Since Halloween comes only once a year, it is best to get the most fun out of it. There are several entertaining activities which can be done during this frightful holiday, with most of these not demanding too much cost or too much hassle. Here are some ideas on how you can celebrate and bond with your family this Halloween.
1. Set your very own Halloween Party at home
It may be classic but it never gets old. One of the best ways to celebrate this event at home is to hold a simple yet fun Halloween party where you can invite close friends or other family members to come over. The visitors may even be asked to wear Halloween-themed costumes or to bring spooky-looking food with them. Also, decide on interesting Halloween games to make the gathering more interactive and fun.
2. Build your own haunted house.
Setting up your house to be daunting and scary is another activity one can do with the entire family. Decorations do not necessarily have to be complex and may be as simple as putting on black and orange ribbons, spider webs, skeletons and hanging sheets. Of course, Halloween music is a must. You can play spooky sounds at your front door, including tracks of a laughing witch, howling wolves and squeaking noise.
3. Carve scary faces out of a pumpkin.
This activity is a great bond among the family, especially those with younger children whose imaginations will definitely put into play. The parents may lay newspaper across the kitchen floor where the kids can carve as many scary-looking pumpkins as they want. A common alternative to carving is to draw faces on the pumpkins using paint or markers.
4. Camp at your backyard and share ghost stories.
Pitching a tent at one’s backyard in the evening is definitely a fun way to bond, especially for the younger ones. You can set a campfire and roast marshmallows while everyone is gathered around to share spooky urban legends and myths.
5. Bond over your favorite Halloween-themed movie.
Choose among the top-rated Horror movies and watch it with the lights off. Remember to consider everyone who will watch, so that you can decide on an age-appropriate film.
6. Spot interesting local Halloween events.
It is common for some areas to have Halloween-themed events which you and your family may want to check out. Review the details of these events to ensure that it is within your group’s definition of fun to make sure that you’ll have a great time trying it out.
As a whole, celebrating any once-a-year activity does not need to be expensive or complicated for as long as you get to spend it with people who are dear to you, you will definitely have fun. Try some of our suggestions with your family and, most of all; make sure to have a happy Halloween!