is a vampire's favorite sport?



Who does Dracula get letters from?

His fang club


What was the witch's favorite subject in school?



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