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It seems all the Halloween activities are either childish or horror. Seriously, everywhere I turn it seems to be a “Scooby-Doo” film or an IT poster. I love Halloween but….what if you are an adult who isn’t into horror? Don’t drop the Halloween spirit! Just join in with these 10 adult Halloween activities that are not Horror-ifying!

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Halloween Activities for Adults

1. Pumpkin Carving 

Take this artsy project to the next level. Host a fun contest with great prizes. Amazon has some fun and inexpensive pumpkin prize options. Create a beautiful design! Woo! Jr has some beautiful stencil designs and tutorials. Don’t forget a pumpkin carving set for adults–the little details will make your pumpkin stand out. (You can also enter our annual Pumpkin Contest on our Facebook Page!)

2. Make Fancy Caramel Apples

This yummy treat is so Halloween! You can make several for the price of one from a candy or grocery store. Cover Granny Smith apples in caramel. (Go extra gourmet with our homemade caramel dip!) Add nuts or bits of your Halloween candy and drizzle with chocolate. Check out our Halloween Pinterest board for caramel apple inspiration and other treat ideas!

3. Trick-or-Treating Alternatives

Too old for trick or treating? Invite friends over and do a candy potluck! This would be great for an office party too. Have everyone bring their favorite candies, or assign each person a letter or country to bring a treat that matches their letter/country. MaLee’s delicious Kit Kat and Oreo Cake would be super fun and festive at a candy party. 

Jar of candy for a Halloween candy potluck
What kind of candy would you bring to a candy potluck?

4. Have a Bonfire!

Use your favorite candy bar on your s’mores for a candy-licious bonfire or make Wolf’em’s for a unique bonfire experience.

5. Visit a local Corn Maze

Corn mazes can be fun for a group or as a date!
Corn mazes often serve delicious treats too!

While everyone is hitting up the haunted house the night of Halloween, try finding a corn maze! Going at night is spooky but not scary! Form a few teams and race to the finish. The losers can treat the winners to hot cocoa!

6. Have a Harry Potter or a “Magical” Movie Marathon.

Eerie but not scary! 

Harry Potter bridge
We’d love to know your favorite non-horror movie for Halloween time!

7. Play “Clue” and other mysterious board games

There are so many fun “Who Dun’it” games! (Check back soon for our post of Halloween board and group game recommendations!)

8. Dress up in your Halloween Costume and See Where You Can Get Yummy Deals!

Check Chipotle’s deals on Halloween or our Halloween eats thread on our Facebook page!

9. Try Pumpkin Painting

Not as messy as pumpkin carving but can be just as fun! Mariah’s family is doing the Teal Pumpkin Project which would be an awesome group activity for your apartment or dorm! 

10. Go on a Pumpkin Spice Scavenger Hunt

Try to find as many items with pumpkin spice in them. Eat them if they sound good (anyone up for trying those Pumpkin spice cheerios?)

Celebrating Halloween can be fun for adults without the horror stuff.

Halloween can be fun without giving yourself nightmares for the rest of your life. Skip the horror part of the holiday and engage in these fun and group-friendly activities!

How are you going to celebrate Halloween?


Looking for even more Halloween ideas? Check out Mariah’s list of fun things to get you in the spirit of Halloween! Plus, see our list of over 1000 non-horror Halloween costume ideas!

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