October 18, 2012
For Immediate Release
Halloween Ideas as a Single Dad: Costumes, Candy and Creating Memories
CHICAGO - According to the U.S. Census Bureau, more than 41 million children went trick-or-
treating in 2010. Maintaining that tradition is a great way for fathers to stay involved in their
lives while building memories together.
By supporting the familiar traditions of the holiday, fathers are encouraging consistency and
providing an essential piece to the emotional and psychological support every child needs in an
Here are some great ideas a father can use before the 31st to ensure that he and his child bond and
have a fun and a safe Halloween, too.
Find out what the school is planning. Schools often plan some sort of celebration, be it a
parade, snacks, or more. A father should communicate with his child about the festivities
beforehand so his child does not feel unprepared.
Get involved the other 30 days of October. From apple picking to corn mazes, there are endless
possibilities for a father-child outing. Pumpkin carving or painting provides a platform for both
father and child to be creative and collaborate on an idea.
Plan a father-child costume. Taking inspiration from a favorite TV show or toy, Fathers can
spend time with their child putting together all the essential pieces for their costume.
Discuss safety with your child. Halloween presents multiple challenges, but as a responsible
father you can be prepared. Incorporate reflectors and glow sticks in your child’s costume in
order to be seen no matter what time of day. Also, prepare a route for trick-or-treating that
includes the homes of neighbors you are familiar with and commonly used pathways and
Some of these ideas will certainly require modification as the child grows older and more
independent. What does not change is the opportunity for a father to be a positive role model and
play an active role in his child’s life.
For more advice on safeguarding your children and building on your father-child relationship, go
to www.dadsrights.com or follow Jeffery Leving on Twitter at @fathersmatter.
To schedule an interview with Attorney Jeffery Leving, please contact publicist Barbara
Davidson at (312) 407-6849 for more information.