Looking for some alternatives to trick or treating this Halloween?
We’ve come up with some alternative ideas to trick or treating this Halloween!
We hope you try out some of our alternatives to trick or treating and have lots of spooky fun!
Halloween Games and Activities
A silly and fun game. Bobbing for apples or doughnuts. You could Halloween theme the doughnuts too. Obviously, this requires close parental supervision, you may as well join in!!
Got some spare toilet rolls? Perfect – pumpkin bowling it is then!
Halloween Glow Stick Disco
Pop on some “spooky” tunes and turn the lights down for dancing! To add to the atmosphere, cut out some eye shapes in toilet rolls and pop in a glow stick so you have spooky eyes watching you dance!
Spooky tunes playlist: Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett, Thriller – Michael Jackson, The Phantom of the Opera – Andre Lloyd Webber, Ghostbuster – Ray Parker Jr. Time Warp – Rocky Horror Picture Show, The Addams Family Theme Tune, Monster – Lady Gaga, Get your Freak ok – Missy Elliot and Ghost – Ella Henderson.
Spooky Halloween Hunt around the Home
A brilliant alternative to trick or treating is a spooky Halloween hunt! Print off some pictures of pumpkins, witches and ghosts and hide them around the house (or garden) along with some Halloween treats. Or you could set up a ghost number hunt, hide Halloween treats or making lollipop ghosts to go hunting for.
We also have a Mumbler Halloween Treasure trail for you to download, print and cut out. Lots of spooky clues for the kids to follow, maybe they could find some treats as they go along or at the end?
How about sending a ‘Happy Halloween’ card? My kids are often more motivated to do a craft/ picture and spend more time doing it if it’s getting sent to someone.
You will be able to pick up a Halloween costume at most supermarkets. You may be able to purchase a second hand one (keep an eye on the Mumbler Facebook page on a weekend for selling) or you could make one too. There’s plenty of DIY inspiration on the interest. A full outfit isn’t required, why not just do a bit of face painting, or make an accessory such as a mask or witches headband.
Create a Halloween at-home cinema experience. You could all be in fancy dress and enjoy some popcorn & Halloween food whilst watching something spooky. Spooky Film options include:
The Addams Family
The Haunted Mansion
The Corpse Bride
NB: Parent’s may wish to watch these first just to check they are happy for their children to watch them. Some sensitive children may be a little spooked by some (I still refuse to watch The Witches and Ghostbusters as an adult!)
Eat, drink & be scary!
My kids love a “party tea”. Why not adapt some recipes to make them fit the Halloween theme. It doesn’t need to just be sweets etc either, there’s plenty of healthier options eg ghost bananas, fruit platter pumpkins or pumpkin satsumas. Check out our York Mumbler Halloween Pinterest Board for lots more ideas!
If you have younger children why not have a go at setting up some Halloween sensory bins for a bit of messy play? Or try some simple crafts such as ghost handprints, make some Halloween chocolate bark or make some cotton wool ghosts. Check out the York Mumbler Halloween Pinterest Board for more ideas.
🎃 👻 Happy Halloween – we hope you enjoy these alternatives to trick or treating this Halloween🎃 👻
If there’s anything else you have planned that you think would be great for other Mumblers too, email us the details so we can share.