Have some fun connecting and being silly this Halloween with these party activities for families!

Connect as a Family This Halloween

When I was a kid, our family always found a reason to celebrate something. As we grew out of the trick-or-treating years, we still found a way to have fun on Halloween. I remember my brother still being young enough to go out with my parents, but my sister and I were too old and decided to stay home and pass out candy.

We dressed up as Doc Brown and Marty McFly from Back to the Future and set up a party for my parents and brother when they returned home. I also remember peeling grapes and cooking spaghetti for the spooky activity I had planned where they had to close their eyes and touch the “eyeballs” and “brains”. What a goof–I thought I was hilarious…

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Plan a Family Halloween Party Night!

No matter how old you are, you’re never too old to have fun! Make your Halloween a night to connect with your family and just enjoy being silly with one another. Here are seven ideas to get you started:

1. Set Out Decorations

Keep it simple—choose an orange/black/white color scheme for a cozy feel or black/purple/green for spooky vibes. Buy holiday paper plates and cups and then add a few orange twinkle lights around the room. Additionally, decorate with black bats or crows, orange pumpkins, spooky trees, and spider webs.

2. Make Spooky Treats

Set dry ice in a punch bowl, freeze spider rings in ice cubes and make pigs in a blanket look like mummies. Get creative!

3. Put On a Halloween Playlist

There are tons of free Halloween music playlists on Spotify to have on in the background during your party. I compiled one for you that you can listen to for free!

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4. Dress in Costumes

Coordinate as a family or come up with your own individual ideas. Don’t forget face paint and temporary hair dye!

5. Play Party Games

Clue is a great game for Halloween. They also make a Junior Version!

6. Go on a Glow Stick Candy Hunt

Too old for trick or treating? Then try taping glow sticks to candy bars or hiding them in glowing Easter eggs to create a spooky candy hunt. You could even make a treasure hunt using clues to find candy around the house. Whether you stay in or go out, don’t miss out on the candy!

7. Wrap Up With a Spooky Movie

Lately, I’ve been in the mood to watch Young Frankenstein, but we always have to watch It’s The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown or Hocus Pocus. If it’s cold enough, light a fire, otherwise lights out or a few candles will up the spook factor for a classic Halloween movie.

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