We want you to have a Spooktacular weekend and celebrate some Halloween family 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 Doon Heritage Village

Calling all magical and mystical beings! Creep, crawl or float over in your best costumes to The Waterloo Region Museum’s spooktacular Kids Halloween Party on October 28th! Trick-or-treat through Doon Heritage Village lit with lanterns and carved pumpkins and enjoy the night’s outdoor spooky adventures. After, each child will receive a pre-packaged goody-bag to enjoy at home. 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.


Pumpkin Parade in the Village of St. Jacobs

This Halloween weekend, pick up a FREE pumpkin at Block Three Brewing or the Big Tent at the Fat Sparrow! Get creative, carve a spooky design, and place it on King Street (between Albert and Cedar)! Volunteers will be there to help you light your pumpkin and place it on the sidewalk in the marked areas. On October 28th & 29th, dress up in your Halloween costume and come out to the St. Jacobs Pumpkin Parade to see all of the jack-o-lanterns – you can even be entered to win a prize! To enter, post a picture of your pumpkin or costume, tag @stjacobsvillage, and use the hashtag #stjacobspumpkinparade. Each age group will be awarded one prize (0-9, 10-18, adult) per category. Pumpkins for this workshop have been generously donated by Benjamin Tree Farm.


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!