The Ultimate Nostalgic Halloween Bucket List to Complete With Your Kids

POPSUGAR Photography | Sheila Gim
POPSUGAR Photography | Sheila Gim

Although Halloween is technically just one 24-hour day, prep and excitement for the holiday begins after school starts faster than you can say "Boo!" Whether your family is already planning out their coordinating costumes or hasn't even started coming to terms with the fact that there will soon be pumpkins to carve, candy to buy (and devour), and decorations to be hung, it's never too early to start thinking about the long list of Halloween activities that make the Fall so fun (activities that were no doubt staples during your own childhood).

Read through for the ultimate nostalgic Halloween bucket list that you need to complete with your kids this season.

  1. Go pumpkin picking
  2. Carve jack-o'-lanterns
  3. Bake the pumpkin's seeds
  4. Make no-carve pumpkins with little kids
  5. Visit a haunted house
  6. Go costume shopping
  7. Binge-watch age-appropriate Halloween movies
  8. Host a themed party
  9. Go on a haunted (or nonhaunted!) hayride
  10. Decorate your front door, yard, and stoop for trick-or-treaters
  11. Visit your local Halloween parade
  12. Read Halloween books
  13. Make a Halloween-inspired meal together
  14. Bake Halloween cookies
  15. Visit a cornfield maze
  16. Make toilet-paper-roll mummies
  17. Attend a local zombie walk (for teens)
  18. Create Halloween crafts to decorate the house with
  19. Make pumpkin pie
  20. Go trick-or-treating
  21. Tell ghost stories