10 Halloween ideas for a Spooktacular Halloween!

What are your plans for Halloween? Do your kids dress up in Halloween costumes? Do you go trick or treating? Or have a Halloween Party? I thought I’d share some Halloween ideas to help you get in the mood and celebrate in spooktacular style!

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10 Halloween ideas for a Spooktacular Halloween!

1. Halloween crafts

With witches, ghosts and monsters galore Halloween is a great inspiration for spooky art activities.


You could buy a Squidgydoodle Monster Puppet mini craft kit and create your own monster show.


Halloween falls during the school holidays this year, so keep your little monster busy with a Spooky Art craft box, packed full with 4 art and sensory activities!

2. Easy Halloween costumes

Halloween fancy dress can be expensive, but it doesn’t need to be.

You can find some more Halloween fancy dress costumes on my Halloween Party Pinterest Board.

3. Halloween party


Throw a Halloween party for your friends. A great alternative to trick or treating, or you could have one and then all go trick or treating together! Are you thinking, that sounds great, but I don’t have time to plan a party! Don’t panic you don’t need to spend hours searching for Halloween party ideas. A Squidgydoodle Halloween Party Box includes 4 pre-prepared art and sensory activities, plus all the equipment you need. You can sit back and cackle from the comfort of your broomstick, whilst the kids have loads of fun.

4. Halloween Scavenger Hunt

Download my free printable Halloween Scavenger Hunt and get the kids to hunt around your house and garden for the things listed.


5. Halloween books

I asked Becky Cunningham, an Independent Usborne Organiser for her Halloween book recommendations for kids. You can find her on Twitter and Facebook

She’s also recommended some activity books.

6. Halloween games

  • Mummies – Give the kids some toilet rolls and get them to wrap each other up like mummies.
  • Monster Mash – Put some Halloween music on and get the children to dance like monsters or skeletons. When the music stops they have to freeze in a monster or skeleton pose.
  • Pass the pumpkin – Play some music and pass a pumkpin around. If you’re holding the pumpkin when the music stops you’re out.
  • Ghost bowling – Draw ghost faces onto empty milk cartons with a black marker pen. Use a small pumpkin as a bowling ball. If it’s dark you can put a glowstick in each milk bottle.
  • Eyeball and spoon race – Each team has a plastic eyeball on a spoon to race with. If you don’t have an eyeball you can draw one onto a table tennis ball, or polystyrene ball.
  • Pin the tail on the witches cat – Children are blindfolded and have to try to pin a tail onto a witches cat picture. The closest one wins.

7. Halloween Songs

Get into the Halloween mood with some music. I’ve put together a Halloween Playlist on YouTube with some Halloween Songs for kids.

8. Halloween themed food

You don’t need to have a Halloween Party to have spooky food.

You can find some more Halloween food ideas on my Halloween Party Pinterest Board.

9. Halloween Jokes

Halloween doesn’t have to be about scaring people. You can make people laugh too. These Halloween Jokes are family friendly.

10. Halloween Movies

I asked the fabulous Mums Movie Club over on Twitter for her Halloween movie recommendations for kids.

I hope you like my Halloween ideas. Let me know how you’re celebrating Halloween this year.

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  • briony Posted October 11, 2018 8:45 pm

    Brilliant ideas, love Halloween but it’s very important to have some quick and easy ideas up my sleeve for when I inevitably leave everything to the last minute #coolmumclub

    • Debbie Denyer Posted October 12, 2018 9:50 am

      Thank Briony, I’m glad you liked the ideas. You might also like my post How to throw a Halloween Party kids will love! If you try any of the activities I’d love to hear how you got on, or see your photos.

  • Talya Posted October 12, 2018 10:51 am

    We are getting out Halloween on this weekend so this post was perfect timing! I’m going to bookmark this post to come back to. Thanks for linking up with #coolmumclub x

    • Debbie Denyer Posted October 12, 2018 1:50 pm

      Thanks Talya, I’m so pleased! If you try any of the ideas I’d love to hear about it or see your pictures. Just tag @squidgydoodle on Facebook or Instagram or @SquidgydoodleHQ on Twitter.

  • Helena Posted October 15, 2018 10:03 am

    Lots of lovely delights here for the little devils #CoolMumClub

    • Debbie Denyer Posted October 16, 2018 12:13 pm

      Thanks Helena. I hope you have a great time celebrating.

  • Michelle Kellogg Posted October 18, 2018 12:45 pm

    My boys and I watch at least one Halloween movie a week. This year is going to be pretty simple as far as the costumes go. My youngest already got his. I had to get creative with it because the stores don’t exactly sell it. Both boys wanted to do something different and unique this year 🙂 #CoolMumClub

    • Debbie Denyer Posted October 18, 2018 1:54 pm

      Hi Michelle, I’m intrigued! I’d love to know what their costumes are!

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