Halloween

Halloween Daily Activities 2018

After an extremely hot summer, autumn just arrived with a vengeance, just in time for the beginning of October. Time to get out those witch costumes and ghoulish decoration!

Halloween is nigh!

I’m so excited that Halloween is now officially a public holiday where I live. Well, of course not because of Halloween, but so what? The glorious result is the same for me. 😉

For 31 days of Halloween fun, I’ve collected 40 ideas of things to do until the big day, some shorter activities for busy days, some quicker crafts or activities that take a few hours to do or make, and some more time-consuming activities for days off:

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For busy days

  • Read a scary story
  • Make a Halloween breakfast
  • Dress up as a witch or a vampire
  • Take a spooky picture and post it
  • Watch a scary movie or TV show ep
  • Listen to a Halloween playlist
  • Halloween coloring pages
  • Listen to a Halloween podcast or audio book
  • Make your food scary
  • Doodle a zentangle spiderweb

 

Things to make that take a couple of hours

  • Make a Halloween dessert
  • Bake Halloween cupcakes
  • Make Halloween lanterns
  • Halloween cookies
  • Mix some spooky cocktails
  • Carve a pumpkin face
  • Bake Halloween bread
  • Make a Halloween garland
  • Write a scary story or poem
  • Make Halloween treat bags
  • Make and send your Halloween party invitations
  • Knit or crochet some pumpkins
  • Make Halloween bookmarks
  • Make potion bottles or poison labels
  • Do a Halloween photo shoot
  • Make trick or treat bags

 

For days off

  • Knit Halloween socks or legwarmers
  • Sew Halloween pillows
  • Plan and make your Halloween costume
  • Halloween shopping
  • Bind a Halloween book
  • Have a Halloween craft party
  • Host a Halloween party
  • Take a night hike with friends and flashlights
  • Plan and have a Halloween dinner
  • Turn your place into a haunted house
  • Visit a haunted site
  • Have a costume contest
  • Have a murder mystery party

 

Have fun! And a spooky Halloween season to you all!

By the way, Creativity Rulez is now on Instagram as well, so check out my profile @diy_creativityrulez and, if you do any of the activities and feel like it, you could take pictures and share them using #dailyhalloweenfun. 🙂

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Halloween Doodle Challenge 2017

It’s that time of the year again. 🙂 The days are getting shorter, the temperatures lower. And Halloween is almost here.

For me, Halloween is always something to look forward to. Even better, it is a public holiday in Germany this year! Well, not because of Halloween, of course, but because of 500 years of reformation, but one does take what one gets, right?

To make the waiting time more fun, and since I liked it so much the last time round, I’ve updated last year’s Halloween doodle challenge with some new prompts.

You can download the grid for priting

Have fun! And a spooky Halloween season to all of you…

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Halloween Recipe: Skeleton Brownies

I love Halloween not least because it is a time for adorably scary food ideas. I wanted to re-use my skeleton mold that I used for my Chocolate Cream Cemetery two years ago, when this idea came along. They are really quick and easy to make and a lot of fun! And, last but not least, really tasty…

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Halloween Decoration: Sleeping Ghost Pillow

This year I discovered another Halloween craft idea: Halloween pillows. I think they make awesome decoration, not just for Halloween.

I had a lot of ideas, looked at a lot of pictures on the web what great pillows others were making, but the first idea that made it into reality was the sleeping ghost pillow.

For many, many years, I’ve been in love with this adorable Door keeper Ghost pattern I found on a website called kidsaction.de. A paper cut-out of this pattern had adorned my doors on Halloween (and beyond) for a long time, until I now moved into a flat that does not have prominent enough door cases to rest it on.

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Halloween Doodle Challenge

Participating in Jennifer’s awesome August Doodle Challenge and 30-Day Doodle Challenge (from her YouTube channel Sea Lemon) during the past two months inspired me to create a doodle challenge of my own. Those who have been reading my blog for a while know how much I love Halloween. So when I started feeling that I wanted to continue doodling in October, I wanted to be doodling Halloween motifs all month long. Continue reading

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Halloween 2015

If you have read any of my previous Halloween posts, you’ll know that I just love Halloween—and especially the Halloween-themed food.
I usually have one Halloween party and one Halloween dinner with my family around the big day. Since neither was hosted at our place this year, I didn’t have the opportunity to decorate much. But I still got around to serve some really awesome Halloween food…

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Halloween Knitting: Bat Scarf

Halloween is almost here now! OMG, is it really the end of October already? As I was afraid would happen, preparing my course takes up most of my free time at the moment. So Halloween comes a little short this year. But that’s okay because the course is a lot of fun too.

Luckily, Halloween dinner plans have been made well in advance and now just have to be executed on the very day.

One thing I did take some time for (mainly very late in the evenings when I was totally exhausted and could do no more than relax on my couch with something nice on TV shortly before going to bed):

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DIY Vintage-Looking Paper

Fall is approaching with rapid strides, which tells us that Halloween is near! Time for a little creepiness…

Last year I discovered Halloween bookbinding but didn’t get around to actually making anything. That I want to change this year. For the Halloween booklet that I’m planning to make, I first had to make sure my paper looked all old and worn. It is a little time consuming but actually very easy to make.

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Halloween 2014

For me, Halloween always seems to last longer than for other people because it takes me such a long time posting about the things I made on Halloween. But so what? I enjoy Halloween so much, I’m actually happy to have it around a little longer. 😉

Anyway, I already showed you the cool Chocolate Cream Cemetery that I made for a buffet shortly before the big day. Time to move on to the actual Halloween day dinner and the party decoration.

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Halloween Chocolate Cream Cemetery

Halloween might be over for this year, but it is sure to come back. So, here is the first part of this year’s Halloween food preparation. Come in and be spooked …

This year’s Halloween buffet contribution started out as a little challenge: My boyfriend mentioned that we hadn’t made our favorite chocolate cream recipe in a while. So what we were going to make was solved. Only question that remained was: How to turn that into something Halloweeny.

Thinking back, my very first Halloween buffet contribution way back was also chocolate cream: I turned it into something Jack’o’Lantern-style:

Jack-'o'-Lantern Chocolate Cream

I still like this idea. It is quick and easy and still looks nice. But I’ve since evolved somewhat in the art of Halloween food making and improved both my skills and my kitchen supplies. So I have more options now and thought I’d go for something more challenging.

I’d seen a YouTube video where two girls made a chocolate cake with tombstones and pumpkins. I liked the idea of turning this into a cemetery and decided to do the same.

When I googled this idea, I found that there are actually a lot of cool variations of chocolate pudding, chocolate cream, chocolate cake… dressed up as a wonderfully creepy graveyard. So here is mine …

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