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.
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
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!
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?)
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!
The Clue game idea is refreshingly new! We do almost all of these and now we get to bring our boys along – it’s THE best time of year!
I love these adult Halloween activities!
Oh I love these ideas so much! They’re my kind of activities since I am a complete baby when it comes to scary things.
You have put some serious thought into these activities. They are going to make our celebration something to talk about!
I like the idea of a magical movie marathon!