Did you know that Halloween falls on a Sunday this year? That means you can have an entire weekend of Halloween fun! From baking some sweet treats to watching scary movies all night, it’s time to turn the spooky up and get this monster mash party started. Check out these fun activities to do on Halloweekend this year!

Halloween decorations

Spook up your home!

Skulls, pumpkins and spiders, oh my! It’s your year to go all out on Halloween decorations. Deck your home inside and out with all the creepy décor you can find – the kids will love it! Feeling crafty? You can get your hands on so many fun DIY projects on Pinterest! Try cutting Halloween shapes out of black and orange construction paper, or painting a pumpkin your favourite colour. Make ghosts out of white tissue paper, or design a creepy centrepiece. The sky really is the limit when it comes to Halloween decorations – the weirder the better!


Attend a Spooktacular Party at Schneider Haus National Historic Site

Calling all magical and mystical beings! Creep, crawl or float over in your best costumes to Schneider Haus’ Spooktacular kids party on October 29th or 30th! Visit the haunted forest, trick-or-treat through the site’s historic outbuildings and enjoy the night’s outdoor spooky adventures. The Region of Waterloo Libraries will be reading ghost stories on the porch of the historic house. After, pop by the wand shop to make your own magic wand. Tickets for this spooktacular event are on sale now, secure your spot today!


Halloween snacks

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Stir Up Some Spooky Sweets

Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate! Halloween is all about treating yourself. Try something creative like these creepy brownie bites… spooky and delicious! Then, balance out your chocolate binge with bell pepper pumpkins – we love this trick for making veggies fun on Halloween. Simply de-stem the inside and cut a jack o’ lantern face on the side of the pepper. Cut up your favourite vegetables and there you have it – a spooky way to serve a healthy snack. You can find both of these recipes on Tasty.

Creepy Shirley Temples

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Don’t forget about the drinks! Did you know there’s such thing as a “creepy” Shirley Temple? Yes, you read that right- this sweet and innocent mocktail can turn scary with some fun props. For the adults, turn the mocktail into a cocktail with a splash of Vodka! You find this recipe and more creepy mocktail ideas on Town & Country.


Learn how to make a Hack-O-Lantern

This one is for the kids at heart. This Halloween, awe your neighbourhood with a Hack-O-Lantern! At THEMUSEUM, you will have the opportunity to check out their new Voodoo Lounge and enjoy a drink while you learn basic coding! In this workshop, you will make a glowing, motion sensor-activated Jack-o-Lantern with Arduinos. As your trick-or-treaters and party guests arrive, your Jack-o-Lantern will change colours as it detects motion. You’re sure to be the talk of your neighbourhood with this spooky addition to your outdoor decor! Pumpkins for this workshop have been generously donated by Good Family Pumpkins Farm. Space is limited, sign up by visiting their website!


Blanket Fort

Have a Scary Movie Marathon

Grab your snacks and your slime and settle in for a family movie marathon. You can even makeshift a blanket fort to watch the movies in! Here are Activa’s top Halloween movie picks for the entire family:


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Stay safe and have fun… Happy Halloween!