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A Christian Alternative to Halloween

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Bible Characters Costumes 1Avoiding the pagan celebration of Halloween can present a challenge to churches and parents who don’t want to deny their children the fun of dressing up in costumes and receiving candy.

One suggestion is to hold a Bible Characters Costume Party at your church. This gives children and parents a place to go on October 31st, teach biblical principles, and evangelize unsaved family and friends who attend. It also provides the benefits of a wholesome time of fellowship with other believers during this time of year.

Bible Characters Costumes 2Here are some suggestions on how to organize your church party:

1. Invite everyone, old and young, to come dressed as a Bible character such as Abraham, Sarah, Moses, King David, Elijah the prophet, and so on.

2. Prayer – Begin with a time of prayer and dedication of festivities to the honor and leading of the Lord.

3. Prepare a skit in advance that has an evangelistic message to be performed at the beginning of the party.

4. Evangelize by preaching a short 5-minute salvation message and invite unsaved guests to receive Jesus Christ.

5. Candy Piñata – Gather all the children, beginning with the youngest, to each take three turns at bursting the Piñata with a stick. Watch the excitement as the Piñata finally bursts and all the children dash to gather the candy scattered all over the floor.

6. Best Costume Contest – Hold a contest for the first, second, and third best costume of the evening. Award prizes.

7. Food and Refreshments – Conclude the party with a time of food, refreshments and Christian fellowship.

The above is a great way for Christians to have fun and honor God by not participating in the evil traditions of Halloween.

– Luis Josephus



PinataWhat is a Piñata?

A Piñata is a decorated container (such as a baloon) made of papier-mache which holds candy and small toys. It is broken by children as part of a celebration such as a birthday party or other event. In the above example, it can be used at a church party in place of the pagan Halloween Trick or Treating.

The Piñata can be easily constructed in various shapes and sizes, or it can be purchased in stores already made. Kids love it, and adults enjoy the fun and excitement as spectators. Here are some helpful links below:

How to Make a Simple Piñata

How to Make a Star-Shaped Piñata

Actual Piñata Party


Author: Luis Josephus

Luis Josephus is founder and director of 4JESUS OUTREACH, a non-sectarian (i.e. non-denominational) outreach dedicated to proclaiming the good news of Jesus Christ. He is also an ordained Christian minister, pastor, and author of several books. For more inspirational messages and biblical resources, visit our website at: www.4JesusOutreach.com

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