Plan Ahead for All Saints' Day Fun

"Plan ahead for All Saints' Day fun" by Barb Szyszkiewicz (

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All Saints’ Day is only two weeks away!

By now, you’ve probably done all your Halloween prep, if your family is into pumpkins, costumes, and trick or treat. (I have a big bag of candy at the ready for the neighborhood kids, and I hope I’ll be able to resist the temptation it poses to ME for the next thirteen days!)

But what about All Saints’ Day? How will you celebrate with your family? Our writers have shared plenty of ideas over the years, so I’ve put them all in one place for you.

5 Saintly Surprises for All Saints Day

Last-Minute All Saints Day Costumes for Kids (Whose Moms Can’t Sew)

Colcannon: An All Saints Day Tradition

Fishing for Saints

10 Last-Minute, Easy Saint Costume Ideas for Kids

Holy Halloween Costumes

Fall: the Significance to Catholics

Halloween as a Teachable Moment

Inspiring our Children to Become Saints

CM Hangout #8: Celebrating the Saints w Meg Matenaer

Celebrating All Saint’s Day with Your Family or with a Group

5 Ways to Honor the Saints As a Family

Reclaiming Halloween

The Saint Song

Copyright 2018 Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS


About Author

Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan, managing editor for Today's Catholic Teacher magazine and editor at Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.

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