Cupid's Pulse Article: Neil Patrick Harris and Family Wear Gotham-Themed Halloween CostumesCupid's Pulse Article: Neil Patrick Harris and Family Wear Gotham-Themed Halloween Costumes

By Katie Gray

How I Met Your Mother star Neil Patrick Harris and his family dressed up for Halloween with Gotham costumes, according to Harris, husband David Burtka, and their 4-year-old twins Gideon and Harper dressed up as DC Comics characters from Gotham City. Harris captioned on Instagram, “Happy Halloween from Gotham City!!” The family celebrated with their famous friends, power couple Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos.

What are some creative ways to celebrate Halloween as a family?

Cupid’s Advice:

Halloween is the perfect time for families to come together and have fun, while enjoying the company of one another. On the actual holiday, trick-or-treating and themed parties are always the way to go.  Cupid has some ways you can celebrate Halloween as a family:

1. Jump then fall: Take a cue from Taylor Swift’s song ‘Jump Then Fall’ and dive straight into the beautiful season of fall/autumn. A great way to enjoy the Halloween season with your family, is by doing fun Halloween activities! Make Halloween arts and crafts, create your costumes together, do Halloween baking and make yummy sweets, watch Halloween movies (you have the option of scary or funny) and carve and paint pumpkins together. There are so many great options for you to enjoy the festive Halloween season as a family!

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2. Pumpkin patch: A fantastic way to have quality family time is by going to a pumpkin patch, for the traditional act of pumpkin picking. Usually, places will offer hay rides and other fun activities along with it. There are also places to go apple picking, which fits in with the theme of fall and family fun.

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3. Trick-or-Treat: Just like the Aaron Carter song goes, I want candy!  The classic way to enjoy Halloween with family is by going trick-or-treating. It’s fun to see everyone dressed up in their costumes, and everybody likes candy. Attending parties and parades together on Halloween are also superb ways to enjoy the company of family and the holiday.

What are some ways that you have celebrated Halloween as a family? Share your thoughts below.