If you’re looking for a Halloween activity idea or two this festive season, you’ve come to the right place. Spooky season is almost here, so it’s time to start thinking about how you will celebrate. This article will cover some low-budget, simple activities you can participate in, some Halloween confectionery you can bake, and a couple of trick-or-treat ideas to make your Halloween memorable.
Throw a Halloween party
This is probably the most obvious Halloween activity idea, but there’s a good reason why. Halloween parties are a great opportunity to pool all of your ideas into one night and truly splash out. You can bring out all of your decorations, install some tinted light bulbs, and prepare some spooky treats for your guests to feast on throughout the night.
Apple bobbing, mummy wrapping, and costume contesting are just a few Halloween activity ideas that will help to make your night memorable. Each of these games is low-budget and requires very little effort, so you won’t need to worry about getting yourself in a twist.
- Apple bobbing
All you need is a bucket of water, a couple apples, and towels to dry yourself off. Although not the most sanitary or face paint-friendly of games, if little ones are attending your party, we can assure you they won’t put any mind to it at all.
- Mummy wrapping
Now that the days of hoarding toilet paper are over, it isn’t so frowned upon to wrap it all around a friend or family member. Any brand of toilet paper will do. So, you don’t need to spend a fortune on extra soft. The best part about this Halloween activity idea is that once this hilarious game is over, you can collect the toilet paper and use it!
- Costume contest
Halloween is the one night when you can dress totally crazy, and nobody can say anything about it. So, why not throw a costume contest and put the creativity of your guests to the test? The prize can be as small or extravagant as you like, and it’ll encourage your guests to go all out.
This Halloween activity idea will have your guests putting their sportsmanship to the test in a spooky game of biodegradable golf. All you need to do is carve a couple of pumpkins (which is an activity in itself!), ensure that the mouth hole is wide enough for a couple of golf balls, and get putting!
To carve the pumpkins, you’ll need the right kind of knife. I’m sure that the experience of battling with what seems like an impenetrable pumpkin with the wrong tools is universal. So, save yourself some arm-ache and ensure that you purchase the right kind of knife to prevent any dangerous accidents. Similarly, although it may seem counterintuitive for a sharp knife to be less dangerous than a blunt one, this is completely factual. You’ve far more likely to slip and injure yourself on a blunt knife than you are on a knife that’s been sufficiently sharpened.
Decorate Mummy Cookies
All you need to make this yummy Halloween confectionery is some plain sugar cookies, piping icing, and edible googly eyes. The right piping icing tip will help you create that perfect bandage effect and make your cookies look amazing. As simple as they are, they’re extremely effective and will have your guests wowed at your creativity.
Another tasty Halloween confectionery idea is Ghost S’mores! Place rows of extra large marshmallows in a baking tray, bake them for a short while and put three chocolate chips in the shape of two eyes and a face, and you’re set! This extremely simple Halloween activity idea is hilarious to look at and very tasty.
Make Chocolate Apples
This trick-or-treat idea is fun, tasty, and very nice to look at. All you need is some sticks (which are very easy to find at a local park!), wash them, pierce them into some apples, and dip them in chocolate. The most difficult part is waiting for the chocolate to solidify so you can eat them without making a huge mess! You can decorate them however you like, whether you’d prefer mini marshmallows, sprinkles, or edible eyeballs, they’ll look fabulous. Not to mention you can either keep them at your party or use them as a great trick-or-treat idea!
Pin the spider on the web
Put a spooky twist on “Pin the tail on the donkey” and pin the spider on the web! This Halloween activity idea is very simple. All you need is paper, blue tac, and a blindfold! Put on some music in the background, place the blindfold over the eyes of your guests, spin them around and see who gets the closest to the middle!
This game will be hilarious for every bystander in the room, and it’s very funny to see how far off of the mark you were when you take the blindfold off.
Blacklight scavenger hunt
This is probably the most expensive Halloween activity idea on this list, but it’s definitely one of the most fun. All you need is white card and some blacklight torches to make this game successful. Hide some Halloween confectionery around your garden with little white card ghosts blue-tacked on and watch your guests try to find everything you’ve hidden.
The white card will glow blue in the light of the blacklight and become very noticeable from a distance. They’ll look amazing, and your guests will have a great time trying to find everything you’ve hidden.
We hope you’ve been inspired by at least one of the Halloween activity ideas on this list and use it to help make your Halloween night memorable.