10 alternative activities to trick or treating

Depending on where you live, letting your kids go trick-or-treating at night on Halloween can be scarier than all those goblins and monsters running around. Even if your neighborhood is safe and kid-friendly, they may be spooked by all the spookiness of the party. What Nick Junior reminds us: “Many adults (and older siblings) forget how sensitive little kids can be to scary things, they think it’s fun to pretend to be a fearsome monster or tell scary stories. Be attentive to your child’s feelings and stop if things go too far in the fear zone. ” Here are 10 alternative Halloween activities for kids that might even be more fun than trick or treating.

1. Halloween parade

Check out the local newspaper to see where they are, dress up the kids and go enjoy the parades. If you are in the NYC area, you cannot miss the legendary Halloween Village Parade. Whoopi Goldberg is Grand Marshall this year and the theme is the Garden of Earthly Delights.

2. A Halloween party


Hosting a party is one of the best Halloween activities. A block party with traditional games and lots of fun and food. Stalls to make your own pumpkin mask, face painting, let your imagination run wild. It’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and provide a safe and fun Halloween environment for kids.

3. The haunted house

Find a local haunted house or check outAmerica haunts for ideas.

4. Halloween piñata

Halloween candy

Throw the Halloween party in the yard with a halloween pinata. Heat up the apple cider, serve Frankie fingers (hot dogs) and spider cake (your favorite cake decorated with spider webs) and let the kids have fun.

5. Scary Movie marathon

Go to the less rugged, Disney-like movies for the little ones and look for some classic horror movies for the older kids. Consider black and white classics like Frankenstein, Thewerewolf or Dracula

6. Halloween yard


You can play games with fall activities like floating apples. Turn your shed into a haunted house, make a fortune teller’s house, and hide little candies in pumpkins around it.

7. Carve pumpkins

One of the favorite Halloween activities for children is carving a pumpkin. Let it Martha Stewart tell you how to do it.

8. Campfire with ghost stories

Halloween pumpkin

Build a fire in the backyard (or use a flashlight) and take turns telling scary stories. Have a thermos of hot chocolate ready and a basket of cookies on hand to keep the cold at bay.

9. Theme park

The parks provide even more Halloween activities for kids. Most of the major parks have parties and special walks on Halloween .

10. Trick or treat


The trick or treat events They are booming as an alternative to the traditional activity of trick or treating. Perhaps there is one planned in your area, or you can get your neighbors together to make one of your own.