9 Halloween Activities for a Fun-Filled, Safe Halloween


After surviving motherhood seven months into a pandemic, we all have earned the “most creative mama” title. Whether it be coming up with alternative summer staycations, reinventing birthday parties, or making the most of our weekends…with limited outings, we’ve thought of it all. Halloween is in a couple weeks and we will still need to get creative. If you aren’t comfortable with trick-or-treating, I have nine Halloween activities for a fun-filled pandemic Halloween weekend. Halloween falls on a Saturday, mamas, so it is time to put on our creative pants once again.

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.


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