Halloween Bucket List: 105 Fun Activities & Things to Do

Is there something strange in the neighborhood? It’s probably just the Halloween season coming right around the corner! Everyone will be looking forward to the fun Halloween activities. Not to mention the horror-inspired meals and seasonal treats that would make you a ravenous zombie!

I have created a great list of things to do for the Halloween season. From trick or treating with the kids to escaping a corn maze, you will surely add something to your bucket list!

How many of these can you check off your Halloween bucket list before the stroke of midnight? Grab your broomsticks, don your witch hats, and let’s find out.

105 Must-Do Halloween Activities

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1. Bake Halloween Cookies

Who says kids only love candies during Halloween? Cookies are a delicious alternative to what the kids typically get when they trick-or-treat. And it’s not just the kids, this can also be a delectable treat for the young at heart (like us!).

Don’t know how to bake cookies? Start with Betty Crocker’s Ultimate Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.  If you want to take things up a notch, you can also make Halloween-themed cookies!

Cute Halloween cookies

2. Bob For Apples

Bobbing for apples is a game that can be played all year-round but is a very popular thing to do for Halloween. It is a fun Halloween game that only needs apples and some large buckets filled with water.

For those unfamiliar with the game, the goal is to grab an apple from the water-filled bucket using only your mouth. Another version of the game is hanging an apple tied to a string and then trying to grab it with only your mouth as well.

Apples in a basin ready for bobbing

3. Carve a Pumpkin

Another tradition during Halloween and autumn season is carving a pumpkin or creating a jack-o-lantern. Because it is messy fun, kids especially like slicing a pumpkin open and scraping out the flesh and seeds. There are tons of tutorials on the internet or on Youtube that will help you in carving one.

You can also do more aside from carving the actual pumpkin. You can collect the pumpkin seeds and make yourself a roasted pumpkin seed snack!

Don’t know what design to carve? House Beautiful has compiled a list of 52 ideas that are sure to impress your neighbors. Don’t forget to have an expert pumpkin carving kit handy. If pumpkin carving seems too messy or dangerous, try a virtual alternative – carve an online pumpkin.

PS: this bucket list idea is also on our Fall Bucket List: 40 Autumn Activities & Fun Things to Do!

A guy carving a pumpkin

4. Create a Candy Wreath

As with all special occasions like birthdays or Christmas, making a wreath is a great idea—and a Halloween-themed candy one would not only be cute, but delicious too. It is also inexpensive (free even) and easy to do, even if you are not that artsy.

If you have kids, this is also a fun activity to do with them. You can add all sorts of Halloween-y stuff for your candy wreath like ghosts, spiders, you name it! Just make sure not to eat all of the candy while making it :)

Here’s some cute DIY candy wreath ideas:

Candy Corn Wreath
Edible Halloween Candy Wreath Craft

Cute wreath made out of candy

5. Dance to Thriller

You may have heard of Michael Jackson’s 1982 hit song Thriller, one of the popular songs being played during Halloween to this day—watch the video here. The dance steps are equally as popular, spawning thousands of videos on Youtube around the world.

To make your Halloween even more thrilling, why not bust a move and dance to the beat of Thriller? The hardest part about this one is not learning the steps, but not dancing to it once the song starts!


6. Drink a Pumpkin Spice Latte

A pumpkin spice latte is a fun take on a classic coffee drink perfect for Halloween. Most of you may think of buying one from Starbucks, but you can actually make one in the comfort of your own home! You can do it with your friends and imagine you’re an expert barista. Plus, the smell of pumpkin spice will make your kitchen an instant hit for everyone in the house.

There are lots of homemade recipes that can be found on the Internet, but here are a few that are easy to follow:


7. Sip Hot Apple Cider

As the leaves start to change and fall down, another way of celebrating the autumn season is by sipping apple cider! Most people drink it hot so that you can feel the warmth going down your stomach. It is also advisable to drink it before eating a meal as it can upset your tummy when you are full.

