Plan some frighteningly friendly fun with these awesome Halloween camping activities the kids and adults will enjoy. There are tons of ways to enjoy your Halloween camping trips!
Halloween Camping Games
Add a Halloween holiday twist to ordinary games. Here are a few ideas…
Eyeball Egg Toss
Create an eerie feel to an egg toss game by using black electrical tape or magic markers to draw an eyeball on the egg.
You can use raw eggs to add an extra-gross feel to the competition when an egg is dropped … or just use hard-boiled eggs to keep clean-up to a minimum.
Each team of two people toss their egg back and forth, when a team drops their egg … they are out of the game.
Glow Stick Pumpkin Bowling
Make 10 glowing bowling ball pins from bottled drinking water by activating the glow stick and dropping it into the bottle … then replacing the screw-on lid.
Now, use a mini-pumpkin as the bowling ball and play a game fit for the Halloween holiday!
Wicked Witch Ring Toss
Place a Halloween costume witch hat on the ground and use glow stick necklaces as rings to toss around the hat.
The camper with the most rings around the hat is the winner.
Hot Pumpkin Toss
Just like a game of Hot Potato, toss a mini pumpkin around a circle while playing music, when the music stops, the player holding the pumpkin is out of the game.
Candy Bar Bingo
Play a game of bingo but replace the board chip markers with mini bite-sized Halloween candy.
Spooky Treasure Hunts
Hide little Halloween themed items (like cheap Halloween rings, mini candy bars etc) around the campsite and draw a haunted treasure map for the hidden items.
The camper who finds the most treasures wins.
Host A Halloween Party With Fellow Campers
Host a party with your camping friends by incorporating these ideas…
Invite Halloween campers to dress up in their favorite costumes.
Camping Trick Or Treating
Plan a trick or treat event for the kids and pets. This is really fun if you are camping with other families.
It’s a good idea to do a little pre-planning to coordinate this especially if anybody has food allergies or special dietary restrictions.
Make sure you have pet-safe treats like dog bones … it’s an extra bonus if they are Halloween-themed!
Have a costume contest where everyone gets to vote for their favorite costume ideas in categories like …
- Scariest costume,
- Funniest get-up,
- Most unique camping-themed outfit etc.
Halloween Dance Party
Hold a Halloween ball with a glow dance party and play fun Halloween music like Monster Mash (Bobby “Boris” Pickett and the Crypt-Kickers), Thriller (Michael Jackson), Ghostbusters (Ray Parker Jr.) etc.
Hang Halloween camper lights around your campsite to add a creepy or cute and spooky feel to your event.
Simple Halloween Decorations
Display camping Halloween decorations around the party area and serving tables … as well as your tents and RVs!
Serve some yummy treats with these fun Halloween camping food ideas.
Festivities In The Halloween Spirit
It just wouldn’t be Halloween without a few spooky stories and costumes!
Here are some ideas to make it easy at the campsite…
Share Halloween Stories Around A Campfire
You can tell scary stories if you like the chilling aspect of the holiday.
If you need to stay away from the frightening stories, go for a little-kid friendly option instead and everybody can sleep better at night. LOL
Show scary movies after dark if you have a way to play them. Halloween is a classic.
Kid-Friendly Halloween Movies
Or, something a bit more kid-friendly like It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown.
If you want to dress up but don’t want to wear full-blown outfits, here are some easy options.
Face painting is fun for kids of all ages and if you use a kit with stencils, you don’t have to be an artist!
Using temporary Halloween tattoos and glow in the dark stickers are quick and easy alternatives to wearing complete Halloween costumes.
Want a variety in one convenient package?
Halloween Craft Kits
This Halloween Craft Kit contains stickers, stampers, party favors and temporary tattoos … it’s like camping Halloween costumes + Halloween camping activities + Halloween camping decorating ideas … all rolled-up in one neat little box!
Halloween Arts And Crafts
Do some Halloween crafts like pumpkin painting and carving … and you’ll get cute decorations out of the project to display during your trip.
Who doesn’t love carving a pumpkin for Halloween?
This is one of the most fun Halloween camping ideas because kids and adults can get creative with fun or spooky designs. You can do it free-hand or use stencils.
Pumpkin Carving Stencil Kit
One of my totally non-artistic friends carved a pumpkin with a lot of detail in the design and I was amazed at how easy it was when she told me she “cheated” by using pumpkin carving kit stencils!
The pumpkins are so cute … WOW!!!
These are easy and fun Halloween camping crafts that will also decorate your campsite for the rest of your trip!
A quick caution about carving pumpkins at the campsite … carving tools are sharp and pumpkins can be awkward to handle so take extra precautions … especially when small kids are carving your jack o lantern!
Practice good camping safety tips to make sure everyone has a fun-filled camping adventure!
If you don’t feel comfortable with sharp objects, just paint the pumpkins.
Any acrylic paint works great, just make sure you have good Halloween-y colors.
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More Meal Ideas
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