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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!

Block Party

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!

Netflix Teleparty

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!

Porch Pics

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!

Dress for Dinner

Looking for a new tradition? This one is PERFECT for Sunday Night! Don’t just wear the costume – BE the costume! Plan a Halloween feast for your fam with one simple rule… everyone must stay in costume AND in character for the entire meal! Give each participant some time to come up with an accent and a backstory before the night begins – then savor the laughter and the memories!

Masquerade Moves

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!

Halloween Karaoke

Looking for an epic way to kick of the weekend on Friday night? Whether you’re pulling off a tribute to Thriller or takin’ it back to the old school with some Monster Mash, a Halloween hit list for a night of Karaoke is sure to bring the house down. Don’t forget to add something new from Dbone & The Remains! Up the ante with awards for the best impersonation, funniest choreography or the greatest overall showstopper!

Halloween Piñata

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!

Mystery Party

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.

Creature Feature

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!

Costume HalloWeek

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 Candy Hunt

Gather the kids to seek out strategically-placed stashes of sweets! With a trick-or-treat treasure map or without, just make sure to lay the ground rules to keep your fam and friends safe.

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!

Themed Drive-In

Let’s Do the Time Warp Again: Set up an epic themed drive-in movie complete with all the props and accessories for The Rocky Horror Picture Show event of a lifetime! Want to make it family friendly? Log into your Disney+ and set up a double feature of Hocus Pocus and the brand new HP2!

Candy Chute

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!

Did Someone Say Parade?

Check out the local listings to find out what parades and costume runs are on the schedule throughout the Halloweekend! One of many things to do during the morning or afternoon on Saturday.

Pumpkin Patch

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!

Fairytale Forest

Plan a path through neighboring woods or a park and light it up with glow sticks, flashlights and more! Line the trail with Halloween décor, props, candy and surprises. Trees can be tied with ribbons to help keep everyone on track!

Haunted Mansion

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!

Boo Bags

Here’s a fun filled alternative to traditional trick or treating! Fill a Boo Bag with fun treats and deliver anonymously to someone’s doorstep! Your friends, fam and neighbors can pass it forward by creating a Boo Bag for someone else.

Theme Parks

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!

Zoo Boo’s

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!

Trunk or Treat

The Trunk or Treat tradition continues to grow in popularity. You’ll find a ton of opportunities to show off your costume on Halloweekend when you hit up a few Trunk or Treat events. Whether at school, the church on the corner or outside the businesses on main street, be sure to get in on the extra treat opportunities! Be sure to join in on the fun and create your own TOT entry from scratch or pick up a decorating kit!

Bonfire 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!

Pumpkin Party

Bring out the paints, lights, accessories and all the carving utensils for this fun family get together! Keep it easy and simple when it comes to food for this little get together. Finger foods and appetizers will ensure everyone stays on task and conjures up their very best pumpkin carving! Be sure to buy an extra pumpkin to transform into the Puking Pumpkin Dip everyone is raving about! Don’t forget to season up your pumpkin seeds and throw them in the oven too, yum!

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!

Walking Tour

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!

Halloween Brunch

With all the hustle and bustle of a 4-day Halloweekend, most of the big parties will likely happen at night! Switch things up to get more RSVP’s by having a family-friendly brunch party! Some yard games for the kiddos and a leisurely picnic style brunch will help you serve up some more memory making moments. We love this creepy cool spiderweb deviled egg recipe!