Whether it is store-bought or homemade, you will love drinking apple cider while watching the autumn view!

Here are two recipes for you to try: Hot Apple Cider and Holiday Spiced Cider

Two cups of hot apple cider

8. Eat Candy Corn

Candy corn is one of the popular (if not the most popular) American candies during Halloween. It got its name because it resembles a corn kernel with its color and shape.

As for the taste and texture, I’ll let you be the judge of that once you’ve tried it ;) People have mixed opinions about candy corn: you’ll either love it or hate it. Regardless of that, don’t let those opinions stop you from eating one!

Order a Brach’s Classic Candy Corn before they run out. 

Candy Corn on a table

9. Escape from a Corn Maze

This can be a fun and scary experience if you’ve never been in one, especially if you are a fan of horror films. But fear not, there won’t be a psycho killer chasing you around!

Some farms make corn mazes to attract visitors and generate extra income. Aside from trying to escape the maze, there are also petting zoos, hayrides, and other fun activities that you can do.

You can check the official corn mazes in your area or state. Are you up for the challenge?

A Corn Maze sign

10. Get Spooked at a Haunted Houses

You may have heard stories or rumors around your neighborhood about an abandoned house being haunted. In the spirit of Halloween, let me dare you to visit one, most especially at night! Even if you are skeptical about the paranormal, it would definitely be an experience worth doing.

If that is too much for you, you can instead visit a haunted house attraction in a carnival or fair near you. Just don’t forget to bring a bag of courage with you!

For extra bucket list points, see how many of the 50 Scariest Haunted Houses in the US you can check off the list.

An old abandoned house

11. Go on a Hayride

If you already went to a corn maze, chances are you were given a hayride to the entrance. Hayrides are one of the activities you can do on a farm aside from corn mazes during the fall season. Hayrides consist of a wagon being pulled by a tractor or horse.

Some farms also incorporate Halloween-themed haunted hayrides. Visitors will encounter actors dressed in popular spooky characters like the Headless Horseman and other special effects as you go around.


12. Go to a Halloween Festival or Parade

Have you ever been to a Halloween Festival or Parade? There is nothing like a fun neighborhood gathering to get into the Halloween spirit, right? There are actually many Halloween festivals that provide not just a nice scare but also a great spectacle.

A few of the biggest ones are the Village Halloween Parade, Salem Witches Halloween Ball, and Universal Studios Halloween Horror Nights. You can even take up a notch and visit one of the considered most haunted places in the world, The Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor in Longbeach, California!


13. Go Trick or Treating

Ah yes, the one thing to do for Halloween that people of all ages are looking forward to. I mean, who doesn’t love filling their bags with sweet treats? Trick or treating has been a part of American culture since the 1920s.

Thinking you’re too old for trick or treating but still want to experience it? If you have kids in your house, then it’s best to accompany them around the neighborhood. You can also be the one giving the treats instead!

Cute little girl ready for Trick or Treat

14. Have a Halloween Crafting Session

Aside from activities like trick or treating, you wouldn’t want to miss the chance to decorate for the Halloween season. It will also be a fun bonding experience if you do it with your family or friends!

Now, there are loads of things that you can do for your crafting session, like paper ghosts or cobweb yarns. You’ll never run out of ideas with how many DIY tutorials you can find online, especially on Youtube.

Check out these best Halloween crafts:


15. Make a Halloween Mask

Halloween is the perfect day to be weird or scary (while keeping it fun for everyone, of course). Lots of different stores will be selling masks and other costumes for the season, especially the classics like Jason Voorhees or Michael Myers.

To make it more personal and memorable, you can make your own Halloween mask instead! You will only need inexpensive materials as well, like colored paper and colored pencils. Just don’t forget to have fun in the process too.

Fun homemade mask tutorials:

Kids creating a Halloween mask

16. Make Caramel Apples

Caramel apples are a staple treat for the autumn season. Not only is it one of Halloween’s guilty pleasures, but it is also cheap and easy to make at home! You can also sprinkle it with different toppings like nuts, chocolate sprinkles, marshmallows, even Nutella.

