Top 5 Ways to Celebrate Halloween with Your Family

Carving pumpkins for Halloween with the family

Halloween isn’t just for the kids. It’s also a time for parents to have a little fun, get silly, and bond with the whole family. If you’ve been looking for some fun ways to celebrate Halloween with your family this year, here are a few ideas to add to your calendar this fall.

Watch a Scary Movie

If you’re looking to create a family tradition that the whole clan will enjoy, an annual Halloween movie marathon is always a hit. Pick up some hot apple cider, popcorn, and candy, grab your coziest blankets and favourite Halloween flicks, and then turn the lights down to get in the spooky zone. Some classics favourites to consider include Hocus Pocus, It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown, the Nightmare Before Christmas, Hotel Transylvania, and Practical Magic. 

Have a Pumpkin Carving Contest

Another entertaining activity you can do to celebrate Halloween with your family is to challenge your kids to a pumpkin carving contest. To ensure your kids have a safe and enjoyable time, be sure to use a lightweight pumpkin that’s not too thick to carve through. Also, let them take as much time as they need so they don’t rush through it, which could lead to an injury. Printing out some stencils ahead of time will add to the fun and let your kids get even more creative.

Throw a Costume Party

If you’re looking to make this Halloween spooktacular, throw a costume party with your kids and the rest of the family. You can dance, play some festive games like bobbing for apples in the backyard, pick up a Halloween-themed piñata that’s full of candy to swing at, and a host costume contest that rewards the winner with some of their favourite treats.

Craft Up Some Halloween Decorations

Halloween isn’t Halloween without some spooky decorations. If you’ve got a box full of old decorations, bring it out so the whole family can place them around the home together. It’s also a ton of fun to craft up some decorations together. With a little glue, paper, string, and craft supplies, you can easily turn your home into a creepy spider’s nest, or create stuffed ghosts to hang from the ceiling. Decorating your home inside and out together will get everyone into the Halloween spirit and let you spend time bonding with the kids.

Go Trick-or-Treating Together

When Halloween night finally rolls around, take the kids out to go trick-or-treating. Some cities also put together Halloween events a few days before so that families can spend more time together collecting candy, making crafts and playing games. It’s always a fun way to make new memories together.Looking for a family-friendly neighbourhood to move to? Contact us at CLV Group. Our property management team would be happy to find a neighbourhood that has many family-orientated activities to suit your needs and lifestyle.


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