101 Fangtastic Things To Do For Halloween!

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You may remember the 101 Things To Do In Autumn list I shared a little while back? Well, I’m back with another list for this time of year: 101 Fangtastic Things To Do For Halloween!

The list contains a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, recipes, crafts, and lots of awesome things to do for Halloween. And if you’re a member of The Pumpkin Patch a member exclusive printable of this 101 Fangtastic Things To Do For Halloween list will be winging its way to you, so check your inbox! If you aren’t a member yet, you can find out how to join at the end of this post.

101 Fangtastic Things To Do For Halloween! This mega list of things contains so many ideas for Halloween, including recipes, crafts, activities, days out, and tons more! You won't be short on things to do for Halloween if you have this printable to hand!

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101 Things To Do For Halloween!

I think anyone who happens to land on my blog quickly realizes that I LOVE Halloween! I couldn’t help but write this list of things to do for Halloween. Much like my Autumn List, I started out with a small number (31) but ended up writing things out until I got to 101!

If you’re throwing a Halloween Party, or just want some spooky ideas for the season, you’ve come to the right place! Crafty October 2018 on The Purple Pumpkin Blog celebrates Halloween all month long!

DIY Halloween Candle Holder using vinyl on the Cricut Explore
The Headless Horseman Pumpkin Carving

As I said at the top of this post, there is a variety of indoor and outdoor activities, recipes, crafts, and other ideas of things to do for Halloween: some things are free, some are cheap, and some require a bit more money (like visiting an attraction); some you can do at home, or somewhere local to you, and some may be further afield.

Since I have readers from all over the world, I’ve tried not to make the list country-specific. The majority of the ideas are family-friendly, with a few exceptions, like scary/horror movies as well as some of the more mature activities.

I’m in no way suggesting you do ALL the things on this list, but if you want to have a go – please, be my guest – let me know if you do!

I’ve also made all the links open in new tabs/windows so that you don’t lose your place on the list!

Norpar Barns Navestock Essex - Giant Pumpkins
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  • Light Halloween Candles – I bought some Halloween scented Yankee Candles a few years ago and they’re still going strong. I love lighting them at this time of year!
  • Roast Pumpkin Seeds – don’t throw the seeds out after you’ve carved out your Jack O’Lantern – they make a delicious snack. Wash the seeds to remove any remaining pulp, then shake dry in a colander. Place into a bowl and add a glug of olive oil and a generous amount of sea salt. You could also add other spices like garlic powder, paprika, chili powder, black pepper, cumin, etc. Or you could go the sweet route by using melted butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. Spread the seeds onto a baking sheet, and bake at 180°C/350°F/gas 4 for 10-20 minutes until golden and crunchy.
  • Watch Beetlejuice
  • Make a Squashed Witch
  • Hang Up Cobwebs – probably the easiest of Halloween decorations – just throw these everywhere and it’s instant spooky house!
Squashed witch decoration
Halloween Stones
Crock Pot Slow Cooker Spicy Pumpkin and Butter Bean Soup
Monster Rolls for a Halloween Party
Scarey-Cute Monster Cupcakes! These monstrous cupcakes are so easy to make, and are a great sweet treat for a Halloween party food table, or for a monster themed birthday party!
Lollipop Ghosts / Turn lollipops/suckers into cute little ghosts for Trick or Treaters! All you need are some white napkins, ribbon and a black marker pen! And of course the candy!
How To Make Glitter Glue Spider Webs Halloween Decorations
Mummy Candle Jars
  • Make a Halloween Costume – here are some last minute costume ideas, and some ideas to turn your everyday clothes into a Halloween party outfit
  • Make a Haunted Gingerbread House – stores sell kits these days for Haunted Gingerbread Houses, but if you want to make and decorate your own, use Halloween colours like purple, orange, black, green and red in the icing, and Halloween candies and sweets!
  • Eat Candy Corn – not readily available in the UK, but you can buy it on Amazon. I really like candy corn, it tastes like a mix between honey and caramel, with a texture almost of fudge, is the best way I can describe it!
  • Make Blood & Bone Truffles
  • Bake a Batch of Pumpkin Doughnuts
  • Make Pumpkin Truffles
  • Binge Watch American Horror Story – or another horror series of your choice
Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts
Witches Shortbread Fingers
Candy Corn Rice Krispie Treats
Mummy Meatballs with Tagliatelle
  • Try Out Some Halloween Makeup Looks – I’m in awe of some online beauty gurus and their skills for doing Halloween makeup like Jordan Hanz, and RawBeautyKristi. Both have done month-long series of Halloween makeup tutorials in the past, which are amazing! But if you want something a bit simpler, I did this look several years back, using mostly regular makeup and some cheap face paints.
  • Make Caramel Apples – or the Salted Caramel Popcorn Apples
  • Make Glitter Skulls
  • Watch The Craft
  • Host a Halloween Afternoon Tea – make some Halloween themed food, or put a twist on these Afternoon Tea Recipes
  • Go Trick or Treating – respect your neighbors when going Trick or Treating – if lights are off, or there is a sign saying they won’t be answering the door, pass that house and move to the next one. Be polite – don’t grab big handfuls of candy/sweets if offered to help yourself – as there will be other people behind your visit, and make sure to say thank you.
  • Watch Bram Stoker’s Dracula
  • Carve a Pumpkin – you can make your carvings a simple or as complex as you like – there are so many patterns available online for free and paid for. Make sure you stay safe by using a pumpkin carving kit rather than a kitchen knife, as it gives you more control using the specialised tools.
35 Pumpkin Carving Patterns and Pumpkin Carving 101 Guide
  • Listen to Ghost Stories – YouTube is a great place for this. Turn off the lights and prepare to get scared!
  • Stay Safe & Have a Wicked Halloween! Most of all, whatever you decide to do for Halloween, stay safe and have a wicked fun time!

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I hope that this list of 101 Things To Do In Autumn has given you lots of ideas to enjoy the season – it’s a great time to COOK, CREATE & CELEBRATE!

Halloween Dinner Party

The post is part of the Crafty October series on The Purple Pumpkin Blog is filled with free printables, crafts, recipes, and more for Halloween! You can check out Crafty October from 2020, 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and 2012 for tons of awesome Halloween ideas and inspiration!

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