Halloween is the most spooktacular time of year, but not everyone is keen on the traditional trick-or-treating festivities. Whether you’re an adult looking for a new way to celebrate or a parent with children too young for door-to-door candy collecting, there are plenty of exciting Halloween activities that don’t involve trick-or-treating. One fantastic way to immerse yourself in the spirit of the season is to explore the world of Halloween props

Transform your home into the haunted house experience

If you don’t want to go out, why not turn your home into a spine-tingling haunted house with Halloween props. You can decorate your living space with eerie candles, cobwebs, and even play some spooky sound effects. Adding lifelike Halloween props such as skeletons, ghouls, and zombies can elevate the fright factor. Don’t forget to encourage your friends and family to visit your haunted house for a night of thrills. 

Pumpkin carving and decorating

Pumpkin carving is a classic Halloween activity, and it’s a perfect opportunity to incorporate some Halloween props. You can utilize fake spiders, bats, and candles to give your jack-o’-lanterns that extra creepy touch. Plus, by hosting a pumpkin-decorating night at your place, it’s a great excuse to get together for some spooky fun. 

Horror movie marathon

Speaking of hosting, for those who prefer a cozy night in, why not combine pumpkin carving with a horror movie marathon? Enhance the atmosphere by using Halloween prompts like tombstones of life-sized witches to set the stage for a chilling movie night. Remember to stock up on popcorn and your favorite Halloween-themed snacks.

Do a scavenger hunt

Create a Halloween-themed scavenger hunt in your backyard or inside your home. Hide Halloween props like plastic spiders or toy weapons for participants to find and take home with them if they successfully complete the hunt. 

This time of year is all about embracing the spooky and supernatural, and you don’t need to go trick-or-treating to enjoy it. Halloween props can transform your home into a haunted haven, allowing you to celebrate in your unique way.

What do you do to make Halloween memorable? Drop an activity idea below.

October 27, 2023 — Alex Wilks