Halloween is the time for ghosts and goblins to make their appearance, for trick or treating and of course for carving pumpkins. Putting together a Halloween bucket list is a perfect way to make sure you don’t miss out on all of the wonderful things this holiday has to offer. No sure where to begin? Take a look below at 15 things you must do his Halloween, so you can be sure you make the most of this witchy season!
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Halloween Bucket List: 15 Things You Must Do this Halloween
1. Hang some fake spider webs.
What is more fun than covering a doorway or shrubbery with fake spider web? Grab some from the dollar store and have some fun.
2. Have a pumpkin carving contest.
Gather interested parties and see who can carve the most creative and fun pumpkin. Need some pumpkin carving templates, I’ve got you covered.
3. Make Halloween Appetizers
If you’re looking for spooky Halloween treat inspiration, you could try making super-quick and easy Halloween snacks like Witch Finger Pretzels, Mummy Milanos, and Pumpkin Cheese Balls.
4. Visit a haunted house or pumpkin patch
Find a local haunted house attraction in your area and go for a visit, if you aren’t too scared! Or if you aren’t into haunted houses, head to the local pumpkin patch.
5. Research local ghost lore.
Is your town a hot spot for local ghost lore? Look up some of the local hauntings and pay them a visit.
6. Watch The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
What would Halloween be without this movie? Watch The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown with friends and family. Don’t forget the popcorn.
7. Play Glow Sick Tag.
Grab a package of glow sticks, activate them, then play a fun game of outdoor/nighttime tag.
8. Try some face painting.
Grab some makeup effect kits from the local box or costume store and try your hand at creating some scary faces. Or if you aren’t into scary, do something creative like a clowns face, or even princess like make-up. The possibilities are endless when it comes to face painting.
9. Make popcorn balls.
Popcorn balls are fun to make and tasty to eat. Look for some fall or Halloween variations online and give the recipes a try. I’m making my Nana’s recipe for the first time this year, and I can’t wait to deliver them to some friends!
10. Bob for apples.
What could be more fun than bobbing for apples? Fill a bucket with water and apples and then dive right in. It’s always been a favorite of mine.
11. Dance to Monster Mash.
Put on Monster Mash and have a monster dance party!
12. Learn the “Thriller” dance.
You can’t celebrate Halloween without the Thriller dance. Head to YouTube.com where all sorts of tutorials are waiting for you. You can find a Halloween shop and get some costumes for you.
13. Decorate your candy bags.
Get those trick or treat bags ready. Decorate your candy bags using markers, fabric paint, stickers, etc. With so many communities being on the fence about allowing Halloween events and trick-or-treating, it’s good to have alternative plans lined up for the kiddos, to give them something fun to look forward to.
14. Attend a Halloween party.
Is your town holding any Halloween parties? If so, get your costumes on and head out for a night of family fun. Maybe there is a local trunk or treat, see if any of those are in your area because they are the best way to go trick or treating! If no, why not throw your own?
15. Send a Halloween Treat to a family member or friend
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16. Host a Halloween Selfie Scavenger Hunt
You can split into groups or go off on your own, but this Selfie Scavenger Hunt is a ton of fun. The person or team to get through the list wins, or whoever has the most marked of the list. It doesn’t matter how you set up the rules as long as everyone knows the rules.
Are you ready to make the most out of Halloween? Give these 15 things you must do at Halloween a try (all family friendly) and see how much fun you can pack into this spooky season.
There is absolutely no doubt that this is the time for all things Selfies! While I’m not a great selfie picture taker our grandson “Tater” is upping his selfie game at just 2 years old. Watch out Grandma there’s a new boy in town and he will take more selfies in his lifetime than you ever will, but that’s ok because I love to talk about Selfies so we are even right?
Need a teen party idea? Teens love saving their memories on their phones and what a great way to do it, than to host a Selfie Scavenger Hunt. I have you covered for the following Scavenger Hunt ideas:
Mall Scavenger Hunt
Planning an adult scavenger hunt? Never fear they are in the works!