Halloween is almost here, and what’s better than a fun night with the family? Halloween is a great opportunity to spend time with your kids and make memories.
I made a list of 27 fun Halloween ideas for the entire family and added a few free printables as a bonus. All ideas can be tweaked to make Halloween great for everyone, from toddlers to teens to college students and of course, adults.
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Fun Halloween activities for the entire family
1. Movie night with spooky snacks
What’s more fun than binge-watching scary movies with the entire family? A few movies that I recommend;
For the entire family
16 + spooky movies
The Hills Have Eyes
The Amityville Horror
You will also need some spooky snacks;
Ghost pizza bagels
Candy corn fudge
Banana mummy pops
Pumpkin deviled eggs
2. Mocktail night with creepy drinks
Let kids feel like they are grown-ups for one night with creepy mocktail drinks, and for the adults, you can always add some alcohol.
Hocus Pocus Halloween Punch
Magic Potion Punch
Gummy Bear Mocktails
Melting Monster Halloween punch
3. Make Halloween masks
Design your own masks or grab a free printable mask here.
4. Make your own custome
Whether you are handy or not, you can make your own custome. Use some old clothes and give them a Halloween vibe or wrap yourself in bandages to be a mummy.
If you want to put some more effort into your Halloween custome, you can find some great ideas here.
5. Get your house Halloween ready
Turn your home into a haunted house or decorate it with pumpkins and give it a fall vibe.
6. Scavenger hunt
I have some great memories of scavenger hunts, and I’m sure your children will too. Try this scavenger hunt you can do in your home. Print and cut the cards, hide the treats, and go on a hunt!
7. Make Halloween themed cookies
Who doesn’t love cookies? Another fun activity you can’t miss is baking cookies. Some tasty ideas;
Chocolate Pumpkin Mummy Cookies
Sugar Bat Sugar Cookies
8. Visit a pumpkin patch
You should visit a pumpkin patch at least once in your life. Google pumpkin patch + your location and find one in your area.
9. Carve a pumpkin
Whether you want to carve a pumpkin for fun or use as decoration, there are so many creative ways to carve a pumpkin.
If you have never carved a pumpkin before, you can learn how.
10. Host a murder mystery dinner
Have you ever played Cluedo? It’s a murder mystery board game. A murder mystery dinner brings Cluedo to life at the dinner table.
You can buy a murder mystery kit, make your own or find free games here.
11. Make a paper lantern
Do you plan on trick-or-treating? You can easily make your own lantern.
12. Play Spooky games
Does your family love games? Halloween is a great excuse to play new games.
This or That Halloween game
Halloween Truth or Scare
Halloween Movie Trivia
13. Bobbing for apples
Another fun Halloween activity is apple bobbing. You fill a bucket with water, throw in some apples and try to catch them with your teeth while you have your hands on your back.
14. Visit a haunted house
A must try Halloween activity, visiting a haunted house will guarantee a spooky night. Google haunted house + your location and find a place in your area.
15. Go on a hayride
In the fall, you can book hayrides, and during Halloween, they are extra spooky. Guaranteed fun for the entire family.
16. Have a nighttime picnic
Picnics are a great family activity, but have you ever done one in the dark?
17. Camp under the stars
After you’ve enjoyed your picnic, set up a tent in the garden and have a sleepover under the stars.
Make a campfire and roast some s’mores to make the sleepover an unforgettable experience.
18. Have a Halloween custome contest
Throw a Halloween custome contest with friends, family or the neighborhood. Include fun Halloween snacks and the winner gets a creepy prize.
19. Go on a Halloween cruise
A Halloween cruise is something you should experience at least once in your life. The ship is decorated in a Halloween theme, and there are plenty of fun Halloween activities for the entire family.
here is what you can expect on a Halloween cruise.
20. Dress up and have a photoshoot
While you’re making memories, you’ll also want a keepsake. Having a family Halloween photoshoot is a fun way to keep the memories alive for many years to come.
21. Make Halloween party favors
It’s not only fun to make party favors but people will remember it.
Some fun party favor ideas
Fringed Treat Bags
If you don’t have a creative bone in your body you can also buy them for a small price.
22. Make your own Halloween decoration
Another fun creative activity around the Halloween season is making your own decoration. Here is some inspiration;
Halloween Spooky Lantern Sign Post
Bat Center Piece
23. Smash a pumpkin
When Halloween is over, you’re left with pumpkins that you throw out anyway, so why not smash them? Let go of those cropped up emotions or make it a fun family game.
24. Visit a theme park
Many theme parks hold fright nights or decorate their park Halloween style. It’s a fun way to spend Halloween with the entire family.
25. Visit an escape room
If you’ve never tried an escape room before, you should try it during Halloween. Some escape rooms become extra spooky during this season.
26. Go trick-or-treating
Trick-or-treating is a must-do for families with small children. Dressing up, going out on the streets asking for candy. It’s a memory that will not be forgotten.
27. Tell spooky tales
Spooky tales are a fun thing to do and don’t cost anything. Make some hot chocolate, dim the lights, and share those spooky stories.
Free printable Halloween bucket list
Download the free printable bucket list here.
What things are you going to try this Halloween? Let me know in the comments!