One of my favorite Halloween traditions is to hollow out a pumpkin and fill it with cooked stew for dinner. I often put it in the oven for a little while to get the skin dark. It is the simple things that make holidays special in group homes.
There are lots of inexpensive decorations to make and even buy from a local 99 Cent store. Keep a few bucks out of the holiday budget set aside for the after holiday sales to buy decor for next year. Items that can be used for fall and Thanksgiving decorations are great because they will get more use. Spoonful has some great ideas in their Best Halloween Decorations post.
I love the way people take the challenge of a disability and turn it into a strength. Instead of grumbling about the challenges of Halloween costumes for someone in a wheelchair many people have allowed it to spark their imagination and creativity to make costumes that can turnout even better than those of less creative able-bodied people.
The post Wheelchair and Walker Costumes from 2010 was updated with some new links for costume ideas from these amazing people. I love that every year more people get creative with costume ideas for people who are disabled. In many of the pictures at first glance it isn’t even noticeable that the base of the costume is a wheelchair or walker!