Traditional Activities to Celebrate Halloween

Over the years, there have been a lot of new ways to celebrate Halloween introduced. You’ll find a huge range of Halloween-inspired events and activities you can participate in. However, sometimes you just can’t beat those traditional Halloween activities.


Here, we’ll look at some of the best traditional activities you can utilize to celebrate Halloween this year.


Pumpkin Carving


Pumpkin carving is one of the most popular Halloween traditions. Providing fun for the whole family, it’s an activity everyone can look forward to. If you want to make it more special, why not plan a visit to a pumpkin patch to pick out your own pumpkin? The kids will love getting to choose their own pumpkin and it also provides a day out.


There are a lot of different carving ideas you can use. Take a look online for pumpkin carving ideas and you’ll be able to find all kinds of creative options. You could even host your own little carving contest. Just be sure to help younger children to carve theirs to prevent avoidable accidents.


Bobbing for Apples


Another fun traditional-style activity you can utilize is to bob for apples. It’s a simple activity to set up, requiring very few items. You’ll just need a large bowl or a barrel, some apples and water.


You can either set the rules so that the first child to grab an apple with their mouth wins. Or, you can set it so that all children who successfully grab an apple with their mouth win a prize. You can also let them eat the apple for a healthier Halloween treat.


Baking Fun Treats


Families have been baking Halloween-inspired treats for many years now. It’s a common and fun-packed activity to do during the spooky holiday. You’ll get to create all kinds of weird and wonderful goodies.


Kids love to bake, just as much as they love to eat what they’ve made. So, why not spend an afternoon in the kitchen cooking up fun-baked treats? Take a look on sites such as Pinterest to find hundreds of ideas you can try out.




Although not as traditional as some of the other activities mentioned, booing has become a tradition in recent years. It involves going out into your neighborhood dressed in a Halloween costume, delivering gifts.


The idea is to ring or knock at the door, leave the gift and run away. The occupier of the house will then open the door to find the gift. It’s a lovely idea for you and the kids, introducing them to the act of giving. You could even hide behind a tree or bush nearby to let them see the person find the gift.


Watch a Scary Movie


Of course, what Halloween would be complete without watching a scary movie? There are so many to choose from and it really helps to set the tone. You could watch the classics or try something new if you fancy a real scare.


These are just some of the best traditional activities you can use to celebrate Halloween this year. Sometimes the traditional ones are the best, and they’re really simple to set up too.

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