Style My Soul Explores … Halloween! We asked professionals to share suggestions on how to best celebrate Halloween among couples and families. Below are their top five recommendations.
Embark on a Haunted Scavenger Hunt
For infusing Halloween with joy for couples or families, an unconventional gem is the “Haunted Scavenger Hunt.” This meticulously designed quest through a haunted locale is riddled with clues and eerie surprises. It’s an experience that combines the adrenaline rush of a scavenger hunt with the spine-tingling excitement of a haunted house visit. Couples can work together, their hearts pounding, as they decipher cryptic messages and unearth hidden treasures amidst ghostly whispers. For families, it’s a bonding adventure where parents and children unravel mysteries together, creating lasting memories. This unique activity not only fosters teamwork and problem-solving skills but also guarantees an unforgettable Halloween experience. It’s a departure from the usual festivities, injecting a surge of excitement and a dash of mystery into the holiday.
Brinda Mp, Content Writer, The Mom N Baby
Throw a Family-Friendly Halloween Party
Prepare your scary place for the merriment by enlivening regions where guests will gather, including outdoor spaces. However, make sure to adjust the scare factor based on the age groups that will be attending. If adults are on the guest list, go for it, but if children — especially young ones — will be attending, avoid the violence and keep the decorations and Halloween party games family-friendly. Our printables, like this free banner, scary-good cocktails, DIY children’s crafts, can’t-miss activities, and our best Halloween decorating ideas, will help you set everything up in a way that all ages can enjoy.
Axel Hernborg, Founder and CEO, Tripplo
Design Creative Halloween Shirts
Design Halloween shirts together. Get some plain shirts, fabric markers, and your imagination. You can each come up with your spooky, funny, or unique Halloween designs, and then wear them to get into the Halloween spirit and showcase your creativity for all to see! - Diane Howard, RN and Founder, Esthetic Finesse
Host a Spooky Outdoor Movie Night
Organize a spooky outdoor movie night where couples or families can gather and watch classic Halloween-themed movies while enjoying popcorn and other treats. Set up a haunted-house atmosphere with eerie decorations and dim lighting to create an immersive experience. Consider screening movies like Hocus Pocus, Beetlejuice, or The Nightmare Before Christmas to keep the Halloween theme alive. This activity offers a unique twist to the usual movie night and allows couples and families to enjoy a fun and memorable Halloween experience together. - Roy Lau, Co-Founder, 28 Mortgage
Carve Pumpkins for a Festive Display
One fun Halloween activity that both couples and couples with children can enjoy is pumpkin carving. Purchase pumpkins of various sizes, carving tools (like pumpkin scoopers and carving knives), and markers. Depending on the age and skill level of the participants, you can find simple or intricate pumpkin-carving templates online. Print these out. Clear a space in your backyard or living room for the carving station. Cover the area with newspaper or a plastic tablecloth to make cleanup easier. Let each person, or each couple, choose a pumpkin design or create their own. Provide markers for them to draw their design onto the pumpkin. Carve out the pumpkins together, helping the kids with the more intricate parts if needed. Make sure to supervise and ensure safety while handling carving tools. After carving, arrange the pumpkins on your porch or in your yard for a festive display. Consider using battery-operated LED tea lights to illuminate them safely. Serve Halloween-themed snacks too.
- Joe Li, Managing Director, CheckYa