Monday is Halloween which means it's time to start thinking about what you are going to get up to, to celebrate the spooky season. Halloween isn't all about trick or treating and Halloween parties, you can have lots of fun at home too. So, I've compiled a post on ideas of some of the fun things you can get up to.

Eat lots of sweets 
Haribo have some treats available that they launched in time for Halloween. HARIBO Sour Skeletons are a unique sour bite to the sweet selection, these fruity sour jellies come in various flavour combinations, including Lemon & Lime, Blood Orange & Pineapple and Cherry & Blackcurrant. HARIBO Monsters Z!ng delivers the perfect hit of sweet and sour. Each pack contains four monster-shaped pieces; choose between Apple Frankenstein, Blackcurrant Witch, Lemon Ghost and Blood Orange Dracula. 

Play Halloween games
There are so many fun games to be enjoyed at Halloween. I found this list of fun Halloween games that you can make at home. Another idea is the board game SLEUTH!  Which is a captivating murder mystery family board game that will thrill and  entertain you as you rush to reveal who dunnit! Choose your famous detective character – Ivan Inkling, Hercules Parrot or Sheerluck Homes, as you test your powers of deduction, working out who committed the deadly crime on the Orient Express. 

Pumpkin Carving 
When you think about this time of year I'm sure pumpkins come up. Whether you go to a pumpkin patch or get yours from the supermarket carving a pumpkin is an inexpensive activity to do together. Don't forget to use the innards, there are tons of delicious pumpkin recipes out there.

Dress up 
Even if you aren't going to a party or trick or treating don't let that stop you from dressing up! Check out this post I wrote a few years ago about Halloween costumes back in the day.

Put together a playlist of spooky tunes
The monster mash, time warp, thriller and somebody's watching me are favourites. So lets get those spooky tunes on and have a dance. You could also use YouTube as kids would love seeing the videos too especially if it means copying the dances.

Decorate the home 
I love getting out Halloween decorations. We mainly decorate our windows. Next year I plan to get window stickers. Whether you're going for a spooky look or more of a pumpkin patch vibe, decorating for the holiday is fun to do with kids or just for yourself. 


Have a scary movie marathon 
One of our favourite things to do is pop on a spooky film. Subscription services such as Netflix, Disney plus and Prime have a great selection to choose from. With the kids you can pop on favourites such as Hocus Pocus, The Nightmare before Christmas and The Addams Family. Once the kids are in bed it's time for classics such as Nightmare on Elm Street, The Exorcist, IT etc.

Make some delicious Halloween themed food

Some great bloggers have some wonderful Halloween themed recipes that I'm sharing with you below. 

This spooky risotto by Laura, looks a delicious way to get the kids and adults eating more veggies. It's definitely a recipe I want to try out. I may swap the butternut squash for pumpkin and see how that turns out. 

Another delicious main meal idea is these Halloween stuffed peppers by Melanie. I love that you can substitute some of the ingredients such as the mince meat for tinned or soaked dried beans so it's suitable for vegetarians.

If you are looking for a healthy drink this Halloween this Frankenstein smoothie by Anna is filled with healthy ingredients such as avocados and blueberries. It also only takes 10 minutes to wizz up.  I'm not usually a smoothie fan but I definitely want to give this a try.

Moving onto the sweet treats that can all be made with the kids.  Caroline has 3 fun Halloween treats including these rice krispie pumpkins. 

Another recipe that makes a fun activity with the kids are these chocolate apples by Racheal. They are super easy to do and you can use different sprinkles to make them for any occasion.

Jenny shares how you can make these cute looking  Halloween ghost marshmallow pops.  

If cookies are more your thing than these spider cookies by Louise are a treat. They are great to make when you have a spare half an hour. 

Get crafty
I love doing seasonal crafts with Blake and Halloween is no different. These bloggers below have such a variety of ideas. They are a great to do over the next few days for the lead up to Halloween.

Fancy doing something a little different when it comes to carving up your pumpkins? Why not make this Pumpkin Fairy House!? Catherine shows how to make this easy idea using things you can find in nature. 

Claire has a great round up of 22 easy Halloween crafts for toddlers. There is a great variety and they sure look fun to do! 

Joanne also has a great variety of Halloween activities if you are I need of more inspiration.

Last of all Sarah also has a wonderful range of ideas. The bonfire picture is one we will be doing closer to bonfire night.

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