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Use our 100+ Halloween bucket list ideas to inspire you to plan a Halloween packed with thrills, laughs, and unforgettable memories, that everyone involved will love.
Halloween is a time to get creative. But with day-to-day life already busy enough, sometimes Halloween can become an afterthought, rather than a true celebration.
So, get inspired to embrace this beloved holiday and do something fun and memorable. No matter where you are or who you’re with, our list can help you.
And if you want to try plenty of these ideas, scroll down to the bottom of this article and download this ultimate Halloween bucket list as a printable PDF.
Unique Halloween Bucket List Ideas
1. Plan a trip to a ghost town
2. Run a Halloween-themed 5K
3. Organize a Halloween hayride
4. Book a Halloween photo booth
5. Wear glow-in-the-dark skeleton costumes
6. Host a ‘potions and cocktails’ evening
7. Play tag with broomsticks between your legs
8. Fancy-dress Escape Room
9. Become Ghostbusters
Dress in overalls, and take it in turns to use the nozzle of your vacuum cleaner to suck old blankets, cloths, and clothes, cut and decorated as ghosts, hidden around the house. Collect ghosts by putting them in a laundry basket, against a time limit. Whoever has the most ghosts after everyone has played wins.
10. Have a picnic at an abandoned landmark or place
Fun Halloween Bucket List Ideas
11. Attend a costume contest
12. Have a spooky movie marathon
13. Play scary bingo
Don’t have the time to get creative? This beautifully designed Scary Bingo set can bring joy and thrills to your party or gathering.
14. Carve and decorate pumpkins
15. Throw a Halloween barn party
16. Play tag with silly string
17. Bake and decorate a haunted gingerbread house
18. Record a glow-in-the-dark dance with glowsticks
19. Play ‘hide and seek’ in the dark
20. Play volleyball/swingball with a ‘carved pumpkin painted’ ball
Halloween Bucket List Ideas for Couples
21. Wear Halloween couple’s costumes
Classic duos and partnerships are a great idea for couples’ costumes. Think Adam & Eve, salt & pepper, loofah & soap, and Bonnie & Clyde. Let your imagination run wild, there are so many amazing couples’ costumes you could wear together!
22. Solve a murder mystery jigsaw puzzle together
This murder mystery jigsaw puzzle, complete with 500 pieces, is a great way to spend an afternoon or evening this Halloween.
23. Cuddle on the couch while watching scary movies in the dark
24. Visit a local pumpkin patch
25. Book a murder mystery dinner
26. Surprise each other with small Halloween gifts
27. Go camping in your Halloween-decorated backyard
28. Wrap each other in toilet roll and become mummies
29. Go for a moonlight stroll
30. Host a haunted board games for couples’ night
Halloween Bucket List for Friends
31. Go to a haunted house together
32. Get Halloween-themed temporary tattoos
This temporary tattoo kit is packed with plenty of cool designs, perfect for showing off this Halloween.
33. Gift Halloween-themed jewelry
34. Bake Halloween cookies
35. Have a spooky story contest
36. Have a Halloween-themed dance party
37. Have a Halloween bonfire
38. Host a classy Halloween dinner
39. Make spooky cocktails
40. Have a Halloween trivia game night
Halloween Bucket List Ideas for Families with Kids
41. Have a family photo shoot in your Halloween costumes
42. Plan a Halloween Scavenger Hunt
43. DIY Halloween Slime
44. Go Trick or Treating
45. Plan a spooky obstacle course
46. Color together using Halloween-themed coloring books
47. Make Halloween pancakes for breakfast or brunch
48. Paint and decorate pumpkins together
49. Watch Monsters Inc.
50. Have a candy-tasting contest
Solo Halloween Bucket List Ideas
51. Have a Halloween-themed spa day at home
Spooky decorations, Halloween-themed candles, and Halloween bath bombs are just three of so many ways you can give your relaxing at-home spa day a ghoulish touch, while still creating a calm, relaxed environment.
52. Wake up with coffee served in a cauldron mug
53. DIY Halloween nails
54. Cuddle with a ghost pillow
55. Get a spooky hairdo and dye hair with temporary color
56. Watch a season of American Horror Story
57. Play ‘Alone in the Dark’ and other scary video games
58. Decorate the house to entice trick or treaters
59. Record a ‘Halloween’ make-up tutorial
60. Watch a scary movie alone
Indoors Halloween Bucket List Ideas
61. Watch Hocus Pocus
62. Host a ‘gummy bugs’ eating contest
63. Decorate the house with faux spider webs
64. Play ‘Murder in the Dark’
65. Play Cluedo
66. Have a game of fancy-dress Twister
67. Play apple bobbing
68. Make ghost costumes from old bedsheets
69. Watch a classic scary movie
70. Spell words with glowsticks in the dark
Halloween Foods Bucket List
72. Carved Pumpkin Pie
74. Pumpkin Spice Lattes
75. Candy Apples
76. Candy Corn
77. Pumpkin Ale Beer
Can’t find pumpkin ale beer? Why not get your own brewing kit, and serve this delicious ale to your friends and family at your Halloween party or gathering.
78. Spider and Bug Gummies
79. Cobweb Candy Floss
80. Crimson Punch Bowl
Halloween Decorations Bucket List
81. Party invitations
82. Wine bottle labels
83. Ghost ice cubes
84. Cobweb-covered centerpiece
85. Paper lanterns
86. Candles and candlesticks
87. Eyeball tableware
88. Wreath with Insects
89. Carved pumpkins
90. Halloween card
Halloween Bucket List Costume Ideas
91. Cast of Twilight
92. Zombie Apocalypse
93. Undead boyband or girlband
94. Witches and Wizards
96. The Addams Family
97. Buffy and Vampires
98. Horror Movie Villains
99. Scientists and Monsters
100. Skeletons and Mummies
101. Animal Onesies
Excited about this winter? Feel free to download our fun Halloween bucket list ideas checklist and check off as many as you can!
Make your next Halloween one to remember, and use these ideas to inspire you when Halloween is approaching.
Be you with your kids, partner, family, friends, or on your own, there are so many fun ways you can celebrate one of the most creative and unique celebrations of the year.
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Want to plan a Halloween that everyone will love and remember? Keep this article for safekeeping on one of your Pinterest boards, and get inspired with our bucket list once Halloween is on the horizon.