How to create a Halloween themed family night

Halloween is one of my favourite times of the year, it doesn’t last nearly long enough in the UK though.

If you have to work on Halloween or your little ones are too young to go trick or treating, why not stay in and have a Halloween themed family night?

Step ONE – Choose your film

Hocus Pocus
(is it even halloween without this film?)

(Did anyone else fancy Casper when he turned into a kid?)

Monster House


The Witches

The Addams Family

The Little Vampire

Corpse bride

The Haunted Mansion



There’s so many more to choose from, those are just some of my favourites.
What would you choose?

Step TWO – The snacks.

Popcorn, for an extra Halloween twist add green food colouring with the oil when popping your kernels!

Frankenstein Grape cups. Squishy like eyeballs (and something a little healthy)

Banana ghost pops.

Ghost marshmallow pops.

Ants on a log

Pick and mix (white mice, jelly snakes, teeth)

Veggie Skeleton

Witches Brew drink (Blood red or Ghoulish green)


You don’t need to go crazy with this… unless you want to of course.

Paper plates, Tea light holders and some cobwebs all of which can be bought for only a pound in lots of shops.

You could even try making your own DIY decorations, like these egg box bats that I found on Happy Clippings.

Whether you want to make it spooky or ‘cute’ there’s so many possibilities.
What would you have at YOUR Halloween themed family night?

Until the next post,
Are and Pops.



1 Comment

  1. gemma
    Oct 28, 2018 / 12:48 pm

    Loving the egg box idea…… !

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