Are you ready for the annual season of horror? Halloween is just around the corner which means it is time for you to grab a friend and have some Halloween-themed fun. The autumnal holiday holds a vibe quite different from other holidays, and we’ve got our share of haunted activity ideas to partake in. Whether you are looking for the most bizarre attractions or want to give your party a unique festive makeover, there is something for you.
Tour a Haunted House
All things considered, if giving yourself and your buddies a good scare is all that you want for this Halloween, then you can’t go wrong with a haunted house. The best part about touring a haunted house is to expect the unexpected. Many of these places like to diversify visitors’ experience by adding new scares and thrills each year.
While watching a guy running toward you with a chainsaw is still scary for most of us, haunted houses these days are experimenting with advanced lighting and sound effects to create an immersive experience. However, you might want to be careful when choosing scare levels as some places don’t hold back when they mention ‘Maximum Scare’.
Hold a Halloween Costume Party
If you are looking for a reason this Halloween to gather your family and friends for a fun time, a costume party seems to be the most fitting choice. Costumes are an integral part of Halloween celebrations and can go a long way to bring people together in a festive spirit. Although planning a costume party can seem daunting at first, keep in mind, the key is finding the right balance between fun and spooky. Add some interactive games or a Best-Costume Contest to brighten things up for your guests.
Watch Halloween Movies
If you plan to keep your Halloween celebrations indoors, consider watching some spooky and classic Halloween movies like Hocus Pocus, The Corpse Bride, The Addams Family, and Rosemary’s Baby with your family and friends. You are the best judge of the level of horror your loved ones can handle, so make your choice wisely. To add more suspense to your Halloween movie marathon, dim the lights, and don’t forget to toss some candy corn on your popcorn.
Go Through a Spooky Corn Maze
If you are looking for a light-hearted Halloween bash with some good food, seasonal treats, and family-friendly activities, taking a stroll through a corn maze can be a wholesome experience. Besides a few mellow scares, it can make up for quite a fun family activity you can enjoy with young children and senior members of your family.
Curated events might have more seasonal attractions like a haunted house, haunted trails and tours, pumpkin carving, and costume contests, among other activities, so don’t forget to check them out.
Plan A Haunted Hangout
If you are a thrill seeker and want to keep your friends on their toes, plan a haunted hangout at an old cemetery, haunted house, or graveyard. While this idea may not be for the weak-hearted, it is a great way to get into the spirit of Halloween and have some fun with your friends. Walking in the dark and sharing scary stories can make for quite a memorable experience. You might want to let the pranksters in your group do their thing to add more excitement to the expedition.
Go to a Halloween Festival or Parade
If you are looking for a Halloween-themed shopping experience, head to a festival or Parade nearby. These events hold everything from food trucks to live spooky music and more. If you happen to be looking for Halloween decorations for your home, there will be plenty of options on-site to explore. While this may not be everyone’s first choice for celebrating Halloween, there are new experiences to be discovered at these events that you don’t want to miss.
If you have young children in your family, Halloween festivals and parades offer many kid-friendly activities and contests, so your little ones can dive into the Halloween spirit. Seniors have a lot to look forward to as well, especially if they enjoy activities like Halloween charades, pumpkin carving, and more.
A Camping Trip
Camping trips with friends and family are always fun, and more so when you do it on Halloween. If you live near the woods or have lonely hilltops nearby, they can make up for great camping locations. While there, you can light a bonfire, roast some marshmallows, share horror stories, play games, or go hiking.
The eerie sounds of crickets and other nightcrawlers are sure to add more suspense to the night and create a spooky ambiance. Camping is quite an enjoyable activity in itself but when you add some spooky elements to the mix, it can take on a whole new meaning. So grab your camping gear and head into the night for a spooky experience with your friends.
Carve A Pumpkin
Carving a pumpkin is another mainstay of Halloween traditions. When you think about Halloween, the first thing that comes to mind is pumpkins and the many delicious treats you can make from them. To make things interesting, you can drive to a pumpkin patch and pick the ones you like. Besides a great hangout, it can also be a bonding experience with your kids and family.
However, if you want to take things to the next level, why not host a pumpkin carving contest in your neighborhood? On the other hand, if you don’t like carving them, you can always paint them and show off your creative side to your friends.
Drive-Thru Halloween options are picking up steam in many parts of the country and people flock to them every year. If you are looking for an adrenaline-pumping activity, seek out drive-thru haunted houses or car washes. But just because you will be inside your car the entire time, you do not want to underestimate the thrills and scares these events pack.
Drive-in theaters are also a great option if you prefer a communal experience. Watching classic Halloween movies with your family in the comfort of your car and snacking on festive delicacies – doesn’t get any better than that!
These are some of the spookiest ideas this time of the year, so grab a friend and a pair of running shoes before heading on out into the night!