Spooky season is finally here, but that doesn’t mean that you have to give up your time on the beach! For some of us, the beach is important to us no matter what time of the year it is, and Halloween is certainly no exception. Many people celebrate Christmas by the beach, so why should Halloween be any different?
Take a look at some of the best ways to celebrate Halloween beachside!
Schedule Trick-or-Treating with the “Neighborhood”
If you’re renting a beach house or own one of your very own, try to coordinate a trick-or-treating experience for your little ones with other beach house residents. It may be a bit difficult because beach houses aren’t as connected as a traditional neighborhood, but the experience can still be rewarding and entertaining for your children. Trick-or-treating is a classic part of Halloween, and you don’t want your child to miss out simply because you’re at the beach. Plus, the setting allows for some beach-inspired costumes like a lifeguard or even a shark!
No matter what beach you’re spending Halloween at, it is likely that it is much colder than normal. It can be relaxing to spend time at the water without sweating buckets, but it can actually end up being a little bit chilly. Consider making a bonfire on the beach to keep you and your family warm. You can take the bonfire experience up a notch by making s’mores — the perfect fall treat. You could also invite other families spending the holiday by the beach and use the time to get to know each other.
Haunted Sand Castles
Combine typical beach activities with the Halloween spirit! Make a haunted sandcastle! Model your sandcastles after a scary vampire’s land, and make sure to include a dramatic moat. Encourage your kids to create backstories as to why their sandcastles are so haunted and scary. This activity is a relatively cheap and easy way to spend Halloween with your kids, and will still allow them to experience the typical beach pastimes they already know and love.
Of course, you don’t want to miss out on any of the typical Halloween activities, either. Make sure to carve jack-o-lanterns. To combine Halloween with the beach feel, make them beach themed! You might consider carving sunglasses onto your pumpkin or even carving some seashells.
If you don’t think your little ones are up to the task of carving a pumpkin or don’t feel comfortable giving them a knife or other sharp tools, consider painting pumpkins instead. You could opt for more pastel colors to really capture the beach vibes. Maybe you could even decorate your creation with a lei to make it look the pumpkins just stepped off the plane and arrived in Hawaii.
No matter how you spend your holiday, celebrating Halloween at the beach is truly something special. This will certainly be a Halloween that your family will never forget, and your kids will be thinking about this experience for years to come!