9 Halloween Activities for a Fun-Filled, Safe Halloween

Halloween is in a couple weeks and there is still time to get creative! Some of us just can’t get enough of pumpkin carving, making spooky treats, and having fun with friends and neighbors. If you just can’t wait for trick-or-treating, I have nine Halloween activities for a fun-filled month of plans.

1. Boo Your Friends

Activity: Make a bag with goodies and set it at your friend’s doorstep with a card that says they have been booed. Encourage them to pass on the Halloween love to others.

Inspiration: Boo Baskets

2. Pumpkin Painting

Activity: If carving isn’t your thing, get out your paints and make Halloween works of art with your pumpkins. This is a toddler-friendly activity that avoids sharp objects and gooey messes.

Inspiration: Target Pumpkin Painting Kit For $5

3. Halloween Games

Activity: Everyone loves a game night so why not find Halloween-themed games to help spice up your Halloween?

Inspiration: 40 Halloween DIY Games 

4. Pumpkin Carving

Activity: No matter how old your kids are, this activity never gets old. Plus, the kits available make it easier to get creative.

Inspiration: Target Pumpkin Carving Kit for $4 

5. Cookie Decorating

Activity: Decorating cookies doesn’t have to be saved for Christmas. Sugar cookies with frosting taste great any time of year and kits are available.

Inspiration: Target Cookie Decorating Kit for $7

6. Halloween Treats

Activity: Between Frankenstein Rice Krispie treats and Zombie fingers, there are numerous options to get your baking on with the family and incorporate the Halloween spirit.

Inspiration: 52 Halloween Treat Ideas 

7. Halloween Crafts

Activity: Given Halloween is on a Saturday, you have much more time to fill so why not get the crafts out and have some Halloween fun?

Inspiration: Quick and Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids 

8. Bubble Party

Activity: This involves having a few family members or friends over that follow the same social distancing practices that you do and keep their circle small. You are basically spending time with those that share in your comfort level. For us, it is our parents and grandparents. This allows you to have people over to celebrate while feeling safe.

Inspiration: Backyard Halloween Party 

9. Trick or Treat Stations

Activity: This activity allows the littles to trick-or-treat in a safe manner. Have people stationed in the backyard so your little ghosts and goblins can trick-or-treat on a smaller scale. To entertain the older kids, have a Halloween candy hunt in the backyard.

Inspiration: Create Your Own Trick-or-Treat Village

Looking for more fun Halloween activities? Try Going Beyond the Jack-O-Lantern or Easy Pumpkin Carving and Decorating with Toddlers.

Jessica Walter
I am a working mom who left the education world after 7 years to pursue my business career. I work as a product developer at a local insurance company and love it. My husband and sons are my world. We struggled for 3 years with fertility prior to adopting our first son. Later, we really wanted him to have a sibling so pursued IVF using donor embryos (because we firmly believe love makes a family) and were then blessed with our second son. When I’m not working or playing the wife/mom role, I love to run, read, bake, write, and tinker with photography. We all have a story to share and I hope some of my experiences will help others.


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