Do you need some help in making caramel apples? Below are some great recipes for making this sweet fall snack:


17. Bake a Pumpkin Pie

Aside from being used as a jack-o-lantern during Halloween, pumpkins are healthy and delicious as well. One popular dessert served during the fall season is pumpkin pies.

Your parents or grandparents would probably have their own way of making pumpkin pies, so it’s high time you learned it if you haven’t done so. This would be a good bonding experience as well as keeping the family recipe alive!

You can also start it yourself by learning from these pumpkin pie recipes:

Baked pumpkin pie and it's ingredients on a table

18. Make Some Wicked Halloween Decorations

Halloween is the best excuse to have a good time. Whether it is organizing a Halloween party or making your place have a witchy feel for the trick or treaters, decorating should be a part of your to-do list.

Lucky for you, you don’t have to be crammed up with decorating. There are a lot of easy DIY decors that can be found on the internet that you can follow. You can make your own spider web-designed table, pumpkin vase, or even create your own Halloween garland!

Yard Halloween decorations

19. Make Your Own Halloween Costume

Celebrating Halloween will not be complete without getting yourself dressed in a costume. From skeletons to vampires, the list goes on. There are plenty of chances to get creative, so make sure it is one to be remembered!

You don’t have to stick with the traditional scary ones as well. You can dress up and be anything: a student or wizard from Hogwarts, be one of the Avengers, or even John Wick. What matters the most is having fun!

Here some of the best Halloween costume ideas:


20. Make/Play a Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Going on Easter egg hunts has been an Easter activities tradition during the season. However, that doesn’t mean we don’t have one for the scary season!

You can enjoy an exciting and challenging activity for Halloween by going on scavenger hunts. What’s great about this one is everyone can join.

Now, if you have a knack for setting up clues or hiding objects in plain sight, then you can organize your own scavenger hunt as well! But, if you need some help check out Billetto’s 13 Epic Scavenger Hunt Ideas (+Tips & Tools).


21. Plan a Halloween Movie Marathon

Do you know of a scary movie that you want to watch but are too afraid to watch alone? Share the scare by planning a Halloween movie marathon with your family or friends. You can also ask them for other horror movies that they want to add to the list. Don’t forget to bring snacks as well!

With applications like Netflix or Amazon Prime, you’ll have a wide variety of horror films to choose from. Or just choose from this list: 65 Greatest Horror Movies of the 21st Century


22. Play a Game of Halloween Bingo

If you want to take a break from trick or treating, you can still enjoy Halloween inside your home by playing a game of Halloween Bingo. With different variations of the game and lots of possible patterns to make, everybody will have a chance to scream Bingo!

You can pick up Halloween-themed bingo cards at your local store or you can make one yourself. You can also check out our very own printable Halloween bingo cards!


23. Pull a Harmless Halloween Prank

‘Tis the season to be scary, which is why conducting a harmless prank for Halloween is essential. The sky is the limit when generating your master plan. But going the traditional route like using onions instead of apples for your “caramel apples” is not a bad idea as well.

Here is a list of harmless Halloween pranks to inspire you in pulling off the scare of their lives:


24. Read Some Halloween Books

Let your imagination conjure up scary monsters or frightening scenes by reading a good horror book. With a rich library of terrifying stories under the horror genre like Stephen King’s classic titled The Shining, you’ll definitely find something that would keep you awake till morning!

You can dim the lights and play some creepy music for a more eerie vibe while reading. Just don’t mind the faint whispers you’ll be hearing every now and then :)

A girl reading a book

25. Roast Pumpkin Seeds

From decorations to dishes, pumpkins have a lot of utility as a vegetable. Aside from the pumpkin’s flesh, you can collect the seeds and make yourself a roasted pumpkin seed snack!

This healthy snack is packed with protein and nutrients like zinc and iron that are good for the body.

