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This year’s Halloweekend is a full blown 4-day celebration! We’ve compiled a bucket load of ideas below that you can incorporate throughout the entire Halloweekend! From traditional Trick or Treating to epic block parties and everything in between… as your source for Halloween inspiration, we’ve gathered some of the best ideas for celebrating Halloweekend 2022! Check out the MONSTER list below!
Trick or Treat!
Who will you be this Halloween? Hop on over to Google Trend’s FRIGHTGEIST list because once again… they’ve conjured up a list of the most popular costumes! Then it’s time to get the treats, but before you do… it’s super important to focus on safety first! Check out our SAFETY page to get all the info on staying safe this Halloweekend!
Limited Invite Party
Host an intimidate theme night with a select group of your closest friends and plan an unforgettable get together under the light of the stars! Keep it light and fun with a hilarious pop culture theme or celebrate spooky season with ghost stories, tarot cards or the Ouija board!
Hop on your Nextdoor App and coordinate a neighborhood Block Party complete with games, scary stories and a costume contest. Goodie bags and candy buckets can be handed out as parting gifts or coordinate a candy hunt complete with a treasure map for sweet seekers!
Can’t make it home this Halloween? Netflix will be offering up some Halloween gems to choose from this season. Have you seen Hubie Halloween yet? Adam Sandler doesn’t disappoint! Check out the free Netflix extension that lets you start, stop and pause a movie so you can watch it with friends or family – remotely!
Larger than life outdoor decorations are trending this year! Commemorate this memorable 4-day Halloweekend with some epic porch pics! Grab your selfie-stick, gear up and get out there for some #halloweenporchpics. Don’t forget to show off your Halloween houses, pet costumes and favorite little monsters!
Hosting a weekend party before the big night? Unleash your imagination and let the kids run wild through the house, both inside and out! Pull out all the stops with a variety of different candy stations, custom-made with your crew in mind!
Inspiration abounds when it comes to making a like-worthy TikTok. The #HalloweenChallenge with Slavik, Aubrey and Bdash is one of our faves! Now’s your chance to show off your epic dance moves for all your fans and followers too! Just grab a costume, your favorite candy and don’t just stand there… bust a move!
Scavenger Hunt House
Find inspiration in Halloween movies, music and more! Create different theme rooms both inside and out and host a scavenger hunt filled with fun holiday swag. Hide candy, toys and prizes or even make some gift certificates to stay up late, go out to dinner, choose the movie or eat an extra piece of candy. Keep the adults and big kids engaged by including QR codes and pic challenges!
Here’s a fun way for the kids to get more candy! Add some Halloween tunes and turn your evening into a family game night with the piñata as the grand finale!
Ever cracked a murder case? Here’s your chance. Go all-out with a murder mystery party! Invite your friends and fam to don costumes and join in the fun. Design your own party or sign up for one online.
Celebrate your way with a late-night creature feature! Curate a must-see movie list of your top 3 favorites and pull an all-nighter. After all, it’s Halloweekend! Theme it out with coordinating appetizers, drinks and desserts!
Trick or Treat Drive By
Take a ride on over to visit friends and fam in costume! Honk, text or shout upon arrival and deliver some treats or tricks in costume to your fave folks!
Trick-or-Treat in Reverse
Get the kids all decked out in their costume of choice and hang out with them in the front yard! Help them hand out candy to neighbors as they walk by! Talk about a random act of kindness that will get everyone in the Halloween mood and lift their spirits!
Fully embrace your inner character and dress up to show your Halloween spirit throughout the entire week leading up to the BIG night! Friends and family will have a blast running errands, walking the dog or joining a Zoom meeting … in costume! Kick things off in style on October 24th!
Neighborhood Pub Crawl
For all the late-night shenanigan seekers who are over the moon excited about some much-deserved socialization! Set up driveway stations with Halloween libations and reconnect with your neighborhood pals!
Better than a game of Chutes and Ladders, the ultra-creative Candy Chute was a media favorite in 2020 and for good reason! That one just might be here to stay! Go ahead and have some fun designing your very own candy delivery system. Let your creativity run wild this Halloweekend and theme it out!
Yeet the Treats
What’s a YEET? This trendy new term means to throw (something) forcefully in a specified direction. So, get the neighborhood on board to Yeet the Treats! Relive the good old days of parade floats throwing candy to kids. Host a neighborhood walking, wagon or bike parade Saturday afternoon!
Pumpkin patches aren’t just for pumpkins these days! Check out all the fall fun to be had in your area this year. You’re bound to find a ton of outdoor activities like hayrides, corn mazes, foliage tours, petting zoos, jumping pillows and tons more!
Family Pet Parade
Talk about a new tradition – take to the streets with your furry friends and take part in a local pet parade! Dog treats go to the best costume!
Grab a group of friends and fam and book your tickets for a night of fright and fun at a nearby Haunted House! You’ll be amazed at how real the terror feels yet you’ll wanna go back for more! Cutting Edge in Texas is one of the top-rated experiences when it comes to haunts and if you’re headed to Cali, be sure to jump aboard the Queen Mary for a once in a lifetime scare!
A quick day trip to a Halloween themed amusement park will certainly shake up a lazy Sunday afternoon and the whole family can get in on the fun! Cedar Point is celebrating 25 years of Halloweekend’s this year and Mickey’s Halloween Party is perfect for the little ones. Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream weekends are always a hit and if you happen to be in the Carolina’s, be sure to check out Scarowinds!
Head on over to Google and type in “Zoo Halloween Events Near Me” and you’ll be pleasantly surprised how many fun things are going on at the zoo at night!
Host a warm and toasty bonfire on a chilly fall night over the Halloweekend! The perfect excuse for hot apple cider and warm donuts while telling spooky tales and jamming out to some Halloween hits!
Minute to Win It
Gather all your favorite ghouls, guys and gals and host a Minute to Win It party! Don’t forget to grab some fun Halloween themed prizes! Costumes are definitely encouraged for this theme party!
Join the Parade
Even if you can’t make it to the 49th annual Village Halloween Parade in New York City this year, chances are you’re sure to find some local parade fun in your very own hometown! Hit up Facebook to check out the local happenings and load up the family for an old school experience on the parade route!
Plan a route using the new Halloween Treat Map from Nextdoor where your neighbors can not only highlight their home as “handing out candy” but also as “decorating outside” and they can even upload a picture of their awesome haunted house! Map out an evening stroll on Friday, Saturday or Sunday to check out the Halloween spirit in your neck of the woods!