Friday, September 27, 2013

5 Outdoor activities for your family this Halloween

Though this holiday is a favorite to celebrate in America, some of us ‘aussies’ like to celebrate too. Why though? It could be the candy. The parties or just the fact that you have an excuse to dress up as your all-time favorite character? Probably. Though it is a great reason to spend time together as a family. Here are some ideas on what you can do this Halloween as a family.

1. Go on a bike ride in costume
Though dressing up as a witch is a timeless idea. Here are other some popular alternatives. If you want to make costumes, start nice and early because they can be time consuming.

Monster High – Inspired by all things horror – flicks, myths and fiction, you name it. This doll collection is the ‘go – to’ source for all things fashionably creepy.

Zombie – Heavily influenced by television series, the Walking Dead, zombies are in and brains are on the menu, well… not literally, you can buy candy that look like brains.

Minnie Mouse – The Mrs to Mr Mickey Mouse, a Minnie Mouse costume is a classical idea and not to mention a much loved one. Don’t forget the mouse ears and red bowtie with white poker dots.

Katniss Everdeen - the female lead character of the Hunger Games trilogy, Katniss though is a self-trained killer is very much admired for her unique beauty and talents with a bow and arrow. If you’re going to dress up like Miss Everdeen, make sure you do not forget her side braid.

As for the bikes- your trick-o-treat trip will run quicker while you cover a great distance. For more information on what kind of bike will suit you and your kids,click here.

2. Donuts on a string game
By simply hanging donuts up on a string and eating them with only your mouth, this game is a favourite at Halloween. This game is suitable for all ages.

3. Squash bowling
Similar to a regular game of bowling except it is Halloween themed. Harvesting is usually associated with the holiday and squash are great vegetables to use because they stay standing up.

4. Bobbing for apples
This is a very traditional Halloween game. Around for centuries, bobbing for apples used to predict a player's fortune.  Today, winners can get a prize. To play this game you need a barrel or tub of some kind. Lots of apples and water. Fill up the barrel with water then put in the apples and start playing.

5. Bat Pinata
Every kid loves a piñata. You can either fill them up with candy or toys. Just be wary of the bat and make sure all players are standing a safe distance away.
Besides the obvious trick-o-treating, you also do treasure hunts if you want to keep your kids more active while eating all of that candy. There are also three legged races where two people tie two of their legs together to run the race. And there are potato sack races.


  1. I love the sound of the donoughs on a string game that could have some funny consequences :) x

  2. We can barely get our son to trick or treat because he is so shy, one day we will be able to do these activities.

  3. These all look like fun. Nothing like a piñata and a bat to liven up any event. :)

  4. All are fun to do! Thanks for sharing mare.

  5. Pinata is always a common and fun thing to do during party. Nice tips sis!

  6. I would like to try the number one. LOL!

  7. Great ideas! The Bat Pinata sounds like something the kids would like at our annual Halloween party.

  8. These are some fun games that everyone can do. Also a fun games to play at school like for raising money for school this Halloween. HA! Great idea. Thanks for sharing.

  9. These are good suggestions. Sadly, my daughter and my husband are not up for it.

  10. A bike ride in a costume sounds like a fun thing to do. :) I am sure the kids will enjoy all these activities.


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