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds on a brown plate

26. Set a Spooky Table

Dine at home Addam’s Family-style by making a spooky dinner table. It can be as simple as putting on a black table cloth, some gothic candle holders (like this one), and you are all set! You can also add some extra pieces from your Halloween crafting session to decorate the table.

You can also cook up some Halloween-inspired meals, like spaghetti with “eyeballs” or monster sandwiches, to match your dining table’s design. And of course, don’t forget to dress up!

A Halloween Spooky table

27. Spook Your Neighbors

Be the one to spread the Halloween season in your neighborhood by giving them some good old spook or scare! This can be in the form of a harmless prank, telling scary stories, or giving them a fright from your yard or house decorations.

If you are planning to go the yard decoration route, be sure not to make it too scary now. You wouldn’t want to keep the trick or treaters away from your home!


28. Swap Scary Stories

This brings me back to the 90s, of a TV show called Are You Afraid Of The Dark? where a group of teenagers gather around a campfire while sharing scary stories.

You can tell a scary story based on your own experience or one that was shared with you. It can be something that you may have just heard around. You can up the fear factor by turning off the lights and having just a flashlight or candle open.


29. Throw a Halloween Party

Throwing a party is one of the best ways to welcome and experience Halloween. Preparing one could be difficult, especially if it is your first time. Aside from the food and invitations, there should also be fun activities to make it a party to remember.

Here is a great guide that can help you find inspiration and ideas for activities if you are planning to throw a Halloween party (for kids and adults):

Group of people on costume in a Halloween party

30. Trunk or Treat

This is another variation of the traditional trick or treating. And no, you won’t be stuffed inside a trunk if you don’t give any treats ;)

Trunk or treating involves a group of people/parents gathering in a location, usually a parking lot or school. They will then open the trunks of their cars and decorate them with Halloween designs and baskets of goodies.

Some say this is a safer alternative to trick or treating since the kids are gathered in one spot only. But nevertheless, it is just as fun!


31. Try Out a Creepy-Crawly Hairdo

They say that the hair is one’s crowning glory. And what better way to show it off this Halloween season than transforming it into something creepy!

From something simple like going full-on Sadako/Samara from The Ring to wearing a wig filled with creepy barbie doll heads like this one, there is no limit to what you can do with your hair (or wig for that matter).

But having a creepy hairdo will only take you so far, so make sure to wear it confidently and proudly!


32. Visit a Pumpkin Patch

Scenic rows of pumpkins and other fun activities await you when visiting a pumpkin patch this fall season. You’ll be hitting a lot of birds with one stone on this one. Like getting to pick a pumpkin for Halloween to take home with you, wandering around corn mazes, going on hayrides, tasting different pumpkin delicacies, and so much more!

You’ll find different pumpkin patches across various states, so there will surely be one near you!

A pumpkin patch

33. Watch Hocus Pocus

A 1993 Halloween movie classic, Hocus Pocus is definitely a must-watch with its charming cast, classic special effects, and family fun entertainment. The story takes place in Salem, Massachusetts, where a trio of wicked (but comical) witches was accidentally resurrected by a teenage boy.

Though the movie is geared towards kids, people of all ages would surely enjoy this film. So call everyone, grab some snacks, and prepare to be put under the film’s spell!


34. Make Some Sinfully Sweet Halloween Treats

Whether you are a sweet tooth by heart or just an occasional lover of desserts, there is never “too much” when it comes to snacking on sweets during Halloween.

Whipping these sweets and desserts out is no easy feat, but here are some yummy Halloween-inspired recipes to get you on the right track:


35. Book a Room at a Haunted Hotel

Why not add staying a night at a haunted hotel to your spook-tacular Halloween bucket list journey? The eerie ambiance and spine-tingling stories will have you sleeping with one eye open! If you don’t know which one to stay at, Conde Nast has 44 haunted hotels around the world you can stay at—if you dare.


