Salem, Masachussetts: They turn it spooky every year around Halloween. Experience Salem’s dark history and take a walk back in time on the candle lit Witch Trial Trail. Participate in the histroric Hawthrone Hotel for its Annual Halloween Costume Ball and check out the Festival of the Dead.
Transylvania and Bran, Romania: You can visit Bran Castle, where Dracula is said to have lived. As well as areas like Poenari Castle and Hunyad Castle that were associated with Vlad the Implaer in the 15th century.
New Orleans,Louisiana: With a history of Voodoo worship, and the above ground cemeteries it is spooky indeed. You can take aSpirit Tourtraveling through the cemeteries and a haunted neighborhood. There are also voodoo shops that are still in use today.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: One of the most actively haunted places in Canada, The Bytown Museum has reported 6 ghosts known to live there. The Doll Exhibit is known to have some spooky activity as well.
Orlando, Florida: Every year in Universal Studios after hours they turn it intoHalloween Horror Nights. There are haunted houses, entertainment, and shows. At Walt Disney World the Magic Kingdom they also host Mickey’s Not so Scary Halloween Party. Check out Fright Fest at Six Flags as well.
London, England: Experience the bloody history of the London Dungeon. This museum includes scary tours from Bloody Mary, Jack the Ripper, and Sweeney Todd. Other fun activities include Highgate Cemetery, the Tower of London, and William Shakeaspere ‘s Globe Theater.
Long beach, California: The Queen Mary transforms the ship into the Ship of Terror with mazes and terrifying surprises. other activities include live music at Purgatory Park and dancing at the Dome of Doom.
New York, New York: Stop by the Nightmare Haunted House for a frightening experience or dressed in costume go to New York’s Village Halloween parade.
Rachel, Nevada: Check out Area 51. The closest observation point is at Tikaboo Peak, about 26 miles from the base. Located 27 miles to the North of Area 51 is the town of Rachel, tucked in the Sand Springs Valley, Nevada.
Oaxaca, Mexico:Dia de los Muertos is a tradition that fused celebrations. The city is decorated in skeletons and they host a huge cemetery parade .
They also have tons of haunted places all over the world that can easily be found online to which you can travel to if you want to be spookified.
I love everything about Fall. This year I want to have a Harvest festival. I have a list of games and activities to do with the kids. Hope you guys enjoy!
Pumpkin painting: For all the little ones and the not so little ones. Now that you have finished picking out your pumpkins from the pumpkin patch, you can paint the pumpkins. All you need is paint to either paint on a face instead of carving one out or you can paint on any Halloween theme like a moon or a cat.
Harvest Bowl: Draw ghost faces on the toilet paper with a black marker and use a small pumpkin to use as the ball. Roll it to knock down the toilet paper rolls. Try stacking some to make it more fun.
Pin the nose on a jack-o-lantern or Pin the tail on the cat .
Bobbing for apples.
Pumpkin passing: Similar to musical chairs. Once the music stops the person left holding the pumpkin is out until last person who is left will be the winner.
Apple-apple-pumpkin: Similar to duck-duck-goose but instead it’s Apple-apple-pumpkin.
Harvest dash: Fill up containers with candy corn and see who or which team can empty it the fastest.
Relay Race: Pass the corn instead of a baton.
Pumpkin Pie or Sweet Potato Pie eating contest.
Pumpkin Foot race: See who can kick their pumpkin across the finish line first.
Guess the Pumpkin’s weight
Throw pennies in a carved out pumpkin
Pumpkin seed toss: Line up a couple containers in a row and have the children take turns throwing seeds into them in seqeunce.
Pumpkin Ring Toss: Line up the pumpkins and toss a ring to see if you can get it through the stem.
Mummy Wrap: This game calls for 2 person teams. Using a roll of toilet paper see who can wrap their team member as a mummy the fastest.
Cauldron Guess: You can buy small cauldrons at a Dollar Store and fill them up with icky and creepy food and have the players guess what is in it. ( ex: noodles for the brain or worms, boiled quail eggs or olives for eyeballs, peeled grapes, corn husk for hair, string cheese cut in half as fingers, spiderwebs, almond slithers as fingernails, loose corn as teeth, fake fur, red jello mixed with small sausages as guts)
Cauldron and Jack-O-Lantern toss: Line up small cauldrons and jack-o-lanterns in a row and have the players toss a small creepy rubber objects like eyeballs or animals in them.
Candy Corn guess: Fill a jar with candy corn and have the players guess how many are in the jar.
Pumpkin Carving contest
Witch’s Brew: Cut out creepy shapes about the size of a silver dollar using construction paper (apples, pumpkins, eyeballs, fingers, newt, frog legs, candy corn, tongue.) Using a straw as a vacuum, each contestant tries to pick up the shapes and place it into a bowl. Time the players to see who can do it the fastest.