With Halloween just around the corner, we’ve come up with a list of 20 Halloween activities that the whole family will love. Grab a sweater, a warm cup of apple cider and enjoy! 

  1. Haunted houses – A quick Google search should list all the haunted houses in your area. If you have younger children you should look for a family friendly haunted house as some may not be suitable for all ages. 
  2. Corn maze – Enjoy the chill in the air and visit a local corn maze, a challenge the whole family can enjoy!
  3. Pumpkin patches – Let the kids explore and choose their own pumpkins at a local Pumpkin Patch. 
  4. Make and decorate Carmel Apples – A sweet and fun treat that will showcase everyone’s creativity. 
  5. Make your own decorations – there are tons of household items can be used to create a multitude of decorations you and your family can use to transform your home into the spookiest on the block. 
  6. Decorate the house – whether you’re using home made or store bought decorations, have the family help you create the scariest house in the neighborhood. 
  7. DIY costumes – Sometimes the best and most memorable costumes are the ones we make with our own hands.
  8. Costume fashion show – Take out all the costumes from years past and put on a fashion show for the whole family. A great opportunity to give an old costume a chance to become a new favorite. 
  9. Family friendly scary movie night – grab some popcorn and enjoy a scary movie with the family. 
  10. Go apple picking – put the family in the car and explore a local apple orchard. This is an excellent opportunity to teach where fruits comes from and to make some spectacular recipes from your pickings. 
  11. Neighborhood scavenger hunt/bingo – make a simple scavenger hunt or bingo sheet and go around your neighborhood to see how many Halloween items can be found. 
  12. Throw a Halloween party – share your families love for the spooky season and invite your friends and neighbors over for a Halloween party. 
  13. Carve pumpkins – this classic tradition lets everyone express their creativity and display their personality. *involves sharp knives, parental supervision and assistance is necessary*
  14. Roast Pumpkin Seeds – After you’ve carved your pumpkins, turn the discarded seeds into a Fall treat no one can resist. Just preheat the oven to 300 degrees, toss the cleaned seeds in melted butter and a dash of salt, arrange on a cookie sheet and cook for 45 minutes or until golden brown. 
  15. Paint pumpkins – If you’re looking to keep knives and children separate this year, try decorating your family’s pumpkins with paint! This allows for more design and character options, while keeping everyone safe and it can last much longer than a traditionally carved pumpkin. 
  16. Mall trick or treating – Keep an eye out for events where local malls and business allow children go store to store and trick or treat in the weeks leading up to Halloween. 
  17. Find a Haunted Tour – Join in on a tour of your town (or one nearby) that will walk you through the Haunted History of its past. A great chance to learn more about your city and to be scared along the way. 
  18. Have a scary story night – gather the family and turn down the lights. Take turns passing around a flashlight and telling stories that will scare your socks off! 
  19. Halloween Carnival – Finally, take the family to a local carnival or fair to show off their costumes, play games for prizes and interact with families from the area. 
  20. Participate in a costume contest – a good old fashion Halloween costume contest is always a lot of fun, check with your local city or near by malls to see who'll be throwing the best contest and offering the best prizes. Contest are always free and a great way for the whole family to show of their costumes! Be sure to participate in our Lilliput Families Halloween Costume Contest on Facebook