Spooky season is right around the corner!
Are you ready?
Explore this list of budget-friendly Halloween bucket list ideas for kids, teens, and grown-ups!
Because, guess what:
Having a fun Halloween season doesn’t have to break the bank!
Download our free Halloween bucket list calendar to have the best October ever!
2. Read A Halloween Book
Hit up your local library to check out some Halloween stories for your kids.
Then, arrange them on a shelf or stage them on a bookcase to double as decor.
You’ll also want to get some thrillers and mysteries for yourself, too, to really get in the spooky season spirit!
(thriftbooks.com is a great place to find affordable books if you’re looking to grow your collection)
3. Make Caramel Apples
October isn’t October if you haven’t made caramel apples!
Or maybe you’re more of a candy apple kind of person.
You do you!
Bonus points if you go apple picking at a local orchard for your apples.
4. Carve Pumpkins
Or paint them!
But if you do carve them, save those seeds for a yummy snack later.
5. Create A Halloween Themed Planner Spread
Do you use a planner or bullet journal to organize your life and schedule your days?
Make a cute Halloween spread with doodles and stickers!
6. Try A New Pumpkin Recipe
7. Jam Out To A Halloween Playlist
Spotify’s Top Halloween Tracks playlist has every song you need to get into the spooky spirit.
Monster Mash, anybody?
8. Visit A Haunted House
It isn’t Halloween if you haven’t been SPOOKED!
So, have some fun and visit your local haunted house for lots of laughs and screams.
9. Get Your Costumes
Homemade costumes are always better, if I do say so myself.
More creative, more affordable, and a fun memory to have each October with your family!
Check out your local thrift store to find all kinds of costume items like cowboy boots, vintage outfits, and hats.
DollarTree always has craft supplies to pull the whole costume together!
10. Go To A Corn Maze...At Night!
Have you ever gone to a corn maze at night?
If you have this opportunity don’t pass it up!
11. Host A Halloween Party
Or RSVP YES to the one you’ve been invited to!
Costume parties are fun and a great tradition to start.
12. Change Your Screen Wallpapers
Make your phone and computer backgrounds a festive Halloween picture.
13. Learn the "Thriller" Dance
Yes and yes.
14. Enjoy Some Apple Cider
Do this everyday in October but especially on this day.
15. BOO! Somebody
Scare the crap out of somebody!
(Don’t scare your elderly neighbor or your mom when she’s carrying the dinner she spent 2 hours making to the table.)
But everybody else?
16. Have A Family Photoshoot
The fall aesthetic makes for a great time to take family pictures outside!
17. Light A Fire and Tell Ghost Stories
And eat s’mores!
18. Play A Halloween Game
Halloween mystery boxes is our favorite!
Put random – and weird/gross – things in boxes and blindfold the player.
Then, they stick their hands into the boxes and try to guess what they’re touching.
The person with the most correct guesses wins!
19. Bake Pumpkin Seeds
Roasted pumpkin seeds are the best October snack!
20. Wear Halloween Themed Clothing
21. Watch Halloween Episodes Of Your Favorite Show
Whether it’s Friends, How I Met Your Mother, The Office, Seinfeld, or New Girl you can find hilarious Halloween episodes of the best sitcoms on all the streaming services.
Get that pint of Ben & Jerry’s pumpkin cheesecake ice cream and binge!
22. Eat Apple Cider Donuts
Mmmmm donutssss 🤤
23. Jump in a leaf pile
24. Go on a haunted hike
Any trail near dusk will do!
25. Do a Fun halloween craft
Make a Halloween wreath for your door.
Or these Halloween crafts for kids are super fun!
26. Go On A Neighborhood Decorations Walk
Make it a fun game with this scavenger hunt!
27. Eat Dinner By Candlelight
Bonus points if you make a spooky Halloween dinner, too!
28. Watch A Halloween Movie
Or have an all day movie marathon 😈
Hocus Pocus, Ghostbusters, and Halloweentown are must watches!
29. Bake halloween Cookies
Mmmm cookies 🤤🍪
30. Wear Halloween PJs
Yes, Halloween PJs are a thing and I’m here for it.
31. Trick Or Treating!
The best day of October!
Be safe and have fun!