This October, there’s so much more to look forward to than trick-or-treating and dressing up (though these are both admittedly pretty great). You can keep your family entertained all month long (yes, really) with these fun Halloween activities for all ages. Thanks to new recipes, crafts, and games, you can count on a jam-packed, spectacularly spooky agenda with your whole crew. Certain fall outings are absolute musts, like visiting a pumpkin patch to stock up on front porch jack-o'-lantern decorations (or pretty painted creations!). And speaking of decor, use this opportunity to turn your house into a haunted mansion with DIY projects and wreaths. Naturally, what would Halloween be without a selection of family-friendly films for your Friday movie nights, with potion-inspired popcorn to go along? There’s plenty more fa-boo-lous eats where that came from too—we’re talking downright bewitching cupcakes, or appetizers for your holiday party so easy that your little helpers can actually, well, help. And on Halloween night itself, keep your sugar-hungry monsters at bay by busting out some festive renditions of Bingo, bowling, corn hole, and mini golf. Or, pass some fun (and candy) onto your neighbors by “spooking” them when they least expect it. Don't let the cooler weather prevent your and your kids from having tons of fun this October—because you now have so many things to cross of your checklist!
Popcorn or a potion? It's almost impossible to tell with this delightfully eerie Halloween snack, which little ones can also help out with.
Get the recipe at Rainy Day Mum.
SHOP MINI CAULDRONS
Swapping scary stories just got even more spook-tacular thanks to these easy DIY props.
Get the tutorial at Creative Family Fun.
SHOP CRAFT STICKS
Yep, rocks can be cool—especially on Halloween. Collect a few smooth stones from the backyard and encourage your kids to transform them into any monster of their choosing.
Get the tutorial at Simple Everyday Mom.
SHOP PAINT PENS
Believe it or not, bobbing for apples used to be a popular fortune-telling Halloween tradition—and a superstitious matchmaking opportunity for single young women! Keep some semblance of the custom alive this year using fresh farm picks and a galvanized tub.
Transform your kids' handprints into boo-tiful paper ghosts, which can instantly give a burlap banner or plain pumpkin a festive feel.
Get the tutorial at See Vanessa Craft.
SHOP BURLAP BANNER
Step aside, Halloween candy—there's a new sweet treat in town. Whip up your own Monster Mash in the kitchen with these gooey delights.
Get the recipe at Lil' Luna.
SHOP CANDY EYEBALLS
Meet the best way to combat post-dinner boredom this October: a candy corn ring toss game. Using glow stick necklaces, this activity only gets better once the sun goes down.
Get the tutorial at Kid Friendly Things To Do.
SHOP GLOW STICKS
Whether for her school's Halloween party or just for fun, give your daughter's hair a hauntingly cool makeover.
Get the tutorial at Simple As That.
SHOP BLACK PIPE CLEANERS
Every Halloween celebration could use some party punch (aka witch's brew), and these tantalizing fog beverages take the cake.
Get the recipe at Kids Activities.
SHOP PUNCH BOWLS
Sink your teeth into a spooky book as a family, then mark the spot where you left off with a fantastically batty DIY bookmark.
Get the tutorial Easy Peasy and Fun.
SHOP GOOGLY EYES
Let your little ones get creative as they fill in these masks by encouraging them to use lots of color.
Get the tutorial at It's Always Autumn.
SHOP COLORED PENCILS
Ask your kids to join you in the kitchen to make easy appetizers everyone will want to eat. May we suggest these adorable (and yummy!) pumpkin quesadillas?
Get the recipe at Lil' Luna.
SHOP BAKING SHEETS
Kids can channel Frankenstein when they experiment with whipping up their own ooey-gooey slime.
Get the tutorial at I Heart Arts n Crafts.
SHOP MASON JARS
This game will spark some spooks in the entire neighborhood! Stuff a few goodie baskets with Halloween treats, leave them on your neighbors' front doors, and then direct them to do the same.
Get the tutorial at Tatertots and Jello.
As you and your kids embark on an eventful evening of trick-or-treating, challenge them to tick off as many boxes as they can on this scavenger hunt.
Get the tutorial at One Mama's Daily Drama.
Spend a day, weekend, or even the whole month of October, and watch the spookiest and silliest Halloween movies.
SHOP "HOCUS POCUS"
Host a game night and play this themed version of Bingo. Don't forget the candy corn markers!
Get the tutorial at Crazy Little Projects.
SHOP CANDY CORN
Candy may be delicious, but there's nothing sweeter than baking some holiday goodies together as a group.
SHOP CUPCAKE LINERS
Don't get too "wrapped up" in who's winning this spirited competition.
Get the tutorial at Giggles Galore.
SHOP BOWLING PINS
A well-planned celebration will ensure you and your guests have an absolutely spooktacular time.
SHOP SKELETON DECORATION
This game is super-simple to make and play. See who can put the spider closest to the center of the web—no peaking!
Get the tutorial at Ella Claire.
Give cornhole a Halloween update by painting a web onto the board and subbing in faux-spiders for the bags.
Get the tutorial at Crafts Unleashed.
SHOP CORNHOLE GAMES
Decorate your home with easy DIY Halloween projects, like these black-and-white pillows.
Fore! The whole family can practice their putting prowess with this golf game.
Get the tutorial at Eighteen 25.
SHOP FAUX PUMPKINS
Pass out a few rolls of toilet paper to the kids and watch them get a kick out of wrapping each other up.
Get the tutorial at Gifts of Curiosity.
SHOP TOILET PAPER