Fun and Spooky Halloween Activities

Halloween is one of the best holidays out there! It’s so much fun to dress up in costumes, go trick or treating, and eat all of the candy! There are so many different things to do on Halloween, and it’s always a fun time. From pumpkin carving to apple bobbing, keep reading for some great ideas to get you started.

Play a murder mystery game.

Murder mystery games are a popular Halloween activity because they are fun and spooky. Participants act out the roles of detectives and suspects in a murder mystery story. They must solve the crime by asking questions and gathering clues. This type of game is perfect for parties because it encourages guests to interact with each other. There are many different versions of these games, so participants can choose one that fits their interests. Some games even allow players to create their own characters and stories.

Embark on a corn maze.


A corn maze can be a lot of fun. They can be a fun way to spend an afternoon or evening with friends or family. There are a lot of different corn mazes around the country, so it is worth checking out what is around your area. When you go to a corn maze, there are a few things you need to know. The first is that corn mazes can be very confusing, so make sure you have a plan before you go in. It can be helpful to have a map of the maze or to have someone who has been there before leading the way. The other thing you need to know is that corn mazes can be a lot of fun, but they can also be a little bit scary. There are often hidden passages and dead ends, so it is easy to get lost. Make sure you are aware of your surroundings and be careful not to get lost.

Go trick or treating.

Trick or treating is a popular Halloween tradition in the United States and other countries. Children dress up in costumes and go door to door asking for treats such as candy. The custom is said to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain when people would go door to door asking for food in exchange for prayers for the dead.

Carve a pumpkin.


One of the traditional activities associated with Halloween is carving pumpkins. Pumpkins are carved to create Jack-O’-Lanterns, which are often used as decorations. The process of carving a pumpkin can be fun for both children and adults.

To carve a pumpkin, you will need a pumpkin, a sharp knife, and a candle. First, cut off the top of the pumpkin so that you have a flat surface to work with. Then, use the knife to cut out the seeds and fibers from the inside of the pumpkin. Be careful not to cut too deep into the flesh of the pumpkin, or you will damage it. Once you have removed all of the seeds and fibers, you can start carving your design into the pumpkin. You can use any type of design that you like, but popular designs include faces and pumpkins with lit candles inside them. When you are finished carving your pumpkin, place a candle in it and light it up!

Try apple bobbing.

Apple bobbing, also known as “bobbing for apples,” is an activity that involves trying to catch apples that have been placed in a basin of water with the participant’s mouth. It is often played at Halloween when it is customary to bob for apples in a tub of water filled with caramel. The origins of apple bobbing are disputed. One theory suggests that the game was invented by the ancient Romans, who would throw apples into a tub of water for their guests to catch. Another theory suggests that the game originated in the United Kingdom, where it was common for children to bob for apples in rivers and streams.

Overall, fun and spooky Halloween activities are important for creating a festive holiday atmosphere. They can help to get people in the mood for trick-or-treating and other celebrations and can add to the overall excitement of the season.

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Cecelia Greene is the Founder, Director and Editor at Big Green Gathering. She is a Portland-based wellness expert, award-winning writer, designer, and influencer. She was trained as an artist while studying in Prague through a cohort program with UCLA. She then moved to Tulum, Mexico where she still spends half of her time as a yoga and meditation instructor. She has over a decade of experience working in all areas of wellness, fitness, environmental causes, and design.

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