10 Best Halloween Activities for Adults Besides Trick-Or-Treating

Halloween is a holiday that offers many ways to celebrate and have fun. While trick-or-treating may still be one of the most popular activities on this day, there are also some fantastic opportunities for everyone who prefers more variety. Whether you want to do them alone or gather a group of friends, this blog post provides you with 10 Halloween activities for adults that are fun, engaging, and spooky.

10 Funtastic Halloween Activities alone or in gathering

For Solo Adventurers

1.) Movie Marathon

Okay, this one is probably very basic but also classic and one of the Halloween activities for adults that can’t be missed. Cuddle up in a blanket with your favorite snacks and let the movie marathon start. There are countless Halloween movies and TV shows to binge. Here are some that I can highly recommend:

  • American Horror Story (especially season 3 with the witches)
  • Bell, book, and candle (so underrated in my opinion)
  • Witches of East End (what a shame it was canceled after season 2)
  • Final Destination (all of them give me chills)
  • The Good Witch (a lovely Hallmark show)
  • Hocus Pocus (I mean come on, who doesn’t love the Sanderson Sisters? They are iconic!)
  • Practical Magic (another classic)
  • Edward Scissorhands (the plot, the music, the aesthetic – you will love it)
  • Ghost Whisperer (has some really creepy episodes)
  • The Sixth Sense (a child talking to ghosts – nothing else to say here haha)

I could go on and on, but for the sake of this post, I’ll just stop here and continue with the next activity.

2.) Reading With Chills

If you are more into books, why not grab a spine-tingling novel or a collection of ghost and witch stories to read on Halloween? Choose a dark and quiet corner, light some candles for the spooky mood, and dive into the pages. It’s the perfect way to quietly embrace the Halloween spirit. Here are some recommendations:

  • There is Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins
  • In the Company of Witches by Auralee Wallace
  • Northanger Abbey by Jane Austen
  • Dracula by Bram Stoker
  • Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

If neither movies nor books are your cup of tea, consider listening to true-crime podcasts. Some of them really make your blood run cold.

Halloween activities for adults includes reading. A women in a grey sweater sitting on her bed and reading a novel.

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3.) Creepy Crafting

Let’s dive into some Halloween activities for adults that are creative. Use the eerie vibes of this holiday to craft your own decorations like paper bats, floating candles, spiderweb lanterns, carved pumpkins or something extra like a DIY decor Ouija board. Crafting projects are a great way to get into the Halloween spirit while making unique decorations for your home. Let your imagination run wild.

Crafting is another one of the fun halloween activities for adults. A Woman is painting a pumpkin in light blue and writes BOO on it.

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4.) Halloween Feast For One

A great self-made feast can be a wonderful addition to your spooky celebrations. Bake creepy cookies or cook Halloween-themed meals. There are countless recipes online to inspire your culinary adventure, from savory dishes to sweet desserts. This is one of those Halloween activities for adults that can be done alone but is also a super fun experience to share with other foodies.

baking is one of the most fun halloween activities for adults. Here are the hands of a woman arranging spooky-looking donuts on a plate

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5.) Haunting History Stroll

Ever wondered about the hidden secrets and stories of your hometown? I am sure there is some interesting history to discover. Do some research and take yourself on a haunted history stroll. Visit local landmarks with ghostly legends, cemeteries with intriguing tombstones, or historical sites with a haunted past. It’s a chance to explore your surroundings in a new light.

For Group Gatherings

6.) Escape Room

Now let’s explore some Halloween activities for adults that can be done in groups. If you and your friends love problem-solving and games, then a Halloween-themed escape room adventure is all you need. Work together to solve puzzles or uncover clues to escape from a haunted scenario. It’s a thrilling way to test your skills, have great conversations, and enjoy a good scare with friends.

7.) Crime Games At Home

If you want to gather your friends at home, you can go for a crime game night. Build two to three groups and stay up all night to solve the mysteries surrounding your chosen case. You can purchase murder or crime mystery kits online and solve them together with food and drinks. If you want to keep it simple, then board games, card games, and even video games will also perfectly work for a fun group game night.

8.) Halloween Potluck Party

Food and festivities are a perfect combination. Host a delicious potluck party where everyone brings their favorite dish with a spooky twist. “Eyeball pasta”, “finger sausages,” or “monster-shaped macarons”—there are many mouthwatering recipes. But most importantly, this will be a fun way to share spooky treats and enjoy each other’s company while celebrating Halloween-themed dishes together.

Potluck with many people as one of the Halloween activities for adults that are fun and engaging.

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9.) Scary Singing

There are many lighthearted and fun Halloween activities for adults, but this one is by far my favorite. Turn your home into a karaoke stage. You can combine it with a costume party and encourage your friends to dress up as their favorite singers or spooky characters. There are some Halloween-themed songs or classic hits waiting to be belted out.

10.) Mixing Murder Mocktails

Let’s end the list of Halloween activities for adults with another culinary tip. This goes very well with the potluck idea. While indulging in some great home-cooked treats, you can also mix Halloween-inspired drinks on the side. Mix your drinks according to recipes or come up with your own dreadful-looking mocktails. Add typical Halloween flavors, like pumpkin spice. This idea promises a lot of fun and may surprise your taste buds!

A greenish cocktail decorated with gummy eyes and chilli peppers to make it look like a monster. Great idea for halloween activities for adults.

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More Treats and Less Tricks

Hopefully, this list of ideas for Halloween activities for adults shows that October 31st has evolved from a night of trick-or-treating and can be celebrated in many fun ways. The most important thing is to have a good time, whether that’s alone or with others. So, pick your favorite idea and make this year’s Halloween a night to remember.