Halloween is at the top of many people’s lists as their favorite holiday. Really, what’s not to love about the fall and Halloween season? Everything is cozy, spooky, and simply more fun. If you’re looking for ways to make this Halloween more memorable, look no further. Here’s a list of exciting things to do this Halloween so that you can create some lasting memories with family and friends for years to come.

Visit a local pumpkin patch

Pumpkin patches are so much fun for families. There are hay rides, games, playgrounds, pumpkins, gift shops, and yummy treats. There’s no better way to kick off the Halloween season than to visit a local pumpkin patch. There’s something for everyone, no matter the age.

Visit a Halloween store

It’s always fun to visit a Halloween store for costume and decoration ideas. It’s so fun to browse the aisles of creepy masks and spooky decor. Gather some friends and make a day of it or take the kids so that they can pick out their Halloween costumes. Just don’t wait until the last minute. You don’t want to get what’s left over.

Look at decorated homes

It’s super fun to drive through random neighborhoods to look at all of the Halloween-themed decorated homes. Turn some spooky tunes on in the car, grab a coffee or hot cocoa and enjoy the ride. This is a very inexpensive way to get in the Halloween spirit.

Have a bon fire

Who doesn’t love a good fire in the fall time? If you have a fire pit, light it up and invite some friends over. If you don’t, go to an open area and make a fire, or rent a house or condo that offers a fire pit in the backyard. There’s nothing cozier than a warm fire on a cool evening. You can gather, roast marshmallows, and tell spooky stories.

Watch all the scary movie classics

Halloween = scary movies. There’s no better time than Halloween to sit back, relax, and turn on your favorite scary movies. Don’t forget about the classics; Hocus Pocus, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, Scream, Halloweentown, Friday the 13th, and more. Light a candle, pop some popcorn, pour some apple cider, and choose one movie to watch each evening up until Halloween.

Make Halloween goodies

Fall time, baking, Halloween. It all just goes together. There’s so much that you can get in the kitchen and make during Halloween. Pumpkin spice hot cocoa, pumpkin bread, Halloween cookies, caramel apples, ghost-themed cupcakes, and more. Hit up Pinterest for tons of ideas and get creative.

Plan/attend a Halloween party

Plan a Halloween party complete with Halloween-themed foods and drinks, the best music, and spooky decor. Invite your friends and family to have a blast. If you’re not into party planning, but you know someone who’s having a party and you get invited, accept the invitation. Show up in the best Halloween costume and party the night away.

Visit a haunted house

Haunted houses are still very much a thing, and these days, they are really creepy. Many people don’t like to visit haunted houses because they get too creeped out, but if you enjoy that time of thing, gather some friends and visit a local haunted house to bring out that scared little kid in you.

Paint/carve pumpkins

What better way to kick off the Halloween season than by carving or decorating pumpkins? There’s numerous pumpkin carving kits on the market today, but if you want to freehand it, go for it. You can decorate pumpkins using things you most likely already have at home; markers, paint, glitter. You can then place your creative pumpkins outside of your home to display up until Halloween.

Which ideas are you going to make happen this Halloween? Leave a comment below!