36. Make a Halloween Potion

Channel your inner sorcerer and brew up a mysterious Halloween potion. Get creative with colored drinks and dry ice for that extra witchy effect.

Make a Halloween Potion

37. Build a Halloween Book Library

Start building a Halloween book library that you can use for years to come. Stock if with fun holiday stories or thrilling stories that send shivers down your spine. 


38. Watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown”

Some traditions never get old, and watching this movie is one of them. Gather your family and enjoy this heartwarming classic that’s been a Halloween favorite for generations.


39. Camp Under the Stars on Halloween Night

The combination of nature and Halloween makes a perfect pair. Sleep under the spooky night sky, telling ghost stories around the campfire. 

Camp Under the Stars on Halloween Night

40. Create a Giant Spider Web

Transform your yard into a creepy-crawly haven with a big DIY spider web. They’re easy to do with Duxaa’s 1400 sq ft of stretchy web and a few giant, hairy spiders! It’s a Halloween activity that will get you (and the neighbors) in the spirit!

Create a Giant Spider Web

41. Check Out a Scary Drive-In Movie

Drive-ins aren’t just for those warm summer nights. Find a local spooky flick showing and enjoy a classic movie night with a twist.


42. Cook a Meal Using Pumpkins

From pumpkin soup to roasted pumpkin seeds, exploring the culinary possibilities of the holiday is a fun thing to do on Halloween. For some great ideas, Food Network has 50 pumpkin recipes for you to try.

Cook a Meal Using Pumpkins

43. Make a Bowl of “Eyeball” Punch

Gross out your guests with a tasty punch featuring floating “eyeballs” made from lychees and blueberries. Easy Wholesome has a fun recipe!

Make a Bowl of "Eyeball" Punch

44. Do a Halloween Themed Puzzle

Challenge yourself with a Halloween-themed puzzle – it’s a great way to unwind and have some good times with the family. The 1000-Piece Haunted House puzzle by Badus is a cute one.


45. Have a Halloween Trivia Night

Gather friends or family for a spook-tacular trivia night. Today’s website gives you 71 trivia questions to test your knowledge of all things Halloween! 


46. Get a Halloween Tattoo

Consider a temporary spooky tattoo for the season – it’s a fun and painless way to embrace the holiday spirit. Check out the cute ones on Etsy!


47. Go Apple Picking

Spend a day in the orchard, picking apples to make delicious Halloween treats like caramel apples and apple pie.


48. Go on a Night Hike

Take a night hike as the moon casts eerie shadows through the forest, every rustle of leaves and hoot of an owl adds to the haunting ambiance. The thrill of exploring the darkened trails, guided only by the faint glow of the moon, will leave you with memories that chill and enchant.


49. Have a Halloween Food Decorating Contest

Get creative in the kitchen and see who can make the spookiest Halloween-themed dish. May the most frightful chef win!

Have a Halloween Food Decorating Contest

50. Have a Halloween Photo Booth

Set up a DIY photo booth with props and costumes. You can create your own or get some easy premade photo booth props. Capture memories in style and share them with your friends.


51. Jump Around in Leaves

Leaping headfirst into piles of golden, crisp leaves is a cherished autumn tradition that should be enjoyed by both the young and the young at heart. Ensure you’ve personally taken care of the raking and piling to guarantee a leafy haven free from pesky twigs and branches that might leave unwanted scratches.


52. Listen to Spooky Music All Day

Create a Halloween playlist filled with eerie tunes to keep the atmosphere just right all day long.


53. Do a Zombie Run

Channel your inner zombie and participate in a fun-run event. It’s a great way to get active and celebrate. You can find a list of them on Run Guides.


54. Make a Scarecrow

Put your crafting skills to the test and create a scarecrow to guard your front yard. You can even name it!

Make a Scarecrow

55. Visit a Spooky Theme Park

If you’re lucky enough to live near a theme park with a Halloween makeover, don’t miss out on the spine-chilling rides and haunted houses.


