Fun Halloween Activities Besides Trick or Treating
Trick or treating is a great Halloween tradition but it’s not always practical. In fact, depending on where you live, dressing up and knocking on doors may not be very safe or perhaps your kids are older and the thought of trick or treating has lost its appeal. For whatever reason you’re searching for fun Halloween activities besides trick or treating to enjoy with your family, you’ll be happy to know there are a lot of great alternatives to explore.
Here are a few examples to help get you started:
- Choose a theme and decorate one room in your home. Go all out and make it as spooky or interesting as you want. Then dress up in costumes and spend a couple hours playing Halloween games and taking pictures of the family with all the decorations.
- Host a kids Halloween costume party. It’s a fun and safe way for the kids to celebrate the holiday with a Halloween Party. Do a little decorating, put on some spooky and/or funny Halloween music and play games. Not only will the kids have a great time but the parents will love it too.
- Plan a Halloween movie night for the family. Have everyone dress up in their costumes. Then gather in front of the TV to watch some of your favourite shows or movies together while munching down on some great Halloween snacks.
- Have a backyard candy hunt. Hide wrapped candy, toys and other treats in the backyard and have your kids go hunt for them. They’ll have a blast searching for the items and you’ll have a great time watching them. Be sure to make a list of what you hide and where so you can collect all hidden items before the hunt ends.
- Set up a few backyard games and invite some friends over to join in on all the fun. You can play games like bean bag toss or ring toss. Bob for apples, make a Halloween craft, or set up a table where the kids can paint a small pumpkin to take home with them.
When trick or treating is no longer an option, try one or more of the activities above to make this Halloween even more fun and exciting than any other. It’s a great way for the whole family to spend the holiday together in a safe and controlled environment.