Halloween is a once-a-year opportunity to be whatever you want to be! It gives children the chance to be creative with their costumes and gives adults the opportunity to decorate, party and be crazy! It’s a very fun holiday no matter what age you are. Here at Zeitgeist Gifts, we want you to make this year’s Halloween one to remember, with 10 unique activities that you can do with your group of friends, or your children!
1. Visit a Real-Life Haunted Place
In the U.S., it seems every city has its own horror stories with various abandoned warehouses, spooky graveyards or real-life haunted houses. Get your children or your own group of friends together to enter these eerie places and see if you experience any paranormal activity! This can give you the chills this Halloween! Make sure to check if these places are open to the public, some haunted places do not allow trespassing, while others have guided tours. See which haunted homes are near your neighborhood and give yourself a real-life scare! Places can be find here.
2. Plan a Scary Movie Marathon
Invite your friends over for a scary movie marathon! Make Halloween-themed treats and drinks for your guests and have a creepy night! For children, have a Halloween-themed sleepover party and show some children-friendly “scary” movies for the little ones. You can make dirt cake with gummy worms or other gummy body parts, pumpkin cookies and/or creepy-colored drinks.
3. Make a Halloween-Themed Dinner
Make a Halloween-themed dinner. Look up some crazy Halloween dinner ideas for a group of friends or your family. We thought these recipes were pretty cool and scary! For appetizers, make “pigs-in-a-blanket” mummies, spider deviled eggs, stuffed Jack O' Lantern bell peppers, or zombie pasta. You can get as creative as you’d like!
4. Decorate Your House with DIY Ideas
Get in the spirit of Halloween with easy DIY spooky decorations. For outside your home, carve pumpkins or make jug ghost lanterns. Simply cut the bottom out of an old milk jug, draw a spooky face on the front and insert some white lights to illuminate your ghosts! For your front door, make a Halloween wreath by using a simple wreath and spray painting it grey or black. Then glue on some felt ghosts or a orange bow and TADA...you have yourself simple decoration that you can use every year! For your dinner table, take white napkins and splash them with some red-blood paint! Then use some vampire teeth for a center design. This will definitely add some creepiness to your dinner! For inside your house decorations, use fake spider webs to create an eerie effect, or fill mason jars up with water and creepy objects, and scatter them around your home! Check out Zeitgeist Gifts for some of our fun wall decals that can add some spookiness to.
5. Hold a Pumpkin Carving Contest
In your neighborhood, start a pumpkin carving contest with your children’s friends. Make an event of it! Have everyone go to a local pumpkin patch and get together to carve pumpkins. Have the parents be the judges and give out a fun prize to whoever was the most creative!
6. Make Instead of Buy your Costumes
Why waste money on a Halloween costume when you can get creative in your home? Some costumes just require face paint! Get creative with cardboard! Dress up your child in all white and buy a white tutu, add some black facial features and you got yourself a ghost! Use some face paint and old clothing for your grandparents and dress your child up as an old man/woman!
7. Make your own Halloween punch (adults only!)
Having a get together with your friends? Start by getting some killer drinks in their system! Use food coloring to create some bloody alcoholic beverages, or find some gummy garlands to add a spooky twist. Get more ideas here!
8. Throw a Crazy Halloween-Themed Party at your House
Get into the Halloween spirit with decorations throughout your home and crazy DIY costumes. Invite all of your neighbors and friends for an awesome Halloween party. Use many of the ideas from above, creating a haunted house, DIY decorations, DIY costumes, spooky adult beverages, and have an amazing night with friends. Maybe have a costume contest for the best dressed? Make this Halloween one to remember with the friends you love!
Halloween can be a very unique and fun holiday if you get into it. Follow us on Facebook
for more tips and inspiration. Get your kids involved, make lots of fun DIYs and enjoy the festivities in your city!Happy Halloween!