56. Make a Halloween Cocktail

Get creative with creepy concoctions. Mix up a potion that’s as delicious as it is spooky. You can make something totally brand new or base it off of one from our classic cocktail list.

Make a Halloween Cocktail

57. Turn Your Home into a Haunted House

Transform your humble abode into a bone-chilling haunted house for all to enjoy.


58. Make Witch Slime

Slime is all the rage, and it’s even better when it’s witch-themed. Whip up a batch and get your hands gooey!


59. Plan a Halloween Getaway

Take a break from the daily grind and plan a Halloween-themed getaway. Explore new places with a hint of the supernatural.


60. Have a Pumpkin Beer Tasting

Many breweries make festive brews, so set up a sampling of seasonal pumpkin beers with friends and find your new fall favorite.


61. Host a Murder Mystery Party

Step into a world of intrigue and suspense by hosting a murder mystery party. It’s a perfect way to celebrate this day.


62. Have a Pumpkin Carving Contest

Get your carving tools ready and unleash your inner artist. Who can create the most intricate pumpkin masterpiece?


63. Send out Halloween Cards

Cards aren’t just for your Valentine’s Day Bucket List, Spread the spooky love with Halloween cards to friends and family. It’s a thoughtful touch to brighten their day.


64. See a Psychic

Surely the idea of seeing a psychic or getting tarot cards read for you has tempted you at one point of life. Embrace the mystical side of Halloween and have your fortune told. Who knows what intriguing secrets the future holds?

“FYI: You could even learn to do your own tarot card reading at home with the Wild Unknown Tarot Deck and Guidebook.


65. Build a Haunted Graveyard

Set up a mini haunted graveyard in your yard with eerie tombstones and spooky decorations. You can make your own with cardboard or just buy large styrofoam tombstones online.


66. Play Around With Halloween Makeup

Experiment with Halloween makeup tutorials and transform into your favorite creepy character.


67. Play Toilet Paper Mummies

Race against the clock to wrap your friends in toilet paper and turn them into mummies. 


68. Host a ‘Glow in the Dark’ Party

Turn off the lights and let things glow! From neon decorations to glow-in-the-dark body paint, it’s a party like no other. Don’t forget your Halloween glow stick wands!


69. Learn the History of Halloween

If you read The Origins of Halloween Traditions on the Library of Congress’s blog you’ll be amazed by its rich and fascinating history.


70. Play With a Ouija Board

Channel your inner ghostbuster and try communicating with the spirits with an old school Ouija Board. Ask the board a question, put your fingertips on the message indicator and see what it spells. 

Play With a Ouija Board

71. Have a Bonfire

Gather around the bonfire with friends and family, roasting marshmallows and sharing ghost stories.

Have a Bonfire

72. Host a Halloween Coloring Book Night

If you’re setting up this night for kids, it will be easy to find Halloween coloring books, but adult coloring books are all the rage too. 


73. Discover Halloween Traditions From Around the World

Halloween isn’t celebrated the same way everywhere. Explore different traditions and add a global touch to your festivities.


74. Play Halloween Charades

Have your own mini Hallowe’en theater production by acting out your favorite creepy characters or movie thrillers. 


75. Give Your Car a Halloween Makeover

Deck out your car with cobwebs, spiders, and other spooky decorations for a memorable neighborhood drive.


76. Have a Spooky Family Photoshoot

Dress up the whole family in matching costumes or in a particular theme, and capture memories that will last a lifetime.


77. Dress up the Dog

Here’s one to add to your Dog Bucket List! Dress up your four-legged friend in a cute costume and take him for a walk through the neighborhood. 

Dress up the Dog

78. Decorate Something With Orange and Black

Get your creative juices flowing by decorating something, whether it’s your front porch, your office or yourself, using only orange and black.


79. Make a Ghost Garland

Craft an adorable ghost garland to hang around your home, adding a cute touch to your décor. For some DIY ideas, A Beautiful Mess has an Easy Yarn Tassel Ghost Garland and Thistle Key Lane has the cutest Book Page Ghost Garland.


80. Enjoy Halloween in a Small Town

Some small towns will go all out for this holiday with downtown decor, haunted houses and fun festivities. Find one of them to celebrate in!


81. Have a Creepy Food Party

Serve up a menu of spine-tingling dishes. The creepier, the better! Brit + Co has 32 Easy Halloween Recipes Guaranteed to Freak Out Your Guests


82. Visit a Cemetery

Pay your respects and explore the history for those that have passed. Just remember to be respectful.


83. Make Handmade Candy Bags

Have fun creating personalized candy bags for trick-or-treaters. It’s a sweet way to spread joy on Halloween night.


84. Attend a Seance

A séance is a gathering with a group of people to attempt to communicate with spirits or departed loved ones. During the séance, a medium typically leads the session, and participants may sit in a circle, hold hands, and focus on channeling energy to connect with the spiritual realm.

Attend a Seance

85. Eat Barmbrack

Barmbrack is a traditional Irish fruitcake popular around Halloween, and it’s absolutely delicious! It’s a sweet bread filled with dried fruits like raisins and currants, and sometimes even candied peel. What’s unique about it is that small objects or trinkets are often hidden inside the cake, like a ring, a coin, or a small toy.

Eat Barmbrack

86. Make a Haunted Gingerbread House

Making a haunted gingerbread house for Halloween is a creative twist on a classic Christmas activity. You start by baking and assembling gingerbread pieces into a house shape, just like a regular gingerbread house. Then, let your imagination run wild with Halloween-themed decorations like candy ghosts, icing cobwebs, and black licorice fences. 


87. Cast a Spell

Indulge your inner witch or wizard and cast a spell or two. Just make sure it’s all in good fun!

Cast a Spell

88. Eat Some Spooky Cereal (Count Chocula or Franken Berry)

Remember those spooky cereals from your childhood, like Count Chocula or Franken Berry? Relive the nostalgia and enjoy a bowl (or two). Plus, check out our Cereal Bucket List for more yummy options.


89. Play the Donut Game

The donut game is a fun and messy activity where you hang donuts from strings, and participants try to eat them without using their hands. You usually do this blindfolded, which makes it even more hilarious as you attempt to catch and devour the swinging donuts. 


90. Enter a Costume Contest

Put on your most imaginative costume, and then you strut your stuff in front of judges or an enthusiastic audience. It’s a chance to showcase your costume-making skills, have a good laugh, and maybe even win some awesome prizes.


91. Get Your Face Painted

Getting your face painted is like having a temporary, colorful transformation that can turn you into anything from a fierce tiger to a whimsical butterfly. The best part is that you get to show off your awesome face art to everyone around!

Get Your Face Painted

92. Take a Ghost Tour

Taking a ghost tour is like stepping into a spine-tingling adventure filled with eerie stories and mysterious history. You usually join a group led by a knowledgeable guide who shares creepy tales and takes you to haunted locations. 


93. Play Glow-in-the-Dark Mini Golf

Step into a neon wonderland where you putt your way through a series of challenging holes, all brilliantly illuminated with blacklight. The vibrant colors, glowing obstacles, and the challenge of navigating the dark make it a unique and fun Halloween activity. 


94. Give Yourself a Spooky Manicure

Imagine having your nails transformed into little works of art with eerie designs like spiders, ghosts, or even intricate haunted houses. It’s like wearing a tiny piece of Halloween wherever you go! 

Give Yourself a Spooky Manicure

95. Go to a Masquerade Party

When you go to a masquerade you get to dress up in a fancy costume, but the best part is wearing a mysterious mask that adds an element of intrigue to the whole evening. It’s like stepping into a world of elegance and disguise, where you can dance the night away and try to guess who’s behind each mask. 


96. Go to a Wax Museum

Going to a wax museum on Halloween is a unique and slightly eerie experience! Imagine wandering through a dimly lit museum filled with incredibly lifelike wax figures of famous and spooky characters like vampires, monsters, and even historical figures. It is a world where the lines between reality and fantasy blur, making it an unforgettable way to get into the Halloween spirit. 


97. Play Games at a Halloween Carnival

Playing games at a Halloween carnival is an absolute blast! You can test your aim at the pumpkin toss, try your luck at the spooky ring toss, and even go for the jackpot at the creepy clown-themed shooting gallery.


98. Make a Witch’s Hat

You start this DIY project by getting a black cone-shaped hat base from a craft store. Then, you can let your creativity run wild by decorating it with spooky symbols like spiders, bats, or even a glittery belt. 

Make a Witch's Hat

99. Howl at the Moon

Channel your inner werewolf and howl at the moon—it’s like adding an extra layer or eeriness to the night. It’s a tradition that taps into the eerie ambiance of the holiday, almost as if you’re joining in with the creatures of the night. 


100. Make a Cabinet of Curiosities

Crafting a Halloween-themed Cabinet of Curiosities is like curating a spooky collection of eerie and mysterious items. You can fill it with things like antique potions bottles, fake haunted artifacts, creepy dolls, and macabre artwork. 


101. Make a Spell Book

Fill your book with enchanting spells, eerie incantations, and spooky illustrations to make it a captivating and spooky addition to your Halloween decor, perfect for casting a bewitching atmosphere over your festivities!


102. Perfect Your Dracula Accent

Step into the shoes of a classic horror icon by mastering a Dracula accent. It’s all about practicing that deep, Transylvanian tone and those distinctive Eastern European inflections. With a bit of dedication and a lot of “Bleh, bleh, bleh,” you’ll be ready to impress your friends with your undead charm.


103. Wear Vampire Teeth

Putting on vampire teeth is like instantly transforming into a creature of the night. These costume fangs come in all shapes and sizes, from subtle to hilariously oversized. They’re the perfect accessory to complete your vampire look for Halloween or any spooky occasion, adding a touch of authenticity to your blood-sucking persona. 

“If you don’t happen to have any of your own, Amazon has a great selection of Vampire Teeth.

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104. Visit a House of Mirrors

Visiting a house of mirrors is an absolute blast, especially if you’re wearing a Halloween costume! Go into a funhouse maze filled with distorted reflections that can turn even the creepiest costumes into comical caricatures. 


105. Go Hunting for Bats in a Cave

Explore a dark cave (if you dare!) and keep an eye out for our nocturnal friends, bats. Just remember to respect their habitat.


106. Watch a Scary Movie Alone

Watching a scary movie alone is a spine-tingling experience! Dive headfirst into a world of suspense and terror with no one to share the scares with. The solitude of watching solo intensifies every jump-scare and eerie moment, making it an adrenaline-pumping adventure that’ll leave you checking over your shoulder long after the credits roll.


Wow, this Halloween bucket list is really packed with fantastic Halloween activities, isn’t it? This spooky season is the perfect time to unleash your inner thrill-seeker, explore your creative side, and create unforgettable moments with loved ones. So, why wait? Dive into this list, tick off those things to do on Halloween step by step, and transform this holiday into a memorable celebration. Don’t forget to share your spooky adventures with us, and always remember, the scarier, the merrier! Wishing everyone a spooktacular Halloween!

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5 thoughts on “Halloween Bucket List: 105 Fun Activities & Things to Do”

  1. Every year during the holidays I feel there is nothing new to do but this time when I came across this blog I found so many interesting activities to enjoy with my kids and partner. The best part is that you find out beauty in simplicity.

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  2. This is a really interesting read. I was looking up ideas for what to do for guests over Halloween and came across your post. We don’t celebrate Halloween in Jamaica but we want our guests to feel welcomed. I think we are a little too afraid of duppies (ghosts) to get too comfortable with Halloween. Perhaps the closest we would get to on the list is to dance to Thriller, bake Halloween cookies, and maybe (maybe) watch a scary movie marathon. Scaring the neighbors would not go over too well 😂.

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